New pic w/wheels on

Discussion in 'X1/20 Forum' started by budgetzagato, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. budgetzagato

    budgetzagato Administrator Moderator

    Location:
    Olympia, WA USA
    Since the weather cleared briefly this afternoon, I thought I'd snap a beauty shot of the Scorpion with the Maserati wheels on it. These are the two-tone 6.5" wide ones. I like the look. :)
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    The Bertone was picked up yesterday and is safely in Canadian customs which should only take a few days. Always nice to meet fellow enthusiasts from afar. The new owner is an autocrosser among other things, I think he said his daughter is a co-driver. That's me and Hazel in another 5 or 6 years I hope. :whistle:
     
  2. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    Location:
    Michigan
    Looks very good indeed. I noticed your new profile pic which also looks very nice.

    Are you thinking of doing the Monte Carlo headlight treatment or the 4 headlight arrangement?

    The wheels look great, do they have the same relative offset as the OE wheels or do they have a bit more poke outwards (deeper dish)? There seem to be some decent 14" tires still which is good.
     
  3. Pete Whitstone

    Pete Whitstone True Classic

    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    Looks good Greg!

    The stock 13" bowtie wheels are just way too small for the car, IMO. They are lost in those relatively large wheel wells. I am running 15" rims on my car and there is probably room for even larger. But I think 14's or 15's is a good size for the car.

    Pete
     
  4. Ulix

    Ulix True Classic

    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Looks great

    Looks like it should have come with these wheels! :)
     
  5. fiatmonkey

    fiatmonkey Tim Hoover

    Location:
    Redwood City, CA
    Totally agree. Look very cool and stock...!
     
  6. SpidArman

    SpidArman Collector of wayward cars

    Location:
    Mount Bethel, Pa
    I like em...

    Better on the Scorpion than the X....
     
  7. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    Looks familiar
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  8. budgetzagato

    budgetzagato Administrator Moderator

    Location:
    Olympia, WA USA
    Looks good Mark...

    I like the quad round headlight look too. And the side view mirrors... did you get glass for them or did you use plexi like I've heard of some people doing?

    I'll get there eventually. :)
     
  9. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    The mirrors are X1/9 and the glass replaced with lexan.

     
  10. whitespy

    whitespy Flyboy Spagetti eater

    Location:
    Okotoks, Alberta
  11. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    Location:
    Michigan
    I must admit to this being my favorite variation on a Monte, is there any chance you could make a separate thread with more pics of this car and what you did to create this car? One showing more of your other past and current Lancia's wouldn't be out of line either :)

    Many thanks

    Karl

     
  12. azfiat

    azfiat Low Mileage

    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    Hi guys, newbee here. Wheels looks great on the Scorpion! Has anybody tried to put a set on a X1/9? If so, what tire size would you guys recommend to put on for X1/9 with the Maserati wheels? Look forward to your opinion.

    Bert
     
  13. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    185/55-14 is the correct tire size.
     
  14. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

    I'll have to scan some pictures. The white and grey car was pre digital camera...
     
  15. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    Location:
    Michigan
    Budgetzagato had those wheels on his X for years. It looked very good indeed.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  16. budgetzagato

    budgetzagato Administrator Moderator

    Location:
    Olympia, WA USA
    Biturbo wheel fit...

    Hi Bert,

    I had these on my Bertone X1/9, but I think a 14x6 Biturbo is probably a better fit. I have a set of 5 I repainted (repainted 4, 1 left original as "spare") in silver that I likely will be selling after verifying the 14x6.5 fit my Scorpion well. Let me know via pm if you're interested.

    These are them right after painting:
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  17. bbrown

    bbrown Bob Brown Moderator

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Good job on the paint there, Gregory

    Nice work. Worthy of a scorpion trailer queen. :king:
     
  18. Matthew

    Matthew True Classic

    Location:
    Renton/Redmond, WA
    If you sell those wheels let me know because I might be interested. I have a factory Scorpion repair manual I could throw in on the deal too.
     
  19. azfiat

    azfiat Low Mileage

    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    Hi Greg
    Thanks for offering the Maserati wheels. Maybe in the future. Looking to repaint the X1/9. Maybe Lamborghini Orange?

    Bert
     
  20. Mark

    Mark FIATFREAK

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