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damgab
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posted 11-03-2002 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damgab   Click Here to Email damgab     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'M LOOKING TO PURCHASE BULLITT WHEELS FOR MY 68 CONVERTIBLE, BUT CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE INFO I NEED TO GET THEM TO MOUNT THEM ON MY CAR. I NOTICED CRUZER9 HAD THEM ON HIS 68 COUPE AND THEY LOOK GREAT. ANY HELP FROM YOU GUY'S WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED .I REALLY WANT THESE WHEELS ON MY CAR I JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT WORK.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-03-2002 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has the same bolt pattern, 5 x 4.5" so there's no problem there. The only thing to watch out for is that they have 5.72" backspacing which makes them stick out quite a bit. {as you can see on Cruzer's car}

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 11-04-2002 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The backspacing causes the wheel to set in too far. The fronts will hit the upper balljoint.

You need 1"-1.25" spacers which run $150-$200 a pair.

If CRUZER9's wheels stick out it is because hi spacers are too thick.

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 11-04-2002 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would buy the 1" pair first as this will fit the front. Test the 1" spacer on the rear to see if you want 1.25" or even 1.5" on the rear.

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Cruzer
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posted 11-04-2002 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cruzer   Click Here to Email Cruzer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They do stick out some which I don't really like. I have 1" spacers all around. They clear the upper balljoint by 1/2". Son has already cut one front tire. He was running 40mph (he said) & hit a big dip in the road which caused the tire to go up into the fender. When the tire came out it brought the fender lip with it. Ripped the tire all the way around. $150 tire shot to sh!t. Luckly I bought the warranty from Pep Boys which replaced the tire for free! I have since then rolled the front fenders.

[This message has been edited by Cruzer (edited 11-04-2002).]

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damgab
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posted 11-04-2002 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damgab   Click Here to Email damgab     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
cruzer, your car looks great. i guess it depend on what people like. other than the spacers you did'nt modify anything else. how is the ride since you put the wheels on?. cruzer do you use the car on a daily basis .is a 1" spacer the lowest size i can go for clearance purposes in the front and rear?........p.s- is there a way to change my password , i have a hard time remembering the one i was given. thanks

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damgab
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posted 11-04-2002 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damgab   Click Here to Email damgab     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have disc brakes in the front that won't be a problem will it.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-05-2002 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by damgab:
p.s- is there a way to change my password , i have a hard time remembering the one i was given. thanks

Yes, click on 'Profile' at the top right and follow the instructions to the profile edit page.

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Cruzer
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posted 11-05-2002 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cruzer   Click Here to Email Cruzer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't change the ride. But the steering is a lot more sensitive. I guess the 245x45's really grip the road!
1" is about as narrow as you would want to go. Like I said, the tire only cleared the upper balljoint by 1/2". On the rear you "might" get by with 3/4", but it'll be close.
Go ahead & roll your front fender wells!
It is a daily driver.

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 11-05-2002 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cruzer, do you have the Bullitts on the 66?

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Cruzer
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posted 11-06-2002 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cruzer   Click Here to Email Cruzer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, got Cragars on the 66. The 68 is really my son's car. He wanted something a bit different.

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 11-06-2002 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found it.
Where did you get the hood? What do you think of the quality?
You both have very nice cars.

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68 GT FASTBACK J code

http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/Uploads/1020432917.jpg

01 GT BULLITT

http://www.imboc.com/phpBB/Uploads/1020440453.jpg

96 OJ BRONCO

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damgab
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posted 11-06-2002 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damgab   Click Here to Email damgab     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i agree with darkhorse both cars look great.all i need is money and a whole lot of time and maybe my car will get done.

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