Mk1 wheel choice

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by PenelopesMaster, 19 May 2019.

  1. PenelopesMaster

    PenelopesMaster Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi all, interested in some thoughts on wheels. I noticed at Beaulieu that the wheels on Penelope don't really do anything for the car. Although in good shape they are quite dull and she deserves something better.
    So I have 3 options in mind.

    1. Refurb the alley cats with a brighter silver lip with an anthracite middle instead of black to bring them to life. Lots of effort but can look good.

    2. Rs 4 spoke wheels, easily available, can keep same size (7j) and would look the part.

    3. Rostyle wheels. Like the look, originality but don't really want to go smaller than 7" so that might rule them out unless banded?

    Pic to show what I mean.

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    Opinions appreciated, also if anyone has any wheels for sale then anything is considered. Someone fancy a swap maybe, try me.
     
  2. 302Capri

    302Capri Registered Capri Power Member

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  3. PenelopesMaster

    PenelopesMaster Registered Capri Power Member

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    Like them a lot, like a cleaned up rostyle really.

    Interesting start!
     
  4. Not_Anumber

    Not_Anumber Registered Capri Power Member

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    Its exactly a Rostyle. Dont know why they just dont call them that.
     
  5. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    i think the wheels are nice and go with the car but id go more with a diamond cut and polish than the silver spray can look
     
  6. 302Capri

    302Capri Registered Capri Power Member

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    They correctly refer to them as Magnum wheels. This is what they were known as in the US before being made under licence in the UK where they became known as Rostyle.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostyle_wheel
     
  7. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    just be careful with the stud pattern / PCD ..
    also would be worthwhile going with their lug-nuts as well, save any seating problems, but again check the thread required ..
     
  8. PenelopesMaster

    PenelopesMaster Registered Capri Power Member

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    Will get a price on diamond cutting the wheels back, would be a good option and should last well on wheels not used in winter. Anyone else got this done and know rough pricing?
     

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