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Jonesey
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:37 am    Post subject: Anybody seen Minilites? Reply with quote

Ever since watching Stock car/Hotrod/Superstox racing as a kid, I’ve loved the classic minilite wheels. The Singer Mulholland has a beautiful set that I’ve fallen for- does anybody have any knowledge of any similar available on the market? Would like to keep standard Tyre sizes for a c4s

Any potential leads would be greatly appreciated.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do looks rather cool on that car, Im not sure they would work on anything newish though. Say you have a C4s so at least a 996.2 which again I don't think would look right.

I was trying to find who did them as well just for reference.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes those Singer wheels are the business. I love the deep dish look of them. Probably my favourite Singer too
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was about to comment how utterly terrible they’d look, thought I better check the picture out first! How wrong, they look great but would they work on a 996? Not 100percent sold on that. minilite are uk based so you could give them a call, they’ll give you advise about possibilities I’m sure but a one off set is likely to be mucho dinero
 
  
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Martin996RSR
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have an MGB GTV8 and I contacted Minilite about a set of custom wheels. They were very competitive, not crazy money at all. I got the impression they had tooling that could be easily adjusted top give any offset/diameter/PCD required.
 
  
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Macca38
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an MG v8 Sebring (up for sale) and i have 15 inch Minilites on those. Moss Europe sell them, not sure they do much above 15 inch though as they usually go on MG's, Mini's, Fast Fords etc. Would be interesting to see what they would look like on a C4S though!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you get success on this would love to see some piccies please Thumb


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richardlee
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are reasonably close and as far as I know can be custom made to your specs
http://www.rotiform.com/wheel-gallery/31702/mlw/
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to check out Japan Racing JR19's and Rota RKR wheel as they both have the minilite look and you can get them made to the size / stud pattern you want through Driftworks, only problem is they only go up to 17"
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fit minilites to a 996 and expect this at MOT time. Very Happy




My opinion is that you can’t make a water cooled model look like an air-cooled by simply fitting some old style wheels.

Even Fuchs are on a thin line for me. Most other people I know think they look crap on anything newer than an IB car.

But as always it’s your car so do what makes you happy. They’re one of the easiest things to reverse if you don’t like it or can’t bear the piss taking after a while. Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lets not forget, a Singer would look good with pram wheels..
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a set of genuine Minilites on my Lotus Europa around 1970. Cost a fortune as they were made from magnesium. Super light & strong as they were used for racing & rallying. Major problem was corrosion only on the mating face between the wheel & steel hub normally at the stud holes where you would get cavities. You could almost see the magnesium vanishing if you didn't have them off frequently for cleaning. Not really suitable for the road, but hey ho, they were the ultimate. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all- ye have little faith!

I fully appreciate that they haven’t been seen on a 996, I’m definitely going to do some more research however- that dish on the rear could be something special (to me at least)

Definitely not trying to hark after an air cooled car, more intrigued to see what they may look like. I need to find a photoshop whizz.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for the rushed Photoshop-job (I'm sure someone can do a better job here) but I was curious to see what this could look like on a C4S...
 



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure you could get Minilites bigger than 15" Question
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had Revolution make a custom set or 15's for my Turbo2
but I'm pretty sure that style rim on any modern car especially
a 911 will look shite.

IMG_9460 by Dave Hunt, on Flickr

IMG_9659 by Dave Hunt, on Flickr
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dieseldave wrote:
Turbo2...


Surprised

Camera please

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche have the answer. Carrera Sport wheels. Should anyone wish to swap Turbo 1 wheels for a set, I'm all ears.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mullerice wrote:
Apologies for the rushed Photoshop-job (I'm sure someone can do a better job here) but I was curious to see what this could look like on a C4S...


I would have to lower the car to make those look right - sat bolt upright on Minilites looks very strange
 
  
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Martin996RSR
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon they could look pretty cool actually.
 
  
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