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 My latest project - Disc Brakes for a 710/712 
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Location: Mount Vernon WA USA
Post Re: My latest project - Disc Brakes for a 710/712
I agree with Vince - but an additional issue is that there are very few wheels (either stock or aftermarket) that have enough back spacing. The original Pinz wheels have 6.6" / 168mm (which is unusual since the wheel is 6.5 inches wide).

The ford transit wheel is close - it has a backspacing of 6.2" / 158mm and also is 6.5 inches wide.

The MB Sprinter rims have 6.5" / 166mm backspacing but are only 6" wide.

I've been talking with a vintage steel wheel builder about a custom steel wheel that will have the proper backspacing and be available in 6", 7" and 8" widths and will work on both 5x160 and 5x130 PCDs. His wheels are DOT stamped, have dual safety bead humps and very reasonably priced. They will be very heavy duty and look very much like military wheels. He can also include bolt on aluminum rock rings for additional rim / tire protection.

I'll post more details once I get them.


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