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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Update Your Crewe Car

The 1990s Crewe cars had alloy wheels:

Not bad in their day, but not really beautiful...

How about these Arnage alloys fitted to a Turbo RL?

No, it's not a photoshop job. It's real. They are fitted with a special adaptor for newer alloys to fit older cars....

The adaptor is made from aircraft aluminium lathed to mil spec for perfect fit and balance. They are manufactured in 2 parts and bolted together. Each half, in essence, fits their respective old hub and new wheel. The thickness is predetermined so as to get the correct off set (how far in or out the wheel  sits in the wheel arch). The Arnage wheels are deep so it in further whereas the old turbo hub and wheels are shallow. So the the adaptor adds as a spacer for the wheel to sit in the right position and track. You also have to be careful that the wheels do not touch the fenders on turning. 

It looks spectacular!

So from this:

To this:

This particular car is on Ebay :

He are the adaptors:

(Posted by David Irvine)


At 10:07 am, Anonymous CB said...

Hello, so very nice website !!!
Do you have an idea where we can find these adaptators ?

At 10:27 pm, Blogger bentleyspotting said...

Gday CB - Ask Rodd from Park Ward Motors in the US - he may have some, or could get you some.


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