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sheetsofsound Brent Taylor
New Westminster, BC, Canada   CAN
I am looking for information about Cheviot 'Hotwire" wheels. One of the vehicles I stripped for parts a few years back came with a pretty beat up set of these wheels.

From what I could find, they are made in Australia and perhaps came stock with some of the wedges there? I also read somewhere that they came as an option to some places in Canada? I haven't been able to find much else.

I got them off a fuel injected TR7 that was originally registered in Idaho, but was trailered to Canada as a wreck/ project car quite a few years ago.

They're pretty dirty. I'm trying to decide what to do with them. Anyone know anything about these?





Brent



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DoogieHowser Doug Milligan
Middle Island, NY, USA   USA
Brent,
I bought a 1980 2 years ago and it came with a beat up set of Cheviots. The style of mine are definitely a BBS knockoff. They cleaned up nicely but are 13 inch size. I was missing one of the center caps (note the mismatched ones in the pic)-finding replacements are like searching for unobtainium. I finally found one on ebay and got if for less than 10 bucks. They are definitely Australian origin, I have never seen another set on a TR7...and have not heard of them as an option-but in Canada who knows! I probably will be replacing them this spring with 14 or 15 inch wheels...I am not thrilled with the limited choices for 13 inch wheels.

doug


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DoogieHowser Doug Milligan
Middle Island, NY, USA   USA
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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Brent,

I don't think you've got anything special there, they look like a typical, cheesy, inexpensive, aftermarket wheel that was available in the '70s, probably a BBS knockoff. I'm not sure they're worth the cost of restoration, If you like the look you might look into a set of BBSs.

DoogieHowser Doug Milligan
Middle Island, NY, USA   USA
I agree with Kevin-they are a bit cheesy..the "Allen head" bolts on the rim are not real...just plastic caps! they were good for me initially as I spent money on other parts of the car...but now it's time to move on...get rid of the cheesiness.

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sheetsofsound Brent Taylor
New Westminster, BC, Canada   CAN
Thanks for the input. There's a reason they have been languishing behind my garden shed this past couple of years.

They are hub centric and use a lug nut with a spacer, or at least that's what came off the car. A couple of them broke on extraction.

Probably put them up for sale.



Brent

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