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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by JDM VANMAN View Post
    Those look more like stock 80í-81í stock Supra rims, thereís some that look exactly like that in a 13Ē rim if Iím correct. Those really look to be in great shape

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    With a better date range and specifically searching toyota supra these rims are coming back ID'd as Toyota OEM 14" for Supra! I still do not think they are in the best shape but a trip to a traveling repair business (Alloy Wheel Repair aka AWR) only gets me the info they will sand and blast and then repaint 'Bright Silver' complete for about $70.00 + or try to two tone for a bit more. I would rather see the aluminum clear finish so they are probably just going to go on the panel van as is.
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    In 13x5 they show as 79-81 corolla, I cannot find them anywhere in 14 but i remember running them on my first van in late 80's
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Those rims are the optional Cargo alloys for 86-89, and they are shown in the Toyota dealer lit for 87 & 88.

    They are my very favorite 2WD Van rims.

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Yep, they looked great on the van, just can't remember where I got them from

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Carbonized,

    That's my van or your van but with the wheels!! Convinced me that I will do some minor clean up on the curb rash and mount these wheels to the new tires I am putting on my cargo panel van. I will not 'repaint them'. I do have the tow hitch but not the Cat you are pulling. Nice Pic!

    SoORYotas

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Yes they where very good wheels, One thing about them is that they are very "open", let a lot of air through so they are kind to the brakes. I did thousands of miles with the rig as you see it in the picture, including up to the Grand Canyon once on the return from California. Granted the van was a manual and the boat and (brakeless)trailer weighted no more than 2000lbs we never experienced any sign of brake fade or got anything smelling hot.
    I have a wheel repair shop here that can do magic on rims, curb rash is nothing for them to make disappear. I'm sure there is a shop like that in your neck of the woods.
    I'm sure you will like your wheels, and as with anything that rare, I would keep my eyes open for a spare or two .
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Carbonized,

    thatís such a awesome photo, I thought it was a post card for a Toyota commercial!!!

    JDM

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    That picture was shot with a panoramic throw away kodak camera , remember those? The scan made it just grainy enough to look vintage, Huu... but wait... it is!

    I threw a lot of chalenges at that van, never a complaint , never let me down. Here is another one that would not be so good for a Toyota commercial before some Photoshop:Name:  firstvan4.jpg
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    Loads just got bigger and heavier . Almost put it in the drink twice with this one! Rear wheel drive vehicles are not the best on a wet slippery boat ramp I took good care of it but didn't baby-ed it. The little engine that could....

    Back to our regular programing... Wheels...
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    14x5.5= 1977 to 1981 Celica-supra, Baby supra? Looks like right at the transition between the Celica and full blown Supra.
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Yes!!!

    There were in 13Ē and 14Ē the photo with all 4 rims you can see the two on the left are 13Ē and the two on the right are 14Ē amazing!!

    13Ē Celica
    14Ē Supra.... Baby Supra

    I got my set out and took them in for refinishing.... curb rash,polish, and cleanup but not over the top like the Supra rims, Iíll post pictures when I get them back.
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Just bumped into this:1981 last year of the Celica Supra before becoming the full blown Supra. Check the head lamps/corner lights grill arrangement......Mmmmm???


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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    2 rims done, I had the edges rolled to remove the curb rash and minor cleanup, I didnít have them totally finished cause they came out pretty nice. I still have the other 2 that need cleaning up.

    ENJOY!!

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    So here is the final pic of my '89 Van after I got new Hankook tires mounted on the eight hole special order van wheels as noted by llamavan earlier in this thread. I decided not to let a 'wheel refinisher' update them as they wanted to finish the entire wheel in one 'Bright Silver' color. So mounted as found in three tone. I sold the van a few days ago to my son who will be driving it to home base in TX. About 11 years, 79K miles and many memories. Could not ask for a better van. Now time to sell the 89 Window van (and maybe my son's house mate is interested!!). Here is the pic with the wheels we all discussed and Gwen identified as one of her favorites in the 2WD. The van just rolled over 266k and is still going strong.
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    Mega flashback! Brings back loads of good memories to me!!
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    It turns out that some 79-81 Celica Supras came with these hubcaps, and they look pretty good on our vans! A lot cheaper than alloys too.

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

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    Very nice, Iíve seen these on a AE86 before!!

    soORYotas

    thatís an awesome van to keep in the family!!

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Finally got around to having my spare OEM 4WD rims sandblasted, painted, and mounted

    BooooooooYaaaaaaa!!

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    JDM,

    Nice job! The matte finish ties the whole lower body together. I will need to do something similar with my 4x4 wheels only in a very light gold to complement the finish on my van.

    Van on . . . . . .

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Thank you, I just need to take out the spare mud flaps and drown them in Mothers Back to Black Polish and put them on, thatíll tie it all together!!

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    You say 'spare mud flaps' . . . . You would not happen to have a 'spare' LR flap to sell. PM me if you do. Thanks.

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