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Hello

My rear wheels have some negative camber and the tread stays under the arch at the top, but the wheel sticks out of the arch a bit and then somemore at the bottom than at the top.

The front wheels have tread poking out of the arch to boot. Ive not long bought the van and they came with these wheels which I would like to keep.

So I am after flaring/rolling or widening the arches with some grp ones. Any ideas people?

Ive got on order a set of 9" wide mud flaps, hopefully that will help a bit.





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Sticking GRP arches on will mean you'll have to mod the hinge too or else the door won't open.

Easiest option is to change your wheels
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cops are being a little over enthusiastic I think! you get a penalty notice?
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Originally posted by jason k jason k wrote:

Sticking GRP arches on will mean you'll have to mod the hinge too or else the door won't open.

Easiest option is to change your wheels


The wheels are staying end of! But to other people you would be right,,,,however on this van the runner has been modded already to take into account the poke of the wheels.

Originally posted by rowlesy rowlesy wrote:


cops are being a little over enthusiastic I think! you get a penalty notice?


I got a penalty for the plates, lol i knew they were illegal so whatever, even though I had the originals in the back and offered to swap em. They went all pissy about my finger though and made me remove it, due to it being a public offence order



Originally posted by Piledriver Piledriver wrote:


have a look at this thread.....
 


Sweet going to read that now, thanks
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 for the fronts you should be able to just use post bus arches.
you just missed some in the for sale section.
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Originally posted by T3ADICT T3ADICT wrote:

 
 for the fronts you should be able to just use post bus arches.
you just missed some in the for sale section.


Or buy them new Wink

http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/postal-flares_topic78854_post628683.html

They don't add much extra width though - little more than the thickness of the plastic.

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As yours is an early van the hinge mod is very easy to do.
Get another hinge, cut them both by amount needed(say 20 or 30mm,lay them in a piece of angle iron to keep them aligned,chamfer the edges,weld them up, then place a suitable socket on the runner with the cap from the top sliding door bolt. works a treat and you can go back to standard with just the swap of a new hinge if needed.
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Originally posted by Allanw Allanw wrote:

Originally posted by T3ADICT T3ADICT wrote:

 

 for the fronts you should be able to just use post bus arches.

you just missed some in the for sale section.



Or buy them new Wink

http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/postal-flares_topic78854_post628683.html

They don't add much extra width though - little more than the thickness of the plastic.

My rears just arrived too Cool


I must say when I found the right word to search for I found your thread and saw the, and found the supplier, now my concern was exactly that, ie in your second picture they dont seem to offer much in the way of give? Granted they would suit the van though.



Originally posted by lhdwesty lhdwesty wrote:

As yours is an early van the hinge mod is very easy to do.
Get another hinge, cut them both by amount needed(say 20 or 30mm,lay them in a piece of angle iron to keep them aligned,chamfer the edges,weld them up, then place a suitable socket on the runner with the cap from the top sliding door bolt. works a treat and you can go back to standard with just the swap of a new hinge if needed.

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And that is what has been done already matey

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Oh and these are the mudflaps ive bought, they do returns (checked) if gash material or dont fit,,, but description sounds good and measures up ok in terms of width (wheels are 9" wide)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-WIDE-Rubber-Mud-Flap-FRONT-REAR-Mudflaps-VW-/290515229165
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reminds me of the Lt with 255/55/18's fitted. Problem solved with plastic arches & a heat gun

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police being a bunch of cnuts! no issue with poke there mate, prob was hoping to bust your ass for more.........
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I ran mine round for years like that and never had any problems. Was it traffic cops?
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I know the cops get some bad press and stick some times, and I think they generally do a good job, and i havent minded them,,, but fuck me what a bunch of jobs worths the other day

But like a good boy, no finger now, plates changed and im looking to fix the wheels...

Best of it was, the finger came from a mate who works for the police, lol,, he reckons yeah, traffic cops are wankers lol
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to be fair, there is a problem with the tyre as far as the regs go.

Your wheel can protrude 30mm at its furthest point, but the entire tread of the tyre must be covered when viewed from directly above.

What you want is a set of stretched tyres on there



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this just reminded me of the orange van that i saw at vanfest a good few times with these wheels
 
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post bus arches work well.. used ones are rare-ish ... new repro are quite expencive.
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Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:

to be fair, there is a problem with the tyre as far as the regs go.



What you want is a set of stretched tyres on there




lol, now that would be dangerous and worth a pull !!
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Originally posted by Abyss Abyss wrote:

I know the cops get some bad press and stick some times, and I think they generally do a good job, and i havent minded them,,, but fuck me what a bunch of jobs worths the other day

But like a good boy, no finger now, plates changed and im looking to fix the wheels...

Best of it was, the finger came from a mate who works for the police, lol,, he reckons yeah, traffic cops are wankers lol


Been naughty again, finger is back, ffs i dont care lol
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there is no law against stretched tyres however I don't think they would suit those wheels!  Wider arches would look cool though :) 
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There's an interesting (old) thread about stretch tyres I googled on the Police Online forums :

http://www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk/index.php?/topic/24937-stretched-tyres-are-they-legal-or-not/

Personally I don't like stretched tyres - apart from the fact I think they're just begging to fall off, I also think they look very silly
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