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Scooby

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Collectors plates
« on: May 10, 19, 06:46 »
I am trying to get collectors plates for my 78 MK1.The rules say I can go 1" taller on the rims.So I am hunting for some old school 14X6(Don't think they will notice if I go 1" wider) mags or even steelies.Oh ya I hate snowflake rims!HAHA So if you have anything for sale or even some cool pics 14"rims that would be great.Thanks and have a GREAT weekend.
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Benyameen Kawlboose

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 19, 07:56 »
14s were available in 1978 as a vw dealer installed accessory
So technically you should be able to get away with 15s, as long as you can show that 14s were available
It's just there's so few wheel and tire options available in 14s these days. finding tires, especially.
Also 1" wider is fine, and part of they're allowable changes.

Jump on me if I'm wrong, but in seeing a few of my friends go through collector plate status, this is what I've come to understand


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Benyameen Kawlboose

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 19, 07:59 »
If you're really stuck on 14s, though, I have a set of Intra phone dials, available through VW dealers as Volkswagen Motorsport accessories
They have caps, but need a full restoration, and will require 4x108 adapters as they were on a Porsche 924

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Scooby

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 19, 13:59 »
Thanks for the info.I didn't know you could get 14" in 78.I might just try getting it passed with my 15" TSW.But I will let you how it goes!

Benyameen Kawlboose

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 19, 15:32 »
They won't pass 15" TSWs because those wheels weren't available in 1978
But they WOULD pass BBS wheels made to fit a 1979 BMW 3 series, for example.
They have to be manufactured within I think a few years of the car's production

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oldschool_user

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 19, 10:32 »
Wheels must be period correct (manufactured within plus/minus 2 years of 1978)
and a maximum of 1" taller/wider than the largest factory wheel offered for the Rabbit (check the accessory brochure specs).

Good luck!

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Scooby

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 19, 22:21 »
Any idea of what mags were around then?

oldschool_user

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 19, 08:06 »
Any idea of what mags were around then?

You'll have to do some research, maybe even check out magazines of the period for advertisements.

Some of the wheels of the era are BBS, SSR, Epsilon (aka Southern Way), Riken, ATS, MOMO, Kelsey Hayes, Compomotive, Schmidt, Borbet.
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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 19, 16:39 »
Bunch of neat stuff in here. Most seem to have production dates listed as well

http://kyushashoes.com/
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Scooby

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Re: Collectors plates
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 19, 07:35 »
very cool thanks for that