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fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby goose z1 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:27 pm

hi,
just to ask has anyone used jlh 2" wider rear wings are they a good finish and has anyone made the front end fit a split screen
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i have a 1954 morris [cannot keep in garage]and just want to keep as stock but keep the genuine parts and lighten the car to use, band the rear wheels
was hoping to get into garage this winter to cut out and redo the floor,but doing the body as going rusty
any help thanks kevin
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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby plastic orange » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:17 pm

Jonathon's parts are usually pretty good. What width of wheel are you proposing that needs 2 inch over?
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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby Plin » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:22 pm

Sorry I don't know anything about your JLH wider wings query but :D welcome to the forum from me too!
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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby goose z1 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:36 am

plastic orange wrote:Jonathon's parts are usually pretty good. What width of wheel are you proposing that needs 2 inch over?
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hi thanks for the add,,,,,,,,,yes was thinking about a 3-4" offset i have bought a set os 18"s
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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby goose z1 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:37 am

Plin wrote:Sorry I don't know anything about your JLH wider wings query but :D welcome to the forum from me too!

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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby goose z1 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:40 am

goose z1 wrote:hi,
just to ask has anyone used jlh 2" wider rear wings are they a good finish and has anyone made the front end fit a split screen
Honeybourne Mouldings doors
i have a 1954 morris [cannot keep in garage]and just want to keep as stock but keep the genuine parts and lighten the car to use, band the rear wheels
was hoping to get into garage this winter to cut out and redo the floor,but doing the body as going rusty
any help thanks kevin
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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby plastic orange » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:29 am

I assume that you have got the correct 4 inch pcd wheels (assuming a standard axle) - 100mm ones do not fit properly. You can also get 4 inch over rear wings.

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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby goose z1 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:41 pm

plastic orange wrote:I assume that you have got the correct 4 inch pcd wheels (assuming a standard axle) - 100mm ones do not fit properly. You can also get 4 inch over rear wings.

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i got the 100 pdc i know my 1s are 101.6 are you saying i will have trouble with these ?
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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby plastic orange » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:24 pm

They won't fit and although they are very close it will be dangerous to fit them - even with wobble nuts (if they make them in Minor size). Minor wheel studs are pretty spindly and don't like extra stress. A wheel coming off will spoil your day. Only safe way to get these to fit will be to get hubs re drilled to 100mm and preferably fit stronger studs - or get a set of the properly made wheel spacers that convert from 4 inch to 100mm (but I don't think they make them).
There are plenty threads on here warning about what you are contemplating. Best idea really is to upgrade to a stronger rear axle (minor one is marginal and will snap halfshafts with wider wheels/tyres) and then purchase wheels to fit that. Axles that suit (with some work) are : Ford rwd range - Escort, Cortina, Capri etc, Morris Ital/Marina, MGB, Toyota Corolla (rwd), Fiat 132 etc , Volvo. Of course any rwd axle can be made to fit, but depends on your wallet.
I didn't understand your question about split screen front end. If it's just wings and front panel including lowlight, then yes, but to fit a split screen window aperture etc would involve major surgery.

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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby goose z1 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:32 pm

plastic orange wrote:They won't fit and although they are very close it will be dangerous to fit them - even with wobble nuts (if they make them in Minor size). Minor wheel studs are pretty spindly and don't like extra stress. A wheel coming off will spoil your day. Only safe way to get these to fit will be to get hubs re drilled to 100mm and preferably fit stronger studs - or get a set of the properly made wheel spacers that convert from 4 inch to 100mm (but I don't think they make them).
There are plenty threads on here warning about what you are contemplating. Best idea really is to upgrade to a stronger rear axle (minor one is marginal and will snap halfshafts with wider wheels/tyres) and then purchase wheels to fit that. Axles that suit (with some work) are : Ford rwd range - Escort, Cortina, Capri etc, Morris Ital/Marina, MGB, Toyota Corolla (rwd), Fiat 132 etc , Volvo. Of course any rwd axle can be made to fit, but depends on your wallet.
I didn't understand your question about split screen front end. If it's just wings and front panel including lowlight, then yes, but to fit a split screen window aperture etc would involve major surgery.

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hi thanks for that will just get the morris wheels banded for now looking for a good place.....i was looking into fitting a front to my split screen but afer talking to JLH will just get the front panel and replace with glass wings
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Re: fibreglass wings front end doors

Postby plastic orange » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:51 pm

Weller do suitable wheels these days - depending on how wide you want. 6 inch wide is a reasonable compromise - any wider may rub depending on offsets etc.

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