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    Please!!!! Help me find these wheels. I am in love and will settle for nothing other than these wheels. Does anyone know who the vendor is? Are they factory? What is the story???
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    Made in the '70s and '80s by several different companies. They will all be 14" wheels ranging from 5.5" to 7" wide. None of them are still made anymore, so your only option is to watch for a used set that can be cleaned up nicely. Try craigslist for starters.
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    These are "Western" wheels. I have them on my '76 and they do look good...
    I have seen very few in pictures on this site of them...Good Luck!!!
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    Western is only one makers of this 'turbine' style wheel. They were also made by Superior, ET and others. Every brand differed slightly, in the width and number of spokes. Lots were made, so do a bit of hunting, they are out there.
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    I think I know someone that has a set. I will find out if he needs them. He bought the set for his Wife's Z. these old turbines are hard to come by. There is another place you can try though. IDAHO Z CAR 208 466-0004 Kim Blough is the owner smokyyaro@velocitus.net all the best Gary
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    Please!!!! Help me find these wheels. I am in love and will settle for nothing other than these wheels. Does anyone know who the vendor is? Are they factory? What is the story???
    Check out this thread:
    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...ht=show+wheels

    There are several examples of wheels for our cars, including some Western wheels of this type on the first page. I didn't review the whole thread but I remember more "turbine" - style wheels are pictured. I have similar wheels on my parts car, but they'd need to be cleaned up. I'll try and get some photos tomorrow. Gary D.
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    Just so you know, the Westerns are 30 spokers
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    when you do find some, you can brighten them up like i did by sandblasting with glass beads.
    it takes off the oxidized aluminum and leaves kind of a matte gray surface.
    but doesn't take off to much and weaken the rims.
    i think you can also use a walnut media to clean them up, but i found glass beads were cheaper (at least here they were).
    the picture is before they were blasted, about 2 years ago, next time i get home I'll take some pictures and post what they look like. (might be a while though)
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    They are also very cool if you clean them up and have them painted.
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    Wheels like these. I think that would be cool to have similar wheels on both cars.

    I've been searching for these wheels ever since I discovered them last night and to no avail. This is getting frustrating. If the offset was different, I'd just steal them from the DeLorean.
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    Darbji,
    Send me a PM I may have your wheels.
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    Great choice of wheels! I will keep my eyes open for you with respect to getting a set. They are around.
    There are several different versions of them out there. Here's a picture of a set of Western (I think they are the "Cyclone" or "Cyclone II", and have 30 'spokes'). These are 14 X 5.5 - I've just removed them from my '71 & will be putting new rubber on them to use on my '72 driver, that is of course after I clean them up and detail them with some black paint between the vanes.... Anyway, in your search, you can be assured that the one pictured here is a Western manufacture (likely about 25+ years ago).
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    ....now, if I could only decide the size and brand of the new tires....
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    They are nice! I've got the same style on mine (westerns) but a slightly different style. They had been painted an orange which was pealing off all over the place so I ended up taking a wire wheel to them to get the old paint off, getting them sandblasting then painted them with PPG. I'd check Craigslist and check Ebay as they are on there every so often.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeesZ View Post
    Great choice of wheels! ...
    ....now, if I could only decide the size and brand of the new tires....
    215/60/R14


    76Datsun280z, Nice center caps there Bro. ^_^
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    Darbji: I knew I saw a set of these for sale somewhere recently... unfortunately a bit late on the draw here, but here's the URL:
    http://www.zparts.com/ads/wheels/wheels_fs.html
    76Datsun280Z: Yep! Nice wheels! I didn't realize that that style was "Western" also. I like those center caps, too! I'll be needing a set of those for my Western's! Any clue where to go shopping? I did some web searches and could only come up with 'newer' stuff.
    Are "Western" brand still made? Couldn't find much on that topic, either - the web searches come back with a million or so results, none of which seem to help me. (No, honestly, I did not look at them all.) Then when I 'refine the search to specifics, I don't get much at all.
    And WingZrO, do the 215/60/R14 that you suggested give a fairly accurate speedometer reading - that is one of my concerns. Once I get 'size' set in my mind I will begin narrowing down brand and style - will likely be looking for a summer high-performance - at least not 'all-weather'.... I just don't drive my '72 in bad weather. I don't care that much about tread life either, as it won't be taking regular long trips anywhere.
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    Those center caps look like the ones 'reddat' sells on eBay.
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    I have a set...freshly beadblasted...look good no curb rash as I remember..$100 for the set...I can get $25 per wheel from the aluminum scrapper, but would rather see them go to a Z owner... I'm in Fox lake, IL and email is buyaz2@hotmail.com. I can do a pic to you after the Z car convention...

