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    Hey everybody, I thought this might be fun. Post a picture of your wheels, either on your car or otherwise. I accidentally side-tracked a perfectly good thread by getting caught up in a hubcap and subsequent wheel discussion, and thought it might be interesting to see what everybody has. The only restriction is that these MUST be wheels you've actually got now, or a picture of wheels that you had at one time (if it was just wheels that we wanted, I'd be here all day talking about Impul Silhouettes and Advan Onis and whatnot). Be sure and give the name and specs if you know it, if not, that's cool too. I'll kick it off.

    Momo Quasar 15X7" +30 offset (home made lug nut covers, they were missing for at least two owners by the time I got them)


    Impul Hoshino Racing RS-III 17X7" front, 17X8" rear, both in +38 offset
    I've since painted these wheels, but don't have a picture of them on the car. they're the thumbnails at the bottom.


    Western 14X7" I don't know the model or offset of this wheel, I assume 0 offset, and I always called them the "turbine" wheel (with the qualification that it was the one with the tight spokes) [this is the same z as the other, just at an earlier point in it's life]
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    Okay this might take a while for me.

    The 1970 240Z with factory steel wheels 14x5:



    The '77 280Z with factory 14x5.5 alloys:



    The '77 280Z with big fat Enkei 92 16x7 zero offset and zero backspace:



    The '78 280Z with Enkei 92 15x7 zero offset and zero backspace:



    The '81 280ZX with no name 16x7 black mesh wheels (zero offset and zero backspace):



    The 1982 280ZX when I first bought it with 14x6 factory alloys:



    ....and now with 16x7 and 16x8 three piece Epsilon mesh wheels:



    The '86.1 300ZX with three piece ARE mesh wheels 16x7:



    The 86.2 with factory alloy wheels:



    The 350Z with factory alloys:

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    How do you have a 7" wide wheel that is both 0 offset, AND 0 backspace? that wheel should have 4" of backspace at 0 offset (3.5" + .5" for the bead). Nice wheels though! I've never seen your 280z factory alloy before, that's a very cool wheel in my opinion. Also, you may have one of the nicest S130s I've ever seen (the grey one, but the maroon one is nice too).
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    Max,
    That wheel is a bit of a question. If you measure the outside bead it measures eigt inches wide. The effect is somehwat augmented because those wheels when purchased utilized a Mustang bolt pattern which is 4 on 4.25" or 4x110mm. I purchased a set of custom wheel adapters and the minimum thickness had to be one inch which made the wheels seem even wider. I have since removed them and plan to have them re-drilled at the Wheel Collision Center in Bath, Pa. They also re-drilled the 16x7 ARE's on the 86 300ZX. Those wheels were originally bought for a Mercedes Benz and since they were three piece it made the job somewhat easier. It helped that those wheels were brand new out of the box just like the big 16x7 Enkei's.
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    All wheels will measure an inch wider on the outside bead, the advertised width is from inside to inside. The way you figure out backspace is to add an inch to your advertised width, divide it in half, and at 0 offset, this will be your backspacing. If you have positive offset, convert it to inches and add it to your backspace number, if you have negative, convert it and subtract from you backspace. For the record, I've got 1.5" spacers on my car that I need for both my MOMOs and my Impuls to fit correctly.
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    Max,
    I know that but the back of the wheels were stamped "0" offset. Measuring the inside bead they measured 7" and therefore at "0" offset they do have
    3.5" from either side of the mounting surface.
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    86 300ZX hardtop *148652
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    87 Mazda RX-7 base hardtop

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    Stack of new 15" Panasports w/ V710 tires & a stack of old 14" Panasport w/ V710s





    Oh and something I found on my rim when I came out to the garage after a recent track event... I got the message.


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    My Watanabes 14x6
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    not sure what brand these are, they came on the car when i bought it.
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    Here is my '78 with three different wheels. First are the "Dukes of Hazzard" wheels, then some old Enkei wheels, and finally, my new Panasports.





