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 Post subject: Old Skool rims for this season
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:30 pm 
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The MGB will be sporting 1970's Rostyle steel rims for most of this year. The Slot Mags are being given a rest :)

It started out as a question of "what am I going to do with these spare 14" slicks?"

I went to 15" rims a good while back as nobody really does a 14" slick anymore. To be honest I forgot that I had them in the roof of the garage DOH!!

And last seasons 15's are almost down on the wear limit. So I looked at the spare 5" rostyles and the 9" slicks.... Then I found a guy who would band the steel rims out to match the slicks :)

It was £200 cheaper to make the wheels fit the slicks than buying a new pair of slicks 8)

So I now have much wider steelies for the rear. They are away now being blasted and powder coated by a mate for £25 :D

Now I'm looking to find some skinny tyres for the front. If I can i may as well get the fronts cut down to 4" or even 3.5" if I can find the tyres. At the moment the web search is only bringing up motorcycle tyres?

Anyway!
Here are the rears just after widening 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Old Skool rims for this season
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:03 am 
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that looks like a tidy job!

will there be balance issues?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:43 pm 
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I'm very pleased with the work Neil.

If I get a minute before the tyres are fitted I may stick the rims on my mates wheel balancer and add some weld beads to see if I can get the rims as close as poss to neutral balance. If I dont have time then it will have fat weights here and there :) I only need these to use one set of slicks anyway. Then its back to slot mags ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:06 pm 
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I did some pre paint balancing and then got the tyres fitted. The worst one of the pair needed 70 grammes in the inner rim. I chucked some new chrome and paint on and they now look ready for fitting next weekend :)

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