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    Another 'kinda nice' variant of these rims would be the turbine-style rims that came on the Datsun 200SX (80-83).

    14x5.5, I think, and there were variants with 16 spokes and 32 spokes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeesZ View Post
    And WingZrO, do the 215/60/R14 that you suggested give a fairly accurate speedometer reading - that is one of my concerns. Once I get 'size' set in my mind I will begin narrowing down brand and style - will likely be looking for a summer high-performance - at least not 'all-weather'.... I just don't drive my '72 in bad weather. I don't care that much about tread life either, as it won't be taking regular long trips anywhere.

    I suppose so.
    Everytime I go by one of those MPH Rader signs in a School Zone, which shows how fast your going, the Rader speed and the Speedo seam to match up

    215/60/R14's are hard to find in H rated speed which is good up to 138MPH
    but you can find them in S and T rated easy though.
    Seems like 225/60/14 is more popular which is the size I going to use on the rears.

    Here Is what Goodyear 215/60/14 looks like on the front of my Z which are no longer made by them.
    The rears are 215/70/14 and look horrible, tall and flat walled
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    76Datsun280Z: Yep! Nice wheels! I didn't realize that that style was "Western" also. I like those center caps, too! I'll be needing a set of those for my Western's! Any clue where to go shopping? I did some web searches and could only come up with 'newer' stuff.
    Are "Western" brand still made? Couldn't find much on that topic, either - the web searches come back with a million or so results, none of which seem to help me. (No, honestly, I did not look at them all.) Then when I 'refine the search to specifics, I don't get much at all.
    Thanks, I think the brand of these wheels were Western as that's what the original center caps said on them and they aren't made any more. It's pretty easy (and fun) to restore these old wheels and make them look new again. Ebay and Craigslist are again probably the best places to look along with posting your question on other sites and you might be surprised to find a set in your area. I bought the center caps along with the "Z" logo from MSA. Just make sure you get the right size caps! I've also seen this same set listed on Ebay before. http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/WCC

    American Racing also sells this same style in their "vintage collection" of old style wheels which is pretty cool. The picture on their site shows them in a 5 lug, but would imagine they sell them in 4 too. http://americanracing.com/wheels/det...heel&section=V
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    Thanks, WingZrO, your input and picture are valuable to me (I assume that the 5.5" width is okay with the 215/60/R14 tire?). The picture does speak a thousand words. Now it's pretty much down to a brand and style/rating I guess.
    Stephen, thanks for the tip on 'reddat' on eBay. I will check him out. I appreciate the tip.
    76Datsun280z - Thanks for pointing out what should have been the obvious to me! I thought I was familiar with the catalog, but there they were the whole time! (I must say that the CD version of the catalog takes away the joy of picking up a paper catalog and paging through it - I'm 'old school', huh?) Now there is actually a "choice" available to me.
    This site is great for that. The willingness to share information has in just two days likely set Darbji up with a set of wheels, and found me some center caps for mine (not to mention the tire discussion). I think I will soon start another thread on suggestions for restoring or refreshing a set of these. Several of us can now probably benefit from your suggestions on cleaning, polishing and detailing! I'll try to post something soon on that (new thread).
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    Darbi,
    If no-one closer has a set send me a P.M. and I'll snap a few pics
    of the set on my '71. I'm affraid shipping from 96067 might be pretty steep.
    P.O.'s had put in some in-correct washers, however they are serviceable and in need of good media blasting.
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    What, these ones?