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    My car with 15x7" Konig Rewinds....in graphite.....
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    Here's my brand new wheels from Superlite Wheels (UK). Fresh out of the box. Finally got them, ordered them, and paid for them August 17th, 2006. Have'nt mounted them yet. Can you guess why?
    Keep in mind, I have close to $3000.00 invested in these.
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    Here's another set. Now I do like these.
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    Wow, MouseZ! That's really bad. Have you talked to them yet about the quality?
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    Trying to contact them for a month and a half. They won't answer the phone, return a voice mail, e-mail, or fax.
    I'm going to hire a lawyer in England to resolve the issue.

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    Sorry to hear that. Good luck!
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    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/a...1&d=1170563765
    This is what came on the car several years ago. They are from an old Max I'm pretty sure. I really didn't like them at first but they have grown on me. My wish is to get a nice set of American Racing Libre like I had way back when, but it seems lots of other people have the same idea.
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    Yeah, the Libres and Watanabes seem pretty popular (I blame the resurgence of Wats on Initial D, but those wheels are definitely hot just the same). The ones you've got there are interesting, just from looking at them I wouldn't have expected them to fit without a spacer. Or do you have a spacer?
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    Manufacturer: Boyds
    Model: Atom
    Size: 17x8
    Offset: 0
    Tire size: 215/45-17

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    For some reason the picture didn't show up. Try the following link:

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    Here's mine they came with the car, but I added the elbow greese. lol
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    Those are really cool looking rims KenshinX. I've never seen another Z with them.
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    Jeff G 78 they are definitly not stock I believe the Pre-PO put them on have no idea what original wheels the car had at first.
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    Daily Driver: 1997 Toyota Corolla CE (beige) - 21,000 miles.
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    anybody ever seen a set of these?


    takes devil z to a new level
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    Hi Guys,

    Got to include a set of American Le Mans wheels!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseZ View Post
    Trying to contact them for a month and a half. They won't answer the phone, return a voice mail, e-mail, or fax.
    I'm going to hire a lawyer in England to resolve the issue.
    Note to self: Don't buy Superlites......

    Sorry to see/hear about your problems. I hope they're resolved soon!

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    Default Need Libres?

    BTW, I noticed there seem to be a set of Libres on this car near Sacramento --

    http://www.usednissanparts.com/detai...product_id=232

    Doubt they'll be cheap, but....

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    Default How about some old school choices?

    I can't believe that after all this time no one has posted any slots!!

    So I will. Not pretty but they have to be here.

    In Order: 14" slots; the ever-popular 14" 280ZX six-spoke; 14" Appliance Fine Wires (true wire wheels); 14" Appliance Wire Mags; 14" steelies w/D hubcaps!
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    here's a few of mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo240 View Post


    anybody ever seen a set of these?


    takes devil z to a new level

    I think they look familiar (looking at that dimple in the casting around the lug holes) ... but can't remember what they are. I was paying particular attention to 5-spoke designs back when as I liked the wheels on the Ferrari 365GTB from the late 60s/early 70s (and the similar style that was later used on the 308/328 series). For a process of elimination, I know this wheel is not the Chromodora "Daytona" type magnesium wheel that was popular in the 70s, nor is it the ATS 5-spoke like I have on my car (see following post).

    Guess I'm stumped.
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    Speaking of 5-spoke mags, these have been on my car since 1983: ATS (Germany), 15x6.
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    Here is a set of 16X7 Panasports and a 6.5X15 Wantanabe.
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    I used to love these back in the late '70s and early '80s. Italian, made by a company called BWA. I've got old magazine ads that show them in 14x6 for Zs, anybody ever seen a set on one?
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    Which ever these rims are is what I got. I need to take them off and get them pressure washed. Because of the California air right there on the beach, they have oxidized a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    I used to love these back in the late '70s and early '80s. Italian, made by a company called BWA. I've got old magazine ads that show them in 14x6 for Zs, anybody ever seen a set on one?
    A quick Google of Datsun BWA came up with this image, not on a Datsun, but perhaps in one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go240Zags View Post
    A quick Google of Datsun BWA came up with this image, not on a Datsun, but perhaps in one.
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    If that's a Datsun
    Looks like Fiat to me. Possibly a late 600, but more likely a 500.

