Wednesday, 14 January 2015
SSR Hasemi Sport S'5 restoration..
While I already have a nice set of 16" Hasemi Sport S'5's (I wrote about here); I came across this trashed set a while back, and couldnt resist..
Why bother? A set in such poor condition, and what is otherwise a relatively unloved design? Well original 4x100 is rare.. and when wearing a set of 195/50's, these specs work great on the stock AW11 guards!
This is the difference between the *insert far-too-many amount* of wheels I buy because I love them; and the wheels I want to actually use. If I love it as it is, stud pattern and spec is irrelevant; I stick to the very best condition I can find them in. If I plan to put tyres on them, and actually use them..? As long as its not missing a spoke, I'm keen!
These were definitely in that second category...
The listing pictures:
Complete though.. and as I said, those specs..
ooh.. those specs..
At this point, I wash the hell out of the wheels. This cleans all the parts that need to go off to different people, as well as helps disassembly through 25years of filth..
The bolts were originally a shadow-chrome, but now chrome. It'll look nice against the darker faces...
Stoked with how they turned out. Not for so much how they look on their own, but compared to what they were before...
Its nice to give them a new lease on life anyway, from something that was otherwise junk. Interestingly, 100% of the original parts were used - I even had the (obviously crusty) nuts re-zinced! haha..
All good fun.