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#1 gav240z

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:01 AM

Hi Folks.

I may be doing a bulk shipment of Topy steel wheels from the US.

 

Current inventory of date stamps looks like this.

 

1970 = 3*
1971 = 1
1972 = 2
1973 = 7
1974 = 2
1975 = 5
1976 = 0
1977 = 0
1978 = 3
 
*I'll probably keep the 1970 date stamp wheels for my own car and maybe the 1971 until I find another 70.
 
I may be able to find some 1969 date stamped TOPYs off a Datsun Roadster (with the little tabs for the caps which can be removed) and are 14x4.5j wide.
 
I would guesstimate that a set of 4 would cost around $1,200 - $1,500 each. Factoring in shipping costs + import duties on this end etc.. This may or may not include powder coating them to appear as new. To be honest it's difficult to quote a final price until I've done this at least once. So this price might be on the higher side, as I'd rather over quote than under if that makes sense?
 
If you're interested just reply to the thread or send me a PM.
 
As you know these are almost impossible to find locally. 


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:25 AM

hey gav

 

how do you tell the year of the wheel as the one I have has no markings I can see?

 

Thanks

Ash



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:49 AM

Hey Ash,

It should be stamped into the face of the rim. I think I looked at your 1 and it was from a 260z (75/76) I think. You can just see this 1 says 69 after the TOPY.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:59 PM

Man I would be down for 5 of the 73 ones but sadly broke as hell at the moment and would need hubcaps to suit as well.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

I got a set of 72+ hubcaps (Z center) in rough shape.

 

I might try importing a set of 4 first and see how that goes and costs etc.. then I'll be in a better position to say exact prices.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

would be keen on 73's pending price. already got 10 of them but not the correct year haha



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:59 PM

What year's do you have Scott?



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:14 PM

75/76/80



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:18 AM

I'm expressing interested in the '71 wheels, pending a final price. 



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

There is only 1 (71) wheel at this stage. But I'm looking at multiple sources for these wheels. Going to see if I can co-ordinate shipping them all on 1 pallet.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:06 PM

Some inspiration perhaps?

http://www.goo-net.c...0170104001.html

 

Close up of what they look like below.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:14 PM

Safari Gold Love.

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:21 PM

Yep...definitely a fan of this period look. Works perfectly with light coloured cars. 


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:49 AM

So some news on this, been looking into logistics and have my first set of Topy Wheels (this set of 5 are 68 date stamped from a Datsun Roadster. 4.5j x 14inch - TOPY 10-684 1/2 J x 14 62H) on their way to a Warehouse. Once I confirmed they have arrived. I'll look at sending more to the same location for shipment.

A couple of folks have asked, but Roadster wheels are the same, apart from little nubs or tabs on the inner rim surface for fitment of the earlier style hubcaps. These can be ground off if required. The 65 and earlier roadsters had 13" wheels and different offset so ideally you want 66+ Roadster wheels which are 4.5j like early 240z's.

Nubs/Tabs. You can just see them in this pic.
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Roadster hubcaps.
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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:47 PM

One thing to check with fairlady wheels (if you are searching for 100% originality)  is the centre bore for the hub. Not sure on zed's, but fairladies have quite a large hole to allow the wheel to fit over the massive hub.

 

I know R31 skyline wheels fit perfectly OK on my 1600 (of the 510 variety) but don't even go close to fitting on my 1600 (of the fairlady variety).


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

I bought a set of 5 of these. Here is a photo of 1 of them. Which happens to show a tape measure also.

I can't visually see any major difference with the S30Z style wheels, apart from the tabs on the front.

FYI: These just arrived at the Warehouse. I'm looking to add more to the shipment.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:39 PM

i got some from the 80's only difference is the actually press is cleaner but identical to my earlier ones in every way



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:21 PM

Yeah I can get all kinds of date stamped ones. The earlier ones are hardest though! But as you say they look pretty much the same throughout the years.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:13 PM

I suppose it all depends on just how "original" you want your Z to be.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:30 PM

I suppose it all depends on just how "original" you want your Z to be.


Date stamp on a wheel is definitely beyond my originality desires!!




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