Wheely not sure what to do...

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DanT
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Wheely not sure what to do...

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Disclaimer: this is NOT my wheel. It’s too dark to get a decent pic of mine, so borrowing this one from tinterweb!

We have this style wheel on our van... guessing it’s original? The previous owner had painted them (badly) in silver paint. We really don’t like them, but not sure what’s best...

Do we spray them properly, probably in black? Or do we replace them?

I suppose one of my indecision’s relates to the centre hub... Wheels are not my thing and I’ve no idea why it has such a big centre hub. Is it an integral part to the wheel? Or is ‘decorative’? Could we lose that centre hub?

What would you do? (Pic of our van below to give you an idea).

Ta awfully!

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davidoft1
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Re: Wheely not sure what to do...

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You can put hub caps on, chrome or similar cover roughly 60% of the centre, you can also get embellishment rings in chrome for the outer, or a very cheap way is plastic wheel trims (14 inch) from Halfords or similar

DanT
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Re: Wheely not sure what to do...

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davidoft1 wrote:You can put hub caps on, chrome or similar cover roughly 60% of the centre, you can also get embellishment rings in chrome for the outer, or a very cheap way is plastic wheel trims (14 inch) from Halfords or similar

Thanks David. I think for now we’ll go down the cheap trims route until we decide exactly what we want to do.
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Re: Wheely not sure what to do...

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https://www.vwheritage.com/media/catalo ... 64ss_1.jpg

I had the VW versions of these on my old van and 82. I liked them
1989 Autosleeper Auto 1-9 DG with LPG conversion

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