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Retro Wheels
« on: March 24, 2009, 06:15:02 PM »
Take a look at this 67' convertible's wheels, I want to find a set. Does any one out there recognize them and know which company markets this wheel?

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 09:02:13 PM »
Those are called styled steel wheels, and most Mustang vendors carry them.   Mustangs Plus has them in their new catalog for $150.00 each, but they only come in 14".  Those were the original optional wheel that Mustang came out with back in 66 or 67 I think.   
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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 04:40:17 PM »
the styled steel wheels look great, they also have them in larger size through a few places up to 17 inch

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 06:56:48 PM »
the styled steel wheels look great, they also have them in larger size through a few places up to 17 inch
the styled steel wheels look great, they also have them in larger size through a few places up to 17 inch
And, where can he get larger than 14" Stephen? 

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 07:03:27 PM »

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 10:31:54 AM »
When I bought the wheels for my car I found you can get retro wheels in just about any size you want now. Just go to any major tire dealer and the can do it. You dont have to order from catalogs. Mine are 16 inch tourque thrust D's I dont like the huge wheel on old cars but wanted to be able to get the nicer tires that are only avalible in 16 inch or bigger.-
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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 12:11:30 PM »
i agree there is a size limit before the wheels get to wagonish :P

i think 17 is about the max for a classic stang

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 03:34:01 PM »
I disagree for the 65-66.  15" is the max for those year models mainly  because of clearance issues.  After that, just about any size will work, but kids really get silly with the huge wheels.  They take away from the natural beauty of the classic Mustangs.  If the first thing you see when you see a classis is the wheels, then the wheels are wrong for that car. 
In fact, I think I will put my original wheels and hub caps back on my 65 for awhile.  The mag 500's get old after awhile. 

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2009, 09:53:38 PM »
Now with the low profile tire and deeper backspacing they can fit some pretty outrageuos tires on old cars. I've seen a 71 Mach with huge 40 series tires on it 20 inch wheels and all. No suspension mods. Depend on the owners preferance. I think there kinda ugly like that but whatever. The one consideration I had was I wanted the high speed rated tire that is only avalible in 16 inch or bigger. Not that I ever use it (much) just wanted it. Any bigger then that was out of the question. I like how it looks I just need to redo the rear springs so th back sits up a bit higher. When I replaced the tired old front springs it raised it about an inch or 2 Seems like the front is to high compared to the back. Maybe I'll get to that soon.

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 09:58:04 PM »
i like the look of this car 18+20s in the back


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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 12:41:10 AM »
Thanks for all the information, Now I am not sure what size to buy? My 67' has new rear springs and KYB gas shocks, got done last week. Raised the rear up over 2" now the car sits level. I want a good looking era wheel but nothing like the Green Mustang last posting. I know Mach 1's were introduced in 69 and really like the mags some came new with. Looking for a good match for my convertible but nothing that will rub?

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009, 12:44:14 AM »
i like the factory GT wheels a lot on 67-68 cars



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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2009, 06:51:18 AM »
Thanks for all the information, Now I am not sure what size to buy? My 67' has new rear springs and KYB gas shocks, got done last week. Raised the rear up over 2" now the car sits level. I want a good looking era wheel but nothing like the Green Mustang last posting. I know Mach 1's were introduced in 69 and really like the mags some came new with. Looking for a good match for my convertible but nothing that will rub?

Thanks
Yeah, I agree.  Your front end looks high,  Maybe with some 620 springs and the Shelby drop you can get her to level out. 
Stephen, are you serious?  That green restomod looks like a butchered Mustang to me. If fact, it doesn't even look like a Mustang anymore.  Good God man, how old are you? 

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2009, 09:18:31 AM »
Actually, My car is sitting really nice with new rear springs and KYB's all the way around, nice and level. The old sagging rearend is gone, I put her into a corner and she handles nicely for a 42 year old pony car !! I believe American classic cars are history, and appreciate exact restorations. I will go as far as putting an era wheel on a car that is within a production time frame. Would have no problem putting 69' wheels on the 67' if I like them better. Will a 15" rim work without rubbing with 60 series tires? It's now a matter of finding the wheels I like, but do not want to get into clearance problems..

What do you think?

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2009, 02:52:30 PM »
My Uncle used to own a 72 mach 1. He put 15"s all around and when he would make a turn the front wheels would rub. So instead of just putting smaller tires on the front, he put all new suspension on the car to stiffen it up so when he would make a turn the tires would no longer rub  :D

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2009, 03:30:36 PM »
According to this fitment chart, you can run 15X7 wheels with a backspacing of 3.75-4.25 and have the 205-60-15 tires on it.  When you open the chart it will be tiny, so blow it up to about 150% by using the blow up thing just above the chart. 
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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2009, 08:33:55 PM »
I used the fitment chart a month ago Glen provided. With new springs and KYB's I replaced the original 14" steel wheels with Mag 500 15X17 and mounted 225/60/15 T/A Radials and not a bit of rubbing even on tight corners, My car drives and handles great !!

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2009, 08:52:33 PM »
See, there are actually some sane people on here.   ;D

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Re: Retro Wheels
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2009, 09:27:34 PM »
You can now even get those style steel wheels 8" deep wheels along with 7" & 6".  That photo of the white car may be 8" deep as deepset as they look.  I have 15X7s on my '65 and I could have gone 8" deep especially on the rear.  No rubbing and my car sits low.

 

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