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    Quote Originally Posted by keltonturvey View Post
    Many thanks for the replies. Here is my car - the Tangerine Dream!

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    I will get the spare wheel off and take some measurements...
    That combination of colour and wheels looks quite nice, but I add the caveat that I am colourblind.

    A photo of the rear axle, preferably from the propshaft end would help to double check the wheel PCD, easy to check with a centre to centre across the the axle, you won’t be far out given the two options.

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    It's Marina based, you can see the torsion bars and rear springs. Also LWB version.
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    What do you plan to do with your wheels? I like them.
    I currently have a full set of 5 Marina alloys that I plan to refurbish and a set of 4 Marina pressed steels which are currently on the car for the rebuild, tyres are way past it. Mine are the standard Marina 3.75” PCD.
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    I must admit that since about 1973 “Tangerine Orange” would not have been my first colour choice. But that car looks pretty distinctive maybe even classic. I hope you can live with it for a few years it won’t be long before tangerine and avocado are back in fashion.
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    My Marina based LWB Roadster originally had the same wheels as yours. I think they may be Weller steels. I still have them if anyone wants them - set of 5, good condition, they have been painted silver and are fitted with old tyres (too old for road use) Whilst I realise that you like the pressed steel options you have shown above, I went for Minilite lookalikes and think they look quite good.
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    How it looks now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidon View Post
    My Marina based LWB Roadster originally had the same wheels as yours. I think they may be Weller steels. I still have them if anyone wants them - set of 5, good condition, they have been painted silver and are fitted with old tyres (too old for road use) Whilst I realise that you like the pressed steel options you have shown above, I went for Minilite lookalikes and think they look quite good.
    I’m interested, unfortunately I am in Cornwall so collection is a problem.
    If the tyres were removed I could get them courier collected. PM me if interested with a price you have in mind for all 5 with tyres removed.
    Cheers, Martin.
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    That is a lovely looking car and I agree with you it does need different wheels. Where was the photo taken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyDave View Post
    That is a lovely looking car and I agree with you it does need different wheels. Where was the photo taken?
    There were a couple of articles in the Morris Marina Owners club magazine this year detailing the wheel options, for Saloon models.
    if I get time over the next week, which is unlikely as I will be on my travels again, I will scan them, and break copyright rules, and put them on Keepandshare.
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    Thanks so much for the replies everyone!

    I took the spare off today and measured it and it looks like 3.75 PCD if I've understood the measurement correctly?

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    Yes the car is the LWB version which helps as I'm just over 6foot tall.

    @meverett - I will PM you about your steel wheels.

    @ HairyDave - Thanks! The photo was taken in the grounds of a Fort in Plymouth where I am lucky enough to have my office. Amazing place with canon a moat and a network of underground tunnels!

    @Sidon - the Minilites look great, in fact your car looks fantastic! I think you are right that my current wheels are 'Weller Steels'.

    @milliemarlin - I had planned to paint the car before I drove it. However the colour has grown on me quite considerably. The smiles from the kids tugging on their mums arms and pointing 'look, look!' as we drive by is a lot of fun and is as much a result of the colour as the car.

    @stevejgreen - thanks I will have a delve into the keepshare to see what I can find.

    I will photoshop some other wheel options on that image and post the results...
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