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    Thanks Arne, I should have looked more closely. I saw the Voyages program on Fiat and should have recognized the "Cinquecenti." My Italian is a little rusty, but I think that's how it's spelled. Better known as the "Topolino" - little mouse.
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    they are Cromodoras, but I have not a clue as to what model
    all I know is that I haven't seen another set, & they're gonna look great powder coated in black
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo240 View Post
    Goose

    they are Cromodoras, but I have not a clue as to what model
    all I know is that I haven't seen another set, & they're gonna look great powder coated in black
    Interesting - as I said, I vaquely remembered that 5-side flange w/dimples around the lug hole area but just don't remember any details. I just did a web search and found a photo of the Cromodora style that I remember seeing on 240Zs back in the 70s. These are true magnesium wheels. Note the circular ridge around the lug hole area and the relatively flat spokes - a completely different design than yours.

    To give credit, I lifted this photo from a gents restoration web page here: http://www.weekendrides.com/72z.html

    Anyway, when you clean them up, your wheels will look great. I always liked this kind of 5-spoke design ...
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    I just got these Western wheels on a 240 I picked up yesterday. They are in good shape except for 20 years worth of storage dirt - no curb rash to mention, etc. Don't know the width yet - must pull one. I kind of like them, and may clean them up for use on my '72. I have wanted a set of Libre, but they are prooving elusive.... got a whole car with these on it for probably less than a set of Libre wheels would cost me. (Will post some more on the new car elsewhere as I inspect it closer in the future - must clean out the garage to make room for #2 first.)
    Is anyone familiar with these wheels? Good? Not-so-good? Where might I find a set of good lug nuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeesZ View Post
    I have wanted a set of Libre, but they are prooving elusive.... got a whole car with these on it for probably less than a set of Libre wheels would cost me.
    John, I have a set of Libres sitting in the basement. If you ever decide to buy a set, let me know. I don't have them listed anywhere, but if somebody is looking for a set, I'll sell them. BTW, they are knock-offs, not American Racing as they do not have the ribs in the back of the spokes.
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    Default Here is something different...

    According to the owner, these were brought to America, Road Atlanta by a team from Japan - and left here.

    Something different.... If you are a Buyer - let me know

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    mine are centerline
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    I was looking for slotted mags when I came across these on e-bay 4 years ago. They had been purchased for use on a 280Z in the 70's but were never used. The center caps were still in pastic bags. I've seen similar wheels on Z's, but never exactly the same.
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    Vintage Chowini Racing wheels from a Hayashi Racing mold. Shot is while they were still on PO's 280Z not my 240Z.


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    "Vintage Chowini Racing wheels from a Hayashi Racing mold."

    Sweet! When you get the urge for something different I'll volunteer to take these off your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    "Vintage Chowini Racing wheels from a Hayashi Racing mold."

    Sweet! When you get the urge for something different I'll volunteer to take these off your hands.
    I've had a few friendly offers of the kind...

    It pays to keep your eyes on Craigslist & Kijiji...got these with almost new rubber (worth $400+) for $425. Life is good sometimes...
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    I still have the American Racing Outlaws on my Z. Mr K. even liked them !!!
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    Factory alloys on the Z w/2256014 Yokohama A-509's:

    And the 810 w/2056014 Capitol N5000's:

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    I have no idea what they are but I like
    They are "Per-Spec" mags (said to mean Performance Specialties) but the spinners may not have come with the mags. A set of these were dealer-installed on my car when I bought it new in '72 - they came with a center cap that had "P/S" on the end of the cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose52 View Post
    They are "Per-Spec" mags (said to mean Performance Specialties) but the spinners may not have come with the mags. A set of these were dealer-installed on my car when I bought it new in '72 - they came with a center cap that had "P/S" on the end of the cap.