    I have never seen them for sale anywhere. Best beat might to find an old Z for a few hundred and just buy that and swap the wheels. Could have a parts car, another project car, or maybe make it look a little nice and turn around and sell it.

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    Friar-Tuck- Check DHL freight. I just had a set of steel rims shipped to me by them for a fraction of what USPS or UPS was demanding... From NJ to PA. Also had them carry an E-88 head to me from Michigan for $35.00.... most cost effective shipper that I've found, especially if you 'have an account' with them.
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    Default Yoiu might keep an eye on this site...

    http://www.zparts.com/ads/wheels/wheels_fs.html



    Western Wheel, Cyclone 1, $350.00 for set w/o center caps... unfortunately sold...

    http://www.zparts.com/ads/wheels/ads/wfs-49.htm

    I also agree with finding a parts car for a few hundred bucks...

    This guy has a lot of Z's on his property. You might want to contact him.
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    Dees'
    Thanks for the tip, I've done some motorcycle e-bay stuff but this would be the largest Item I may have to ship.
    Darb has first dibs, Photo's to follow...9/28 a.m. (Pacific)
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    Quote Originally Posted by yor5150 View Post
    http://www.zparts.com/ads/wheels/wheels_fs.html



    [COLOR="Red"]Western Wheel, Cyclone 1, $350.00 for set w/o center caps... unfortunately sold...
    NOOOOOOOOOOOO !

    Sold out....?.... I was saving for those.

    Heh Darbji, did you know the Dukes of Hazzard Vector rims came in 4 bolt style (4x114.3).
    If I recal I saw a set on Ebay some where and they were correct 10 spokers
    just in case you like those "Duke Boys" .

    I don't see a problem DeesZ with 5.5" width rim for the tires.
    Come to think of it I don't know width of mine but was told they are inset rims.
    My rims are Per Spec also known as Performance Specialties and member Goose52 in SoCal hipped me to 'em saying they were dealer installed on his Z.
    My friend Shawn who works at the machine shop which rebuilt my engine in the past said he used to see them on 240z and 260z's as a dealer installed option aswell (around this area anyway).
    But to see them on a 280z he said was cool
    Heres a couple links to some talks on 215/60/R14 availibilty and also to what size rims of Per Spec I might have for comparision for you, I believe they are
    5.5" width though.
    http://classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27883&highlight=215%2F60%2F14
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    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24972


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    They even came in 10 inch width, 5 lug on this one.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/One-15-X-10-Finned-Style-Gold-Western-Aluminum-Wheel_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43955QQihZ017QQit emZ270151597830QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW




    Also Western made some Watanabe knock offs
    quote~"(4) 15 x 7, 5 lug, (unilug) 4 3/4 and 5 inch bolt pattern, 4 inch offset Wheels.
    These wheels on the back are stamped "Western 15 x 7".
    They are 10 bar wheels.
    This is a RARE set of old style Nostalgic Wheels."


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    I took a look at the ones I have and they are more like what is in post #14, Sorry.

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    Default Tuck wheels

    These are the wheels on Tuck '71, are these what your looking for Darb?



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    Darby, Maybe you can contact new member clayton260 to see if he still has the turbine wheels in his "before" picture. http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=28107
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friar-Tuck View Post
    These are the wheels on Tuck '71, are these what your looking for Darb?
    That's exactly what I am looking for!!!
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    http://www.zparts.com/selectzp/inven...v_1025test.htm




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    Darbji, we have a new member whom may have your wheels. Look at the second picture. If he still has them.
    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...threadid=28107
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    Be sure you get the right ones ! ! ! !
    Which ever style you like in the end....

    The Rims in the 1st photo you posted have circles in the center and has Spokes that arch smoothly all the way to the edge just like the pics in post #23 and #25 (seen below).
    Where as the ones in Friar-Tuck's photo have spokes which stop at a Lip Ring on the edge of the rim with no circle in the middle (also seen below).
    Also note how the Spokes extend slightly out from center then cut sharply at an angle to the outside of the rim.






