source for silver painted wheels

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source for silver painted wheels

Postby SpyderMike » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:55 pm

Looking for a quality source - wide 5 lug, 5.5" width, proper backspacing, painted...any recommendations?

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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby DannyP » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:58 pm

If you're looking for steel, good luck.

I'm pretty sure Carey Hines and company can take care of that. If you need 5.5" fronts, the centers need to be moved. That's over 100 bucks a wheel to have done professionally. I'm attempting that myself, but so far it's tough to get them straight. Tacked them 3 times so far and no joy.

I moved the centers out 3/8" on my old 4.5" and that was relatively easy.

Best money I spent so far was on Greg's Vintage 190 aluminum wheels, powdercoated silver and run true. I got 4.5" front and 5.5" rear.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby egrant5329 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:03 pm

Now if Greg would just make the 16" version. I've had 4 bolt, 15" wide-5 steel, 15" wide-5 alloy, so why not 16" alloy. ](*,)
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby SpyderMike » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:12 pm

I won't do business with him. Thanks though. I will keep looking.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby DannyP » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:58 pm

I know the history. He truly is not the same. His service is exemplary these days. Hey, it's a new year.

Ed, that would be the coolest of the cool, reasonably priced aluminum 16" wheels that fit/look awesome. Well, we can dream, just like little Suzy the doll in Rudolph LOL! FYI, that movie/cartoon came out the year I was born, 1964.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby SpyderMike » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:37 pm

I have too much first hand experience and too much history to move beyond it. It wasn't about his "service". I sincerely hope he has moved beyond where he was (up to just a few years ago). Too bad he can't right the past mistakes. Oh well, life goes on.

Anyway, I am pretty sure he doesn't make the wheels, someone else does. There are a few people out there with the same product it seems.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby DannyP » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:32 am

Greg imports them and is responsible for setting the whole thing up. I believe anyone else who has them gets them through Greg anyway.

My second car has many many improvements and updates from the 2002 version. They've come a long way. Fit and finish was very good on the old car. The new one is even better! I especially like that Greg moved back where he started. Then hired all the Vintage Speedster guys. They were left high and dry by the new Vintage Speedster owner who moved the business to Arizona.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby SpyderMike » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:29 am

I am glad you like your product. I am simply not here to talk about Greg.

Anyway, I am looking for some nice painted wheels and will keep searching.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby RBP » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 am

You can buy the 16" in what ever configuration you like.

http://www.alloyreplicas.com/16-a-model ... baby-moon/
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby egrant5329 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:04 am

Last year when I checked they were ~$5200.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby RBP » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:15 am

I have a set, I don't remember what I paid but I know they weren't cheap. Likely was around 1,200 a wheel. Not really an unreasonable price considering the minimal volume they would produce and the fact they are custom almost one off type of wheel.
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby egrant5329 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:08 am

They are a very nice looking wheel, but if they can produce and sell the 15" for $175, there is no reason they can't do the 16" for similar.

When I do something to my spyder, I try consider what it does to the value and if I can ever recover the money when I sell the car. For my old Beck 16s might make it easier to sell when the time comes, but I don't think I could recover the amount spent.

At least there is an option if you want to spend the money.
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Postby RBP » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:29 am

Well, I agree with what you are saying. My thinking was, if I'm going to build and keep the car then I don't care all that much about recovering all the money. Going in I expected that it would cost me more to buy and build the car then I'd be able to sell it for, not even accounting for my time! So in the end I spent the money and my time, I'll own and drive it for I hope 20 years (already have over 10) and in the end my estate will sell it. Gota spend your money on something, may as well be something you love!
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby SpyderMike » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am

RBP wrote:You can buy the 16" in what ever configuration you like.

http://www.alloyreplicas.com/16-a-model ... baby-moon/



I just got a quote from them...$2800 for 15" and $3600 for 16".
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Re: source for silver painted wheels

Postby RBP » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:14 pm

I'd go with the 16" all day at that price. Just make sure you specify the BS you want, I have 4.5" BS but my rims are 6" & 5" and I have 205/55/16 in rear and 175/55/16 in front. BS might be different depending if you have a Vintage, Beck or TR. I have a Vintage. Here you go Ed, can't see you getting a much better price then that!
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