    More discussion on these wheels here: http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=24972
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    I'm surprised that no one loaded the ol' iron cross. Not to worry, here are mine (when they were clean), a closer shot of the cross on a potential parts car, and a dirty Western rim from the old parts car. All are 14x7.
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    Iron Crosses are 14 X 6. Stamped right on the wheel on the 'cross' to the left of the valve stem. I had a set of those on my Z for a while that were highly polished. Sold them to 'Prox' in Colorado.
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    Took me a while to find it. I ran these for a while in 2003 but didn't really like that look on my car. They look more at home on a ZX. Sold the rims to PrOxLaMuS© and put the tires on my truck:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sblake01 View Post
    Took me a while to find it. I ran these for a while in 2003 but didn't really like that look on my car. They look more at home on a ZX. Sold the rims to PrOxLaMuS© and put the tires on my truck:
    Those were some great looking wheels. I saw pictures of them on his car and was quite impressed. Easily the best looking "cross" wheels I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sblake01 View Post
    Took me a while to find it. I ran these for a while in 2003 but didn't really like that look on my car. They look more at home on a ZX. Sold the rims to PrOxLaMuS© and put the tires on my truck:
    Hmm, I've never cared for the Iron Crosses at all, even on a ZX. But I'd never seen a polished set until now, either. Like you Stephen, I don't care for them on an S30, but those are the nicest looking Crosses I've ever seen.
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    I don't like any of the S130 wheels on a S30. I polished those myself just to see if I could do it. I wouldn't do it again! The shops that polish wheels earn their money IMO. They have the skills and the proper equipment. I spent almost as much in materials as it would have cost to just take them and have them done. Not to mention my time. I've had the 6 spokes, the Iron Cross and even the 15" 'Swastikas' on my car but didn't like the look of any of them once they were mounted. I like the so-called 'Black Pearl' wheels (they really aren't) that I have on it now. I'll keep them on it unless I can find a reasonably priced set of real Libra's (Libre's?).
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    Are these the Per-spec ones? The center cap say American racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun_in_my_z View Post
    Are these the Per-spec ones? The center cap say American racing.
    They look like exactly like the Per-Spec mags that were on my car - except that mine are 14x5.5 and these are much wider. I've seen these mags in 14x5.5" and 14x7". What diameter and width is the mag in the photo?

    So, I couldn't say if these are an American Racing mag of the same style ... or whether someone just plugged in the AR caps 'cause they fit ??

    BTW - the Per-Spec mags that I have don't have any casting marks on the back side that indicate manufacturer. The only indicator of what they are is the "P/S" on the center caps...
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    I only have one of the caps so im not sure. The tires that are on them are 205/75r14
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    here are mine, I believe these are from a 280zx turbo
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    They are 8in wide and that's no good. These wheels belong on a truck.
    Nothing compares to the beauty of the world as seen through the windshield of my Z

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    Default Keystone

    Here is a wheel you don't see often. Four spoke Keystones, have been on this car since the car was new in 1970. This car has never been privately owned with steel wheels. I have been looking for a set of 2 and 5/8 " Keystone center caps for these wheels for over twenty years. PM me if you have any leads.

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    dang, I shouldn't have looked at this thread. Up till now I hadn't seen the wheels on my white Z anywhere else. I got them off of a parts car that we had to drag out of some brush that was higher than the car. When I got them the fronts of the wheels looked about the same as the backs.
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    I got a st, and didnt have to drag em out of the weeds
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    this was the spare wheel to the new Z
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    Unknown make and size, but they are currently on a potential new member that I met this afternoon.
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    Default Let's see some wheels

    Here are some 30+ year old slots.

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    Default Appliance wheels found in back yard

    I have been putting off buying some wheels as a matter of financial priority. Getting anything up here was going to be $1K.
    I recently lucked out - when visiting an old family friend who was parting out a 71 I virtually tripped over these wheels in the yard (well hidden in the grass). They are Appliance wheels, mid 70s vintage. A fair amount of time was put into cleaning and repainting, but I think they are worth the time and $100 cost to buy.
    I am going to mount them this week - waiting on lugs (Massey's) I painted the centers black as well after I took these pics.
    Anyone else got these or similar?
    Pics show stages of repair - the fine/finish is not posted.
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    Too late to edit - went to the shed and took two finished shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbane View Post
    Unknown make and size, but they are currently on a potential new member that I met this afternoon.
    Those look like the ones that originally had a wire basket insert. They seem pretty plain without them.
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    Too late to edit - went to the shed and took two finished shots.
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    They look more like Vectors to me
    A.K.A. General Lee Rims

    Also anyone have these spinners below?
    I lost my Right rear one and need a replacement

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    I bought 3 piece ROH Venturo wheels in 17 inch. 17x8.5 (-6 offset) for front and 17x9.5 (-19 offset) at the back. 5-6 weeks to be made. I think tyres are 225x45 front & 255x40 rears




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    These things are going to go once I get this back on the road...

