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Hi all, Ive just had some early Renault 5 alloys re drilled for the Daf and thought id share the pics. The alloys are from a Gordini Turbo and are 5.5 x 13" and the extra inch in width is all outward when fitted to the car, the inner edge of the wheel is in the same position as the standard 4.5" Marathon steel. The wheels are magnesium alloy very light at only 4.8kg compared to the standard steel at 5.7kg despite being wider. The sleeve bolts came from www.mistertee.co.uk all very reasonably priced and quick delivery. I had to order a smaller threaded bolt so that it could be re drilled and tapped to M14 x1 which is the weird super fine thread that Daf alone chose for wheel-nuts.
Anyway, the wheels now are off for a refurb in standard black and polished finish, i will post a pic when they're back and fitted.
C`est magnifique! Please let us see a picture when they are all done. There was a set of these Renault Cinq alloys on eBay a bit ago. I toyed with the idea but because of the effort needed to make any wheels fit the bizarre and unique PCD and thread sizes Daf used I decided not to bother.
I got the wheels back from having been shot blasted and powder coated and have fitted some new but standard size tyres on them and used the V from the original hubcaps in the wheel centres. I fitted them today and I'm very pleased with the result.
Time for an update on this old post! Thank goodness it’s here on a good old fashioned forum where it is easily accessible.😉 These original alloys I had suffered from a bad wobble at speed. It turned out the sleeve nuts I had machined weren’t quite true. I sold them to Steviebeez on here who got them working fine with a new set of nuts and some inserts fitted to the wheels. I had always wanted these particular alloys on the car, despite the hassle of having to redrill them to change the PCD from the R5 3x 130mm to Daf 3 x 125mm and so, after a few years running the car on widened original steel wheels I’ve had another go. This time the alloys are those new reproduction ones rather than 35 year old ones, the inserts I found suit 60 degree wheelnuts which Danny at Dafhobby carries in stock. No wobbles this time and I’m a very happy Dave.
Hi Swissdave, these wheels are awesome on your DAF 66 ! My father had a Renault 5 Alpine Turbo with the same wheels (unfortunately, he wrecked his R5 in 1989 after a crash in a parking lot of a supermarket). I am not sure this car was sold in the UK under this name since "Alpine" was there a trademark of the Rootes group and used for the Sunbeam Alpine. I know the Alpine Renault A310 were sold directly under the Renault brand in the UK for this reason.
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