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    • #56723
      dancin
      Member

      How can you identify original LAT 70 wheels from repro’s?

      Thanks.

    • #60712
      Mike Schreiner
      Participant

      Repros have center caps that can be removed (I have a set)..ORIG lat 70S THE CENTER CAPS ARE PART OF THE WHEEL…(Not too good when trying to change the tire) Mike

    • #60713
      fasttiger
      Member
      quote mikeflbmer:

      Repros have center caps that can be removed (I have a set)..ORIG lat 70S THE CENTER CAPS ARE PART OF THE WHEEL…(Not too good when trying to change the tire) Mike

      When I bought my car in 1970 it had the Lat-70’s and my center caps are removal.

    • #60714
      Mike Schreiner
      Participant

      I think the spinner itself comes off, but not the tower that it bolts toO. The repros I have not only the spinner unscrews, but the mounting cylinder…(much easier when on tire mount machine…Mike

    • #60715
      dancin
      Member

      Thanks for the information.

      Do original LAT 70 wheels include any specific letters, words, or other stampings on the inner wheel that identify them apart from a reproduction?

    • #60719
      fasttiger
      Member

      The repo wheel is thicker in the inside of the wheel.
      I will look in the inside of my stock wheel to see if there is any markings.
      I have one repo wheel and its really close to the other ones.

    • #60722
      rampante
      Member

      I still have one (1) original alloy (lat 70) wheel from my ’65 Tiger that I bought as a spare way back in 1966. The center cap is NOT removable, it is cast into the wheel with the Tiger logo on it. I had lots of flat tires, and used to curse those wheels, back in the day. Brings back memories.

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