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just had my wheels back

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just had my wheels back from Renowheel in Bridgend, and they look a million times better,,, rims taken apart as they were leaking,, polished to mirror finish, new bolts all round, resealed.

just need new lotus centre badges

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What sizes are those? and what tires do you have on them?

 

I have extremely similar after market wheels on my S1. Are those original?

 

Brian M.

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Looking good!

 

:thumbup:

 

Do you have any pics of them on the car?

 

I also need some new centre badges for some Compomotives, where are you planning to get some from?

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yes original compotive split rims, Pirellis on the rear and nankangs on the front...

 

not sure yes on the emblems,, mine are around 40mm the ones on ebay are 45mm


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Yes I already got some off ebay, they are too big.

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going to email SJ,, to see what size theirs are,
haven't put them back on that esprit yet, so no pics at the mo

these  have them in all sizes

http://www.wheel-badges.com/proddetail.php?prod=3D-Domed-Gel-LOTUS-black-chrome-wheelcenter

 

just doubled checked mine again and theyre actualy 38mm, but going to order 37mm as the edge of the caps are a little worn,,,£14.92 with shipping from that site

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really helpful thanks!

 

Just ordered some 40mm size badges for mine, but the ones I bought off Ebay were 55mm!

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Actually, just the man Barrie, would you mind measuring the diameter of your wheel badges when you get a chance?

 

I just paid £15 for the badges but I got the imagine you were asking about the wheel refurb!  ;)

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Had my TVR Wedge wheels done at Renowheel. Top job by a man who knows his onions. 

 

 

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Cracking wheels Lyndon that are going to look great once back on the car. Did you decide what colour to paint the car after the deliberating you were doing?

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£400 all in

 

still unsure on the colour,,, everytime I see a pic of Hopos bronze esprit I drool,, :unworthy:  but I cant justify a full interior retrim

 

white was its original colour, and works with the red interior (was originaly brown)

 

keeping it blue is  the easiest option, but I just cant decide,, think I will be flipping a coin lol :help:


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Whatever way you how Lyndon think long and hard as it's got to be right for you.........an expensive procedure to have to do twice. best if luck with the deciding!

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Actually, just the man Barrie, would you mind measuring the diameter of your wheel badges when you get a chance?

 

I just paid £15 for the badges but I got the imagine you were asking about the wheel refurb!  ;)

 

Will measure in the morning and let you know. 

 

£400 sounds like a bargain to me 

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Does anyone know where you can get the whole center cap, not just the badge? The whole in the center of my wheel is 62mm.

 

Brian 

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Actually, just the man Barrie, would you mind measuring the diameter of your wheel badges when you get a chance?

 

I just paid £15 for the badges but I got the imagine you were asking about the wheel refurb!  ;)

Sorry for the delay in responding

 

The badges are indeed 40mm

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Good news!

Cheers!

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sorry for the delay in adding the pics,,, as for the colour,, I am more than likely to go back to White,, as that's the colour it left the factory, and the red interior will go with it ;-),,,,, tho the other idea is an homage to the Essex,, by putting a chrome stripe in the gap of the two red stipes,,, not as bold as an Essex,, but an option

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Looks great.

Don't take this the wrong way but...your exhaust does stick out rather a long way - is that normal??  

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ummm not sure.................


just been looking at other pics,, and yeh it probably double the length, now it looks like  wheelbarrow

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