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Looking for some aftermarket wheels for my 260.

Can anyone tell me what styles would be period correct? I like the look of the Konig rewinds but not sure these would let me qualify for collector plate status here in BC.

Thanks

Dean

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Yeah, I've heard that the collector plate regs up there are pretty strict about period parts. If my understanding is correct, I don't think Konigs will qualify, as they are modern wheels that have only been in production for a few years. They are not a wheel that was in production back then and are still being made today, they are just a modern version of a retro style.

Living in Oregon, I'm not an expert in your laws, but my guess is that to qualify easily without argument, it would be easiest to simply buy a nice set of true period wheels for it. Of course, that will limit you to 14" (unless you can find a set of 15" aluminum American Racing Le Mans), and only a few common period styles - slots, basketweaves, turbines, Libres or clones, etc.

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There are lots of period correct wheels around-here anyway. I have bought cars for the wheels before($200-$300), post some pictures of styles you like and see what is close!

You might ask what guide they use to verify the wheels are period correct to find out what is allowed.

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Thanks guys.

This is the document as it reads; "Wheels and hubcaps appropriate to the era of manufacture. Documentation will be required for era correct aftermarket wheels"

Dean

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Period correct for an aftermarket wheel?

This probably would have been the most ubiquitous '70's era style of aftermarket wheels:

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1071101

or...

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1111101

Then this:

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1011118

Hurricane mags were really popular too:

http://www.akhwheels.com/pages/showWheel.php?pk=408

I had some like this on a '75 in the early '80's:

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1011115

It was unconventional, but it looked great.

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I think if you were to stay period correct, the Ansen slots would be a good option and you can easily get 15" in this wheel with some good width. I think they are also really nice with the polished finish as well.

As an FYI, I decided against the collector status when I lived there as I wanted to do what I wanted with the car and insurance was still only $400 or so for the 6 months I drove it. $59 for storage for the remainder of the year. Going this way I added the MP3 player, lowered suspension, etc.

I'm sure you car will look awesome no matter which wheel you choose Dean.

Chris

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Edited by joker72z

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I too like the various VTO wheels and I would take pics to your agency and see if they have a problem with these or say a set of mini-lites or panasports.

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Period correct for an aftermarket wheel?

This probably would have been the most ubiquitous '70's era style of aftermarket wheels:

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1071101

or...

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1111101

Then this:

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1011118

Hurricane mags were really popular too:

http://www.akhwheels.com/pages/showWheel.php?pk=408

I had some like this on a '75 in the early '80's:

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel_detail.asp?subcat3=1011115

It was unconventional, but it looked great.

Ubiquitous huh? I guess that means everywhere you loook or all over the place!;)

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Except there weren't any 5 Spoke wheels for the 4 bolt pattern of the Z hubs. So those are out...

"Documentation" - might include Ad.'s out of magazines published during that period. So start collecting some auto magazines from 1973, 1974 and 1974.

FWIW,

Carl B.

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For a 260Z, you could probably use ads all the way through '78, maybe even '80. I've got access to some of those ads. Feel free to post or PM with questions.

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Except there weren't any 5 Spoke wheels for the 4 bolt pattern of the Z hubs. So those are out...

Actually there were a couple of five spokes available for the Z. Here are two examples...

idoxlr8, I know a couple of canadians have used the American Racing and Shelby catalogs I posted scans of to use as documentation that those wheels are period correct. Something to keep in mind if you wind up with a set of either of those.

-Mike

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Big help everybody--Thanks:classic:

I'm going to contact our insurance carrier up here and try to get this Jelly nailed to the wall, so to speak:rolleyes:

Dean

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I guess you can tell the Ansen Slots were my pick on my extensive refresh - info can be found in the "garage".

Best of luck with your search - wheels are much like women - so many out there but you gotta find the one for you!ROFL

Edited by Travel'n Man

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Looking for some aftermarket wheels for my 260.

Can anyone tell me what styles would be period correct? I like the look of the Konig rewinds but not sure these would let me qualify for collector plate status here in BC.

Thanks

Dean

I have got a set of the ansen sprint wheels. I believe they are 14x7's. They are in really good shape and I would be willing to part with them for $150.00 I bought this car from a second owner and he said original owner put them on the car. I put Konig rewinds on it two years ago. Just a thought.:)

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My son has these that may be coming up for sale pretty soon. He was told they were vintage, but I can't vouch for that (look like late 80s stuff to me...). They are chromed steel, 14x7, with what looks like zero offset. Decent shape, some curb rash. Somebody here may be able to date them.

I'd have a set of the Bullit Mustang "Torq Thrust" wheels on my Z if i could just get around that 5-hole thing...

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Are you looking for actual vintage wheels, or simply a vintage look that will be approved?

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He was told they were vintage, but I can't vouch for that (look like late 80s stuff to me...).
Yup, mid-to-late '80s. Probably a full decade later than correct for the OP's car.

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Are you looking for actual vintage wheels, or simply a vintage look that will be approved?

At this point I don't think our insurance carrier can answer this for sure.

I'm thinking with the draconian rules we have in BC pertaining to collector car status I'll just get my Rewinds and be done with it.

Thanks for all the information everyone, it could still come in very useful.

Dean

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OMG... Cragar Super Sports??? Really? Really... Yup, they made 'em in a 4 lug bolt pattern. In 13 inch diameter for Pintos and Vegas. Bleedin' unreal. Sometimes it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to post and remove all doubt. Cheers, Scott

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Just give me some choices for wheels to fit the 1972 bolt pattern w/ backspace. I absolutely hate all period stuff!

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I think Watanabe RS rims look great (Period Correct). Expensive though.

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Centerlines which are cheap and can have very nice offsets,

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Ansen Mesh also cheap and nice

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Hayashi rims (certain types)

Racing

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Street Fins

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TRD Toscos are correct in year but not in Company as TRD is for toyota but they have the same Lug Pattern and they are sexy.

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A set of very rare Furukawa Mesh.

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Or if you want to, try this link to my old Forum for the AE86. Lots of old JDM rims and aftermarkets.

http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=78542

Edited by tymarbry

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Remember that the period being discussed is early-mid 70s. The last few you posted seem to be from a little later era.

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