Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Fuchs....How do I know if they are repro's?........

  1. #1
    joelrkaplan
    Guest

    Fuchs....How do I know if they are repro's?........

    Just was reviewing old posts on Fuchs wheels.....I am still new to this "original" early 911 scenario, and noticed a post by PWD...must all orig Fuchs show 6J or 7J on backside?.....as I recall, the Fuchs I have a deposit on only showed 15 x 6...does this confirm they are not orig and not forged? backside is so dirty I did not notice any other numbers......was planning on picking them up tonite.....don't want repro's for sure....pls advise. TIA

  2. #2
    Goldmember ttweed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    La Jolla, CA
    Posts
    1,429
    If they are 6x15s they should have a raised part number on the back of one spoke, starting with either "901.362" or "911.362", the Fuchs logo, the ET =36" (offset) and date stamps, etc., as well as the "6J X 15" size. You may have to scrub off the brake dust and road grime to see it. If they only show a "15 x 6" stamp on the back, they are replicas.

    TT
    Tom Tweed
    Early S Registry #257
    R Gruppe #232
    Rennlist Founding Member #990416-1164
    PCA National DE Instructor
    Read my surf novel!

  3. #3
    Originally posted by ttweed
    If they are 6x15s they should have a raised part number on the back of one spoke, starting with either "901.362" or "911.362", the Fuchs logo, the ET =36" (offset) and date stamps, etc., as well as the "6J X 15" size. You may have to scrub off the brake dust and road grime to see it. If they only show a "15 x 6" stamp on the back, they are replicas.

    TT
    Couldn't agree more.
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

  4. #4

    replicas vs. real fuchs

    Most replicas are very poor imitations compared to the original. Check out the spokes at the hub they can be very narrow where they all come together vs original.

    If the spokes aren't narrow, look where studs come through. Many of the repo's have a steel insert.

    Finally as stated above look for the cast in numbers and (fox)
    fuchs insignia as this is the best indication.

    Michael

Similar Threads

  1. FS: Fuchs 9 x 15 brand new fuchs, other sizes soon
    By Alan.uk in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-26-2020, 10:45 AM
  2. WTT: Set of early 15 X 6 Fuchs -- trade for set of 'flat' 15 X 6 Fuchs
    By Eminence Gris in forum Free, Trades, and Swaps
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-03-2014, 06:52 AM
  3. WTB: set of 6x15 Fuchs "flat Fuchs" for 1973 model year
    By erick72pors in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-10-2013, 09:02 PM
  4. Selling 6x15 fuchs, 3 pc Fuchs 8x17 & 11x17
    By cosley in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-15-2010, 10:06 AM
  5. Trade: two 7x15 Fuchs for four 6x15 Fuchs
    By car-reras in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-07-2005, 02:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Message Board Disclaimer and Terms of Use
This is a public forum. Messages posted here can be viewed by the public. The Early 911S Registry is not responsible for messages posted in its online forums, and any message will express the views of the author and not the Early 911S Registry. Use of online forums shall constitute the agreement of the user not to post anything of religious or political content, false and defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise to violate the law and the further agreement of the user to be solely responsible for and hold the Early 911S Registry harmless in the event of any claim based on their message. Any viewer who finds a message objectionable should contact us immediately by email. The Early 911S Registry has the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.