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Offline bugeye

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Wide steel rims for classic beetle?
« on: December 12, 2020, 09:21:55 pm »
Hi all. Does anyone know of any websites/stores where I could find a pair of steel rims for a 1967 Beetle (205x5) looking for 7 or 8 inch wide, 15inch diameter.

Offline Gordo

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Re: Wide steel rims for classic beetle?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020, 03:13:38 am »
In the old days, we'd have bands welded into the wheel to widen it, but even if they're still being done, not sure if more than 2" is legal?
A quick search pulled up a few, like Elite, that might be worth checking out - looks like they source wheels from the States -

Weller Wheels - - in the UK used to do one piece barrels that your centres could be welded into, don't know what they still offer, but might be worth a call?
These are my thoughts and opinions - sometimes I'm wrong, but not often ;-)