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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:10 pm 
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Callum, that';s exactly as they were on my brand new ones and as I've tried to keep my restored ones. High quality machined rims, as case spokes. But far too good to be used as a set of garage slave wheels..., surely!


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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 11:38 pm 
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My wheels are as cast on spokes and machined on rim, so looks like an easy refurb hopefully, think I will just rub them up with some grey scotchbrite and clean up insides a little, mine are painted on inside so if I remove the paint and clean a little they should be as original, thanks. I was thinking I needed them professionally refurbed and the costs were coming back higher than a set of replica wheels so will go with what I have, anyone know a good source for sleeved wheel nuts preferably in stainless.

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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:11 am 
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Is anyone supplying centres for these? I have 2 reasonable ones but I would be up for a set of turned ally ones ?

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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 10:49 am 
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Got a set of originals with a complimentary set of 12 * 5’s that need refurb.


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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 10:53 am 
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John V and Daz, the drawings for new stainless nuts, washers and centres are on the forum somewhere. They're an absolute piece of cake to make using the drawings wo' I dun. Centre logos are available from Nick Rogers/Min-E-Bitz


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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 3:07 pm 
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*if* you’ve got a lathe ;)

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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Fair point JohnV. But I bet if you put a small ad in your local paper shop window for a home hobbyist or model engineer, usually retired, to earn a couple of ££'s for pocket money, they'll be more than willing to help.


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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:20 pm 
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A good rub down, a dusting of Halfords satin black on the inner sections and clean the spokes/rim with 400 grit. Unlike the shit used to make modern wheels, these were made from very good alloy that resists corrosion well. I've seen new ones and they weren't as shiny as the restored ones shown earlier.


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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:21 pm 
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Costa is dead right. Dunlop wheels were made from an alloy mix (was it an LM20? type) that was the same as road sign material that was very corrosion resistant, certainly for the 70's era. And if the paint is still adhering to the alloy, then overpaint is all that's needed. A bit of a bugger to mask though... But dead easy to brush paint. Great wheels.......


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 Post subject: Re: D1 wheels
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:49 pm 
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When did D1's appear?


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