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Tidybuoy 12-28-2016 03:23 PM

My Wheels are Finished - Fuchs Restoration Service
 
I'm starting my very own thread. My wheels arrived today and I posted some photos on another thread and nobody said anything :confused:. To me, today is a great day and I am personally celebrating :) :) :)

My wheels just got here and here are the results. I had this done at Fuchs Restoration Service in Costa Mesa, CA. The total cost was $1,372 which was $260 per wheel, $18 for back sides per wheel, $25 per center cap, $160 shipping. Expensive but they are beautiful.

The finish is factory stock anodized. They don't specifically say "double anodizing" on their site but they say "no more thin anodizing". I sent these in mid October and they were done Dec 2nd. I just got them today because I missed their first e-mail telling me they were done.

Tomorrow, I am shipping them my 944 Club Sport wheels which are similar to the Design 90's but forged and made by Fuchs. Those wheels will be anodized (no paint).

I wish I was rich enough to just hang these in the Garage - they are stunning to look at!

Here they are:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1482970892.jpg

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1482970939.jpg

rwest 12-28-2016 03:37 PM

Vern,

Those are beautiful, what was the turn around time?

Rutager

rwest 12-28-2016 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rwest (Post 9411742)
Vern,

Those are beautiful, what was the turn around time?

Rutager

Dang, I need to read more carefully, looks like total time was just a couple months, nice!

Tobra 12-28-2016 03:50 PM

Nice, got half a chubby looking at those wheels.



Do you have any before pics?

Modifier 12-28-2016 04:35 PM

Beautiful!!! What condition were they in when you sent them in? Any damage that had to be repaired?

allaircooled 12-28-2016 04:45 PM

Wow those look good. I'm debating getting mine done like yours or the same but polished. Really doesn't seem like a bad deal at all. Thanks for posting pictures.

Cairo94507 12-28-2016 06:57 PM

Very nice looking wheels. I love Fuchs wheels.

deguitars 12-28-2016 07:56 PM

Thanks for sharing. I've been considering sending my wheels to Rick for awhile now so it's good to see the high quality of work they're turning out. No two year wait either.

cheers

Alex599 12-28-2016 09:32 PM

Wow, I'm speechless (typless?)

canamfan 12-29-2016 03:58 AM

They are beautiful! I'm interested to see the 944 Club Sport wheels when they're done, so far from what I've been seeing & hearing, Fuchs Restoration are doing a good job both on delivery time (pretty reasonable) & the quality of work. It's also great to see pricing on their website, I'll probably be sending out some 16" Fuchs in the near future (after car gets back from paint & it's put together rolling). Thanks for the pictures!

Techno Duck 12-29-2016 09:17 AM

Looks great, i am going to send them my wheels once my checking account recovers from my engine rebuild :). Trying to decide what finish to go with, traditional black centers or a finish like yours (maybe RSR).

jlex 12-29-2016 09:47 AM

Show us the back side!

Tidybuoy 12-29-2016 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlex (Post 9412563)
Show us the back side!

I'll take some photos of the back tonight. I'm not super impressed with the back side. It's just basic flat black and if I were to do it over, I would probably bead blast and clear coat. However, the fronts are perfect and I am completely happy with their work.

Getting tires mounted tomorrow!

Tidybuoy 12-29-2016 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Modifier (Post 9411789)
Beautiful!!! What condition were they in when you sent them in? Any damage that had to be repaired?

Here's the only picture I have of the "before" but all four wheels were in basically the same, good condition. They had previously been painted with a very thick black paint. No curb rash to speak of but there were a couple of small nicks.

Before:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1483056761.jpg

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1483056778.jpg

After:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1483056849.jpg

Lukesportsman 12-29-2016 05:59 PM

100% BETTER, no matter the application or correctness in my opinion. And yes, I have some with colored centers......just the classic look is killer.

Tidybuoy 12-29-2016 07:39 PM

The black centers were perfect for the 944 but these wheels are going on my 1974 911 and I wanted the stock factory look.

My Baby: Still has it's Carrera Fuchs on it (polished). The new wheels will be 1" wider both front and rear. The 944 Turbo Fuchs have an offset where the extra inch of width is 1/2 inside and 1/2 outside so they will fit my mid year with out the flares. The rear wheel well will be very filled in.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1483072711.jpg

rhart 12-30-2016 06:56 AM

Thank you for the kind words Tidy. I’m Rick Hartbrodt owner of FuchsRestoration.com. A fellow Pelicaner tipped me off about this thread. Tidy has it right about offset and filling out wheel wells and original exposed paddles look. Seems most of us want more “lip” and Turbo Fuchs remain popular for just that reason. I’m backdating my ’88 coupe into a 1974 Ducktail Carrera using 7’s and 8’s. They look great but the rear wheel well needs to be filled out just a tad more so I’m going to have to put a spacer on the car. 951 wheels, 944 Turbo, would have done the trick but I did not have any around. The wheels while looking great on the floor (or hanging on your wall ☺ ) will transform your car. Restored wheels with fresh anodizing remains the least expensive way to improve the overall appearance of your ride.
Happy New Year to all.
Rick

SpyderMike 12-30-2016 05:17 PM

rhart,

Mine are in need of restoration. There are a couple spots of rash on a wheel or two. Is that kind of "repair" covered in the normal restoration process?

Mike

rhart 12-31-2016 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpyderMike (Post 9414433)
rhart,

Mine are in need of rest I. The r are a couple spots of rash on a wheel or two. Is that kind of "repair" covered in the normal restoration process?

Mike

Yes, curb rashes get fixed with no up-charge. Unless there is a chunk of metal missing.

Happy New Year

Amstaff 12-31-2016 04:40 PM

Wow, these look great.


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