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Roger 912

Spare Wheel. At long last

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After searching for close on 6 years for a rim to use as a spare on my red job, I eventually found, in the neighbouring town, a boat trailer that had not been used for many years with a 5 hole 14 inch rim.

I did a swap with the owner and gave and fitted a 15 inch rim off a Hyundai truck and took my prize to the tyre shop to remove a bald retread. The rim is in pretty bad condition and had a couple of small holes that had rusted through the lip. I have now taken the rim to an engineering works for sand blasting and for welding up the holes.

The rim is a 5 1/2 inch job and I have a feeling that it may have come off a very early BMW. Once collected, I will give it a primer undercoat, a couple of top coats in silver and then have a tyre fitted. I guess I will now have to start looking for some different size bolts to fit this rim to the car.

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Glad you got one close

have new one with unused tyre if anyone needs never been on or in a car , may have 2 :cheers:

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