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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 14th June 2008, 16:43
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Unhappy I am now, officially, an idiot

Thought I'd bagged a bargain on eBay - 4 steel wheels, pcd 100, 4 stud 57mm bore, with tyres for 40. Old VW Golf wheels - Just the ticket to get the chassis rolling, and off the build stands.

Get them home - and then realise that they're only 13" wheels!

They only just clear the rear callipers - but there's no way the wheel would rotate... So there's no chance of them fitting on the front.

Bugger.

Ah well. Back they go on eBay...
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Old 14th June 2008, 17:20
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balls no good for spares either. With any luck you'll make a profit on it!
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Just the ticket to get the chassis rolling, and off the build stands.

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I have a nice set of 15" alloys for sale !!

Seriously though, if you need a set of wheels just to move the car around I still have my original steel BMW wheels collecting spiders in my lock up.
the tyres are no good for driving on but the wheels are just a bit dirty. (you can see them in my early rolling road pictures.)

They are yours if you want to collect. I'm at UB9 if you want to work out how much petrol it will cost you. (The alloys might be cheaper after all)

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That's very good of you Pete. When can I come and pick them up?
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Hi Jason,
i've sent you a pm

Peter
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After a motorway services meet up with Peter (very cloak and dagger... ), I now have some wheels that fit - I won't have to resort to putting my nice refurbished BBS's on it until it's all done!

Thanks Peter! Hope the second half of your journey home was less eventful than the first.
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After a motorway services meet up with Peter (very cloak and dagger... ), I now have some wheels that fit - I won't have to resort to putting my nice refurbished BBS's on it until it's all done!

Thanks Peter! Hope the second half of your journey home was less eventful than the first.
Yes, thanks, I got home fine with no further delays.
I hope the wheels are useful for your build.....

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After a motorway services meet up with Peter (very cloak and dagger... ),
I bought my BMW wheels off ebay and met the bloke halfway - a layby just off the M1 - it was a misty morning and I had 250 in cash - yes I felt a bit scared !!!

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My BMW / BBS alloys I've got came from eBay as well. A popular place for wheels!

I didn't have to meet the seller at motorway services, as he was in Northampton. But I did have to meet him at his lock-up - Which was, shall we say, the wrong side of the tracks...

That and I don't believe there was a square inch of him that wasn't pierced or tattoo'd

Intimidating? A little....
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I'm starting to think it was good I got my wheels with the donor !
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