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#41 gav240z

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:41 PM

Recently brought 5 wheels in.

http://www.viczcar.c...oject/?p=194045

 

Shipping was cheaper because the tyres were removed.

 

I wonder if folks are interested in the original tyres or not? Some of the wheels I have access to in the US were original spares and therefore still have the original tyre.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:41 PM

For the 73's I am after I wouldn't mind either way - however if one of the rims had the original spare tyre on it still I would be keen, as long as the additional cost for freight wasn't extortionate. The other 4 would make more sense to send without tyres



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:00 PM

Price difference isn't huge. I think it's like $10 cheaper per wheel or something but to remove the tyre before shipping would likely be more of a pain than paying the extra to be honest.

 

I was keen on importing the original tyres - particularly if it was to become a spare for originality sake.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

 

 

I was keen on importing the original tyres - particularly if it was to become a spare for originality sake.

You could put an original set of wheels/tyres on for display purposes after transporting the car on a trailer, but personally I wouldn't go driving on 45-yr old tyres, no way.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:21 PM

I hear you... and I agree.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

I'd be more than happy with just a set of the Topys :D So either way wouldn't matter to me!!



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:30 PM

Well someone wanted a spare topy wheel and original tyre.

https://page.auction...tion/l396870581

 

AU$423.85 - just for 1...guessing value was mostly in the tyre.

 

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 06:23 PM

 

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. 

 

Hi Gav,

 

Would the 73's still be available ?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

Hi Gav,

 

Would the 73's still be available ?

 

The guy I'm trying to import stuff from is slow moving, he's up in the air as to what he wants to sell and keep. I haven't been pushing it too hard because I have had tax returns, bills to sort etc.. I have got a couple of roof turrets on their way and importing a bonnet etc.. I already imported 1 set of wheels (keeping for myself at the moment) and a rear 1/4 panel to get familiar with the process and costs etc..

 

I've been in touch with a couple of other folks stateside with panels etc.. but always difficult when you haven't met them in person. Their communication sort of drops off. I find eBay good because sellers are willing to ship within the US relatively easily and they have confidence in eBay ratings etc.. but often I'm not dealing with a bulk shipment so it's 1 off items here and there.

 

I think a couple have expressed interest in the 73 wheels, but I can try find more. A guy in LA has a bunch also, but they tend to be spare wheels out of parts cars so hard to find a set of 73's with the same month stamp, if that's a concern? I guess it's a bit like rivet counting at that stage..

 

Side note: My first 73 240z had all it's Topy's on it when I went to see it (no hubcaps fitted as 1 had fallen off and the owner didn't want to lose them so he removed them all and put them aside) and I just keep thinking how much I regret not taking them years ago! Still kills me inside...



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:29 PM

What's a pair of these standard wheels worth if they were 7" wide??



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

We're they widened? Hard to say. I don't know if they were ever available in 7" wide from Nissan.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

What's a pair of these standard wheels worth if they were 7" wide??

Costs about $100 to widen 

I think 5.5 was widest available

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:24 PM

Costs about $100 to widen 

I think 5.5 was widest available

 

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Yes I seem to think 5.5j is the widest available also.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:27 PM

they made up to 9j i believe for the hakosuka, was a race thing only though.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:28 PM

I don't know if these were widened, how can you tell?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:31 PM

I don't know if these were widened, how can you tell?

 

I'd say you would see the weld beads inside, also the widened ones I've seen no longer have the date stamp on the inner rim area as they just cut off the outer rim and retained the inner portion.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:14 PM

I don't know if these were widened, how can you tell?

You could measure them






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