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Albert McFly



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Wheel Style Identification

Hi folks are these alloys for defenders? Were they ever an option? I have never seen them before but have come into a set.


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LandRoverAnorak



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Yeah, I'd say Wolfrace, too. One of their older designs. Darren

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1970s type Wolfrace wheels, yes, as an alternative to the traditional polished slot mags of the time.

These alloys could be seen on 1970s Range Rovers on occasion and for some reason they were a popular after market choice for 1970s Fords.
I remember seeing an article in about 1980 on the Monteverdi 4 door Range Rovers and these wheels were on some of them. I have had a look for photos on Google images but, frustratingly, there are none.

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You might be thinking of the Wood & Pickett conversion:


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The latter is truly hideous, by the way Shocked Darren

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EWG



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Clever and resourceful man LandRoverAnorak!

I had completely forgotten about the Wood and Picket versions.
Thank you for reminding me

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Looks like someone has stuck a SD1 front on a Rangey by mistake Rolling with laughter

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I have them for sale if anyone's wants them?

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LandRoverAnorak wrote:
You might be thinking of the Wood & Pickett conversion:


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The latter is truly hideous, by the way Shocked


Is that yours? Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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LandRoverAnorak



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Good god, no Shocked Darren

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You might wish it was yours. According to a recent Instagram post it is a Harrods edition RR and is going up for auction - expected to go for low 30k mark. It has a Betamax video player too Shocked

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Re: Wheel Style Identification

Albert McFly wrote:
Hi folks are these alloys for defenders? Were they ever an option? I have never seen them before but have come into a set.



I've just spent a bit of time on google, so I thought I would share what I found in case it is of interest to anyone else...

I think your wheels are Wolfrace WT5 (if so they should be marked on the rim). Your photo is a bit blurred, but you can see the markings on this one.



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Many on the internet are calling them "turbovec", but Appliance made the actual Turbo Vec and it was a 13 spoke design (unlike the WT5 which was 18 spoke).

As already mentioned this was a popular style of wheel on 70s muscle cars etc and there were many variants generally known as "turbines" or similar.

American Racing brochure:


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The most famous fitment of the 10 spoke American Racing Vector...


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There are a few designs here.. http://www.detroitvintagewheels.com/

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LandRoverAnorak wrote:
Good god, no Shocked


Lucky, it's f@&%*'g horrible Rolling with laughter Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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Crumbs there are so many horrible images on this thread, but moving to the completely opposite end of the spectrum, I wonder if I fitted the 10 spoke American Racing Vectors to my truck, whether Daisy Duke might make an appearance.......

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