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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Acquired a little something from 1965... wheel help please! Reply with quote

Hi all,

Yes, I know I don't ususally stray out of the 993 forum, but I have just bought a 1965 912 Very Happy

The car is 100% original but fully 'nut and bolt' restored, however I am going to make a few changes to make the car just a little nicer (and keep all the original bits).

One of the things I am going to change are the wheels. It has the standard 14" Fuchs on it, and to be honest, there is far too much sidewall going on, and not enough width.

I want to stick with Fuch wheels, but want something like a staggered width set and go up to 15's or 16's.

I know nothing about what sizes fit and what doesn't though?

So...

Are the wheel fitments the same on the 60's 912 as they are on the 60's 911?

I have seen a set of 15" fuch that are 7" front and 8" rears. are these likely to be ok on the car?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't help with the wheels but that looks fab. You must be a happy boy! Congrats thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous car .. lovely Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks special congratulations thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the car but cant help on wheel sizes.

Personally i would leave them as is unless i was going to really hot rod it but as it is completely standard everywhere else it would be a bit like adding Pepsi to a glass of Hennessy XO Cognac.

Admittedly you can always put the proper wheels back on after but.... Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skinnedknuckles wrote:
Love the car but cant help on wheel sizes.

Personally i would leave them as is unless i was going to really hot rod it but as it is completely standard everywhere else it would be a bit like adding Pepsi to a glass of Hennessy XO Cognac.

Admittedly you can always put the proper wheels back on after but.... Dont know


I know what you mean, however I will be keeping the originals to swap back onto the car if/when required.

I'll see what they look like and if I'm not happy I'll take them off Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car, congratulations
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are all far too kind!

Thanks for the comments.

I have to say, I was more excited about getting this car than I was about pretty much any other car I've had.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful choice Thumb

http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1965-porsche-912

if anyone is wondering the 912 is the same 911 from 1965 but with the engine from the 356

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The original 2.0 litre format made it expensive, but Porsche used the outgoing 1600cc unit from the 356 to address the issue and offered the 912 to an eager market.



15" Fuchs will fit fine with the correspoding change in the Tyre profile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! worship
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'100% original but nut and bolt restored'???? Is that not a contradiction in terms? I dont think that car would ever have had fuchs alloys in 1965 but please correct me if Im wrong.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Jock wrote:
'100% original but nut and bolt restored'???? Is that not a contradiction in terms?


I meant original in spec, color, trim, options etc.

It's all as it was when it left the factory, right down to the wooden gear knob and Blaupunkt Frankfurt AM/FM radio.

I understand that the 14" Fuch 'windmill' alloys were an option on 912's, but I'm not sure from what year.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked and the 14" Fuchs were made available from 1969 through to 1971 as a "comfort" package which could then be ordered on an 911 and 912

Comfort from the high profile tyre.

IIRC the OEM wheel was that Steel 15" with polished hub caps Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just checked and the 14" Fuchs were made available from 1969 through to 1971 as a "comfort" package which could then be ordered on an 911 and 912

Comfort from the high profile tyre.

IIRC the OEM wheel was that Steel 15" with polished hub caps Thumb


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEET NEW RIDE!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NinjaPower wrote:
You are all far too kind!

Thanks for the comments.

I have to say, I was more excited about getting this car than I was about pretty much any other car I've had.


That is a lovely piece of Porsche history you've got there and the perfect companion for the 993........reckon you've got the balance perfect......well maybe add 997 GT3 RS 4.0 just for completeness....

Don't change the wheel/tyre combo thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ninj,
nice car.
Crazy.


Id honestly say, get some nice steels man.
They look so right on a 912
However, if Fuch is your poison, 15's are going for big bucks atm.
Get ahold of Matthew at Type911 in Beckenham, and put some copies on it.
The benefit being if one gets damaged, theyre easy to source.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Stutts says steelies are nice and reps are a good option. Try SSP they have very good copies of early sixes(complete with the heart detail by the valve) in 6x15.Another cool choice and I think Purple enemy on the 964 forum had a set..... minilites.I had a set on a 65 912 they looked nice and *period*.
LOVE the trim,congrats.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loverly looking car Very Happy You'll have some fun with that

Get yourself on DDK for loads of 912 / early 911 advice

btw, not completely stock spec, front bumper / spoiler is from a 72/73 car and seats look like later style recaros ( reps ? )
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