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Hot!Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only

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2021/12/25 18:22:53 (permalink)
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Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only

Opinions pls .... Having a clean up and want to get rid off 4x Revolution Rebel mags off my old Capri.
They are 4x108 and 13x5.5. Tidied up approx 20yrs ago during my car build, and still look good with a polish.
However, at least two (maybe three) have flat spots giving the dreaded shimmy (changed rims and shimmy gone !!), and two (same/others) need tubes. 
Just scrap or should I try to sell?
 
Will post a separate sales advert if they might be worth something to justify my time mucking around for a sale.

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    Eskie92
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    Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only 2021/12/25 19:08:13 (permalink)
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    Is this problem not just the tires? Replace the tires and fix the flat spot. The wheels look really nice. Surely their worth something. If they happen to not be worth anything which I doubt is the case hit us up for a possible sale. I'd hate to see them go to scrap.

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    Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only 2021/12/26 10:01:14 (permalink)
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    What town r u in to guage whether postage is required or not ?
     
    They look too good to waste
     
    Is "flat spot" in the alloy from being hit or in the tyre as prev mentioned ?
     
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    Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only 2021/12/26 10:37:56 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    i'm not sure if you do the facebook thing, but there's a 4x108 wheel group that would go nuts over these::
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/484938989298066 
    You could post up, and invite offers, as they are pretty unique now.
     
    My suggestion would be to have the tyres taken off, and sell without them.
    In my best antique roadshow voice'' if these were to come onto the market, you would be at least looking at $500+.
    Definitely dont scrap.
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    Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only 2021/12/26 13:36:25 (permalink)
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    Thanks peoples. And to respond to some points raised above...

    These were on my car (as pictured) and I eventually traced the front end shimmy down to flat spots on the rims. The tyres pictured were replaced with Michelins in due course, and then eventually tyres swapped to some spare Hotwires.  Hey presto, shimmy went away.  However, lack of interest in the Capri did not go away.
     
    I do know that at least 2 have approx 2-3mm flat spots (fronts) over 150mm diameter, as measured when rotating slowly by hand against a lathe centring pointer. Reason for shimmy then became bleedingly obvious ....  That picture above is from when I first made the centre caps in 2010. 
    Flat spots on 1970's alloys seems to be a common issue - metal a bit soft? Found same issue with the alloys on the usurper vehicle (after 40yrs of being driven on, they were worse and no surprise). Problem solved in same fashion.


    My car they were fitted to was sold last year, and with super smooth shimmy free steering from a used set of Hotwires with the current Michelins. Good luck to the new owner.

    Rims are currently bare and sitting in my parts shed.  I do frequent various Facebook groups, and have used the groups to divest myself of the left over parts from 30yrs of Capri ownership.  Almost finished that process......  My interests have moved to another brand, and these rims now also need to move on.

    Yes, I didn't want to just dump them  (see hoarding comment above).  I haven't seen them very often in my years of Capri ownership, hence this question.

    The centre caps I made on my lathe, and each one is individually hand crafted (read: Slightly different centre sleeve dimensions as was my first serious lathe job .. lol), machine buffed, and some special ultra-rare Supercheap-supplied Ford centre stickers. These caps hide that ugly hole down the centre of the wheel. Held in place by a few dollops of Silastic onto the inside sleeve.  Hadn't lost one in 10+yrs and 25000mls of driving (unlike some push-in plastic items that pre-dated these).
     
    Located ACT. So probably freight for most potential buyers.
     
    Anyways... thanks for the positive feedback.  I'll ponder an advert and put them up for sale somewhere.
     
    p.s. Whatever your brand of motoring passion, enjoy whenever possible !! 

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    Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only 2021/12/28 19:05:36 (permalink)
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    A bit late n stuff, I've a set of chevoit hustlers 13x6 a guy threw at me for $50, I recently checked prices and they could fetch up to $500, these old rims are getting rare nowadays
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    Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only 2021/12/30 11:21:54 (permalink)
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    ^^^^ thats for sure.
    Check out the guy on NZ gumtree who sells old rims by the single. crazy $$ for old peanuts, hotwires and rusty old dragways. If you find anything now 4x108 going cheap, store it in the back of your shed for a few years, better than Bitcoin.
     
    I mentioned on a FB  Escort forum I was looking to have a set of Rostyles banded and nearly got thrown over the side and keelhauled. It was just an option on an old set of rims that might look cool repurposed on the van.
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    Re: Alloys Revolution Rebels - Any demand or just scrap - Seeking Opinion only 2021/12/30 14:03:07 (permalink)
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    Some Anoraks get very personal about modding stuff. Rebanding isn't a bad idea since they're only 5.5 wide, poke em out to 7.5-8in and they'll throw you over hot coals lol . Personally steel wheels should be a free zone to modify as it can be reversed if needed.
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