[ROVERNET - UK] Rostyles restoration

Kent Kinard kentkinard at verizon.net
Tue Apr 1 14:16:45 BST 2008

Hi Steve,
Remember that the Magnum 500 studs and lug nuts used by Rover are 
different from the BS lug nuts used on "regular" P6's.  The studs are 
larger in diameter...but I'll have to look more carefully to see exactly 
what the size is.  Maybe they are the Ford size.  What am I talking 
about?  You have a set of Magnum 500 hubs.  You can measure the lug nuts 
easier than I can.

Kent K.

S Manwell wrote:
> I think Specialty Wheels used to restore wheels, but now it looks like 
> they may only manufacture new wheels (Magnum 500s and Magstars, etc.  
> for Ford, Buick, Chevy).  http://www.specialtywheelsltd.org/index.html
> This is the first time I have looked at their site in years, and I see 
> that they show new center caps for Shelby Magstar wheels -- these 
> should be the same as the P6 Magstar caps.  They also show two types 
> of Shelby lug nuts which are the the Magstar type -- too bad they 
> would have the wrong thread.  The lug nuts labeled "65 Ford" and 
> "Mercury" look like they could be the same as the P6 lugs for Magnum 
> 500 wheels, though I don't know what size the Ford thread would be.
> I think the way they restored wheels was to separate the center from 
> the rim, re-plate them separately and then reassemble.
> --Steve Manwell
> P.S.   Before the debate starts again:  No, Rostyles are not the same 
> as Magnum 500s.
> David Sheuring wrote:
>>  Hi David,
>> That is a great question as I have wondered myself. Here are some 
>> thoughts:
>> 1. I would talk to someone who rechromes wheels. 2. See if they have 
>> one already done so you can see
>> how there work is.
>> 3. Ask around your local car clubs about where they
>> have there rechroming done.
>> 4. I know that Johnson City, TN has a wonderful
>> rechroming place. There is one about 30 miles from me
>> in Fayetteville, NC. I have some of there work and
>> they do good work however, I have seen a couple of bad
>> pieces.
>> Well, thats all I got from raining Lillington, NC
>> Cheers
>> David
>> --- David Walker <concinnity at woosh.co.nz> wrote:
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