new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

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harascho
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:45 pm

last set of pics
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:46 pm

Toronado seen with Mercedes Benz G Wagon wheels
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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:22 am

Hi Harold, good to hear from you again.

Do you now have 2 Toronados?

What did you do about the offset of the rim? The Tor, as you know, has a very deep backspace. Is the G-Wagen the same?

How's the '56 Cadillac coming along?

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby harascho » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:40 pm

Hi Otto,

no I still have only one Toronado... and that keeps me busy enough..;-) The white Toronado was bought from a friend of mine. He didn't buy those G -Wagon wheels, instead he took the car with the standard steel rims. I only know that those rims were on the car at some time but more than they came off a Benz G- Wagon is not known. Sadly no info on size, backspacing and such. That's bad, ' cause those G-Wagons had some designs you could see on a Toronado without hurting ones eyes.

The Caddy comes along slow. My daughter started a house project so my time was directed towards this... But it was just yesterday that I started again on the Caddy. Bodywork is almost done, the doors were the last big challenge. I treated them with lead yesterday... those will be fine heavy doors closing with a deep sound....might be the work of the additional lead on them..;-)

I'll keep you updated

cheers
Harald

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:24 am

So did you sell that beautiful grey Toronado that you spent so much time restoring?

I'll find the wheel specs. Without proper backspacing, serious damage can be done to the spindles/bearings, etc. You probably already know that, though.

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Re: new '66 Toronado owner from Germany

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:30 am

Here's the wheel information:

Bolt Pattern 5 on 5"
Width 6 inches
Offset +3.25 inches
Backspacing 6.75 inches
Load Rating 1600 pounds


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