Also didn't they find when restoring Charley O's car they could be ordered from Karmann with all Black wheels?
'50 Karmann wrote:
I don´t know, but watch out - if you want it accurate, then don´t paint the centre part of the wheel X and the rim Y - the split in the colour is actually on the rim so the join doesn´t show behind the ally beauty rings.
Not sure I understand you. Photo?I always thought the split in the colour is where the centre part and outer part (rim) come together, I've never seen a stock wheel painted any other way... :?
Neither had I, but on my unrepainted 1958 wheels, the split in paint colours is moved out about half and inch so that it´s underneath the beauty rings. I think it must be a Karmann only thing, as they were the only cars with beauty rings as stock. Here´s an old pic - hope you can make out what I mean.
See what you mean now James but I really don't think that's factory. Can anyone else comment?
I think I'm right in saying that the wheels were, black, then the outer colours were applied. So the back should be black, but with some slight overspray from where they didn't bother to mask up. I think Peter (Harveypj) talked about this in his '58's thread.
54 Gertie wrote:
So what we really need to find out is when the beauty rings were introduced.Like I said up there, just because they were like that in 58, doesn´t mean they were like that in 55.
No mention of anything relating to wheel trims or paint in Progressive Refinements. Did all Kabs come with wheel trims past a certain date? Or were they just an option?