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Northfalia wrote:
slowcoach wrote:The 37et rears should fit fine. Mine are 16" 37et on the back with no mods. Fronts I don't know. I have 32et on the front, again 16" though. Hope that helps!

Hi correct me if I am wrong I have been considering buying the Mercedes 16 inch but through reading this thread I have conflicting info on ET "slowcoach the pics show clearly ET31" but you mention here they are ET32 and ET37 can you confirm the exact ET so I don't order wrong rims

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Sorry yes, take the info from the photos I took at the time of the stamps on the rims, rather than my last post. It was a while back now!

Or you can come and have a look if you like, as we discussed you're pretty close!
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What a weekend we have had with the rain and floods we have just got the electricity back on after 13 hours :cry: I saw hebden on Facebook couldn't believe it! Hope you didn't get caught up.

Sounds like a plan to come and have a look, I can get a feel for the ride height and look they do look great in the photos...... :ok
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Northfalia wrote:What a weekend we have had with the rain and floods we have just got the electricity back on after 13 hours :cry: I saw hebden on Facebook couldn't believe it! Hope you didn't get caught up.

Sounds like a plan to come and have a look, I can get a feel for the ride height and look they do look great in the photos...... :ok
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Yeah that'd be cool. I'm back at work from Monday, so daylight viewing hard after that! We're on flood cleanup still in the area, perhaps towards the end of the week. Pm me and we can sort it out :-)
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Having a poke around on eBay looking for centres for my Mefro 16s steels came across these,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/321964125939

Any one know wether they will fit

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Northfalia wrote:Having a poke around on eBay looking for centres for my Mefro 16s steels came across these,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/321964125939

Any one know wether they will fit

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No idea sorry. Van-cafe in the US sell some though. Bit expensive but nice. I've got some now, but they only fit on the rears with my 19mm nuts. The front bolts have a 17mm head and the cap doesn't locate properly :-\ I have a pal in new York so saved on the postage.

I have the nuts n bolts to fit the smaller ball seat on merc steels- just be aware you prob want the bigger 'nut seat' to fit those kind of caps ;-)
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Nearly 6 years on and my powder coated steels from the start of this thread have given way to the rat look :-( hoped they'd last longer really, don't know what's reasonable but nothing lasts forever hey. What do they powder coat cement mixing drums with??

So it's a project, one wheel off at a time and some spirited angle grinding with a wire wheel and flap disc. Then hand sanding, then rust treatment ('Fertan' sprayed from a plant bottle), rinsed, alcohol panelwipe and then a rattle can per wheel of paint. Then clear lacquer, then wax. It's not perfect and that won't last forever either. Does look a million times better though, but not pristine. Very very hard to get them perfectly smooth but I don't care really!



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