BBS RS 007 - Metric Wheels

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BBS RS 007 - Metric Wheels

Postby M6smitten » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:17 am

Now that Summer is in full swing, I got organized for a long-awaiting project; I really want to get some pics of the car on it's original tires and wheels. Though recalled by BMW, the 007s have an interesting story.

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Step 1 : Mark the valve position on the wheel center and barrel so the wheel goes back together as it was.

Step 2: Removed all the 12-point RS bolts to be cleaned and re-coated.


Step 3: Cut the old adhesive with a carpet knife abd proceeded to "split" the rims.

Next I'll clean off the old adhesive still on the lips, centers and barrels. The Lips will get stripped of the old clear-coat and get a good buffing- but not too deep as to remove the original machined surface. Barrels will go to be rounded if needed and the centers are off to get powder coated. oh and I have to file out some curb rash on two lips.


Great How-to here by RC Devil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXqWTXvsWJ8


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Postby ron » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:24 am

Has anyone ever seen a set of these in the UK?
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Postby tschultz » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:19 pm

Good luck--how much time have you put in so far??

Looking good :mrgreen:
 

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Postby M6smitten » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:20 am

tschultz wrote:Good luck--how much time have you put in so far??

Looking good :mrgreen:


It took about :35 min a wheel to remove the bolts and about :10 min each wheel to cut the adhesive and knock them apart.

Today I got some stripper on the lips but they'll need another go. The metal finish is beautiful and I can't wait to see them done.Any suggestions on how to get the rest of the old coat off without damaging the metal finish?

Dull "before" shot of old clear-coat.
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Postby M6smitten » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:18 am

Update - once the lips were stripped, I polished and had them (and the centers) powder coated. Notice I left the original machined finish on the lips versus deep mirror polish-

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With new bolts from Black Forest, I got them re-assembled.
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Pain in the arse but well worth it
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Postby 5280 M6 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:14 pm

The results look awesome! Good to see these original equipment wheels restored.

You know what we want to see next..........Pics on car! Pics on car! :D

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Postby tschultz » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:26 pm

Sharp-- great work on those wheels Aaron!

I didn't realize until Gene told me that some of those early metric wheels also had painted centers to match the car.
Always little quirks to learn.
 

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Postby M6smitten » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:46 am

Thanks men, the ambient light almost makes the centers look blue-ish. In direct sunlight they're true silver.
It's gonna take a while to save up the funds for some new TRX GTs so pics may take some time. I do some 211s in the works that will have the same look (stepped 2 inch lips and all).

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Tom- I have seen those body colored wheels on a couple M635s. Definatley a 1980's drug dealer look IMO.

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Postby winfred » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:35 am

wish mine weren't one piece, they did the wheel recall but not the valve springs on my 85 :( id look into non metric barrels if they were the 3 piece
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Postby M6smitten » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:59 am

winfred wrote:wish mine weren't one piece, they did the wheel recall but not the valve springs on my 85 :( id look into non metric barrels if they were the 3 piece


Lots of companies still make barrels for these BBS RS wheels. Let me know if I can help.
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Postby 1988shark » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:20 am

Those wheels look fantastic!
 

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Postby ron » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:22 am

I'm still looking for just one to complete my set of 5. Can anyone help?
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!

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'85 M #228

'85 M #207

'84 Turbo.
 

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Postby Tinkerer007 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:58 pm

M6smitten wrote:
winfred wrote:wish mine weren't one piece, they did the wheel recall but not the valve springs on my 85 :( id look into non metric barrels if they were the 3 piece


Lots of companies still make barrels for these BBS RS wheels. Let me know if I can help.


I have a set of 16 x 8. I am interested in making the back set wider. Currently the offset is 11. Seems like I would need both inner and outer barrels to get the "normal" offset of -28 (is that plus or minus on the offset?)

Where can I find a good company selling the barrels?
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Postby M6smitten » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:31 pm

Tinkerer007 wrote:
M6smitten wrote:
winfred wrote:wish mine weren't one piece, they did the wheel recall but not the valve springs on my 85 :( id look into non metric barrels if they were the 3 piece


Lots of companies still make barrels for these BBS RS wheels. Let me know if I can help.


I have a set of 16 x 8. I am interested in making the back set wider. Currently the offset is 11. Seems like I would need both inner and outer barrels to get the "normal" offset of -28 (is that plus or minus on the offset?)

Where can I find a good company selling the barrels?


Saliya is one of the best- good work and fair prices
http://euromcars.com/

This guy is a great source for rare wheel parts
http://www.felgen-garage.de/

TunerShop has barrels and lips.
http://www.tunershop.com/Wheel_accessor ... rrels/BBS/

Here is an offset calculator
http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp
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1987 M6 (2/87) - Sold

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