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 Post subject: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:11 pm 

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Are these even honda wheels? Picked them up regardless because they look cool, but I've never seen them before today.

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Got three of the center caps and the key and screws for them. but I think I'll just leave them off for now unless I can go back and manage to find the forth one.

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:30 am 
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I believe those are from a third-gen (RA-sixtywhatever) Celica. A member here by the name of ill-minded has a set on his if I remember correctly.

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:52 pm 

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Camshaft wrote:
I believe those are from a third-gen (RA-sixtywhatever) Celica. A member here by the name of ill-minded has a set on his if I remember correctly.


doesn't that generation run 4x114.3 though? These are 4x100

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:38 pm 

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looks like nissan pulsar wheels or from an isuzu, not sure which one.


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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:57 am 

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I found ill-minded's post, his look more rounded and they have a significantly larger lip. The center caps say taiwan, could these be a remake of the celica design?

Here's Ill-Minded's car for reference.
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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:09 am 
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The ones that I have were made by an Australian company called "Performance Wheels" but have long since been discontinued.

The ones that you have look to be a European equivalent (probably what the ones I have were copied from) called "Centra". I have no idea if that's the brand or just the model of wheel, but that's all I've known about them. Here's a picture I yanked from the interwebs.

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And here's the Google image search, with some more pictures. Link

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:53 am 

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Of all the strange wheels to find on a old civic wagon in the yard... European ones. I found some vwvortex for sale threads about centras and it looks like their's didn't have any significant brandings/markings on them either.

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:16 pm 
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They look pretty slick. I actually like 'em without the center caps. The design is simple and understated enough to be a factory wheel, which is nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:34 pm 
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Took a bit of inspiration from my own wheels and knocked this up in SolidWorks. It's not a finished model yet, but I think it gives a fairly solid representation of how they'd look.

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:05 am 
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Someone needs to make those. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Anyone have an e-mail address for Rota? :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:39 am 

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Rotiform is more likely than Rota to make them. They look wicked in a SSR type barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Here's a better render.

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The centres were designed to hopefully fit in Volk mesh outers, which I conveniently have a set of. :P A mate of mine supposedly has a contact for cheap CNC work, so they very well may be possible...

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 Post subject: Re: Found this on early 80's civic wagon at local yard
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:00 am 

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If only my set had lip like that!

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