As mentioned, i had forgotten to provide pics of the OE wheels - i had removed the spokes from the front. Both wheels will be rebuilt with stainless DB spokes as soon as i get the rims and hubs ready for the wheel builder. I have pics of the rear 'before' - it has not been touched. The front hub has been cleaned and rebuilt and the front rim has been polished but it is not finished - it is a work in progress.
Front hub after rebuild and clean -
Front rim - mid-polish
Rear wheel - untouched for 23 years (at least) -
Some work required to clean up the rear and a new tube of Autosol.
Top tip for today - TIME is the hardest thing to obtain to get work done.
Thanks all - i am almost done (at last),
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