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@WOLFGANG posted:

The silver piping on seats and carpets helps hide the color difference a bit.  What is a flared "SC"  replica?  I like the big butt.

IIRC, SC was how CMC referred to their flared Speedster body. Don't know if JPS did the same. I recall someone mentioning someone made a flared body, and a really flared body. Can't remember who mentioned it or what manufacturer it was.

That’s cuz Blackie’s original owner, in Rhode Island and about 2 miles from my beach house, bought the complete option package from CMC.  I bought most of the same package including the black gel coat but not those gold wheels.  I ordered the chromed roll bar and nerf bars but got a plain steel ones, instead.  Didn’t get the faux Spanish fashion model, either.

SO glad I went with the white pearl paint, though!

I had that ad framed and hanging in my office at work for 6 years, too.

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@dlearl476 posted:

IIRC, SC was how CMC referred to their flared Speedster body. Don't know if JPS did the same. I recall someone mentioning someone made a flared body, and a really flared body. Can't remember who mentioned it or what manufacturer it was.

It might be me who mentioned the flared body cars.  Vintage Speedsters made three Speedster versions, traditional, a mild flared version called a widebody and a super widebody version which is what the car in this post is.  Both of the Vintage Speedsters flared versions are different than the CMC and Fiberfab flared cars.

The new Vintage Speedsters in Arizona has not built a flared car as far as I know since the company was moved to Arizona in early 2018.  They did briefly have a super widebody body but sold it with out completing the build.

Vintage Motorcars of California Inc. (owned by Greg Leach and located in the old Vintage Speedsters Hawaiian Gardens location) owns the molds to make the two flared versions and has built both version fairly recently.

Black wheels have been a thing with the younger set for at least 5 years now, maybe 10. I agree with Michael, never liked them black. But I don't like chrome wheels either.

A couple months ago, I helped my son paint his beat-up Suby wheels black. Sanded them down by hand mostly, used an orbital to clean up the corroded spots. Stuck playing cards around the rim by deflating the tires for masking. Primed, then black, then 4 coats of clear. They came out really nice, and he's happy. But not my favorite look, they looked better silver.

I'm 'not' a fan of chrome or black, but on certain cars they are proper. And I'm still unable to decide if my restored Porsche 15x6 Deep 6 Fuch alloys are proper on my silver vintage speedster, but every Speedster I see with Fuchs look great except mine so that is why I'm running steel ten-hole 15x5.5 Lemmerz which I believe were previously painted grey. I'd like to run wide five but that would require changing a few things so I just keep my Porsche 5x130 bolt pattern the same so I can swap between the alloys and steelies on the 912 and Fauxster. Well...that WAS the plan, but after I put on the steelies last year, I never swapped back to the lighter Fuchs with better rubber. Patina is developing on the front headlight bezels, handles and mirrors that match the patina on the steellies. Some here would have replaced all the trim pieces because they are relatively in expensive. Maybe I buy new trim pieces and swap those as I see fit. This is maddening.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

@ALB posted:

@ZFNHSN- Your car looked bitch'n with alloys!  Get'm back on for the spring.

And Merry Christmas!

Thanks ALB! But almost every speedster I see with alloys has been lowered. One day, I'll get to the lowering project which includes dropped spindles. The inspiration for my build was a Chuck Olenyk’s ’57 356 Coupe Outlaw that he chopped into a Speedster with a low bow top. I was featured on a Leno segment here:

https://youtu.be/xxSKO3Er-Yg

@Robert M posted:

IMHO Black rims, when done right, look great on certain cars; Porsches being one of them. I just bought my wife a Carrera white Porsche Macan. It has some black accents on it and I'm considering doing the rims in black to give it a more aggressive appearance. The black rims on the GTS looks great.

I agree, that combo will look great. But black wheels on my white Spyder wouldn't.

@ZFNHSN posted:

Thanks ALB! But almost every speedster I see with alloys has been lowered. One day, I'll get to the lowering project which includes dropped spindles. The inspiration for my build was a Chuck Olenyk’s ’57 356 Coupe Outlaw that he chopped into a Speedster with a low bow top. I was featured on a Leno segment here:

https://youtu.be/xxSKO3Er-Yg

Lowered with alloys; it is a great combination!  And yes, Chuck's Coupe/Speedster is quite the car.

IMHO  black wheels have the same drab eye appeal as did OEM painted rims on a Chevy Biscayne.

Hear hear.  I'm with both you guys.  Nothing screams "fleet vehicle" louder than white paint and black wheels. Chrome? Well, probably best I keep that to myself.

Give me a powder coated wheel in any tone from medium grey to silver any day. Although I'll admit the gold looks good with certain body colors. Ferrari and WRX, I'm looking at you.

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Although with gold, you have to be really careful that it looks more anodized than nouveau riche trump* gold plated toilety.

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