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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby bron y aur » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:02 pm

Try celly thinners on a rag, if its anything but 2k lacquer it should soften and come off, best with tyres off tho :wink:
i started with nothing, still have most of it left
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby carnut1100 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:51 pm

If it's 2 pak you're in trouble....not much will take that stuff off, and the stuff that will is bloody harsh.
Looks good btw.
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Haxman » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:16 pm

carnut1100 wrote:not much will take that stuff off, and the stuff that will is bloody harsh.

:lol:
Thanks for the advice guys, I'll see how i get on...
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Luke » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:17 pm

i fancied a go at these myself :lol: so ive redrilled some 15" suzuki wheels for my mk4 :D

a certain minormatt might be interested in this post :lol:

my van was due for an MOT so it spurred me on to getting the back 2 fitted :D

i can't get the fronts on yet as i need to counter bore the hubs, but i dont need those done for the MOT so they can wait :D

the wheels redrilled :D

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what they look like on the van :D

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even the sliding door opens past 8)

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they are a bigger rolling radius so it should help the top speed a bit too :mrgreen:
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby bez » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:49 pm

land rover has a bigger center bore so dont think ill have a prob with mine.
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Haxman » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:05 pm

Luke wrote:i fancied a go at these myself so ive redrilled some 15" suzuki wheels for my mk4

Nice one Luke, thats wicked. Can pick up the Suzuki wheels pretty cheaply too. Did you redrill your own?
What you doing with the 8 spokes? Are they proper transit fit?

bez wrote:land rover has a bigger center bore so dont think ill have a prob with mine.

What size landrover wheels are you using Bez? 15's or 16's? Up load some pics when you've done it can you..
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby bez » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:09 pm

will do mate ill be using 16x7 8 spokes
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Luke » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:46 pm

Haxman wrote:
Luke wrote:i fancied a go at these myself so ive redrilled some 15" suzuki wheels for my mk4

Nice one Luke, thats wicked. Can pick up the Suzuki wheels pretty cheaply too. Did you redrill your own?
What you doing with the 8 spokes? Are they proper transit fit?
cheers :D yeah i redrilled them myself, i had a jig made up so i can do suzuki and landrover :D

i'm keeping the 8 spokes they are proper transit pcd :D i'm refurbishing them i've shotblasted and repaired the back 2 allready but i want to do them all, i think i'll run these till all the 8 spokes are done - than swap back over :D
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby bez » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:55 pm

Luke wrote:
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Luke wrote:i fancied a go at these myself so ive redrilled some 15" suzuki wheels for my mk4

Nice one Luke, thats wicked. Can pick up the Suzuki wheels pretty cheaply too. Did you redrill your own?
What you doing with the 8 spokes? Are they proper transit fit?
cheers :D yeah i redrilled them myself, i had a jig made up so i can do suzuki and landrover :D

i'm keeping the 8 spokes they are proper transit pcd :D i'm refurbishing them i've shotblasted and repaired the back 2 allready but i want to do them all, i think i'll run these till all the 8 spokes are done - than swap back over :D







you got a jig :D :D
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Luke » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:01 pm

PM'd you :wink:
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby bez » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:07 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Haxman » Tue May 12, 2009 5:32 pm

Luke wrote:i can't get the fronts on yet as i need to counter bore the hubs, but i dont need those done for the MOT so they can wait

You got the Fronts on yet Luke? Hows the larger rolling radius affecting the van speeds?

Any chance you could up load a pic / plans for your jig? Would be interested to see it and would go well with this thread.

bez wrote:will do mate ill be using 16x7 8 spokes

Have you managed to get those Landy wheels on yet Bez?
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Luke » Tue May 12, 2009 5:40 pm

Haxman wrote:
Luke wrote:i can't get the fronts on yet as i need to counter bore the hubs, but i dont need those done for the MOT so they can wait

You got the Fronts on yet Luke? Hows the larger rolling radius affecting the van speeds?

sort of :D fitted the fronts but on my mates van - he's got the wheels now :D

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theres some more pics in the north weald 09 thread in the shows gallery :D

the tyres do increase the gearing but when these wear out he's gonna fit 195/70's like the fwd mk6 transits have :D
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Haxman » Tue May 12, 2009 5:45 pm

Nice, thats great! It amazing what a difference changing the wheels makes to the looks hey! :D
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Re: Wheel Change...

Postby Marauder » Tue May 12, 2009 11:23 pm

I have been reading up on your progress with the wheels,And what i want to do is swap the wheels over on my 1999 transit 120 Ive been thinking abt doing it for years,,,Now the question......Are there any alloy wheels i can get off another car/van to fit on mine without drilling and messing about etc ,,Thanks
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