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Old May 3rd, 2005, 06:59 AM   #1
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I need VW wheel facts and info, any site with this info already? I'm thinking of getting into customizing wheels and need to know what to look for and stuff. What wheels fits what year VWs, etc. Does a split bus wheel (keyed hub, no splines) fit what other VWs, etc? Up to what year are batwings, etc. WHat are the different splines and for which years do they fit. Etc etc...

Thanks ahead of time [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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I would usually say "go ask nick" but [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img]
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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so I take it that wheel restoration putty stuff works pretty well [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img]


sorry no links from me [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif[/img]
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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Here is some info:
Beetle steeringwheel resto

I've had a link to the WolfsburgWest's steeringwheel info too but I seem to have lost it... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yelling.gif[/img]

This much I can tell you that beetles pre-54 have 21 splines and later 42. Barndoor buses pre-mid-53 also have 21 splines in other word fits in pre-54 beetles. They look the same as the standard 3-spoke but are slightly bigger. The horn button from a Batwing fits into them. See pic.

Later splitbuses have the keyed hub.

That's all I know. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

BTW those steeringwheels are both mine. I also have two split batwings. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img]
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 01:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info so far. I know some split bus has a keyed hub with no spline, kind of looks like a mini-batwing kind of. I take it those only fit on that certain year split bus then and no other VWs has keyed hubs??

I won't be doing restorations, will be doing complete customs based off VW hubs. My 1st one will be somewhat simple but eventually would get into full on banjo wheel and stuff. If it goes right I'll be getting metal ring roller soon and a small chrome plating setup, but for now experimenting and testing the waters. I know 60s VW are most common but the way they're dished in at the hub (to clear the turn signal arms, etc at the column) really limits what I can do though.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 02:09 PM   #6
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i'll be in the market for something original...keep me posted, i'll def buy one from ya, or maybe have you make one for me custom- JustinD
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 04:22 PM   #7
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nick.. you may also want to look into putting a vw hub inside other non vw steeringwheels too..

a whileago flatfourvw and I were looking at different wheels on ebay, and some of the 40's ford wheels looked too cool!
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 05:00 PM   #8
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Need practice for now then will make things made to order. VW hubs are wierd, partly steel, mostly cast. Kind of tricky to modify, would be easier if there was a simple way to weld cast metal.
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