View Full Version : Temporary plastic wheels

03-09-2008, 08:59 PM
I recently saw a post that showed a car with plastic wheels on it. These wheels are for temporary use for moving your project car around the shop or driveway. Has anyone seen them before or know of a supplier for them. An extensive internet search turned up nothing. Any ideas?

03-10-2008, 09:25 AM
I saw them at a street rod shop, but I can't remember who it was.
It was a big name builder of street rods. They were cool but a couple of hundred bucks. Plastic with steel inserts for the lug nuts.
A few builders have made plywood wheels to move around street rods, but I don't know how they would hold up with a muscle car.

I'll post up as soon as my brain flashes.


03-10-2008, 11:40 AM
yeah I heard they were exspensive. Go down to your local wrecking yard and get a set of temporary spares. Cost yo $80 at least. Or keep your eyes out on craigslist. I've seen some pro street skinnys for cheap too.

FYI the GTO spares will fit cars equipt with C5 brakes.

03-11-2008, 02:11 PM
Those sort of look like electrical wire spool ends. When I did residential electrical work, right after high school, we used 1000' plastic spools that had cardboard centers. I remember because we used to tear them a part and throw them like frisbees (sp?). The loser would buy the beer. I don't know if they're still used but it's an idea.


03-12-2008, 05:17 PM
Thank you for all of the replies and ideas.

I originally saw the car pictured above in the "For Sale" area of this site. A poster that was replying to that thread gave a link where the plastic wheels can be purchased:

Kugel Komponents has them plus some other cool stuff
http://www.kugelkomponents.com/produ...wproducts.html (http://www.kugelkomponents.com/products/newproducts/newproducts.html)

Thank you to vp23271 for providing the link.

Regarding just buying some inexpensive spares from the wrecking yard, it might be hard to find what I need. I'm converting my hubs to 5x5 pattern grand national style hubs with 5/8 studs. It might be hard to find large diameter spares that will clear big brakes too. We'll see, time to do more research...


03-12-2008, 05:21 PM
If for some reason they are out of stock, give Classic Performance a call. I was there last Sat and they had a set for sale in their showroom.


03-12-2008, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the info, I'll give them a try.:twothumbs