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Old 23rd April 2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Hi guys,.....does anyone have, or know of a source for the original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners,....as pictured.

Any source would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou!
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Old 23rd April 2017, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Coming soon, I have seen the prototypes and they look good. When they are in hand we will post.
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Old 23rd April 2017, 09:44 PM   #3
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Hello Rick,

I have read many of your posts, and am most impressed and grateful with your wide knowledge and willingness to share.

I am a new and proud owner of a Gulf Superformance and love it. I am endeavoring to complete the build, and indeed make some tasteful modifications where feasible, to original spec.

I would be most grateful if you would inform me on the spinners when available.

Many thanks again!

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Old 24th April 2017, 12:49 AM   #4
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Hi Elliot,

The wheel lug/spinner in the picture on the left looks much like those available from Vintage Wheels here: Tri wing spinner flat finish : Vintage Wheels, Mustang, Hot Rod and Muscle Car
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Old 24th April 2017, 01:24 AM   #5
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

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The wheel lug/spinner in the picture on the left looks much like those available from Vintage Wheels here: Tri wing spinner flat finish : Vintage Wheels, Mustang, Hot Rod and Muscle Car
Cliff--those aren't even close. Those are traditional Cobra style, also used on the early Mk I and Mk II GT40. The Gulf cars used a completely different style, pictured at the start of this thread, and I don't know of any retail-level sources. Gelscoe and other UK suppliers probably have them. I think they were also used on the Lola T70 and other similar cars of the period. I will be interested to see what Rick comes up with....
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Old 24th April 2017, 06:34 AM   #6
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I will be interested to see what Rick comes up with....
For the record I am NOT the manufacturer, but I will be a retail supplier of these when they are ready to go. I suspect they are 30-60 days away from being available.

We do manufacture and supply some parts such as the Superformance GT40 A/C improvement seal kit, the "toll window" vent seals and the Cobra alternator plug pigtails, etc. We try to provide quality, needed items at a fair price point.
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Old 24th April 2017, 06:59 AM   #7
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Didn't Kress supply them but they were breaking? They looked little me the normal SPF supplied units that been heated and bent with a hammer for the rears and ground off for the fronts. The Gelscoe units were $2k when I checked a few years back and they were not especially helpful once a mentioned they were a SPF car.
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Old 24th April 2017, 08:14 AM   #8
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

This guy has them on his Superformance....

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That's Kurt's car. Maybe he will weigh in.
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Old 24th April 2017, 01:15 PM   #10
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

It are the front ones wich are different and agree based on original version (at least on the 1968 one).

I am interested to get them as well.

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Old 24th April 2017, 04:13 PM   #11
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Here is what I have on my car, at all corners (not polished however)... Supplied by Southern GT in UK (back in 2012).

Elliot, did you try to contact Mick Sollis at SGT ?
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Old 24th April 2017, 08:40 PM   #12
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Re: Wanted: Original style Gulf front and rear wheel spinners

Hi Pierre,

I did email them and asked for the thread size, pitch and taper, but received no reply...
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