Question about Vanagon wheels

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Question about Vanagon wheels

Post by Westy78 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:02 pm

I just sold my set of factory 14" Vanagon alloys that were on my Bus to a guy that has an '82 Vanagon. He called and said that the wheels wouldn't fit over the brake plates. Was there a difference in the early Vanagon wheel size as compared to the later models? He said the wheels he currently had on his Van rubbed on occasion. I'm wondering if he has plus sized wheels and brakes? According to this site there is no difference in early and late model Vanagon wheel specs.

http://www.wheel-size.com/size/volkswagen/vanagon/1982/
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Re: Question about Vanagon wheels

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:01 pm

Westy78 wrote:I just sold my set of factory 14" Vanagon alloys that were on my Bus to a guy that has an '82 Vanagon. He called and said that the wheels wouldn't fit over the brake plates. Was there a difference in the early Vanagon wheel size as compared to the later models? He said the wheels he currently had on his Van rubbed on occasion. I'm wondering if he has plus sized wheels and brakes? According to this site there is no difference in early and late model Vanagon wheel specs.

http://www.wheel-size.com/size/volkswagen/vanagon/1982/
Wouldn't fit over the brake . . . calipers? drums? Is he familiar with the history on the car? Did it get "upgraded" at some prior point?
The '82 Vanagon had exactly the same braking hardware as the late bays, even the rear self-adjustiung brake shoes were the same shoes, just with that self-adjuster actuator riveted on.
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Re: Question about Vanagon wheels

Post by Westy78 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:16 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Westy78 wrote:I just sold my set of factory 14" Vanagon alloys that were on my Bus to a guy that has an '82 Vanagon. He called and said that the wheels wouldn't fit over the brake plates. Was there a difference in the early Vanagon wheel size as compared to the later models? He said the wheels he currently had on his Van rubbed on occasion. I'm wondering if he has plus sized wheels and brakes? According to this site there is no difference in early and late model Vanagon wheel specs.

http://www.wheel-size.com/size/volkswagen/vanagon/1982/
Wouldn't fit over the brake . . . calipers? drums? Is he familiar with the history on the car? Did it get "upgraded" at some prior point?
The '82 Vanagon had exactly the same braking hardware as the late bays, even the rear self-adjustiung brake shoes were the same shoes, just with that self-adjuster actuator riveted on.
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Oh, I forgot to update. Yeah he had aftermarket brakes on it. I'm assuming he had plus sized wheels and brakes. So sorry, cash sale, no returns because of aftermarket parts. #-o :-(
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:33 pm

Westy78 wrote: So sorry, cash sale, no returns because of aftermarket parts. #-o :-(
He can wax up your Vanagon alloys a bit and sell them himself.
That's what you do when you buy the wrong thing because you didn't know what you were doing, you turn it into a business opportunity.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Question about Vanagon wheels

Post by Westy78 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:47 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Westy78 wrote: So sorry, cash sale, no returns because of aftermarket parts. #-o :-(
He can wax up your Vanagon alloys a bit and sell them himself.
That's what you do when you buy the wrong thing because you didn't know what you were doing, you turn it into a business opportunity.
Colin

Exactly. That's pretty much what I told him.
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