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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Martin, can I grab some of those please if you have spares. I think I showed you my JAP's for the mk3 Radford.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Hi Nick, you have a PM.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Here are a couple more pictures from today; all now fitted and back on the car. Just the addition of the wheel nuts has set them off very nicely i think :)

(Sorry about the poor quality/lighting, but I am having to do everything inside a garage with the door closed so as not to give the game away!)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Thanks for posting all the interesting info and pics about your 6x10 JAP's in this thread, they look great finished off with the centre caps and wheel nuts. 8-)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:25 pm 
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I'm looking for a set of these 10" Mk1 (8 spoke) JAP wheels if anyone knows of any, would also consider 12".


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:14 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111246878069? ... 1423.l2649


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Thanks for that, sadly though they're 'Mk2' jobs.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:33 pm 
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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


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:07 pm 
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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 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 6:48 pm 
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Minilites and Rosepetals were pure mag and prone to "pumice" corrosion/porous castings.

JAP's were different (were they LM-9)....they are some mag/alum alloy which was very strong and resisted corrosion. Pearce got their casting technique pretty good....or they remelted the rejects.

I have seen some shocking minilites which have made it onto people's cars....they really are dangerous.


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