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Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« on: November 21, 2009, 08:29:44 PM »
I put on the old original wheels and caps on O{l' Yeller today, and I am pleased with the look.  The Mag 500's that I have had on her for several years just didn't seem right all these years, and since the Goodyear tires finally wore out, I just made a decision to replace them with the original wheels and tires.  What do you think? 

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 08:38:49 PM »
Glen,

The single wheel looks good up close. When you can take a slight distance picture of Yeller and post so we can see the whole car.


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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 11:21:20 AM »
I have shown Ol Yeller several times on here, but here goes with the old wheels and caps. 

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 11:52:34 AM »
I liked your Mag 500's but I also think that your car looks much better with the stock wheels.
I got this picture from the September photo contest so we can see the difference.



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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 05:20:38 PM »
Yeah, I'll keep the Mag 500's because I may just want to buy a new set of tires and run the mags again some day.  If this is all I have to worry about, I don't have much to worry about.   ;D

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 11:23:41 AM »
"Yeah, nice car - is that a 6 cyl. in there?"   >:(
That's what you'll hear with the stock hubcaps.  Rally wheels if not the mag.500's.  Looks too "plain jane" with stock hubcaps.
Just my thoughts.

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 12:19:42 PM »
I think the original wheels and caps look "right" on your car.  There is something to be said for the simple look that those wheels give your car.

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 05:47:39 PM »
"Yeah, nice car - is that a 6 cyl. in there?"   >:(
That's what you'll hear with the stock hubcaps.  Rally wheels if not the mag.500's.  Looks too "plain jane" with stock hubcaps.
Just my thoughts.
Remember, this is a 1965.  The Mag 500's and styled steel wheels were not offered in 1965 plain Jane Mustangs.  It's a 289, not a 6 banger. 

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 05:51:18 PM »
I think the original wheels and caps look "right" on your car.  There is something to be said for the simple look that those wheels give your car.
That was my thought too Jeff.  Whenever I go to shows, I put these on it for the simple reason of "originality."  Yeah, I have an export brace and a Monte Carlo bar and dual master cylinder, but those are  not seen from the outside.  Since I drive her almost daily, safety and handling issues take precedence over looks.

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 07:37:04 PM »
Remember, this is a 1965.  The Mag 500's and styled steel wheels were not offered in 1965 plain Jane Mustangs.  It's a 289, not a 6 banger.
I know all that.  You asked for opinions (see subject title).  It looks "plain Jane" with stock hubcaps and could have a 6-banger in there with that "look".   All I'm saying is IN MY OPINION, the car needs something to give it a look that might say its not a plain Jane car - Like rally wheels, which I originally suggested...that FORD, yes indeed, offered in 1965 on Mustangs.

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2009, 08:34:59 PM »
Yep, Ford offered the wheels you suggested on fastbacks and Shelby's but not on 1965 plain Janes like mine.

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 12:05:13 AM »
I think they both look great, i mean not too much could make the car look anything but amazing but i guess its a matter of circumstances and personal preference.

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 07:05:27 PM »
I have alwayys said that if if the first thing you look at are the wheels of a classic Mustang, then the wheels need to be changed. That's what I did. I'll run these for a few months and check the reaction I get.   

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Re: Opinion on wheels and caps for a classic
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2009, 11:58:41 AM »
How true is that? The wheels should compliment the car, not be the focus.  An original, in my opinion, looks better in stock wheels.  If it were a Foose car, then throw some bling on her.

 

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