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Turtle back lugs & nuts / Lugstud questions...

Post by ASBug on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:10 am

Hi all,
I plan on lowering the '71 1302 and putting the set of turtle backs on him. My question is what lugstuds or lug and nut combo do I need. Looks like it is supposed to have a shanked lug nut with a washer behind it.
I mounted them to the ASBug last year using the 30* Empi 8 kit that was on the car, but that isn't even close to what it needed.
I didn't drive it, just shot some photos of them on the car...
Any one know what to mount them with?
I am thinking that I want to remove the paint and polish the entire wheel on these.
I know it is alot of elbow grease, but I'll probably do it over this winter.
Any one have any good personal experience with polishing and sealing an alloy wheel?

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Post by zabo on Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:42 am


pic of originals

seems like a lot of conflicting info out there.
Some say stock will work - others say they will be too short because of the taper on the bolt head
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:44 pm

You might want to just strip the paint off of them, and run them as cast

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/255333.jpg

The Samba has some comparisons of lugnuts:

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/627585.jpg

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/216067.jpg
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Re: Turtle back lugs & nuts / Lugstud questions...

Post by ASBug on Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:24 am

Grifspop wrote:You might want to just strip the paint off of them, and run them as cast

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/255333.jpg

The Samba has some comparisons of lugnuts:

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/627585.jpg

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/216067.jpg

The last pic is more what I was thinking.
I'll strip the wheels and see just how rough the center section is on mine. Some one on here had a set of all polished TBacks on their KG that was all polished, looked sweet.
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:37 am

Yeah, I've seen the polished turtleback, they look like Porsche phone dials, but I'll bet that's a lot of work
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:39 am

One thing for sure, there aren't a lot of cars running turtlebacks, they're kind of unique
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Post by zabo on Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:02 am

polished is certainly shiny!


i think i like the black with polished outer rims better
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Post by ASBug on Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:13 am

That is the way that mine look now ^
I think I'll Soda Blast the insides (crusty) and then strip the outsides and see how rough they are.
I plan on using the horn buttons as centers as well.
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Post by ASBug on Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:19 am

Grifspop wrote:One thing for sure, there aren't a lot of cars running turtlebacks, they're kind of unique
I think that they will match the uniqueness of this ride when I get it done...
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Yep, turtlebacks on a RHD Super, not likely to park next to another one!!
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