Those wheels were popular for sandrails in the late 1970s and early 1980s. To my knowledge they never appeared on street-driven cars at the time, and I have studied a lot of VW history (among other things I have every Hot VWs in binders to the 1960s when it was called Dune Buggies, the Fun Car Journal). If they are real Jackman wheels they will have a stylized J stamped on them somewhere. I doubt they are actually Jackman, though; I never saw a Jackman ad or an article that called those wheels Jackman. The spindle-mount wheel that Jackman made had flat spokes like the other wheels in the catalog (they were all cut from flat plate). They are a lot like the motorcycle wheels that Invader made, though. I know that Invader motorcycle wheels cost a lot more than the sandrail wheels I have seen advertised, so I doubt that those wheels were made by Invader.
interesting info Chris, I'm trying to imagine what's it like to drive a car on the street with only rear brakes... that must be the sketchiest thing ever!you know your VW stuff too man, really amazing!I'm beginning to get a crush for some Appliance wheels, even though I haven't got a VW no more! Just what i need, another hobby!!!
My papa was the owner of jackman wheels and for sure thoes are not jackman wheels.Subru used them for like 5 years.
Jackman wheels had the logo stamped on them.They did not make them for motarcycles.They made 5 and 8 rim wheels.The place were they made is located in elcone and has blue tile falling off.And they had a center hub cap.
I would like to buy those wheels!!
I have a pair of wheels just like those that still have barely legible Invader logos on them. They were mounted on a Sandrail when I picked them up.