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Old 11th January 2014, 19:10
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First dry day off in ages been putting this off for too long, rear inner wheel arches to fill in.
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Old 11th January 2014, 19:12
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Now I know why I was putting this off.
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Old 11th January 2014, 20:21
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welcome back Tiger.
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Old 11th January 2014, 21:16
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I would be interested in seeing some of your work The Shadow you can post it on here we only offer constructive comments in order to help your build.
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Old 12th January 2014, 07:38
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Hi tony. There is an easier way. Get hold of a scrap plastic wheel arch liner and cut it too fit. A few screws and its in.
I have done that on all four of my arches. Simple .
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Old 12th January 2014, 08:48
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Hi tony. There is an easier way. Get hold of a scrap plastic wheel arch liner and cut it too fit. A few screws and its in.
I have done that on all four of my arches. Simple .
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Old 12th January 2014, 09:23
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I did that with the front, scrap nissan micra arches, but thought it would be better to glass the rear, like Drummajors before Chris took a hammer to them at the BBQ!
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Old 12th January 2014, 14:36
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Next time I'll use plastic arches front and back as this was a right faff.
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Old 12th January 2014, 16:27
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Anyway on another note alloys for another vehicle, Lepsons would not refurb them as one has damaged bolt holes, so its down to me. Found someone to make a plug for the holes and someone to tig weld them in. So statred a refurb. Seems daft but the PCD is odd 5x162.?? adapters would require cutting the rear arches of the van. I can not find a picture of a Mercedes 206d fitted with alloys, unless someone else can. These wheels came off a Czech Tatra 4x4 but I doubt their provinence as I have been to the Tatra musium possibly an indian Tata but who knows, they came off a 1972 206d and one down three to go don't look to bad.
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Old 12th January 2014, 16:33
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I would be interested in seeing some of your work The Shadow you can post it on here we only offer constructive comments in order to help your build.
Chillax Mister T.
I only said welcome back , I call everybody by pet names , just read my old postins.
I really don't have time to post picturs of everything I have done over the years on here. To be honest , i dont think pics of cars that arent Tributes would be relevant anyway.
i can offer you some constructive comments though -- don't use 3 separate spacers/adapters on the back --that's dangerous , possibly illegal and not good.
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Old 12th January 2014, 16:54
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They .look like lr defender to me. (5x165) The vast amount of corrosion is straight out of the 90s lr ethos.


Possibly the centre hole machined bigger.
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Old 12th January 2014, 17:09
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Chargerstang made his own arch liners:



Not sure what he used for the base material though (see the Double build from Germany thread)
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Old 12th January 2014, 17:22
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He used a heat mouldable plastic bought on ebay.de, I know because I asked him at the BBQ he did a great job, but I have failed to find this material even on ebay.de.
Sadly the wheels are not LR 165x5 they are close to Ford transit 160x5 close but no cigar.
My car has been on the road and in use since May last year and has recently passed its MOT, no issues.
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Old 12th January 2014, 17:55
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Scottie just PM'd you re the chrome paint, sorry for the delay. Just in time as I was just going to put a clear coat on the wheels!
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Old 12th January 2014, 18:51
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First side done and painted.
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Old 12th January 2014, 19:45
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Oh and just in case I also adjusted my inner arches before glassing them in, with a hammer, mine were not touching but if a heavier driver got in then its best to be prepared. (not that I'm calling you fat Jason just big LOL).
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Old 12th January 2014, 20:32
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Refurb wheel looks good Tony.

You could always spray some "chrome"paint on a old bucket or something and then try to clear coat it, then if it works okay.

Like I said, when I tried it, the lovely silver "chrome paint" turned into a horrible rough grey sandpaper like texture. I was gutted!
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Old 12th January 2014, 21:09
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Thanks Scottie I'll try that.
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Old 12th January 2014, 21:49
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Don't know whether this info is of any use, but a Nissan trade has a PCD of
5 x 160mm, and Transits FT 75 and FT100 have PCD of 5 x 160mm.

It may be possible to take up the 2mm difference by using "wobbly wheel nuts" Which claim to do just that.

Having said that, the draw back I can see coming here is:
if that size is so rare , does any company make alloys for them?

May be worth a look.
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Old 12th January 2014, 22:44
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Look like LR to me too - 5x6.5"
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