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Parts from the Bug House in PA or Bug City in CT (or the West Coast suppliers, Like Vintage Motor Cars in LA and others).

Tell us what your car is (who made it) and we'll help from there.

As you can see I need new rims to get the stance right. I'm waiting for the rim rep to come measure the offset and see what we can fit under this beast. I also just order a motor kit from Cb Performance.  What a great bunch if guys. I'm just a little nervous of doing the assembly myself 

Alan, with the colour those wheels make the car look awesome and fill the flare nicely. Nicely done for sure.    Do you have any other cars that you did with those flares and other wheels maybe our new 56WB might like to see some of your creations.    I mean your nearly at 50 rebuilds/builds   

  Ridler wheels

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A bit different

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Ridler wheels

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David Bayne's CMC " replica" chrome Fuch's 

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 I polished and painted these Faux Fuchs

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   American Racing wheels

Fishster 2

  This is Ron Fish's car  not sure what the wheels are

red IM rear top

This is a IM classic body with mild custom flared added aftermarket wheels with custom machine centers ( I owned this car twice now in California)

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   VS super wide body 10" rear 8" front

 

 

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Wheels on CMC - FF flared body as you can see there is room for quality Billet aluminum wheel spacers to bring out the fronts

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As you can see I need new rims to get the stance right. I'm waiting for the rim rep to come measure the offset and see what we can fit under this beast. I also just order a motor kit from Cb Performance.  What a great bunch if guys. I'm just a little nervous of doing the assembly myself 

The car looks great! You don't 'need' new rims, but we'll certainly help you spend your money to give your car a new look if you desire...

What size tires/wheels are on the car now?

Welcome to the madness. I have a Fiberfab Californian which is the same body as the CMC wide body. I have a Subaru engine powering my car. It is a NA 2.5L JE253 engine with variable cam lift out of a 2007 Subaru Impreza. Good luck with your Type 1 build.  I didn't see it mentioned. What make is your Speedster? CMC, Fiberfab, other?speedster conversion 92speedster conversion 90

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Two ways of looking at spacers:

1.  Go from a 4 bolt by 130mm VW pattern to a 5-bolt by 130mm Porsche or Chevy bolt pattern (Chevy is a different pattern spacing)?  That requires an adapter to go from 4 bolt to 5 bolt.

2. OTOH, if you already have a Porsche or Chevy pattern and just want to move the wheel outboard while keeping the original pattern, you'll need a spacer.  Those are sold in thicknesses from about 1/8" up to around 4" and some bolt to the hub with the original wheel bolts and then the wheel is attached to offset studs on the spacer.  Or, they might require just longer wheel studs and a spacer to fit over them and then the wheel gets bolted on.

As Dr. Clock points out, there are a bunch of them out there so the only caution I would add is get something made of forged 6061 Billet Aluminum.  Do not get a spacer made of cast Aluminum - they're no where near as strong as forged Billet.

I run a set of 4 to 5 bolt (VW to Porsche) adapters, all 1-1/8" thick made of forged Billet Aluminum that I got from Pelican Parts in Florida 15 years ago.  Not cheap at $125 each but they work great.  Looks like those in Alan's link are similar and a LOT cheaper!

Good hunting...

Jimmy V. posted:

Welcome to the madness. I have a Fiberfab Californian which is the same body as the CMC wide body. I have a Subaru engine powering my car. It is a NA 2.5L JE253 engine with variable cam lift out of a 2007 Subaru Impreza. Good luck with your Type 1 build.  I didn't see it mentioned. What make is your Speedster? CMC, Fiberfab, other?speedster conversion 92speedster conversion 90

Wow. That looks great. I like your color so much more than my red. My body is a cmc

Gordon Nichols posted:

Two ways of looking at spacers:

1.  Go from a 4 bolt by 130mm VW pattern to a 5-bolt by 130mm Porsche or Chevy bolt pattern (Chevy is a different pattern spacing)?  That requires an adapter to go from 4 bolt to 5 bolt.

2. OTOH, if you already have a Porsche or Chevy pattern and just want to move the wheel outboard while keeping the original pattern, you'll need a spacer.  Those are sold in thicknesses from about 1/8" up to around 4" and some bolt to the hub with the original wheel bolts and then the wheel is attached to offset studs on the spacer.  Or, they might require just longer wheel studs and a spacer to fit over them and then the wheel gets bolted on.

As Dr. Clock points out, there are a bunch of them out there so the only caution I would add is get something made of forged 6061 Billet Aluminum.  Do not get a spacer made of cast Aluminum - they're no where near as strong as forged Billet.

I run a set of 4 to 5 bolt (VW to Porsche) adapters, all 1-1/8" thick made of forged Billet Aluminum that I got from Pelican Parts in Florida 15 years ago.  Not cheap at $125 each but they work great.  Looks like those in Alan's link are similar and a LOT cheaper!

Good hunting...

This site is so great. Thanks For the info. Alan's link is great. Thank you all again.  

The rim rep is coming back later this week and once he tells my the thickness I need I'll be ordering 

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