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Hap Waldrop
03-05-2010, 02:17 PM
I have a few sets of the Performance Challenger alloy wheels, you'll recognize the design as it is very much like the MGB Limited Edition wheels, they are 13x5.5 in the Spridget 4x4" bolt pattern. I've got them on sale for 135.00 a wheel, so if you're looking for something a bit diffrent than the normal offerings, this may be the wheel for you. Center caps, lug nuts and valve stems are included.

JPSmit
03-07-2010, 08:31 AM
Hap, you wouldn't happen to have a picture of a Spridget with these rims on would you? I love them and was looking at a Stag yesterday that had them but I can't visualize them. thanks

Hap Waldrop
03-08-2010, 08:19 AM
JP, I sure don't, but you could be the trail blazer :smile: I've always thought it was good looking wheel, and unique look for a Spridget.

alsmith
03-08-2010, 01:06 PM
Hey JP, I would think some of the computer wizards on this forum could do some of there magic and put those wheels on a picture of a Spridget.

jvandyke
03-08-2010, 02:29 PM
Hey JP, I would think some of the computer wizards on this forum could do some of there magic and put those wheels on a picture of a Spridget.

I'm terrible at this but, squint a little.


color corrected on the spokes (where you'd see through 'em)

Tullamore
03-08-2010, 04:02 PM
This is what my car would look like with them:

https://www.fordmustang.us/gallery/d/40539-1/IMG_4143_001.jpg

JPSmit
03-08-2010, 04:38 PM
any chance you can glue them on mine - which I know is very close to the first picture anyway - thanks

Tullamore
03-08-2010, 05:14 PM
Yep:

https://www.fordmustang.us/gallery/d/40542-1/new_years_2010_001.jpg

JPSmit
03-08-2010, 05:31 PM
thanks - now I'm really in a quandry

Tullamore
03-08-2010, 05:41 PM
I think they are much better looking than the Rostyles, probably because they have real spokes instead of being solid.

abarth69
03-08-2010, 07:39 PM
Go for it JP

They look great

Cheers

Mark

jvandyke
03-08-2010, 08:29 PM
I like 'em. (but I'm a spoke guy).

scoutll
03-08-2010, 09:10 PM
I like 'em. (but I'm a spoke guy).

Spoke softly, but carry a big jack. :jester:

jvandyke
03-08-2010, 10:32 PM
That's pretty fun. Spokes are just pretty. I'm a sucker for pretty.

alsmith
03-08-2010, 11:00 PM
Wow, those look really good on the red car but they look good on JPs car also. I knew someone here could do the picture magic.

jlaird
03-08-2010, 11:31 PM
I think they look too modern. But then I have old eyes.

Trevor Jessie
03-09-2010, 07:15 AM
I think they would look good on the rubber bumper cars (tie the black color together). They'd also look good on de-bumpered cars that have more of a racy look.

Hap Waldrop
03-09-2010, 12:16 PM
Well one thing about it, everyone is always wanting an original look, well we're now manufactuering our own wheels (VTO) and just clearing out the Performance/Superlite product, so you'll have one of the few sets imported into the US. I like the wheel myself, and think it looks good in the photochops and it has strong MG factory ties as it is the same design as used on the later MGB Limited Editions.

Tullamore
03-09-2010, 01:50 PM
The MGB Limited Edition for comparison:

https://www.mgcars.org.uk/namgbr/images/limited.jpg

Guest
03-11-2010, 03:22 PM
I think they look too modern. But then I have old eyes.

Jack I'm with ya. I like them, but not on my car...even though it's as late as you can get.

Reminds me of ET Kelstars. If it was 1983 or I had a B, I'd be all over them. (o.k, I know it's the wrong pattern)


I wonder what they would look like on a orange RB car with the black along the bottom?

Guest
03-11-2010, 05:05 PM
I like 'em.

but carry a big jack. :jester:


no, hammer.

I've always been a bit bummed that there never was a LE Midget and this wheel would be perfect to create one. Too bad my car is orange (and Kelly wants it that way). I'd like to see someone get these and build the Midget that never was.

Hap, how many sets you have, can you get more?

Guest
03-14-2010, 08:13 PM
Bump. I wanna see someone put these on their car.

Guest
03-14-2010, 08:44 PM
Could someone please be so kind to paste them on this car and maybe delete the board, dude, chic and Midget? I'm starting to wonder if maybe I should get these. ( although I ~really~ can't afford it right now.) I don't have photoshop and wouldn't know how to use it if I did. Thanks





https://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a321/kellysguy/mg_midget_poster.jpg

lesingepsycho
03-14-2010, 09:30 PM
Workin' some magic once again. :laugh:

Guest
03-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Thanks bro !!! I have to say, I like it. Allot nicer than I thought they'd look on there.

Hmmmmmm...

I have to admit, IMHO these are the best looking wheels on an orange RB I've seen yet.

bthompson
03-14-2010, 11:11 PM
(Getting rid of the dude and board I get....I would've left the chick in there, though.) :wink:

Those are incredibly awesome wheels. It definately belongs on the Midget That Never Was. (Along with an overdrive.)

davester
03-15-2010, 12:00 AM
Well if you're photoshopping, you could have at least lowered the Midget to a reasonable ride height. Those post-74 Midgets always looked so ridiculous jacked up in the air like that.

Hap Waldrop
03-15-2010, 07:58 AM
Hap, how many sets you have, can you get more?

We got 2-3 sets, and have no plans to get anymore, so for the folks getting them, they are guranteed to have something pretty unique in the US, they are still made, just no one importing them from Australia anymore.

Guest
03-15-2010, 09:01 AM
Do they use standard bevel type lug nuts or the special "mag" type?

Jeff_Graham
03-15-2010, 09:02 AM
Hap,

Usable for racing, fit a 58 Bug Eye, approx. shipping to 27948 (NC)?

Jeff Graham

Hap Waldrop
03-15-2010, 05:36 PM
Do they use standard bevel type lug nuts or the special "mag" type?

Normal 60 degree tapered insert, takes normal lug nuts, which we provide with the set.

Hap Waldrop
03-15-2010, 05:37 PM
Hap,

Usable for racing, fit a 58 Bug Eye, approx. shipping to 27948 (NC)?

Jeff Graham

Yep, and yep, thanks for the order Jeff.

Hap Waldrop
03-16-2010, 12:02 PM
Sold out of the Challenger wheel in 13x5.5, thanks guys.

JPSmit
03-16-2010, 05:23 PM
Sold out of the Challenger wheel in 13x5.5, thanks guys.

In that case, thanks for helping me make up mind :wink:

cheers

Hap Waldrop
03-17-2010, 08:15 AM
Well, you know me, if it can be sold, I will get it sold :smile: I'll have the new 13x.5.5 Retro 4s in time for summer.

Guest
03-22-2010, 08:59 PM
Wonder how these would look on there, could you please paste these too? Thanks!

https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/3042

lesingepsycho
03-22-2010, 10:12 PM
How's this?

Guest
03-23-2010, 09:55 AM
My bad, I meant those wheels (in the link) on the orange and black car. Thanks again bro!

lesingepsycho
03-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Ok, so more like this...

Guest
03-23-2010, 11:32 PM
Yep, that's it. Thanks! (I need to learn how to do this.)

Hap Waldrop
03-24-2010, 06:59 AM
Thats a American Libre, we are making a modern version of this wheel, we'll have the 13x5.5 by early summer, late spring, here's the rendering of our new VTO retro 4.

Gundy
03-24-2010, 07:12 AM
Thats a American Libre, we are making a modern version of this wheel, we'll have the 13x5.5 by early summer, late spring, here's the rendering of our new VTO retro 4.

Those are going to look super on the wife's MGB!
I was thinking of surprising with a set for her birthday
but I wanted her approval first. Now she can't wait.
Keep us posted as to delivery date on these beauties!

Off topic: Thanks a ton for the tech session last Saturday.
It sure was nice to get the BE on a lift for an easy peek down under. How can you beat a free grease job!

Guest
04-23-2010, 10:24 PM
If I could possibly bother you to do one more, I would deeply apppreciate it. ( Hap would too.)

These on the orange and black car.


https://www.acmespeedshop.com/_images/15x6_VTO_Black.jpg

Thanks bro!

(I really need to learn how to do this.)

lesingepsycho
04-24-2010, 01:59 AM
Here ya go.

JACK

jlaird
04-24-2010, 08:19 AM
That looks good.

drooartz
04-24-2010, 09:16 AM
How about that same black wheel on a white Bugeye?

Guest
04-24-2010, 10:06 AM
Hmmmmm, I'm torn...


Thanks again Jack, you've been a HUGE help !!!!

Guest
04-24-2010, 11:32 AM
Man, now I'm really confused.

NOw I can't decide b/w the Challengers, the black VTO's and these.

https://www.gbcarparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=15x55MinilightMGAnthracite. (https://www.gbcarparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=15x55MinilightMGAnthracite)

I wonder how they would look on my car?

What do you guys think?

lbc_newbie
04-24-2010, 11:42 AM
Uh.....tell me that price is for all four wheels?!?! It shows one in stock, but the price is $599! You make too much money, dude....

https://tinyurl.com/call-me-frugal

this is where I got mine.....and saved a couple of bucks....

lesingepsycho
04-24-2010, 12:07 PM
I've seen those anthracite wheels on ebay. I really like that look!! And the price doesn't seem to bad either.

JACK

scoutll
04-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Ok, so more like this...

Jack,

If you don't mind, could you do the 4 spoke libre' wheels on my car?

lesingepsycho
04-24-2010, 02:29 PM
OK guys, I'll try to do a few more quick ones tonight. My wife is due to give birth to our first child any second and I'm trying to get as many last minute projects (including the MG) done as possible.

JACK

jlaird
04-24-2010, 03:14 PM
Oh grats hope everything goes well and am sure it will.

drooartz
04-24-2010, 05:03 PM
Good luck to your wife and yourself. Hope all goes smoothly!

JPSmit
04-24-2010, 05:31 PM
OK guys, I'll try to do a few more quick ones tonight. My wife is due to give birth to our first child any second and I'm trying to get as many last minute projects (including the MG) done as possible.

JACK

excuses excuses, come on man buck up - you've got a lap top with a battery. Bring it with you, contractions only come every few minutes, you'll have time inbetween.
:devilgrin:

seriously, blessings that all goes well.

Guest
04-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Yeah, the ebay one's are them. That was $599 for the set and I'm not making ANYTHING right now. I sold a bit of stuff and has some extra money for the car.


Jack, don't sweat it bro. Do what ya gotta. Congrats!!!! You're blessed more than you know. Kelly had a tumor a while back and we had to "clean house". Kids aren't an option now. I told the doc as long as she come home, I don't care what you gotta do.

What names y'all got picked?

If it's a girl, name her Spridget.


Hey, maybe that's where the Speed racer character got his name Spritle.
( or was it Spridal?)

Guest
04-24-2010, 05:41 PM
Bryan, anything you puton that car will look good.

Why you thinking about ditching those? If so, how much?

scoutll
04-24-2010, 10:21 PM
I'm just curious about how those would look. I have always liked those 4 spoke wheels, but don't know how they would work on my car. I like them on the red one though, but it's hard to beat the minilite style wheels on a LBC.

Congrats Jack!!!

Bryan

lesingepsycho
04-25-2010, 01:00 AM
Thanks for all the good wishes everybody. I didn’t hardly get anything done today. We went to my nephew’s little league baseball game today since it might be our last opportunity for a while. I got the pieces for my fuel system plumbing and hopefully I’ll get more time to work on that tomorrow. I did finally get to some photoshop this evening. Here’s the anthracite wheels on the orange Midget.

JACK

lesingepsycho
04-25-2010, 01:03 AM
And here they are on Bryan's Midget.

lesingepsycho
04-25-2010, 01:18 AM
Oops, you wanted Libres...

lbc_newbie
04-25-2010, 02:07 AM
Yo, Jack..one last thing in between contractions. I would love to see how these would look on my car.... you should start a business and charge for these services to offset college tuition! Here is the wheel... NIIIIIIICE, eh?

Kidding of course...congrats!

Hap Waldrop
04-25-2010, 08:09 AM
Ok, so more like this...

Jack,

If you don't mind, could you do the 4 spoke libre' wheels on my car?

Bryan, it will not be long now before you can get that look for real, sometime in June these wheels will be a reality, and we have them in both silver and black centers with polished outer rims in the Classic 8 and Retro 4 styles, the black centers with polished lip would look stunning on your car in my opinion. I going with black center Retro 4s on the vintage race car.

Guest
04-25-2010, 09:07 AM
Thanks again Jack, you truly do rock. I wouldn't have been able to make up my mind w/o your help. If there is anything I can ever do for you, please let me know. I deeply appreciate your time and effort.

lesingepsycho
04-25-2010, 12:22 PM
Yeah dude! I LOVE it!!! :jester:

jlaird
04-25-2010, 12:29 PM
Not bad looking at all.

smaceng
04-25-2010, 03:04 PM
Now all you need is the pair of fuzzy dice hanging on the rear veiw mirror,a big thick steering wheel cover and zebra seat covers. You will be ready to cruise Main St., in ANY town.
scott in CA.

lbc_newbie
04-25-2010, 03:12 PM
That's too friggin' funny, dude! I'm gonna run out and buy a set!

These were among the "ugliest wheels at SEMA" this year....

Guest
04-25-2010, 06:12 PM
That's too friggin' funny, dude! I'm gonna run out and buy a set!

These were among the "ugliest wheels at SEMA" this year....

I dunt no dawg, u be rollin' deep up in it, ya herd me?!?!?!?!?!

Guest
04-30-2010, 05:47 PM
Bought the last set just seconds ago.

Jack, I'll never be able to thank you enough for your help with this !!!

JPSmit
04-30-2010, 10:31 PM
My wife is due to give birth to our first child any second
JACK

So, any news?

Guest
04-30-2010, 11:24 PM
My wife is due to give birth to our first child any second
JACK

So, any news?

Yeah, really, time for an update.

lesingepsycho
05-01-2010, 12:07 AM
Well, the initial due date was April 24-26. My wife wants the baby to come on her (the baby's) own terms so no early induction. She went for a stress test today and both baby and mama are fine although baby is in no hurry to make her appearance. My wife's family and mine both have a history of going well past the due date so it's no surprise. The waiting game continues!

JACK

JPSmit
05-01-2010, 06:54 AM
keep us posted

Guest
05-01-2010, 07:48 AM
Yeah, sometimes you gotta let'em bake a bit longer.