Hi guys! after having my Bradley gt2 abandoned for a couple of decades I decided to start working on it, and I'am at the point to get new wheels and tires; and I hope that I can get some advise in how to calculate what kind of offset I need and also how big of a size on them I can go. Thank you!!!
Too many variables to make a call. Are you using wheel adapters or drilled drums/rotors? Is there any body lift? IRS or swing axle? I personally dislike wheel adapters so I spent the coin on rotors and rear drums with Chevy stud pattern.
Hi smyrnaguy! I did the conversion from drum brakes to disc brakes front and rear with 4x130 bolt pattern on the rotors, no body lift, swing axle, and if I can avoid the use of wheel adapters that would be better, at this point with all the time and money that I'm investing on it, I don't mind expend a bit of extra money to get a custom wheels that is why I need some advise on how to calculate the proper wheel offset to fill the huge inner fender space.
I wish I remember the sizes I bought when I built the GT so many years ago. One thing I can tell you is that there is not as much space for width as you might think. You need a tall tire or rim to fill the wheel opening but the actual space you have is not that big.
I thought all the swing axles were wide 5 bolt pattern. Anyway a standard VW bug 4x130 wheel has an offset of 3 7/8". That will give you a baseline to start from. If you add adapters that will increase by the adapter depth. I don't have a GT2 so I can't help with the wheel or tire size much. I have 215/60/R15 tires on my GT with no rubs or scrubs.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2021 11:17:50 GMT -5 by smyrnaguy
Post by superdave008 on Aug 6, 2021 1:27:46 GMT -5
Tires I have 225x70x 14 on the rear of my GT and 195x75x14 on the front 4 bolt pattern 4x130 no spacers I also picked up a gt2 Ive had forever... I installed camaro 15"x7" rims the rear tires are 265x50x15 and the front are 205x60x15 thats a chevy bolt pattern and I do have spacers. with no rubs or scrapes. Superdave008
steve09: I am a pasted Bradley GT II owner, having build 2 of them from scratch. At one time I considered becoming a “dealer”. I have just found a box of old Bradley Sales materials in excellent shape and I was wondering if it might be worth anything.
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chubbaloke: HI, i'm new to this group but not Volkswagons. Just traded for a Bradley GT2, (don't know if thats a good thing yet) Previously having owned Bugs, Bajas, sandrails, Thing and a Volksrod. I'm looking for a good alternative latch for the Hatch or a replac
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superdave008: would love to see your doors.
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superdave008: Iim considering doing the same thing to mine.
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johne026: I have a one Assembly Manual(8.5 x 11) for the Bradley GT and one set of Structural Dimensional Plans(11x17) for the Bradley GT2. Free. $20 for postage. Email me at [email protected]
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r3fab: Tried some Triumph GT-6 seats, about the lowest seats ever made, and still too tall! Quick answer appears to be fabricating seat backs to work with the floor and padding. At only 5'10" this is not an issue I expected.
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zeitgeist93: I have a GT for sale if anyone is interested. Check out the classifieds!
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modnar: Hello, it's a long shot, have you sold the car. I'm in Spokane
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james72: Bradley for sale???
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james72: Anybody have a Bradley GT for sale?
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leonardabell: anyting is for sale for the right price.
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james72: Why do folks list a Bradley for sale and NEVER answer an inquiry about the sale, WHY LIST IT IF YOU WONT ANSWER, it is frustrating and a bit rude!!!
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br: I see your looking for a Bradley for sale. I have one in Mid Michigan that is complete with the Gull wing doors. Have the original sales materials, invoices, correspondence with Bradley and instruction manuals. [email protected]
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deathtrap: Hello! Seriously interested in your car. I only need two things. I need more pictures, including pictures of the interior and engine compartment, and the transmission/rear axle area. Also need to know if this is an IRS car or a Swingaxle car. If you a
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gt2503: anyone got a tach gauge?
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quentin: There is a VINTAGE VDO JET thingyPIT TACHOMETER on eBay for $159. Looks good. Key search word is JET. I sold my rough one there for $120 if I recall.
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quentin: ThingyPIT. Stupid prudish spell checker! You know... ROOSTER.... WHERE THE PILOT SITS IN THE AIRPLANE,
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