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Alternative wheels SV. Let's see them.

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Paul67, Oct 28, 2021.

  1. Paul67

    Paul67 Gold Level Sponsor

    I have a 67 SV with ET 5 slots wheels.
    I'm interested in what anyone has tried that works other than the minilite/ panasport usual. And by work I mean look good.
    Post your pictures! There must be some options out there that work.

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    Last edited: Oct 28, 2021
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  2. Silver Creek Sunbeam

    Silver Creek Sunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

  3. Paul67

    Paul67 Gold Level Sponsor

  4. Silver Creek Sunbeam

    Silver Creek Sunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    Chip Foose…kidding but they are one-offs.
    When I got the car a couple of years ago, it had a set Superior brand wheels sold by Sears in the 8os.
    They had the pseudo, wire wheel baskets held on by spinners that would reach out and grab you if you got close.
    I hated them. They looked like they’d be more at home on a 70s Caddy.
    Being on a budget, I got creative. I polished the tubs that you couldn’t even see with the baskets on, found some blank center caps on eBay that would fit (not as easy as it sounds) and found a guy in the UK that die cut the Rootes emblems to size spec.
    Less than $100, some time invested, some elbow grease, and I had my one of a kind Rootes wheels.
    They actually look a little nicer than the photo and are usually the first thing I get asked about by other Sunbeamers online and at shows.
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  5. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    VTO offer 15" versions of the American racing libre ( also known as daisy) and Silverstone wheels in correct sunbeam offsets... Check them out.

    There are 15" versions of the Sunbeam LAT 70s and 13"

    Then there are all the wheels used on 60/70 fords that are 4x108 and porsche 928 wheels.

    You want 13 /14/ 15" larger? Period or modern?
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  6. nsbluenose

    nsbluenose Gold Level Sponsor

    Paul, Your ET’s look awesome. Personally, I wouldn’t switch them out. imho.
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  7. bobbo

    bobbo Gold Level Sponsor

    Yes, excellent wheels Tod / Paul. I found mine at a yard sale. They are off a Hyundi, came with tires also for $150. they are a 195/ 55/R15.
    wheels are a 4 inch pattern so I picked up a set of spacers to convert the 4-1/8 alpine hub to 4.

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  8. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    I thought about using Mustang “phone dial” rims that were on the 79 Mustang V6 donor.
    Either with center caps or without them and smoothing the centers out. 5CC69AF8-0D94-4314-A277-3BF67C9C9BDA.jpeg
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  9. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor

    The Series Alpine lug pattern is 4 x 4-1/4", not 4 x 4-1/8" and the Hyundai lug pattern is 4 x 100 mm which is 3.97", not 4".
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2021
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  10. JackSun

    JackSun Donation Time

    A4A62B3F-0024-4710-B8FC-F5BF38416DE4.jpeg 3C03F9C5-75F2-474A-AC55-0F55EDA202F7.jpeg 7CAEDE49-C5DD-472F-9075-BB3F2D629ADF.jpeg Since first seeing the Dunlop wheels used on the early LeMans Jags & after rescuing “ Laza-rust “ from a barn where it had sat
    since 1987 … the mismatched wheels & flat tires barely got it on the trailer ….. Thought was given to making Dunlop wannabes ,
    The steel wheels from the Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate series were sorta close , ( & the bolt pattern was the same ) I had a Graduate
    parts car w/ 4 , ( & Eric had a 5 th , he was kind enough to ship ) , a trip to the local “ hub caps a million “ store yielded a Mustang
    hub cover w/ the same bolt pattern that fit perfectly within the Alfa wheel ….each wheel had to be drilled & tapped to mount the
    Mustang covers , ( & the red plastic Mustang disks knocked out ) , an eBay search yielded the bogus knock off threads & spinner
    that was a close OD to the Mustang center , back to eBay UK for the Dunlop decals , rattle can paint for the Alfa wheels & the
    14” Alfa , Mustang , eBay bits gave “ Laza-rust “ new foot ware … low budget but they work & fun to look @ . A4A62B3F-0024-4710-B8FC-F5BF38416DE4.jpeg
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  11. absunbeam

    absunbeam Gold Level Sponsor

    Superior dish mags, a friends sister had them on her Mustang II. 631D9823-DBA9-4BEF-B84D-09CDD24741D3.jpeg
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  12. bobbo

    bobbo Gold Level Sponsor

    Barry. I'll keep you as my fact checker. Thanks, appreciated.
  13. Jay Laifman

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  14. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Here's Blue Boy Blue Boy's Wheels 15x7 108mm   DSC01152.JPG Blue Boy & Bill's Red Tiger  WNC BBC Sept 2019      20190928_135512.jpg

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  15. Billm

    Billm Platinum Level Sponsor

    Here’s mine, VTOs. 072AA78A-EFCF-4283-AA79-54C55D96ECB3.jpeg
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  16. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Bill your tyres appear to be performance tyres... Are they sides... The pattern appears to be facing backwards. Be worth checking if they L and R sided
  17. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Good point ! My BF Goodrich are directional. They are installed correctly:)
  18. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    The look like Cooper RS3-A tires. They have an outside, but are not directional. Great tires, I run them on two of my vehicles.
  19. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Diamond Level Sponsor

    Here is a J.A Pierce 13 inch wheel. A nice period British made alloy wheel.

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  20. Billm

    Billm Platinum Level Sponsor

    Yes they were! That is an old photo.

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