Wheelskin Wrap for my Westy.

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Jivermo
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Wheelskin Wrap for my Westy.

Post by Jivermo » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:27 pm

Finally getting rid of the sticky wheel!
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Re: Wheelskin Wrap for my Westy.

Post by Jivermo » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:30 pm

Reminds me of whipping work in my sailboat days.
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Done...1-1/2 hour of lacing, that latches onto everything in the bus as you pull it through.

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Re: Wheelskin Wrap for my Westy.

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Jivermo wrote:Reminds me of whipping work in my sailboat days.
Serious looking wheel you got there. I did that to the Road Warrior. My Squareback had a cracked rim on the steering wheel that I was not going to repair on the road, so I went to a bike shop and got handlebar tape, a nice deep grey almost suede:

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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Wheelskin Wrap for my Westy.

Post by hercdriver » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:28 am

Is that http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details. ... parent_id= from GoWesty?

As recommended by http://www.ratwell.com/technical/EssentialUpgrades.html ?

If so, would you say it's worth the coin?
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75 Westy

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Re: Wheelskin Wrap for my Westy.

Post by Jivermo » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:41 am

Yes, that's the one. It was worth it to me. On my 4,000 mile trip this summer, the heat and humidity made the wheel on my '78 pretty gummy. This cover solves that unpleasantness. It's one of those little things that is off my checklist. Next is retractable, modern 3 point seatbelts, on order now.

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Re: Wheelskin Wrap for my Westy.

Post by Randy in Maine » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:23 am

hercdriver wrote:If so, would you say it's worth the coin?
Worth every nickel.
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