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56 minutes ago, 2002Scoob said:

Are those factory steelie centers in BBS hoops?!


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Those are indeed factory steelies, laser cut around the outer edge, then drilled and built into three piece rims.

 

Regards, Maurice.

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9 minutes ago, joekitt said:

very nice - did you build those?

 

My Hungarian friend at the body shop built them as surprise gift for me (in gratitude for my resolving a vintage Porsche legal problem his partners had).  He works at the body shop as the painter, but has his own small body shop in Hungary, with two partners who are enthusiasts.  One of his partners did the procuring of the steelies and laser cutting.  He drilled, assembled, polished and painted the rims.  

 

Regards, Maurice.

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11 hours ago, visionaut said:

Maurice - just so cool.  And they'll look fantastic on your car.  Great classic yet modern vibe.

I've seen this often done in Europe nowadays (custom splits made from originally non-split wheels), and BBS are the go-to lips.

 

Tom

 

Tom:

 

Thanks.  I was at the body shop this morning and found out that those are indeed BBS lips.  I have a set of 14" Mahle BBS rims that I bought new in 1976, with gold basket weave centers and, although they have no blemishes and haven't been driven on in a couple of decades :blink:, they are starting to look a little stale.  Maybe the perfect opportunity to refresh those.

 

Regards, Maurice.

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19 hours ago, Harv said:

Those are wicked! So what are the end size and offset?

 

john

John:

 

The outside dimensions of the edge of the rims are 7.5" for the front and 8.0" for the rears.

 

Not sure about the offset, but my friend tells me that his partner in Hungary researched that with the BMW enthusiast community and came up with what he thought was the ideal offset.  

 

I mounted one of the wider rims at the rear (see photo above) and they definitely clear the shock and spring comfortably and look like they will clear the rear quarter panel lip (which I previously formed/folded/rounded over).

 

Regards, Maurice.

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