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 Posted: 01-27-2009 12:43 am
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roblanford
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I have a question for those of you who have the 15x6 panasports and 205/50/15 tires: Do you think there is 3/4" of room on the inside of the tire on the back tires and on the inside of the front tires when turned lock to lock?
Robert

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 Posted: 01-27-2009 04:21 am
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Can't be of any help, but they sure look good. Hope you can make it work.

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 Posted: 01-27-2009 05:57 am
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Don't know about the lateral clearances, But I can tell you that if you re-drill them to 100mm they won't fit.  The JH bolt pattern is 4x4".


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 Posted: 01-27-2009 06:27 am
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Thanks,
What I meant was to move the lug bolts to fit 100mm.

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 Posted: 01-27-2009 06:45 pm
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 Posted: 01-27-2009 07:01 pm
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Nice wheels, but wouldn't they look a bit out of place on a JH? A bit of a clash with the early 70's styling? My inner eye sees a 90's car sitting on those wheels.

Don't mistake me for an originality freak, I am nothing of the kind, but I just happen to think that Alleycat rims would suit the car a lot better. They could also improve brake cooling compared to the stock wheels, I think.


Don't know if you can get them in 15" though, but I think 14" are at least available since I have seen Alleycats on a VW Caravelle (Vanagon for you folks across the pond).

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 Posted: 01-27-2009 08:09 pm
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Joachim, I certainly understand your vision of the JH styling. I stayed up late last night drawing tires and offsets and gave myself a tremendous headache. I think I will copy Jasper and be done with it. Nice work on your car and workshop by the way.

Robert

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 Posted: 01-27-2009 08:17 pm
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Thanks! Just started on the car again yesterday, ordered some POR-15 and had some old bushings pressed out. I get that kind of thing done for free at a local car dealer after closing, since I play in a jazz band with one of their mechanics... :-)

Wheel dimensioning can be a headache inducing activity. You have my sympathies!

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 Posted: 03-17-2009 06:30 pm
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Finally pulled the trigger on new wheels and tires


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 Posted: 03-17-2009 11:16 pm
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And rollbar!

What brand, size, tires, etc? Inquiring minds...

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The wheels are Konig Rewinds 15x7x20mm. The tires are Toyo Proxis T1R 205/50/15. I had the wheel lug holes moved .030" to get the 4" pattern. It looks like everything clears. I still need to get some hub bore spacers made to mate the 73mm hub bore on the wheel to the JH flange.


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 Posted: 03-19-2009 09:32 am
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Was browsing the site below and saw these wheels, look good but maybe not for the JH. They are 4 inch PCD

 

http://droopsnootgroup.yuku.com/topic/1320/t/My-Old-Nail-Project.html

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 Posted: 03-19-2009 09:36 am
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And with good wheels you need good brakes, look at the hub it looks like it puts the wheel further out, the castor adjustment is better looking unit than on the JH, even the disc looks thicker than thr JH unit. The shock looks more up and down than the JH also. Any comments?

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 Posted: 03-19-2009 12:01 pm
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Apparently, the radius rod is a 70's aftermarket upgrade. I don't know if the improvement is worth changing from a radius rod with fresh bushings, but it looks cool.

I would be more interested in the brake upgrade and the LSD unit he had found...

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