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Me and my wife made a 630km round trip to collect the ATS Classic wheels that I bought. On the way home we paused in a mall in a place called Tuulos.
A WW2 Finnish Air Force DC2


Info for those who wonder about the Finnish swastika emblem



A Finnish Air Force Focke Wulf Stieglitz training aircraft

A Finnish Saab J35 Draken jet fighter
Sorry for the not so good picture quality.

A Finnish MIG 21 bis jet fighter
 

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Yes, I'm satisfied with the look and condition of the wheels, although there are minor imperfections on them that are not visible until you take a closer look. And they only cost me 250€(and the 45 liters of gas our Chevette guzzled during the trip):).
 

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Yes, I'm satisfied with the look and condition of the wheels, although there are minor imperfections on them that are not visible until you take a closer look. And they only cost me 250€(and the 45 liters of gas our Chevette guzzled during the trip):).
Your talking in measurements our US kin won't understand! So let me translate.

€250 - It's like Dollars but worth more than the paper it's written on.

45 Liters - It's how a measure of volume should be done.

:yup: :D
 

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Thanks for all the pix. I admire the Finns for standing up for their country in a very difficult time; they were truly caught between the 2 horns of the devil in WWII.

I have a set of similar ATS wheels on my 1900..... but the spokes do not extend up to the outer rim.... maybe a different model or a wider rim width. How wide are your new rims? (In mm or inches...I can translate!)
 

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Yes, Finland was in a precarious situation in 1940. The Soviet Union was still a huge threat after the winter war and with France and the UK not able to help, Finland was forced to turn to the Germans for arms and other support. A bizarre situation, a western democracy fighting on the axis side vs A totalitarian communist dictatorship fighting on the allied democratic side. That's geopolitics i guess.
The wheels are 6 X 13 with a 30 offset.
 

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Yes, with the Soviet threat and physical proximity and their aggression in the Winter War, I would have made the same choice. At least the Finns sued for peace before the end of WWII; the Soviets were still too busy to do anything to Finland. So that worked out for Finland. I'd love to go to Finland for the big FIA rally sometime..but not sure that will ever happen.

My ATS wheels are 13"X7" so that may be why the spokes connect differently to the rim.
 
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