Why the Fuch not? Porsche wheel replicas on an A-Body?

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. A56

    A56 MoParAffliction FABO Gold Member

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    Hah, I remember visiting Nogales, Az back in '72 and seeing a cop car that was a black and white Duster with the long hood scoops.
     
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    I’m a life long VW guy.
    I was thinking of doing exactly this.
    15x4.5’s in front and deep 6’s in the rear with 145’s up front and 205/60R15’s out back, exactly the combo I’d put on a cal look bug!
    I have a 1965 valiant v-200 convertible, completely original, three on the tree, 225. At 55mph it runs so smooth and quiet you’d think you were in an electric car. I’m going lower it 3” Front and 2” in the rear on detailed Fuchs and just cruise the summer with the top down! [​IMG]

     
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    I also was contemplating the mooneyes super speed wheel that are made for VW’s.
    They make them 17x7” in bus bolt pattern but with the small wheel wells on my 1965 I’d go with the 15x5.5’s.
    Dark grey car with a grey stayfast top and all red interior on these wheels would look bad ass in my opinion.

     
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    I own a machine/ fabrication shop.
    There is a vintage car junkyard near my shop that has a handful of mid 60’s darts, unfortunately they were stacked up on top of each other. Extremely sad to see clean 2 door darts destroyed like this...







    The good thing is, used parts are abundant. I can get some Axles , hubs and drums and weld up the holes, machine them flat and drill them whatever lug pattern I need. I can keep all the original parts to put it back to stock should I ever want to.
     
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      American Eagle wheel used to make the Porsche copy wheels in 5-4.5 bolt pattern many years ago. They didn't come with center caps. Porsche caps would fit right on them.

      I have a set of the conquest wheels that I bored to centers out to fit. Can't use a cap on the front wheels because the center of the A body rotors stick out and a very thin spacer is needed for the front. The conquest uses a front wheel drive style front rotor setup even though it is rear wheel drive. Mine are 16x8 and 16x9. The standard ones were 16x7 and 16x8. The rears barely fit on my dart with the fender lips rolled. No problem with radiused wheel wheels like the barracuda or duster.
       
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        Do you have pictures of your car on watanabes?
         
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        Dart 9-8-19-2-small.jpg

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          • plymouth67

            plymouth67 It be a lot cooler if you did...

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            you’re not going to like the answer.
            15x8 +0 for the rear, 15x8 +10 for the front...anyone who has messed around with these cars long enough will see the problem. 15x8 are basically a no-go on front disk abodies. Even with the QA1 tubular control arms. I was dead set on doing something different and I always wanted this wheel style on my Dart so I opened my wallet and had a pair narrowed by 1” which did the trick.

            You may be better off contacting Panasport to see what they can do for a custom wheel.
             
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            • 737jetdr

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              Those look good on there MRGTX!
               
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              • plymouth67

                plymouth67 It be a lot cooler if you did...

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                I showed my son those pictures....he want some for his car.
                 
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