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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyThu Aug 21, 2008 10:26 pm

Sounds like a plan!! Twisted Evil

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vwbeetlebum
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyThu Aug 21, 2008 10:41 pm

parsonsprojects, haha.... thats about right though aint it?? haha Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Aug 22, 2008 12:56 am

Dude can't wait to see this taking shape in the bay next to mine Very Happy
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slammervan
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Aug 22, 2008 9:10 am

sounds good dude. turbo's are the way forward..
that car is going to be mental
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renegade67
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Aug 22, 2008 7:36 pm

wurzelspice wrote:
too wide for me

Your gonna need some wide rims for the tyres mate, they are 255 60R 15s that means at least a 9" rim, are the wings wide enough Question Question
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Wurz
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Wurz

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptySat Aug 23, 2008 8:24 am

reckon it'll squeeze on to an 8" rim Twisted Evil
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ProjectParsons
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptySat Aug 23, 2008 4:52 pm

vwbeetlebum wrote:
parsonsprojects, haha.... thats about right though aint it?? haha Smile


Olly you tart pull your finger out and get welding that freebie geek
(i'll have you know ive been busy becoming a home owner and diy disaster zone!!!)

From memory, those wings probably arent wide enough, dont want to P*$$ on your chips though, it'd look good if they did fit!!!

If you had some 6in wide rims of the correct offset and some 215/65/15 that would in my opinion get the effect you desire - looks fat, fills the arches, taller for better cruising speed/consumption - with minimal outlay/fuss ie reshaping those wings to fit properly. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptySat Aug 23, 2008 5:32 pm

wurzelspice wrote:
reckon it'll squeeze on to an 8" rim Twisted Evil

All about the streeeeeeetch mate. My old golf was running 8's on the front and 8.5's on the rear with 195 wide rubber stretched on. Gives you loads more arch clearance and also looks sweeeet. Very Happy
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyWed Aug 27, 2008 9:05 pm

Did you get anything done today Wurz??

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyThu Aug 28, 2008 8:33 am

Stretched rubber mate, they'll fit surely... place in weston does it.

Lol- gaz i got no power in the council garage dude, thats why it needs to be running (which it is now, yay!) to drive it round the corner on the back of a trailer of course Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyTue Sep 02, 2008 8:49 pm

heres a couple more pairs of banded wheels
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Beetle-Baja-or-Beach-Buggy-rear-wheels-and-tyres_W0QQitemZ250290103490QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item250290103490&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A3%7C65%3A10%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150289966693&ih=005&category=27385&_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%252BC%252BS%252BIA%26itu%3DUCC%252BCSP%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D12%26ps%3D35
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyTue Sep 02, 2008 8:59 pm

Good find there Damo Wink
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyTue Sep 02, 2008 9:02 pm

Still not sure they are legal.......plus I would have to be sure they were properly welded all round. They are the contact with the road for you.....

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ProjectParsons
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyTue Sep 02, 2008 9:10 pm

There is nothing in writing that specifically says banded wheels are illegal its more a case of wether you / the police are happy they are fit for the purpose. This has been covered thoroughly on the retro rides forum.

I personally would be more worried about driving on streched tyres than banded steels but thats another thread and depends on the severity of the strech, so i wont generalise Wink Very Happy
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyTue Sep 02, 2008 9:12 pm

As long as you know they have been done properly there shouldn't be a problem.......

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nomates
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nomates

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyTue Sep 02, 2008 9:31 pm

is a stretched tyre one that is fitted to a wider wheel than is designed too?
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Wurz
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Wurz

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2008 11:28 am

right, quick update.
didn't get the banded steels off evilbay, got sniped at the last second...
But i did manage to get some 5.5 steelies from a 356....

They'll be shot blasted with the 4.5's and sprayed at the same time... got a nice set of chrome domes off Phil that look sweet...

Right then, what rubber is going to look proper on a 5.5 rim...

answers on a postcard
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2008 6:17 pm

165/60 15's ftw!!!

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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2008 9:48 pm

205/65 looks real good dude, is the rear tyre of choice for all my bugs Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2008 9:55 pm

lowriderbug wrote:
205/65 looks real good dude, is the rear tyre of choice for all my bugs Cool

^^^^^^^^WHS ....just look at the rear tyres on the hot rod afro afro
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptySat Sep 06, 2008 7:07 am

205 65's as the man with the lovelly rod said... silent silent
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyTue Sep 09, 2008 7:24 pm

the rod has 265/35 tyres on Cool but they wont fit onto a 5.5 wheel No
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Wurz
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Sep 12, 2008 10:12 am

Seeing as everyone has buggered off to Vanfest for the weekend, i'm going to strip the chop down whilst there's no-one around to stop me....Mu-ha-ha-ha!!
Will post up some pics over the weekend, but hoping to get all wings etc off, windows out & engine out....
If anyone fancies popping over to the unit on sunday avo & pointing & laughing, you'll be more than welcome!

Very Happy
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Sep 12, 2008 10:13 am

If I don't go up to Malvern I might pop down with William....

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Wurz
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PostSubject: Re: The 66 Chop Top!!!   The 66 Chop Top!!! - Page 28 EmptyFri Sep 12, 2008 10:24 am

Bring biscuits.... and milk.... and can you ask Em for a spare Roast Dinner too ? Very Happy
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