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VW GTI MkI US Wheels


wadny
09-30-2015, 05:39 PM
I have the Revell Germany kit of the Mk I GTI, and am planning on building it as the US version (we owned a 1983 GTI, one of our favorite cars). I can see that the bumpers, front bodywork and grille will need some work, but the most visible difference is the wheels. I thought I saw a reference somewhere online about somebody making those wheels, but I can't remember where. Does anyone know of a possible source or have any other suggestions?

nascar49
09-30-2015, 09:21 PM
I cant help you with the wheels, but for the bumpers, the Rabbit kit has them, that would save you the time with trying to convert the Golf's bumpers to US Spec
http://www.revell.com/model-kits/cars/85-4333.html#.VgyKZSuzm5U

sbvwfanatic
09-30-2015, 10:45 PM
Scale Productions has 16" snowflakes
http://www.scaleproduction.de/product_info.php?info=p2112_16---snowflake-.html
And Clearly Scale is working on snowflakes and P slots.
https://www.facebook.com/381978565229192/photos/a.402347059859009.97482.381978565229192/878165282277182/?type=3&theater

Tompidom
10-01-2015, 04:28 AM
Scale production also has the p-slot
http://www.thescalemodeler.com/product/1657869/15_inch_pirelli_p_slot.aspx

wadny
10-02-2015, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the help, guys. I thought Scale Production might be working on the wheels, and it looks like they are. Here's a picture of the snowflake wheels I'm interested in. The bumpers from the Golf kit should help, too.

sbvwfanatic
10-02-2015, 09:14 PM
Jeremy at clearly scale is making those in 14 & 15s

wadny
10-03-2015, 11:36 AM
I did a little more research, and unfortunately it looks like the Revell kit bumpers won't be much help, either. See the attached pics. They shouldn't be that difficult to scratch build.

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