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  • Nick Rumpff

Keeping the wheels turning

Updated: Sep 15, 2021



I have been watching other people double down on their restoration projects during COVID it has been a dead stop for me getting as I have not been able to travel to the workshop for the past 12 weeks. With hindsight, I wish that I had brought some small projects home like the dash panel and gauges, the steering wheel or even some of the panels. Anyway, no point dwelling on that.


We just picked up the rims from Outerwest Sandblasting in Penrith after they were stripped and powder coated in limestone. They came up really nicely and I can't wait to get the front axles rebuilt so I can get them on. I have to figure out what tyres to put on and I don't want to spend too much. I like the look of the Michelin XZL's which are no longer made. From my research in 7.5 R16's the BF Goodrich Mud Terrains, the MFR Supertraction, Dunlop SP Road Grippers and Firestone Destinations are all popular choices but they pretty expensive. I was hoping to get a set of tyres for around $600. Maybe there are some second hand options. I guess I need to keep researching.