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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: Wheel And Tire

Whether you call them jellies or dish mags or slotted mags, tridents or kidney bean rims, they are the quintessental 1970s alloy wheel. Datsun 1200 uses 4-lug on 4-1/2" pitch circle (PCD), metric equivalent is 4.113mm PCD.

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Slotted Mag ID Guide

Jellybean Rim ID Guide

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Cast IDs

Many rims have the brand, the size, or other information cast into the wheel, most often on the back side.

Center Caps

  • 3-screw
  • 4-screw
  • 5-screw
  • Captive (slips into the center hole from behind, before wheel is fitted)
  • Push-in (Pushes into the center hole)

Datsun B310 center caps fit many wheels
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Slot Types

  • Rounded
  • Squared off
  • Trapezoidal
  • 4-slot (often called "dish mags")
  • 5-slot (most common)
  • 6-slot


Rare 4-slot design
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Datsun 1200 SSS 12x4 Ward Wheels
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5-slot 12x4
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Cheviot Triden vs 1200 SSS comparo
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12x5 offset -2 (5.75" overall rim width) with steel washers
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flat-disc 5-slot from South Africa
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6-window slot mags

  • Performance wheels#Spitfire
  • Speedy
  • American Dragmaster (rounded sloping shoulder, or stepped shoulder)
  • International Dragmaster
  • Astro Supreme
  • Italia Carrera (squarish slots)
  • Universal Wheel

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Italia Carrera 114.3 PCD, 13x5.5, 2-5/8 backspace


  • Cragar Mach 8

Trapezoidal slot

Triangular-like slots
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13x7.5 - rounded shoulders
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13x5.5 - squared shoulders
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Valve Stem

* Valve stem in the slot
* Valve stem in the disc
* Valve stem in the barrel

Valve stem in the disc face
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Rare is rounded flange shoulders
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Common is squared flange shoulders
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Hub Area

  • Flat
  • Recessed
  • Raised

Recessed hub
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Raised hub (slightly raised in this case)
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See Main Article: Performance_wheels#Spitfire

6-slot Spitfires, listed by Performance up to 2007
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Popularly called Trident-style, Triden was the name of a wheel made by CSA/Mullins.

See Main Article: Cheviot#Triden
  • Mullins Delta Triden
  • Mullins CSA "Delta"-brand Vectron
  • Mullins CSA "Cheviot"-brand Triden

Modified 5-slot jellies. Sometimes called "tridents", they come with silver or black centers:
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  • Aunger
  • Wildcat
  • Ward 

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