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Old 27th November 2017, 20:13
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Default Banded Steels

So like all of us I spend too much time mulling over wheels for my kit.

What diameter
Width
Offset
Colour
Square or staggered
Wires ?
Alloys
Steels

Anyway the list goes on and on

I fancy steels but widths are not enough (maybe)

Anyone have experience of buying and using them ?

More importantly if you have owned a car with banded what was the relationship and cost to insure?

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Old 28th November 2017, 08:26
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Dave,
Take a look a Seanick's build thread. He produced some beautiful banded steels. See the first page (link below). And, if you want to see how a professional laminator makes changes, keep clicking. I was inspired by this thread.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=3924
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Old 29th November 2017, 07:59
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Dave,
Take a look a Seanick's build thread. He produced some beautiful banded steels. See the first page (link below). And, if you want to see how a professional laminator makes changes, keep clicking. I was inspired by this thread.

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...ead.php?t=3924

Thanks very much. Great thread which I had missed before. I thought I had read every corner of this forum but appears not

What I'm after really is whether anyone had experience of insurance NOT accepting banded steels at all. I can get the widths I want with alloys but they leave me with limited options. I suppose I had better bite the bullet and get a view from the insurance company. Just didn't want to give too much away pre-build.

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Old 29th November 2017, 12:50
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I've never had an insurer go into that level of detail to insure a kit car.
A banded steel wheel won't have any value as such. I would be more concerned over the legality of this type of wheel when used on the road.
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Old 29th November 2017, 13:43
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I've never had an insurer go into that level of detail to insure a kit car.
A banded steel wheel won't have any value as such. I would be more concerned over the legality of this type of wheel when used on the road.
That's exactly to my point. No way do I want a get out clause for them should there be an unforeseen circumstance.

Back to searching for wheels again and again and again
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Old 29th November 2017, 21:13
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Lots of info on Rods & Sods.

Can't find a definitive answer though ! Looks like they were illegal at some point 30 years ago but maybe its ok now. Ask your wheel shop, MOT man or even VOSA, it will be in the small print some where, one way or another .
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Old 29th November 2017, 21:20
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Thanks L@LM

Finding a definitive answer is indeed that - nigh on impossible.

I know people that have banded steels (a family member had them on his BMW M3 with a Mk1 Escort body shell). He was cagey as to how 'legal' they were... trying to persuade me to have them though !

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These any good ?? They can do custom widths not just what's in stock

http://www.extremeoffsetwheels.com/W...n%20stock.html
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Old 29th November 2017, 23:19
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These any good ?? They can do custom widths not just what's in stock

http://www.extremeoffsetwheels.com/W...n%20stock.html
Thanks for that - quite a good range. Offsets of 0 would provide a good deep dish (if they fit under the arches of course)

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