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    Does your Delorean still have the original wheels? If they are the originals, they should be this same basic turbine Western style as you posted but not as deep.

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    Darbji,
    The other folks found the same wheels I have and they are in WAYY better shape than mine.
    You still have first dibbs, just let me know either way.
    I'll keep these until I get some smaller ones or somebody else really has to have them. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 76Datsun280z View Post
    Does your Delorean still have the original wheels? If they are the originals, they should be this same basic turbine Western style as you posted but not as deep.
    That's exactly what I have. They are flat instead of cupped inward. They are awesome though!!! That pic I posted above is my car.
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    Those aren't the wheels she's asking about.
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    So? Maybe she would like those.

    I didn't know you had changed your nickname to Darbji
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomoHawk View Post
    So? Maybe she would like those.
    She's been talking about turbine rims for this entire thread. So, I think she wants turbine rims.
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    Tomohawk, I don't understand the comment. Are you taking over for Mckrack? Look at the other wheels in the thread.
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    Maybe we should see what Darbji thinks, not others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darbji280z View Post
    Please!!!! Help me find these wheels. I am in love and will settle for nothing other than these wheels.

    Tomo, she's already said what she thinks. Go get some coffee and wake up.
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    What ever. Girls seem to change their mind a lot.

    No need for coffee- I've been up since 6, and I've had my lunch already.

    What's a McKrack?
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    I think I'm done in this thread.
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    guys, find her good ones and let her take them.. she must have them, she is addicted to them from what is seems

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    The auction that tomocrack is referring to is for THREE rims and not four, plus two have curb rash AND they're for 15x7 rims.

    Not even a good try, and no cigar.

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    Did I suggest that she buy these? NO. I posted the link for reference purposes. GO READ the message E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomoHawk View Post
    Did I suggest that she buy these? NO. I posted the link for reference purposes. GO READ the message E.
    A link to an auction is ALWAYS a suggestion to buy, specifically because it IS an auction and it is time sensitive.

    As far as reference material, the other wheel thread that shows pictures of many wheel styles has already been linked to, so your reference does not add anything to the thread, nor will it be available in a few weeks when the listing ends and is deleted by e-Bay.

    As far as reading the message, why don't YOU go read the initial post and subject of the thread. She didn't ask for your thoughts on whether she might change her mind, nor for alternatives, her specific post said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Darbji280z View Post
    Help me find these wheels. I am in love and will settle for nothing other than these wheels.
    emphasis mine.

    Maybe if you took your after lunch nap?

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    I do love those turbine wheels, guys. I suppose I am always open to suggestion, though. There are another type of wheels in existance I have fallen in love with but I have no idea how to describe them. I was driving through good old Cedar Lake, IN when I saw a 280ZX parked in some dudes front yard. I wipped my Z around and stopped at the guys house to talk to him. It wasn't in great shape but it was still a Z and I hadn't seen one in person since I bought mine. Anyway, I digress. The wheels he had were amazing (although, he would not sell them to me). Maybe I'll go back and take some pictures if I can catch him home. But I still think I am leaning towards those turbine wheels. I love them on the Delorean, and although they are totally different cars, I would love them on the Z. Thanks again for the input and information. I don't know where I would be without you guys.

