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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
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posted 03-03-2005 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
I'm working on a couple of 68 Cougars with aftermarket rims, and feeling very ignorant compared with 68 Stangs Is there are a resource out in web land that deals with Cougar rims and which ones came on which models?
Alternatively, if I were to post a bunch of pics here on 68s that I've gathered would you all be able to tell me which ones are original, what they're called, etc.?
Many thanks,
Simon

wvcat
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posted 03-03-2005 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat        Reply w/Quote
Here is a good source for cougar wheels.
John

http://www.classic-cougar.com/custom-wheels.php
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http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo7ta1/
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http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390
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[URL=http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo7ta1/XR7[/URL]Restomod...wvcat
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Kellxr7
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posted 03-03-2005 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7        Reply w/Quote
I am no expert, but I am pretty sure for 67/8's the only rims that they had were either these...

& the XR7,G's were the only ones that had these I believe... ,the rest were variations of spoked hubcaps. Hope this helps a little.

[This message has been edited by Kellxr7 (edited 03-03-2005).]

Fastback68
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posted 03-08-2005 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
Interesting and confusing Based on my research, I've come up with the following three - one styled steel rim (center) and two hubcaps. The one on the right just came off e-Bay, and we know how inaccurate those can be!
I've never seen anything like those rims in the second pic, Kellxr7. Is that supposed to be an original promo pic?
OK, here's what I got ...

wvcat
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posted 03-08-2005 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat        Reply w/Quote
Hey Simon, The wheel in the center of your picture is correct with the mercury man center. The hubcap on the right is for a 69 cougar. The hubcap on the left is eitheer 67 or 68 but I'm not sure which.
John

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John
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http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo7ta1/
Thanks
John
(wvcat)
http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390
70[/URL]
[URL=http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo7ta1/XR7[/URL]Restomod...wvcat
66 coupe project...she needs a name!!!

kwazykat
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posted 03-09-2005 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wvcat:
...The hubcap on the left is eitheer 67 or 68 but I'm not sure which.....

my 67 dgs came with those wheelcovers.....
i quickly took them off and put GT's on my car....i just like them a bunch better....

kk

kwazykat
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posted 03-09-2005 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
..... we always called them "turbo" wheelcovers .... i have no idea if that is a 'true' name or just something we thought sounded good ..... sometimes my young mind gets distracted and details go out the window .... heh heh heh

kk

Kellxr7
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posted 03-10-2005 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7        Reply w/Quote
I have also seen alot of the 67/8s with the spoked hubcaps like these http://www.hubcaps.org/hubcaps/ford/frd606.jpg (my Standard coupe came with them)

Fastback68
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posted 03-10-2005 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68        Reply w/Quote
That's the one in your second pic above, right? I always thought that in the time period we're talking about, spoked rims were always (almost always?) a dealer add-on. Do you think they rolled out the factory that way? Is there anything to indicate they're "Cougar" spoked rims? Or a FoMoCo stamp?

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