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That's only true on the early car. 16 x 8 with a 4.5 BS work fine on
67/68 with stock control arms. You can't really lower the car a lot
but they will fit. I've done it before.

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Interesting. I really want to run 15x7 if possible just for that period correct look. Just unsure on the BS with a SorT suspension. Mark (SilverblueBP) and I have another conversation going over on another thread regarding this as well. He is running 15x7 with 3.5 BS on his car. Not sure on tire sizes yet.

Correction: Mark's wheels are 3 3/4" BS.

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I have some 15x7 rims 4.5 backspace and they rub the upper arm hard I would need about a 1/4" spacer or trim the arm around the ball joint like this

every thing I've ever read say's 4.25 backspace on a 15x7
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What I really want to run is a 15x7 with Goodyear G7 Blue Streaks.

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What I really want to run is a 15x7 with Goodyear G7 Blue Streaks.
maybe worth a read
blue streak g-7 ?
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Yeah I read some of those threads earlier. They just look bad a$$ though.

I used to drive my '83 GT on the street with BFG R1's. They were pretty sticky. Went through a state trooper check point one night. He wanted to write me ticket for a minimum tread depth violation but he was measuring out at the edge of the tire. I asked him to measure at the center and he let me go.

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Yeah I read some of those threads earlier. They just look bad a$$ though.

I used to drive my '83 GT on the street with BFG R1's. They were pretty sticky. