Monday, 20 January 2014

Project87 - wheel refurb

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



Project87, for those that don't know, is the 1987 Peugeot 205 GTI that I'm running as a project car for Retro Cars magazine. The latest instalment, on the shelves now, marks the halfway point in the project. This month's big change? The wheels...
A few months ago I invested in a fresh set of Wolfrace's new-wave Slotmags, as seen in the picture above. They're pretty cool, with plenty of dish and a nice nostalgic throwback to seventies/eighties custom cars, and they suited the car very well. But project cars are all about evolution, and the GTI's standard Speedline rims are a design classic, so I decided to have them refurbished by Lepsons in Kent - it's an incredibly involved process, and at £55 a corner it's pretty damn good value. You can read all about it in the new issue of the mag...










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