pre67vw
2012-04-14T21:31:33Z
I have a 16" wheel but I noticed that it didn't have holes for hub cap clips, so I wondered if maybe it was a Kübel wheel? Is it OK for me to just drill the wheel for the clips, or will I be put on the Kübel owners 'most wanted' list for crimes against rare parts?
Rob Amos
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GKL 7
2012-04-14T22:48:36Z
I'd certainly check the date stamp on it before i made any move Rob.
pre67vw
2012-04-14T23:13:07Z
GKL 7 wrote:

I'd certainly check the date stamp on it before i made any move Rob.



I've had a look and couldn't see one on it, where would it be and is it coded somehow?
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2012-04-15T05:31:25Z
have a look on some Kuble & shwim sites and ask it may be a late war one or an ocupiying forces one :thumbup:

Andy W ps there has been some one on Ebay trying to sell a 16 inch rim
GKL 7
2012-04-15T16:02:44Z
pre67vw wrote:

I've had a look and couldn't see one on it, where would it be and is it coded somehow?



Usually there is a stamp on the flat surface between the mounting holes(on the outward face of the wheel).
It should be a small circle,divided in half,with the month over the year.Three digits in all.
This goes for Split wheels,maybe the early/wartime stuff is different.
Is it riveted or welded?
pre67vw
2012-04-15T16:41:12Z
OK, so it's not an old wheel at all... ?? it says 2/55

Its a riveted wheel. Maybe it was made for something other than a VW then?

:?
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GKL 7
2012-04-15T17:44:47Z
pre67vw wrote:

2/55




Not a Beetle wheel then.What year did 16's stop on buses?
No hub cap retaining clip holes,don't sound right to me.I suspect non VW.
Have you measured the breadth of the rim,or is a tyre still on?
pre67vw
2012-04-15T18:12:37Z
It's a 3x16 so not barndoor. Maybe it's from a tractor or something..
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pre67vw
2012-04-15T18:21:22Z
Either way, now I know it's not early I can get my drill out :twisted:
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GKL 7
2012-04-15T18:30:02Z
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2012-04-15T21:17:16Z
😳

Andy w :wink:
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2012-04-16T15:32:23Z
You see these on old trailers sometimes. May well be one of them.
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RockStock
2012-04-16T17:11:58Z
GKL 7 wrote:

Not a Beetle wheel then.What year did 16's stop on buses?


end of the barndoor era, so end of feb 55
some 16" x 3.5 bus rims are dated later though. likely these are replacement wheels
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onion
2012-05-03T18:18:24Z
Hi, JD is on the money, it will be off of a trailer. i have some from a fire pump trailer, 16" dated 59 and 60.
heb623
2012-05-04T08:36:25Z
And I know a story of somebody who bought four 16 inch wheels of a respectable German VW parts trader!

When he came home with his wheels they weren't VW nomore but Opel!!:x

I know shit happens!!!:omg:

btw it was not me!!![-x

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Cool Splitty
2012-07-06T11:03:10Z
heb623 wrote:

And I know a story of somebody who bought four 16 inch wheels of a respectable German VW parts trader!

When he came home with his wheels they weren't VW nomore but Opel!!:x

I know shit happens!!!:omg:

btw it was not me!!![-x

:twisted: ET


soundeslike the geeze which sold me sum vdub hubcaps that didnot fit a vdub:thumbdn:
Cool Splitty. Reel Kool and called Peter.
GKL 7
2012-07-06T11:58:50Z
Cool Splitty wrote:

soundeslike the geeze which sold me sum vdub hubcaps that didnot fit a vdub:thumbdn:




Caveat Emptor.
Cool Splitty
2012-07-10T10:55:17Z
GKL 7 wrote:

Caveat Emptor.


That a name an annergram coded messge or ryming slang:?
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six-o-one
2012-07-10T12:10:58Z
Cool Splitty wrote:

That a name an annergram coded messge or ryming slang:?



It means Let the buyer beware.
2012-07-10T17:07:57Z
Opel would be my guess too.
I think there are many VW enthusiats who bought these Opel rims thinking they made a bargain...

Cheers, Marcus
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