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 Post subject: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:05 am 
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Just collected (thanks Mark!) my original 60s Dunlop wheels after a refurb at Midas Touch in Castleford, West Yorkshire, very impressed and highly recommended. Their website says they do 12"-24" but they now have an attachment to do 10s. Their premises look like a bit of a bomb site but they turn out cracking work...

http://www.midastouchgb.co.uk

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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:25 am 
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Next job is to fit some tyres, but which ones...


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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:28 am 
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Not a lot of choice sadly.

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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:41 am 
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They would look great with Dunlop R7s but I just can't justify the price.


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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:19 am 
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What sort of cost is that work? I've got some scruffy D1's and some fresh R7s...


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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:23 am 
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VERY nice....., very nice indeed! The best looking of all the wheels available. I'd have left them as protected alloy inside but............ Apparently Dunlop composites - a wholly owned part of the Dunlop group who made the tyres of course - tried hard and bent over backwards to get these wheels adopted as an optional extra for the mini by BMC or whoever they were at the time but the cost to BMC had to be almost a give-away. So Dunlop said that they could do it IF they were supplied new at the factory or dealership only with Dunlop tyres where they'd make the money. I don't know the inns and outs but that was told to us as students. The metallurgists at RAE at Farnborough tested them for Dunlop and the material (I think it was an LM2? material). I think hat they only made them in two diameters and my friend got a set of 5 from the Dunlop liaison bloke but one was a different diameter as I recall - so I had the 4 like-new ones off him.

added as an afterthough: They were also cast in an an aluminium alloy with a high saline/salt resistance too, the sort of alloy that traffic signs are cut from. So they were one of the most corrosion resistant types ever(?) produced


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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
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Can't tell looking at your pictures but I think D1 s mount from the back side. Steve (CTR)


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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Dr S, the wheels were £60+ and were in good condition to start with, so depends how bad the wheels are to start with I suppose.


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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
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If a wheel is buckled (even slightly) or badly dinged then the price goes up massively. Really only economical on good to excellent wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: Dunlop wheel refurb
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Have you got some nice caps Andy? getting scarce now. Wheels look great, and yes R7s aren't cheap but I think unless you plan to do alot of miles annually they're well worth the extra. Nice period wheels just look so wrong on Yokys!


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