- 12" 120Y standard wheels fit front and back on a standard 120Y (well duh...)
- 13" Stanza steelies fit front and back on a standard 120Y.
- 14" early Toyota Corona fit on the back of standard 120Y, but not on the front.
- 14" early Toyota Corona fit on the front of Stanza strut equipped 120Y
- 14" 200B steelies and mags fit on back of standard 120Y, and definately on Stanza strut equipped 120Y, dunno about standard front 120Y.
I finally with 3 bald tyres decided to actually *buy* some *new* tyres. I hadn't done that in ages. But seeing as I was running 13"s on front and 14"s on back I decided it was time for new rims too - better make that mags ;)
I bought 5 Datsun 200B SX factory mags (14" x 6")for the low price of AUD$100 from a guy out of the paper. They were pretty corroded, and I decided to polish them. Note: never polish rims. this is the second time I've done it, I must have forgotten how stupidly time consuming it is.
- Clean up the rim as best you can and spray the whole thing black - of course the concept is to get the 'inner' bits black, so concentrate on that
- Buy one of those nice 3M rolok pad thingies. Put it in your drill with a brown coloured abrasive sander. Should take you 30-45mins to sand back the paint on the 'feature' area of the rim.
- Okay you can try out different polishes and wheels and stuff, but you'll always get the best results by making a little sanding chock of wood (shaped accordingly) and 400 wet'n'dry. Sand back the scratches left by the 3M pad. looking at at least an hour for my rim.
- Go over it with 800 lightly, then 1200. Maybe for 30mins for both.
- Now use your buffing wheels or just hit the surface with brasso. Ta da, finished! Only 3 more to go...
Anyway, decked out with the cheapest Kmart 185 60 series tyres they don't look half bad.
Sticks to the road a little better too ;)
Original JAW, 22 Mar 1999