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    Here are the wheels that I've got on mine, restored 14x7 Western "turbines"







    (not mine) but here's some panasports which I don't think anybody has shown yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Bob View Post
    Too late to edit - went to the shed and took two finished shots.
    Quote Originally Posted by WingZr0 View Post
    They look more like Vectors to me
    A.K.A. General Lee Rims
    Appliance called them TurboVecs, and -- as the name suggested -- they were a cross between the Western Turbine and the American Racing Vector. They did not originally come with the insets painted, just a natural cast finish. The ones pictured are early ones, in the early '80s they retooled for a very large, special lug nut system (called Roto-Lugs).
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    18x8.5 Front and 18x9.5 Rear


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ID:	19307 Arne - I wondered about that and asked the original owner. He says the fins were always black, I painted the inner portion mostly because I damaged the finish when brush cleaning. Thanks for the info.
    Just got the lugs (Masseys) and centers (motorsport) in the mail today. Tomorrow they go on - I'll post a picture.
    I dug up some of the original lugs - they have floating washers swedged on somehow (attached), unfortunately only 14, so I was forced to buy new ones. The new ones have a washer/shank sleeve that fits the lug.
    Bartman - hot looking wheels and tires, looks tight - carefull on the bumps
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    Some Ronal Racing wheels on my brother's Z. 3 piece 16 inchers which Ronal no longer makes in this diameter.


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    Mine are the sloted mags, I had them machined finished with the slots painted to match the rear tail light trim.

    BTW how do you load a picture from your computer onto the post so it doesn't show up as a thumbnail but a full picture?
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ID:	19307 Arne - I wondered about that and asked the original owner. He says the fins were always black, I painted the inner portion mostly because I damaged the finish when brush cleaning. Thanks for the info.
    Just got the lugs (Masseys) and centers (motorsport) in the mail today. Tomorrow they go on - I'll post a picture.
    I dug up some of the original lugs - they have floating washers swedged on somehow (attached), unfortunately only 14, so I was forced to buy new ones. The new ones have a washer/shank sleeve that fits the lug.
    Bartman - hot looking wheels and tires, looks tight - carefull on the bumps
    OK, I thought yours were early, but they are not, those are original Rotolugs. Massey sold you Rotolug conversions, which I think are a better option than the originals, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    BTW how do you load a picture from your computer onto the post so it doesn't show up as a thumbnail but a full picture?
    The picture has to be stored on a webserver some where else and then you can insert a link to it. You can't just upload it into the site that way.
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    these are the wheels i selected
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbane View Post
    Unknown make and size, but they are currently on a potential new member that I met this afternoon.
    My Z had those wheels on it when I found the car.Mine had been painted black at one time to hide the rust spots.

    Of course the paint mostly peeled off, really a bad look.
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    Here are the original wheels I got with my car in 1976. They are Appliance wheels with new Eagle Alloy centers and new nuts I purchased from a place in OK. by the name of Massey Motors.

    Michael 11/75 - 76-280 - HLS30-281,114
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    Here are the wheels I put on my roadster, not sure what they are called. I pulled them off a Z in the junk yard. I was thinking of putting them on my 71 240z.




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    Be very careful with those 'cross' wheels. I had a set on my Z, loved them, got them pretty inexpensively. I had them for about a year when while having a flat fixed, the tire shop discovered that one had cracked completely through the center of the face, running diagonally through two opposing lug holes. I had to switch back to my slot mags.

    Don't over-torque them!

    I really like the design, wish I could find a set in 15 x 7, but I doubt they were ever made.
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