January 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm #233911PAUL BurkheimerParticipant
Hi all I’m new here.
I have an MG kit bought from Daytona Automotive just as they want under in 1994. Finally received kit in 1996.After Florida Attorney General got them. books with it are FiberFab. I have it setting in garage as rolling chassis. now have time to finish. I am looking for 14″ OEM style wheels like were factory. I see one place (original wheels.com) has 5 lug 100mm Cavalier wheels but does not say if they have 2″ offset as manual calls for.Also I want to put baby moon caps on wheels. I think I can change out Chevette rotors for Cavalier rotory and I have a person that can redrill rear axles to 5 lug. Any help out there?January 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm #248647Paul MossbergKeymaster
Welcome aboard Paul!
I’m a VW based TD owner.
But I’m confident within a day, if not within hours, you will begin seeing answers!
Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
2005 Intermeccanica Roadster
If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)January 6, 2012 at 9:34 am #248648Larry MurphyParticipant
Welcome to the forum. I have a Chevette based BCW TD replica with chrome 14” wheels with holes somewhat like the original MG. They were on the car when I got it and I don’t think they are available now. I’ve seen other BCW’s with steel painted wheels with holes that I think were from a Toyota or possibly Nissian.They use a small center cap that does not cover the lug nuts.
MG Magic sells 14” wire wheels that fit the Chevette based cars for about $700. for a set of five.Look in Sarge’s photo gallerry to see them on a TD.They are not exactly like the English wire wheels but are a good substitute especially for the money.January 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm #248649edward ericsonParticipant
BCWs used an adapter to put VW 8-slotters on there. Even with the adapter spacing, they fit fine under the fenders. These wheels are about 15 x 5, pretty much the same size as came on a TD.
The 4 x 100 lugs you have (from a Chevette, right) should fit many other wheels from Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, etc. There are several web sites that list lug circles of various makes and models over the years. From there I’d hit the junk yards–Crazy Rays is one local–and pick a couple samples for like $10 each for test fits. Offsets can be calculated, but one never knows if the knucklehead on the other side of the parts counter knows what he’s talking about.
I posted some links already under your intro post a few days ago.
Or, like Larry said–$700 for a set of pretty nice bolt-on wires. Not bad at all.
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