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Postby Shellysowner » 20 Jan 2006, 18:18

Aren't Compo ML's those ones that look like superlites? Not my favourite wheel to be honest.

Will 10" even fit in the rear arches?

I reckon Revolution 4-spokes, 6x13" on the front and 8x13" on the back if it'll fit.

Alternatively if you are tubbing the back end - Centreline Autodrag 15x5" front, 15x15" rear :D
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Postby kw107 » 20 Jan 2006, 18:40

Compomotive ML:

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They look like old rally wheels, thats because I like them.

Please define "tubbing". I did'nt find that word in my dictionary. Maybe you mean lift up the rear?
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Postby Shellysowner » 20 Jan 2006, 20:21

kw107 wrote:Please define "tubbing". I did'nt find that word in my dictionary. Maybe you mean lift up the rear?


Oh sorry, I mean to cut the rear inner arches out and some of the floor and replace them with a large piece of metal in the shape of half a large cylinder to allow wider wheels to be fitted to the back of the car.

Here is the inside of a part finished Chevrolet Camaro with tubbed arches:

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I'm guessing if you don't know what tubbing is though then you won't be doing it! It's also not quite as simple as it sounds...
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Postby kw107 » 21 Jan 2006, 09:39

The Chevette is a very rare car here. I know only two hatchbacks here. One is mine and the other is in Tartu. My friend wants to buy the other one and then we want to make the cars look exactly the same. Two hatchbacks in one town, that sounds good :D .

I don't want to make so drastical reconstructions. The car's body must stay in original. I'm not so good at building up. It's my first big project and when something goes wrong, then I'm not going to forgive myself :cry: . This is why I need your help, to build up my car in the right way. OK! The story got a little sad (get yourself together Kristjan), I'm very sensitive when the talk is about my car.

About the wheels now. I think that the wheels look superb when they have a big -offset. They have to be 13 inch and wide.

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Found myself an example. You said it: yellow & black.
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Postby Shellysowner » 21 Jan 2006, 11:59

Don't worry Kristjan, I wasn't seriously suggesting that you do that to your Chevette, it's just that when you mentioned 10" wheels I thought that's what you may have in mind.
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Postby penski » 21 Jan 2006, 17:09

Stop being obloquious, Ralph. It really does nothing for you.

On a related note, I love this car:
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And, for your car, kw107:

7x13 front, 8x13 rear Mattig Steels. Polished rims, red centres.

Smooth, flattened, shiny red paintwork.

Rolled arches.

Nice, clean and simple.

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Postby kw107 » 21 Jan 2006, 19:24

Thanks guy's :D ! Define "rolled arches" :? . Still a bit stupid.
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Postby penski » 21 Jan 2006, 19:34

The wheelarches are carefully 'rolled' to smooth them out and allow wider wheels to go on :)

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Postby kw107 » 21 Jan 2006, 19:52

Still stupid :D . Rolled arches??? Please, please when you can, show me a picture.

Something like this?

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Postby Doive » 21 Jan 2006, 20:19

Are rolled arches not where a special tool is used to tuck the wheelarch lip up into the panel, and then the metal is gently flared outwards to allow greater clearance for larger wheels? I could be wrong, having never done it.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 21 Jan 2006, 22:57

Doive wrote:Are rolled arches not where a special tool is used to tuck the wheelarch lip up into the panel

yes, the special tool being a hammer and also a dolly. all wheel arches have this lip as you'd never get the panel off the tools.
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Postby Shellysowner » 22 Jan 2006, 02:39

penski wrote:Stop being obloquious, Ralph. It really does nothing for you.


Oh I dunno, keeps me entertained :P Besides I was being deadly serious, I absolutely love the nato/camo look, it's so difficult to pull off and it looks absolutely fantastic when it's done - you just need to get all the details right, like making sure your helmet is nicely polished.
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Postby chevettev8 » 23 Jan 2006, 14:18

If i was doing a respray it would be Old English White, very classy

BTW anyone know what these rims are?
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Postby penski » 23 Jan 2006, 19:06

Ronals, if I recall correctly...

I think dom posted a set of magnesium ones (in a 13x8 flavour or similar) in the retro-rides-ebay-thread-before-the-current-one.

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Postby kw107 » 25 Jan 2006, 21:06

I've got a video. Check it out!

http://www.hot.ee/kw107/20.wmv
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Postby Cooltony » 30 Jan 2006, 00:57

any two colours that compliment each other.

Dark silver - anthracite wheels
Dark green - anthracite wheels

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Postby Good Frosty » 06 Feb 2006, 01:14

Lime-green. Solid lime green is a interesting color for any car (Even a Cavalier) with lime green wheels with no-hubcaps or dog dish hubcaps (caps that only cover the center of the wheel).

If your car is already different, this will definetly make it different. This could also be called Bright green, or Neon green. You could also save some money not trying to put big-chrome wheels on your car either by doing this.


Maybe I'm too old fashioned..

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Edit: The reason I suggested the Dog-Dish style hubcaps is because You can sometimes take any center-cap (Some Chevettes came with Two-Piece hub-caps, one center piece, and one outer piece, You could take the outer piece off and have a dog dish like hubcap.) and stick it on a painted wheel and it compliments the colors.
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Postby kw107 » 10 Feb 2006, 13:06

I found some tires. Formula Estonia rear tires, 240 R13 and then I thought that I can easly fit the formula wheels to. Can someone show me a picture of a Manta rear axle. A guy is selling it but I don't know how it looks, maybe his trying to sell me some other car axle. I'll put the tire pictures up today.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 10 Feb 2006, 14:53

i'll take some photos of my Manta 'B' axle and host them later on for you ok.
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Postby kw107 » 17 Feb 2006, 17:38

you do that! :D
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Postby kw107 » 25 Mar 2006, 19:41

Did you get the pictures Herbie?
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Postby kw107 » 26 Mar 2006, 21:08

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8) Is it too much???
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Postby Doive » 27 Mar 2006, 09:10

I assume a load of filler will be going on those to smooth them in? Nothing like a bit of home made innovation!
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Postby kw107 » 27 Mar 2006, 15:23

How do you call it: glass fibre or something like that. This is the easy part, I think. The front bumper is most difficult.

I was thinking last days and I don't know what to do. Buy myself a HS or make the old one. The old one takes too much time and TOO MUCH money. Maybe I should sell it and my Saab 9000 and still buy the HS.
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Postby Doive » 27 Mar 2006, 15:28

A Saab 9000?! Ooooh, pictures please. Don't sell either of them, it's much more fun to do up the old chevette.
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