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have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« on: 22, March, 2010 - 22:40:00 »
Spotted in ASDA's Car Park, Baslidon



these are used in the disabled bays - but you need a screwdriver to 'liberate' one lol!

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #1 on: 23, March, 2010 - 07:30:30 »
Hi there joking aside I do have a fibre glass back wheel cover (but would never use it also I did not make it .If any one wants it it`s yours for the price of the postage )(PS not worth the price of the postage) Photo to follow but don't get excited its the worst I seen

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #2 on: 23, March, 2010 - 10:06:13 »
it as the words "SPACE HOG" with disabled parking underneath that amused me  ;D

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #3 on: 23, March, 2010 - 11:50:51 »
I have a fibre glass one too Chas - perhaps they are a pair - and yes they are pretty poor !!!!

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #4 on: 23, March, 2010 - 14:55:01 »
OK YOU SHOW ME YOURS AND I WILL SHOW YOU MINE ....
PHOTOS ...
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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #5 on: 25, March, 2010 - 11:00:15 »
HERE WE ARE WHEEL TRIMS (FIBREGLASS)

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #6 on: 25, March, 2010 - 13:21:08 »
Mine is sprayed silver too - could be a pair - photo soon...................

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #7 on: 25, March, 2010 - 14:08:16 »
OK CAN`T WAIT MAYBE THEY WILL BREED

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #8 on: 25, March, 2010 - 20:34:11 »
Looks as though they were a brave attempt at replicating the original Sinclair items...but just didn't quite get there  :-\

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #9 on: 26, March, 2010 - 16:00:08 »
Looks like a blob of Gelatin - lol

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #10 on: 28, March, 2010 - 19:35:12 »
Looks like a blob of Gelatin - lol
that's how me beloved Behemoth cook's cheesecakes  ;D

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #11 on: 29, March, 2010 - 22:04:19 »
I think these wheel trims are probably from when Mark (previous owner c5alive) experimented with re-creating the front wheel shrouds in fibreglass.

Although they didn't quite work out , it was a good attempt.

Fezza was considering attempting something similar.

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Re: have i found what happend to the C5 Wheel moulds?
« Reply #12 on: 30, March, 2010 - 08:56:47 »
tbh, it will be very tricky to reproduce them to the point they will really look like the originals. look at the center caps fo example, they have had good alternatives made, but 1st thing people say is "they don't look like the original".

so unless desperate to stay bog standard, then i'd suggest if you wnted trims to do as some others have and modify car wheel covers.

really excellent examples have been shown on here which do the job exceptionally well imo.

but then the wheels themselves with the thin stip and sokes look sprty anyway :)

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(or perhaps i just have no taste lol)