Below is a photo of the wire wheel adaptor kit for Spridgets that is readily available from many catalogs. This kit is so unsafe, it really only has one useful application, and that’s right here, on a display car that will be entombed in a building and will never drive again.
The original wire wheel front hub assembly works beautifully, and is bulletproof. But notice how this aftermarket piece bolts on the lug nuts and those mounting nuts prevent the wheel from mounting properly to the taper. We have had several of these come to our shop with loose nuts under the wheel, a recipe for disaster. We remove them permanently, and have found a perfect use for this kit, right here on a car that will never drive again.
They make things look great! But if you have this kit on your car, don’t drive another mile until you check the torque on the nuts under your wheel that hold the flanges to your drum. Better still, get a new set of wheels and go back to bolt-on. Much safer! In fact, send us a picture of this kit on your car and we’ll give you 15% off a new set of minilights rims. We need you to stay safe and this is potentially a lot more dangerous than any virus!
Above you can see the new lowered stance on our display car (scroll up to see the “before” picture). It has been a lot of fun to design a car that will not drive again, with the priority being maximum durability for people climbing all over it. We painted it with more durable Imron, and this week we lowered the front end so that it looks like an engine is present, even though most of the driveline is gone. Engine and transmission removal was only way we could get the car to no longer leak oil!
If you are just joining us, this is a car we extracted from the weeds and “restored” to permanently park in a 300 unit condo building in New Jersey. Above you can see the “widow-maker” wire wheel kit now installed.
Here, Austin tries out the white wall option… do you like it? We might want to add more bling, perfect for a car stuck in a speak easy for the rest of its life.
Above, Kenny fits the template for the panel in front of the butt-guard. We’ll need access once we mount a transformer in the boot so the lights glow around the perimeter of the car.
You’ll also notice the black vinyl covered cockpit trim installed. This is not factory correct, but we did this to stop oxidation from the many hand prints we anticipate, again, for more durability.
She’s coming along, and looking great!