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Elan Wheels Help!

PostPost by: mikevernon » Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:41 pm

HELP!!! My 1969 Elan S4 SE has no wheels.

I removed the 7" k/o Minilites some years ago and fitted standard wheelarches to the body, and the car has been on blocks ever since. Now I need to move it (preferably to a new owner) so I need some wheels. Steel or alloy but standard width and k/o fitting. Does anybody have any?

OR does anybody have any suggestions about converting to some other hubs to fit bolt-on alloys??

[email protected] or tel. 02476 464188
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:47 pm

Wheels and knock offs, both used and in "new" condition appear on ebay frequently, I think four used knockoffs are listed now. The wheels you may have to buy one or two at a time.
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PostPost by: steveww » Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:31 pm

The usual suppliers do the regular 4.5" steel knock-offs about ?100 a wheel.
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PostPost by: mikevernon » Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:47 pm

Steve
Who are the "usual suppliers"?
I did find some today at ?125 each + VAT, but ?587.50 for 4 wheels is too much for me.
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PostPost by: blueplastic72 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:03 pm

Hello,

Not sure how up to date the Spydersport website is but give Andy a call as the following are currently advertised and even if they are not available he may have something else:

+2 steel wheels, sand blasted and primed. Very good drive peg holes ?25.00 each
+2 steel wheels chrome rims, very good drive peg holes. 4 very good chrome 1 reasonable. ?150.00 the set

For all of the above. Please contact Andrew on 0794 111 2952

I would imagine that he would also have spinners to match. You will just need some part worn tyres from your local tyre fitter which should not be too expensive.

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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:22 am

I have just ordered a set of minilites from Tony Thompson ?90+VAT each. Last time I was at Paul Matty they had both steel and alloy wheels at around ?100+VAT each.

There was a set of spinners of ebay, a bit bashed but looked like they would hold the wheels on ;) New they are about ?25+VAT from PM.
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