I recently had the pleasure of Meeting Wilbur and his Supercharged MX-5, here is a short story on how I assisted him with gaining a new stance and some new rims for his car.
Many months ago when I organised to get my guards rolled by Phill, I didn’t know that he was also able import wheels too. Whether they be new or used, through the yahoo auctions or otherwise he could get a price, and let me know.
During the guard rolling “day”, it didn’t really take him the whole day to do it, but I sat out there with him just chatting about cars, Skylines, fitment, wheels, the car scene…everything to do with cars. lol.
It was then that he let me know about his wheel services. So we got to talking about sizes, and fitment, and what I was thinking. He left with me letting him know that I’d be in touch.
I’m sure he’s come across a few guys like me who like to dream the dream. So I think he got a shock when I emailed the following night (State Of Origin night) with an auction that was ending in a few hours. But I had questions about the wheels. The yahoo ad told me size and offset, but not PCD. With my fingers crossed I shot through an email to Phill asking about them, and if he could contact the seller (I didn’t know how) to find out the PCD and if it suits, and that I’d buy them as long as the price was within reason (including shipping).
I promptly got a response from Phill, he’d contacted the seller and all seemed sweet. He also gave me a shipping estimate (time and cost), and let me know that he was going out in a few minutes (for the game no doubt) and to let him know asap so we could nab them up before the auction end.
Five minutes later my bank balance was hating me…and the long wait began.
…I got an email on Friday 2nd of September from PhillB letting me know that the wheels were in Australia and that he would be picking them up on the Monday. To say I was excited is an understatement. But, I tried to not be too excited.
On the Monday Phill contacted me so we could organise to get the wheels on ASAP. I think he was just as excited as I was.
On Tuesday I managed to get some time off work from Wednesday onwards, and organised to meet Phill, on the way back from one of his jobs, to pick up the wheels. I also ordered my tyres and booked in fitting and balancing on the Thursday morning.
They were exactly as described in the yahoo auction. So clean, so very very clean!! I was lucky.
But then I’d have to wait for the following day to get the tyres on to see if I’d have any guard rubbing issues. Phill was on standby to massage the guards some more, just incase.
Now the most exciting part of this tale, here is a few pics from Wilbur of the finished product.
If ayone is in need of a professional photographer, feel free to contact Wilbur and he will look after you.
Thanks again to Wilbur for adding another dimension to modifying scsene with your comic book storyline.
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