Hotwheels reproduction Deep Dish Bearing Small Medium 4-pack (2 of each size) to suit the early bearing type axles.
Deep Dish Bearing - Deep Dish wheels were original equipment on very few cars manufactured in Hong Kong. These wheels are limited to early castings in 1968. they were dropped right away by Mattel because they were too difficult to make.
They are arguably the best looking wheel out of all of them, and many people choose to put these early Deep Dish style wheel on cars that never came with them. The mag is inset to the tire, giving a more authentic tire/wheel look. The mag is less shiny than a Hong Kong wheel, and has more of a silver or argent look.
Many collectors like to put these wheels on cars that never came with them because they look so good! Any casting that takes Hong Kong Bearing wheels can accept Deep Dish wheels.
Look for my listing of the Hotwheels Race Tuning Wrench to help ease removal and fitting of the bearing type wheels. Includes 5 page instruction manual.
Assuming factory standard assembly the following models use this set:
- 1968 Custom Cougar - originally fitted as Deep Dish*
- 1968 Custom Mustang - originally fitted as Deep Dish*
- 1968 Custom Camaro - originally fitted as Deep Dish*
- 1968 Custom Firebird - originally fitted as Deep Dish*
- 1968 Custom Barracuda - originally fitted as Deep Dish*
- 1968 Silhouette - originally fitted as Deep Dish*
- 1968 Custom Corvette
- 1968 Python
- 1968 Beatnik Bandit
- 1968 Custom Volkswagen
- 1969 Classic '57 T-Bird
*Only these original models were fitted with the small / medium deep dish combination of these wheels before the change of design. All the other models listed were originally fitted with either US or Hong Kong style wheels in the same size combination.
The other models can be fitted with these if the Deep Dish style is preferred.
Can you fit these yourself? Yes! Just check that you can use the bearing type wheel on your model.
If you can see a small white or pink bearing in the center of the rear of the wheel around the axle, you need "bearing" style wheels. If the back of the wheel is flat and all black then they are "Cap" style which I also list.
These wheels do not fit any of the Hotwheels models after 1971 when they moved to a one piece axle through the centre style wheel and axle combination. If you can see an axle end in the centre of the outside of the wheel then these are not for your model.
Post for all the Hotwheels parts and wheels is a flat rate per shipment. Buy 1 or 10 and it is the same postage rate.