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Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Mk3CortinaCapri » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:16 pm

Hi,
I'm toying with the idea of buying a set of 4 original laser wheels for my 86 Laser to fit during the winter months. Would, ideally, like a nice set with reasonable tyres if possible. I'm near Reading so local ish

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:47 pm

Give Tickover Boys in Dartford a shout as there a laser they have for parts ( I think ) which had four laser wheels on the other week . Then not a bad drive to pick up .
If not Martin May have a set at Capri Gear only thing postage will be a bit .
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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby pbar » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:16 am

Everyone and his uncle seems to have Laser wheels in the garden shed, I'm sure you will find someone to help. I bought a very nice set on here from a good member to improve on the ones I had. Hopefully you will get them for around £10-£15 per wheel, that's the kind of price I paid.

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:12 pm

As Paul has said there must be some near to you I see a very nice set on eBay for £100 but I think they are in Worcester
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3599378103

I have been looking at 15” Brooklands wheels for sale on eBay but I must start saving for my headunit upgrade like Johns .

But have a look as they would look good on my little old laser ? And I think they will fit easy as well ...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3496601070
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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:50 am

Jasonmarie wrote:But have a look as they would look good on my little old laser ? And I think they will fit easy as well ...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3496601070


Hey J.

Those wheels look superb fella. You wont believe the difference the 7x15's will make to the stance of your Laser, but one point worth noting is that you may or may not have to consider your wheel studs fella. Martin kindly warned me to check that mine were long enough to take the 7" when he seen I bought the 7x15. He fitted some and had hardly any stud left for the wheel nuts. A few others did warn me on CW too. But I reckon my studs are longer than std as I have plenty of stud showing for the nuts and I already had 7x13's fitted fir three yrs with no issues anyway. It might be one of those try them first then you can see if you are happy with the studs. Easy enough to replace tbough. Tickover will do that in an hour for you if you need them. I would not sell your other ones till you fit these if you do decide to buy them. They will look stunning J.

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:24 pm

Yes I do wonder what more pressure of parking as no power steering Gus did say he could have a play with the steering to get it a bit lighter for me as my back really feels it sometime when trying to park . Also they look the same as what I have so it works out £150 a corner for a extra 2” ? Marie just said go for it , don’t think she knew we was talking wheels .

Might ring that late night Capri drug line :lol: and see if they can talk me out of it ..... really good well worth downloading the App ....... :lol:
So on my list is ..... headunit , amp ,dab , I pod adaptor then new front over rider & all new petrol pipes threw out .service .
Then seats & fishnet headrest reupholstered/ refurbish. Paint work look at on front of wing .( Martin looking at mays CCI meet ) The Tickover upgrade on the brakes .
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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:49 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
But have a look as they would look good on my little old laser ? And I think they will fit easy as well ...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3496601070


Yes, they would look good on your car Jason.
The ones in the link are the older type with metal centre caps. Are they a bargain though? They look as though they might need a refurb as they look quite scratched and scuffed. The tyres are also over 5 years old, so they will probably need replacing for safety reasons.

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby andyd » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:03 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:
But have a look as they would look good on my little old laser ? And I think they will fit easy as well ...
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3496601070


Yes, they would look good on your car Jason.
The ones in the link are the older type with metal centre caps. Are they a bargain though? They look as though they might need a refurb as they look quite scratched and scuffed. The tyres are also over 5 years old, so they will probably need replacing for safety reasons.

Andrew.

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At least £200 for new tyres so now getting quite expensive.... A better or cheaper set will come along, or save up and buy a new set from CCI :)

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:12 pm

So, at £695 for the wheels plus say £50 per wheel refurb makes a total of £895.
Take the tyres out of the equation as they'll probably have to be replaced.
A brand new set of CCI wheels are £820 and you can pick them up at the Nationals to save on the £40 postage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2 ... 2133435536
Or they are £195 each (members price) on the website.

The only downside is that they have the clip-in plastic centre caps not metal locking ones like the wheels in the Ebay listing.

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby andyd » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:16 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:So, at £695 for the wheels plus say £50 per wheel refurb makes a total of £895.
Take the tyres out of the equation as they'll probably have to be replaced.
A brand new set of CCI wheels are £820 and you can pick them up at the Nationals to save on the £40 postage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2 ... 2133435536
Or they are £195 each (members price) on the website.

The only downside is that they have the clip-in plastic centre caps not metal locking ones like the wheels in the Ebay listing.