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    i have found a set of those turbine wheels off of a z, plan on having bead blasted and painted. i have not decided on the color yet, but leaning towards black or maybe silver since my car is going to be red one day. they do look good, but the spindle cap sticking out on the front wheels doesn't look good imo,is there anything to go over that?
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    the 280ZX had spindle cup that don't stick out as far. They were on my 6-spoke ZX wheels. You may be able to use those. But on my Z, I cut off only the ends and glued them to the wheels for a flat look. The downside is that the spare will need the longer cap, or you need to carry one, in case you need to put the spare on the front. Otherwise the spare has a flat cap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darbji280z View Post
    I do love those turbine wheels, guys. I suppose I am always open to suggestion, though. There are another type of wheels in existance I have fallen in love with but I have no idea how to describe them. I was driving through good old Cedar Lake, IN when I saw a 280ZX parked in some dudes front yard. I wipped my Z around and stopped at the guys house to talk to him. It wasn't in great shape but it was still a Z and I hadn't seen one in person since I bought mine. Anyway, I digress. The wheels he had were amazing (although, he would not sell them to me). Maybe I'll go back and take some pictures if I can catch him home. But I still think I am leaning towards those turbine wheels. I love them on the Delorean, and although they are totally different cars, I would love them on the Z. Thanks again for the input and information. I don't know where I would be without you guys.

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    Last night I attended the Z club of San Diego meeting....afterwards in the parking which is were the real meeting is, I noticed that our President Lenny has the Western Turbine wheels on one of his cars. I asked him if he would sell them and he said "no problem". I told him there was a nice looking girl in Indiana that was looking for a set and he said have her call me. Lenny can be contacted via the website: http://www.zcsd.org/. If interested contact Lenny he will sell them to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montezuma View Post
    I told him there was a nice looking girl in Indiana that was looking for a set and he said have her call me.

    Darbji has an unfair advantage over the rest of us. All she has to do to get a smokin' deal is to make sure people see a picture of her wearing something slinky, and the negotiations get real easy.

    I've tried the same tactic, but it doesn't work. When I show up to buy a car or some parts wearing high heels and lace, they run away. The world is so unfair.....
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    Here's a set for $130 on LA's craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRE-240Z View Post
    Darbji has an unfair advantage over the rest of us. All she has to do to get a smokin' deal is to make sure people see a picture of her wearing something slinky, and the negotiations get real easy.

    I've tried the same tactic, but it doesn't work. When I show up to buy a car or some parts wearing high heels and lace, they run away. The world is so unfair.....


    Brian, that made my day!! Can't see the keyboard because my eyes are watering from laughing so hard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Brian, that made my day!! Can't see the keyboard because my eyes are watering from laughing so hard!

    The stilettos are a bit much, I think....maybe I should just stick with pumps and go easy on the lipstick?

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    The other pic of Brian working on his other car may have turned up!
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    You guys are demented. I love it.
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    Brian...it's the lace!

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    Not sure if you found what you want yet, but there's some similar wheels on sale at HybridZ.
    http://classifieds.hybridz.org/showp...t=5400&cat=all

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    When Darbji started this thread, some 60+ posts ago, she posted a picture showing 30 spoke/fin rims. Has she changed her mind?
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    http://classifieds.hybridz.org/showp...ct=5400&cat=14

    check out hybrid Z classifieds, there is a set of wheels for sale similar to the ones you want for 250 with 2 tires...
    good luck with your search...

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    I know you guys are trying to be helpful, but those aren't the wheels that she wants and they have been suggested twice in the last three posts.

    Surely someone out there has a set of turbines that they'll part with, though.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    The other pic of Brian working on his other car may have turned up!
    LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    you should get some nice deep mesh rims like enkei or ssr super mesh thoseare nice... i use to have those rims on a z but id dint like em to much
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    Oh, I give up. Hope you find the wheels you want, Darbji.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    The other pic of Brian working on his other car may have turned up!

    Nope, I have better legs.....



    Let us know how the wheel search goes, Djarbi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darbji280z View Post
    LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
    What does the extra "M" stand for?

    No slight intended, just trying to figure if there has been a change to the age old Laughing My Freaking A$$ Off to ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by EScanlon View Post
    What does the extra "M" stand for?

    No slight intended, just trying to figure if there has been a change to the age old Laughing My Freaking A$$ Off to ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sblake01 View Post
    Oh, I give up. Hope you find the wheels you want, Darbji.
    HAHA ^_^

    Don't worry Darb, I'm not suggesting these but was looking on Ebay
    and came across something that might interest everybody.
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    Too bad is just for 2 and 5 lug .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dade280 View Post
    Too bad is just for 2 and 5 lug .
    And different from the style she originally posted, and in England.
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    Yep, the only ones in Darbji's style keep turning up in 5 lugs.
    It should be coming time for a 4 lug set to turn up since it's been about 2 weeks now.
    Only 4 luggers at all I've seen was a NICE looking set of a previously posted style in a Z bolt pattern advertised for a VW.
    Heres a link to what a "Like New" Polished set would look like.
    I wish I could have 'em cause they DOOOOOOOO look nice

    Nextime I post a Rim they'll be the right ones Darb
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    A. Wrong wheels
    B. Too much money
    C. Won't fit her Z
    D. My head is shaking!
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    Darbji, how about these?
    They appear to be 5.5x14, assuming I read the tire information correctly. They are currently shod with p215/70r14 tires, though they are definitely shot.
    All four look good though due to the sharp brush surrounding the donor I couldn't really get up close and personal.
    I will pm you with the details.
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    I wish i could find a z in a forest or in my case the beach

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    hey WingZro
    That's identical to mine . I found mine in a freind's backyard - had a foot of grass growing up through them. Pretty cruddy, but cleaned up good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dade280 View Post
    I wish i could find a z in a forest or in my case the beach
    Actually, there are two
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    lol WTF did someone just abandon them or something?

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    Thats sick
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    Junk/scrap yard. As I was talking to the owner about these two, he told me that just last week he sold a complete 280z. When asked about the condition of this now gone item, he said the buyer was able to start it up and drive it away.
    If only I'd gotten there last week...
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    I take it that this is on the road to the scrap yard
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    Perhaps these will make Stephen happy...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Musta...QQcmdZViewItem

    Darbji, let us know how the search is going.
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    I told her about a perfect set here in San Diego. They are on a car and the owner was willing to part with them. He is many Zs and many parts so he said he would do his part....but to date she has not contacted me or him about the wheels. They are exactly the ones she wanted, they are on a 280Z and they have 32 fins like Steve pointed out. The seller Lenny is a nice guy, president of the local Z club and willing to sell what more can she ask for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twsutt View Post
    Perhaps these will make Stephen happy...
    Nah, wrong bolt pattern, won't fit her Z
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    I was watching Back to the Future yesterday and I think she should put her Delorean wheels on her Z. Just get four fronts and have her hubs and axles reworked for the bolt pattern if different and if the backspacing is close enough. Or use a full set then it will have that shelby daytona coupe look mmm......nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twsutt View Post
    Perhaps these will make Stephen happy...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Musta...QQcmdZViewItem

    Darbji, let us know how the search is going.
    They might make Stephen happy at first glance, since they ARE the style that Darb is after. But they are also the wrong bolt pattern and won't fit a Z. Unlike the early four-lug Mustangs and Falcons which used the same 4-4.5" pattern as our Zs, the later Pinto/Mustang II cars used a 4-4.25" pattern instead.

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    Sorry about that. I knew that the earlier Mustangs had a 4x114.3mm lug pattern and I assumed that all of the four-lug Mustangs were the same pattern.

    I learned something new. Time for a nap.
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    Here in England they r called Turbo-vecs,made by wolfrace

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    i think that these just may be the right one for you.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsu...em300202293209

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    I sold her a set of wheels about 2 weeks ago....they were close to brand new never used rims...and tires

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    These rims are a eye catcher, I have a set and I also glassbeaded them, I then had them powdercoated with a matte finish they really stand out. I will help look for you.

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    spursfan55, I think this is done. This thread was dead for about 6 months before your post.
    Quote Originally Posted by spursfan55 View Post
    These rims are a eye catcher, I have a set and I also glassbeaded them, I then had them powdercoated with a matte finish they really stand out. I will help look for you.
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    I have a set of them on my ebay ad for ALL my Z stuff, its http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...256597510&rd=1
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    $5000, a drive from Indiana to Scranton and back, and then $500 or so to restore!!!
    You did say you had to have them...
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    I think there is some advertizing goin on here.
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