Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

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Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by MisterH » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:26 pm

'Evening all

I was recently about to respond to brinkie about wheel types, when I got thinking, there is a type of wheel that I really like, but simply cannot find a picture of. it is similar to the one used on the crash test cars, and was on a car I saw on Gumtree a while back
The wheels I like are the Pollux, Taurus, this mystery wheel and the Pictor/Canis, I sort of like the Vesa
I very much dislike the Celeb wheels, too curvy for such a wedgy car, and whatever the one are on the early 90s base model, as can be seen here: https://i0.wp.com/www.motoringresearch. ... C687&ssl=1

but these mystery wheels are very elusive: They are rare in the UK, i think they were only for '87-'88, as the car I saw them on was an E-Reg, they seem to be a rounded square, surrounded by a circle that makes up the rim, I do not think they are hubcaps, they seem more like alloys.

Can anyone help with my query? I do not wish to cause offence, I have no issue with the mounting of wheels that I dislike, but I would like to know why, for instance, Celeb wheels are a popular styling choice for earlier cars.

I do also know that there is an accessories section on the main site, but my login that works on here, does not work on there, so I am unable to reach it.

Many thanks
Ben
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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:24 pm

Can you view this link to the wheels page without logging in?
http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php

By the way, the main site has a completely different log in system than this forum. You have to register again for that. ‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:31 pm

There are 300 series wheels which I have seen on 480's. The prototypes had 360GLT "Leo" wheels sometimes:
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Crash test look similar to Castor (300 series wheels):
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Castor:
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But are actually these, which I don't know the name of:
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For sale here on eBay:
https://ebay.us/gnGnKr or http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274000055577
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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by MisterH » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:32 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Can you view this link to the wheels page without logging in?
http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php

By the way, the main site has a completely different log in system than this forum. You have to register again for that. ‎
AH, the link does not work, I may register with the main site then, Had a hunch that there was a reason it didn't work :wall:
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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by MisterH » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:33 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:31 pm
There are 300 series wheels which I have seen on 480's. The prototypes had 360GLT wheels sometimes:
Image

Castor?
Image
It was very similar to that, but with the holes for the mounting nuts having a strange bracket type feature around them
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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:46 pm

I've updated my post. It is this type?

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by jifflemon » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:44 pm

MisterH wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:32 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Can you view this link to the wheels page without logging in?
http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php

By the way, the main site has a completely different log in system than this forum. You have to register again for that. ‎
AH, the link does not work, I may register with the main site then, Had a hunch that there was a reason it didn't work :wall:
Don’t try and register, it’s totally independent from the forum and we’ve zero access to it!

I use this link to get most of the Volvo wheel names

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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by MisterH » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:01 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:44 pm
MisterH wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:32 pm
jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Can you view this link to the wheels page without logging in?
http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php

By the way, the main site has a completely different log in system than this forum. You have to register again for that. ‎
AH, the link does not work, I may register with the main site then, Had a hunch that there was a reason it didn't work :wall:
Don’t try and register, it’s totally independent from the forum and we’ve zero access to it!

I use this link to get most of the Volvo wheel names
Ah, thanks for the link, although I have already applied for registration, is that an issue?
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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by MisterH » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:09 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:46 pm
I've updated my post. It is this type?

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I think that was it, the picture was dark, but it seemed to be that dark, gunmetal type colour, was it a 300 series wheel? I don't think it will go with the Arctic blue met of my car, but that type, and the castor, I can add to my personal list of liked wheels

Thank you so much all for the info, I think I have found it, I can picture it on a dark coloured pre-facelift model, looks very nice in my mind. The one for sale was up for 250 quid - but then one was required to build the front end...

P.S. I presume it is an alloy? The finish looks too good for a hubcap
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Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Post by edie_fox » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:38 pm

I had a good Google as I'm sure many have! Although I found a good list on the Volvo Owners site, there was nothing similar and mostly more modern but I did manage to find a still image of said wheels (rather than one in motion) if this helps.

https://www.media.volvocars.com/image/low/6350/1_1/5
2019 - 1990 FOX 480B White Auto Turbo.
2016 -1990 G866 XPO 1.7 Light Blue ES
2008 - 1994 M314 NJA 2.0 Red ES
2005 - 1991 J795 AWU 1.7 Paris Blue ES

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