Andrew.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-CAPRI-2 ... 100623.m-1

I know of a newly refurbed set with new clip in centre caps, new ford badges and nearly new tyres......But I'm keeping them :lol: :sorry:

Apparently, John Hill had some legal issues when he wanted to reproduce the locking centre caps, hence the clip in.

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:28 pm

Do you know I never even thought of the Tyres so I was going down a expensive route . Also my Capri Drives so nice on the road I don’t really know what they would feel like . And if I don’t like them a expensive mistake .

Yes CCI look and better route to go down then he ones on eBay . But I think I will put that on hold for a few years .....
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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Mk3CortinaCapri » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:00 pm

Still haven't got any yet, missed out on the listed wheels in Worchester, forgot when they ended and missed. Only other wheels out there at moment seem to be expensive or not a full set. No rush but would like some before the damp weather sets in. Will also need a full set of wheel nuts too..

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:45 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Also they look the same as what I have so it works out £150 a corner for a extra 2” ?


Jason, I have been exactly where you are now mate...debating whether or not the extra 2" is gonna make a difference and if its money well spent...??? I had quite a few conversations with John before I finally decided Well mate I have to tell you that upgrading my 7x13 to 7x15 is one of the best things I done to B112. Immediately changed the stance of my Capri as I personally always thought the 13" looked just a tad small under my arches. Now I have lowered it over the 15" I have exactly the ride height/stance I have craved for. I sold my 7x13 to Des but was not greedy with the price but just enough to offset a bit of the cost of the 7x15's. I personally really like the new feel of how B112 drives now. Yep the single leafs lowered 1.5" give the car a much firmer ride but again I like this.

Jason the thing with the 7x15 wheels is the massive choice of tyres. You can almost name your price and have a big selection to choose from. But the wheels are not vitally important for you at the moment as you have quite a list there so you can wait and have a think but if you do decide to get them you wont be disappointed mate...albeit a bit less wealthy...ok...a lot less wealthy !!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Jasonmarie wrote: Marie just said go for it


Wow !! I like her style mate !!!!
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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:52 pm

Mk3CortinaCapri wrote:Still haven't got any yet, missed out on the listed wheels in Worchester, forgot when they ended and missed. Only other wheels out there at moment seem to be expensive or not a full set. No rush but would like some before the damp weather sets in. Will also need a full set of wheel nuts too..


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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby andyd » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:50 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Do you know I never even thought of the Tyres so I was going down a expensive route . Also my Capri Drives so nice on the road I don’t really know what they would feel like . And if I don’t like them a expensive mistake .

Yes CCI look and better route to go down then he ones on eBay . But I think I will put that on hold for a few years .....

:wave: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JBW-FORD-CAP ... ctupt=true :wave:

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:52 pm

That’s funny Andy I just spotted them I think they are the same as nicks , yes I do like the way the 15” sit on the Capri , but mine drives so well it’s a shame to try changing something that I like .
But as you say no rush .
I should start doing a list of things to do as I start of well then go of on a next project that was not on my list .
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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:04 pm

Just spotted these laser wheels and very cheap
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3202200761
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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby Mk3CortinaCapri » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:52 pm

Yes, look nice but they are quiet some way from me in Newcastle so to far. I'm looking at a set in Southsea for £120 but they look like they need tyres and also need refurbishing as have grey/black centres and no black centre caps... Sort of defeats the object as didn't want to pay extra for refurbishing and new tyres. Only wanted a set for winter use as don't want my polished rims to deteriorate.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-L ... 1438.l2649

This one looks good but is the best one

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby andyd » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:01 am

Mk3CortinaCapri wrote:Yes, look nice but they are quiet some way from me in Newcastle so to far. I'm looking at a set in Southsea for £120 but they look like they need tyres and also need refurbishing as have grey/black centres and no black centre caps... Sort of defeats the object as didn't want to pay extra for refurbishing and new tyres. Only wanted a set for winter use as don't want my polished rims to deteriorate.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-L ... 1438.l2649

This one looks good but is the best one

If only for winter use maybe widen your search to Pepperpots or 13" 7 Spokes???

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Re: Wanted Original Laser wheels

Postby andyd » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:38 pm

pbar wrote:Everyone and his uncle seems to have Laser wheels in the garden shed, I'm sure you will find someone to help. I bought a very nice set on here from a good member to improve on the ones I had. Hopefully you will get them for around £10-£15 per wheel, that's the kind of price I paid.

I hope you bought plenty at that price Paul :lol:

Many sellers now asking stupid money for pretty poor wheels :?
In our area it's £60 per wheel for a refurb and around £50 for a 13" tyre fitted.....Soon adds up for a set of 4 :shock: