16" forked alloys by raistlin


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raistlin
I'm looking for some 16" forked alloys please.

I need to replace the worst kerbed examples on VeeKay.

Tyres not required / tyre state not important as all of Veekay's tyres are in good condition with plenty of tread.

Thanks :)
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Posted 01 Jul 2010, 13:35 #1 

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raistlin
No longer needed.

Apparently VeeKay's wheels are well within the scope of a powder-coat refurb :D
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Posted 01 Jul 2010, 16:51 #2 

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JohnDotCom
Good news for a change then Paul.
Mine need doing badly now, not curbed the finish is just coming off!
John

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I still love this marque and I will still be around, preferred selling to breaking, as a great runner and performer"

Posted 01 Jul 2010, 16:57 #3 

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raistlin
JohnDotCom wrote:Mine need doing badly now, not curbed the finish is just coming off!


There's a lot of the coating coming off on mine as well John. Shoddy original workmanship I suspect. Anyway, the guy said that, for £55 per corner, I'd never have to worry about it flaking off again :)

They've been in the same retail premises for over 15 years now so clearly not a here today, gone tomorrow outfit.

Rob (Trebor) had some of his wheels done there as well and praises them highly.
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Posted 01 Jul 2010, 20:59 #4 

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JohnDotCom
I'll get the details from you sometime when funds allow then. ;)
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Posted 01 Jul 2010, 21:27 #5 

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raistlin
JohnDotCom wrote:I'll get the details from you sometime when funds allow then. ;)


Certainly OB :D
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Posted 01 Jul 2010, 21:30 #6 

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raistlin
That's it. Booked in for Tuesday :D

Some before and after pics required I think :)
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Posted 02 Jul 2010, 16:16 #7 

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Jürgen
Good that you can get them refurbished for a reasonable price, Paul. It would not be easy to find wheels in a mint condition for that amount of money.

raistlin wrote:That's it. Booked in for Tuesday :D

Some before and after pics required I think :)

Is it the place where you get these bright red courtesy wheels?

:gmc:
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Posted 02 Jul 2010, 16:48 #8 

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Duncan
raistlin wrote:That's it. Booked in for Tuesday :D

Some before and after pics required I think :)



Oh yes, for certain.

Need to get Woof's done as they are a touch ropey too.
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Posted 02 Jul 2010, 17:03 #9 

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raistlin
Jürgen wrote:Good that you can get them refurbished for a reasonable price, Paul. It would not be easy to find wheels in a mint condition for that amount of money.

raistlin wrote:That's it. Booked in for Tuesday :D

Some before and after pics required I think :)

Is it the place where you get these bright red courtesy wheels?

:gmc:


Not as far as I'm aware Jürgen. Veekay goes in at 08:00 and comes out again at 17:00 with dazzling wheels :) And I spend the day using the bus :(
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Posted 02 Jul 2010, 18:33 #10 


CDTi
If anyone is really badly stuck, I have a brand new unused forked alloy.

I bought it as a spare but then I bought another set of different alloys so its sat in its box for the past 2 years or so.
:ireland:

Posted 02 Jul 2010, 19:05 #11 

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Duncan
Well I wouldn't say badly stuck, but my spare is really flaky and not nice. So if you are thinking of selling, PM me a price.

As it happens, I'm driving over to Galway at the end of the month (though not in the 75).

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Posted 02 Jul 2010, 19:59 #12 

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raistlin
VeeKay has the wheels to set off the bodywork now :D

This was before:-

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This is after:-

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I thought it only needed one picture of each state to make the point :)

All I need now are chrome locking wheel bolts.

My thanks to Lyndon and Rob who acted as taxis for me today. I do appreciate the kindness chaps :)
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Posted 06 Jul 2010, 20:07 #13 


CDTi
Looking nice, Paul (insert drool smiley, oh wait there is none :( )
:ireland:

Posted 06 Jul 2010, 21:10 #14 

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Jürgen
raistlin wrote:This was before:-

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This is after:-

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Oh no, you can't fool us. These are two different sights of your car. :stirer:

:gmc:







It's looking really good now, Paul. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 Jul 2010, 18:30 #15 

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raistlin
Jürgen wrote:It's looking really good now, Paul. :thumbsup:


Cheers Jürgen. I've decided I don't like the chrome plated plastic caps though so I'm on the lookout for a set of decent wheel bolts :)
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Posted 07 Jul 2010, 18:33 #16 

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Jürgen
raistlin wrote:Cheers Jürgen. I've decided I don't like the chrome plated plastic caps though so I'm on the lookout for a set of decent wheel bolts :)

In my opinion it's looking a bit odd, having 4 chromed caps and 1 black one. But I think there are no chrome caps available for the wheel lock? I would prefer all in black anyway.
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Posted 07 Jul 2010, 19:08 #17 

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raistlin
Jürgen wrote:In my opinion it's looking a bit odd, having 4 chromed caps and 1 black one. But I think there are no chrome caps available for the wheel lock? I would prefer all in black anyway.


SWMBO has bought me a set of McGuard type locks from fleabay, bless her cotton socks :) If I can get a set of the OEM standard wheel bolts it should all look OK :)
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Posted 07 Jul 2010, 19:20 #18 

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Duncan
Only thing I would say is, the OEM silver coloured ones turn that funny brown colour quite quickly. The surface finish on the black ones is much more durable.

That is assuming my facelift bolts are OE of course, though why wouldn't they be?
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Posted 08 Jul 2010, 18:52 #19 

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raistlin
I wonder how much it would cost to get them chrome plated?
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