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PeteParticipantSeptember 26, 2022 at 8:16 amPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 24, 2022 at 10:07 amPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 24, 2022 at 6:57 amPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 24, 2022 at 6:45 amPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 23, 2022 at 7:13 pmPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 22, 2022 at 7:31 amPost count: 1131
I’m not sure of the process you guys use to detail Fuchs style wheels, but I wanted to share what I tried recently.
I found this rattle can acid-etch primer on Amazon, as a bonus it’s available in black. Wiped the wheels with minieral spirits, masked, gave a light wipe with a Scotch Brite pad to try to create some tooth, then cleaned once more before spraying the etch primer. It lays down really nice right out of the can, so nice that I hated to top coat it:
It sets up quickly and is recommended to paint 10-15 minutes after spraying. Time will tell how well it holds up and if it adds any benefit over direct paint.PeteParticipantSeptember 20, 2022 at 6:54 amPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 17, 2022 at 8:37 amPost count: 1131
I know the rule makers have their reasons, but I don’t understand why the rules are so rigid in keeping the suspension setup consistent with the YOM, but everyone can run a 1600 DP engine regardless of year. Seems like it would be simple to allow any suspension combo as long as it’s stock VW between 1950-1970. Let everyone have IRS and LP with their 1600’s, which puts the emphasis on setup skills and driving skills (like every other race circuit) and not YOM advantages/disadvantages.PeteParticipantSeptember 16, 2022 at 10:01 amPost count: 1131
Nice dude! Who did the work on the wheels? They are fun to mask for detail paint, eh? What are the plans for the Porsche 356 brakes that you have/had?
Yeah, loads of fun to mask! 😉
Eric Vaughn Machine in CA did the narrowing. Since the original barrel is sloped, he cut where needed and used non-sloped hoops that he stocks. $250 per wheel which included shipping back to me. Old school guy in his 70’s, been narrowing and widening wheels for decades…no email, pay by check only, direct and to the point…he was great to work with. https://ericvaughnmachine.com/Home_Page.html
I need to sell the 356 brakes and move them along. I have 3 front complete sets and 2 rear complete. If anyone is interested I can take detailed photos. I love the idea of my car with them, but I drive the sh*t out of it…I think long term the disc front/VW rear will be much easier on me to maintain.PeteParticipantSeptember 16, 2022 at 6:44 amPost count: 1131
I bought some 356B brakes a couple of years ago and planned on having them refurbished, but my interest in them has waned. I guess the idea of the rebuild cost, sourcing and restoring 356 wheels, replacing disc spindles to drum, etc. wasn’t something I was getting excited about. Maybe it’s laziness.
Anyhow, I went in a slightly different direction…it’s basically the same, but different.
I have always loved the look of negative offset rims, so I bought 4 polished EMPI Deep 6 Fuchs….while they’re not exactly negative offset, they do have the deeper dished look. I had the front rims narrowed 1.5″ so they’re now Deep 4.5’s. Did some DIY detailing on them, and wraped with some vintage-looking Michelin ZX and XWX tires on the front and rear. With the 4″ narrowed beam the front wheels are centered better, with full turn and no rubbing (the original 4.5’s with the positive offset would rub slightly on full lock turns). It’s something slightly different than the norm, which I like…it might not be for everyone but I’m very happy with the end result.
Not the best photos since the car is filthy – we’ve had non-stop rain here for the past month, so it mostly been sitting in the garage collecting dust.
A friend of Scott Sain’s caught me rolling to work yesterday-PeteParticipantSeptember 8, 2022 at 7:24 pmPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 4, 2022 at 2:45 pmPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 4, 2022 at 1:34 pmPost count: 1131PeteParticipantSeptember 4, 2022 at 1:08 pmPost count: 1131