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Old October 21st, 2013, 11:36 AM
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FS: $300 - Steel Wheels (207509) 15" x 8"

I have what I'm told is a rare set of Land Rover steel wheels that measure 15 x 8"
I don't know the true offset number, but as one of the pictures show below the distance from the inner mounting surface (against the hub) to the inner bead is 5".
The "deepset", or the distance from the outer bead to the mounting area is 3-7/8".
They have the slight rolled bead area for tubeless tires.

I sandblasted one, rattle-can primed and painted one coat of satin black, but I thought these would look really slick done professionally with PPG epoxy primer and Limestone. The deep offset makes these look pretty agressive and Limestone color would soften them up just enough IMO. THe existing scale and paint blasted off very easy (compared to MOD/CARC paint I was blasting off the ANR 1534s). A good 2-part epoxy primer and base paint would smooth any of the pitting. As far as I can see by placing them on my countertop, they look true.

They would make perfect Series rims for those wanting a wider stance and tire. I think I remember seeing 207509 stamped on the center, but that was likely the center which was removed from a LR rim and installed on a 15" x 8" rim. THey are machine welded around the entire union between the center and rim.
Somebody told me that these were offered many years ago by Dick Cepek to accomodate 33" tires on a Series vehicle. Can any of you chime in and verify this?

As far as value, I think they are fairly rare, yet they are only steel rims, so I don't think they are worth a*sloads of $$$, but that said, it's really not even worth the hassle of boxing and shipping them if I can't get $300 (for all 5). Some people have said I could probably get more, but I'm not looking to make a mint, just trying to offset some of the costs of re-shoeing my new ANR 1534s! THat said if your LOCAL and can do a pick-up I'd consider trades for gently used BFG AT 265/75/16s. Other trades considered (maybe a winch) but I'm not really on a shopping expedition, just looking for new tires really - specifically BFG ATs.

Boxing and shipping on the BUYER'S dime. They are the same gauge thickness as normal series wheels, so they are not heavy as Wolfs or ANR 1534s. I'm guessing 15-20lbs each. If you need them boxed or UPS requires them to be boxed, I will do my best to find some proper boxes without adding that to the cost, or buy the boxes if you want them immediately. I'd even cut some cardboard peices around the front/rear face and tape them up if that is sufficient for no cost. I'm just not getting stuck with a bill for 5 UPS boxes. Shipping from 02332. If you're local and can do pickup, I'll go $250.

For those that would require shipping, Paypal as a gift unless you want to add the 3% vig. I'll box & ship after receiving payment. PM me for the PP account.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 12:33 PM
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did you buy these from a disco guy in NH? If so i might have sold these exact rims to him many moons ago. Small world haha, fair price and GLWS

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did you buy these from a disco guy in NH? If so i might have sold these exact rims to him many moons ago. Small world haha, fair price and GLWS

-Rob
They may have very well came from NH, but I got these from a guy here in MA as a package deal with some ANR1534s. I may blast them and have them done in Limestone if/when I get around to it. Yeah, I thought that was more than a fair ask myself, thanks for that.

Any ideas of their origins? who manufactured these?

I think in Limestone they'd look exceptional on a Arles D-90 as well (Yeah, I'm talking about you, Rufus!)
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Old October 21st, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Land Rovers for a brief period of time came with 15 in rims in North America.

16 inch tires or tyres were rare back then.

So I say genuine article.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Land Rovers for a brief period of time came with 15 in rims in North America.

16 inch tires or tyres were rare back then.

So I say genuine article.
maybe, but I'd be suspect if they made a 8" wide wheel. I don't know what stock application would ever be needing an 8" wide wheel. Maybe some of you Series experts can weigh in?
Like I said, there is a LR P/N stamped on the center, but in this case, I think the centers were ct out of a LR rim and used to make a run of aftermarket wheels.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 01:34 PM
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There was a famed run of these 15x8 wheels done by I believe Dick Cepek. I'm not sure if they were sold through LR dealers or if they were strictly an aftermarket add but they are definitely vintage.

They may not fit a Defender due to brake caliper clearance issues, though.

I'd love to have them but I can't justify spending any $$ on them, they would just sit around my storage unit too.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Dad had a 2a 88 with 15x8's on it in the 70's. The tires were 12.50x 33 Mcrearys.
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There was a famed run of these 15x8 wheels done by I believe Dick Cepek. I'm not sure if they were sold through LR dealers or if they were strictly an aftermarket add but they are definitely vintage.

They may not fit a Defender due to brake caliper clearance issues, though.

I'd love to have them but I can't justify spending any $$ on them, they would just sit around my storage unit too.

Good to know about the D caliper clearance (potentially), thanks.
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Thanks Jeff, good to know.
Nice to see some deep dish rims on a truck.
Although those rims in that pic are waay deeper than the ones I have
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Missed the bit about 8 inch rims width.

So LR centers modified???
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Missed the bit about 8 inch rims width.

So LR centers modified???
So we think. That's what others have said. IDK, i don't think I was even born when these were made.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 11:35 PM
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Cheeky mark up! Good luck selling. Try to get better pictures of how the centers are welded to the hoops.
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All - I have seen these 15" x 8" steel wheels and they are in good shape and real nice.

Jackie - saw your comment about limestone steelies....I hear you...... when you go to boosts - ill go with my ANR1534s that you have.
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I have a set of these same wheels. I was told Stockton wheel did the ones I have . You want to sell just one so I have a set of 5 .

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Spring cleaning bump, otherwise, they will sit through the summer and maybe make an appearance at British Invasion or Metal Dash weekend in September!!!!

$250 for local pick up
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I have a slight interest in these, are they still soaking up gravity in your possession? Looking to put on 31x10.5s. if you still have next month please bring to Metal Dash. But if I find myself headed to south shore between now and then I'll PM you.
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I have a slight interest in these, are they still soaking up gravity in your possession? Looking to put on 31x10.5s. if you still have next month please bring to Metal Dash. But if I find myself headed to south shore between now and then I'll PM you.
Ha! That was last year (Metal Dash), but thanks for reminding me that it's coming up. I may go this year but it depends.

Just ping me if you're heading down this way. I'm flexible.
Abu Buckwheat was supposed to take them, but I haven't heard anything recently, so I guess he's out.
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Thanks, may be a bit too wide for my 30x9.5 tires... May have to drop it for full hella-flush effect. But have not fully dismissed.
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Would still buy 1 off of you if you would break up the. 5 .
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So, I missed going to Metal Dash Weekend. It was 80degrees this weekend and striper fishing and pulling boats out of the water was a bigger priority (Sorry Niall)


I'm going to bump these another time. There has to be a hoarder around that will pay $200 for these rims (a-hem, wheels, whatever you'd like to call them). I'll do $200 if somebody comes by and picks them up, but if I've got to bring all 5 down to UPS and ship them the price is $250+ shipping.
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