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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:54 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
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great thread this.. just re afirms my long held belief that no modern (post 80,s wheel design ) comes close to those made in the 60,s or 70,s.....the styles and designs and for that matter copies are crap compared to those avail 35+ years ago.... foxy52



I don't agree, the quality of most modern wheels, be they copies of 1960's designs or whatever are far superior to most of the wheels made in period - just look at that set of mystery rosepetals that someone posted up here the other week that looked like they where porus they had so many air holes in them! - you just wouldn't be able to get away with selling wheels of that dubious quality now a days, that's for sure!

id also argue that the minispares minilife design wheels stand up as a classic wheel - they have been available for 15 plus years and many cars are fitted with them! I would go as far to say that they are a perfect wheel, the flat edge rim design and the shape of the spokes is far prettier (and more period looking) than the modern minilight wheels......
..I said style and design ?! nothing about quality,..thats as maybe..though I remember ordering a set of wheel nuts and spacers that were from mws d 1,s that don't fit or work thread or depthwise with original d1,s that I own from manufactured in 1969....foxy52


I think its great that such a great range of wheels are avaible now - it certainly gives people the option of been a bit different


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:06 pm 
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foxy52 wrote:
rich@minispares.com wrote:
foxy52 wrote:
great thread this.. just re afirms my long held belief that no modern (post 80,s wheel design ) comes close to those made in the 60,s or 70,s.....the styles and designs and for that matter copies are crap compared to those avail 35+ years ago.... foxy52



I don't agree, the quality of most modern wheels, be they copies of 1960's designs or whatever are far superior to most of the wheels made in period - just look at that set of mystery rosepetals that someone posted up here the other week that looked like they where porus they had so many air holes in them! - you just wouldn't be able to get away with selling wheels of that dubious quality now a days, that's for sure!

id also argue that the minispares minilife design wheels stand up as a classic wheel - they have been available for 15 plus years and many cars are fitted with them! I would go as far to say that they are a perfect wheel, the flat edge rim design and the shape of the spokes is far prettier (and more period looking) than the modern minilight wheels......
..I said style and design ?! nothing about quality,..thats as maybe..though I remember ordering a set of wheel nuts and spacers that were from mws d 1,s that don't fit or work thread or depthwise with original d1,s that I own from manufactured in 1969....foxy52


I think its great that such a great range of wheels are avaible now - it certainly gives people the option of been a bit different

...misplaced quote .. as per above I said style and design..??!! nothing about quality..though many many mini parts available these days are pure rubbish !!...manufactured in asia..e,g humpback rads etc..nothing like n.o.s or decent used parts though this is not the point I was originally trying to make... the 60,s and 70,s wheel designs were undoubtedly the best looking !!!....foxy52


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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:46 pm 
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Plenty of JAP action on this FB page...

https://www.facebook.com/japearceengineering


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:21 am 
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Hi!

To drag this one up again; I recently got hold of a set of similar wheels but made by Remotec. Late 60's early 70's I think.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:44 am 
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Remotec. Late 60's early 70's I think.


What size (width) are they?
Looks like 7x10 :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:59 pm 
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They look an inch wider than they are. 6x10. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:32 pm 
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I also have a set of those Remotecs. I know nothing about them...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:53 pm 
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Remotec was a german wheels manufacturer. I think they were amongst the pioneers of aluminium wheel manufacturers in germany, introducing theyr first wheels in 1968. And one of the Remotec guys joined forces with another guy and together they started a company that still exists today; Ronal. There's a mention in this article here: http://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hsx/20 ... 48639.html

Remotec was still up then, there are a lot of more or less tastefull aluminium wheels form the late 70's and 80's around. That's about all I know.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Ronal .. we have Ronal Wheels as standard fit on our Audi UR Quattro .. Ronal were the Audi wheel supplier for the Group B Rally cars.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:40 pm 
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And speaking or Ronal; 5x10" Ronal. I think the similarities are quite obvious :)

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