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Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-04-2001 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Restorers:
Did Ford make chromed-center styled steel rims in both 14" X 6" and 14" X 7" dimensions? Maybe I'm measuring my wrong...
Thanks for your assistance,
Ryan

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-04-2001 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I believe they did.

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-04-2001 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 67 style wheel was wider than the 65-66.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-06-2001 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Guys !!!! Ryan

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bibbs68
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posted 05-07-2001 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
Hey Restorers:
Did Ford make chromed-center styled steel rims in both 14" X 6" and 14" X 7" dimensions? Maybe I'm measuring my wrong...
Thanks for your assistance,
Ryan

How about in '68/'69? Did they make 6" & 7"?
Jeremy

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n2oMike
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posted 05-07-2001 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 65/66 and the 67 wheels look very similar. However, the 66/66 wheel is narrower, has a slightly different center hole, and I believe, came with a different trim ring. The 65/66 center caps were red, and I beilive the 67's were blue and shaped differently. The center hole on both 65/66 and 67's is too small to fit over conventional tire machines. (ask me how I know) I had a set of original styled steel wheels on the mustang long ago. The tire shop would change the rubber with a great big slide hammer!

The 65/66 wheels were VERY narrow. I'm thinking like 5", and the 67's were only about 1/2" wider. I had a set of 67's with the 66 center caps and trim rings. I don't think they were over 5.5" wide. The 67's have a little slot in the center hole... which is another way to tell them apart.

Reproductions might be available in different widths... You'll have to check around.

The center portion of the 65/66 and the 67's were rivited to the wheel. The reproductions have a fake rivit in that place, but are really welded together.

The original color for the recessed part of the centers was gold. I didn't like that and painted them black.

Beware, styled steel wheels will NOT fit over granada disk brakes! The caliper hits the wheel. About any other aftermarket wheel fits, but not the original styled steel units. I don't know about the reproductions. I got tired of counter-steering every time the brakes were applied (The harder the car was braked, the further to the left the wheel needed turned) so I just painted a set of steel granada wheels black and installed them with chrome trim rings, lug nuts, and grease caps (on the front). They looked pretty good.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
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http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/cmml/cmml_mburch.html
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mellowyellow
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posted 05-07-2001 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Specialty Wheels {in Ore, I believe} has SS wheels in different widths as much as 10" and they even have a 15" version. They custom make to order for more money.

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TomP
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posted 05-07-2001 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the only 7" wide ones are the 5 slot ones off a 70-71 Torino and Mustang, these look sorta like a "Chevy" rally but use the concave caps of the 68-69 "GT" wheels.

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TomP
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posted 05-07-2001 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
and they aren't chromed... the only chromed ones are 6" wide or 15" diameter

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-07-2001 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 4 of those 70 "rally" style wheels that I would probably sell. They are 7" The painted 68 SS wheels are 6', I believe, as is the chromed version. Concerning the 65-67 SS wheel, they will not work with 68 up calipers. I put new SS calipers on my 65 GT and they hit. I used 3/32" spacers and it got the job done.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-09-2001 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
the only 7" wide ones are the 5 slot ones off a 70-71 Torino and Mustang, these look sorta like a "Chevy" rally but use the concave caps of the 68-69 "GT" wheels.

What wheel is that?

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-09-2001 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was the style steel wheel for 1970 on Mach I and Torino. The centers were a darker gray than the argent. I was going to put them on my 68 but changed my mind. Ricks from NPD has a very interesting black 70 that is thorougbred class. It is clad with these wheels.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-09-2001 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure I'll recognize it when I see it... I'm drawing a blank right night. I guess I'm too tired. It's been a long day.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC {Wife's car...}
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-11-2001 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RonnieT was nice enough to send me this pic.

Now I remember them. Thanks, Ronnie!

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC {Wife's car...}
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bibbs68
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posted 05-11-2001 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
RonnieT was nice enough to send me this pic.

Now I remember them. Thanks, Ronnie!



Ahh Sawwww!!! Cool!

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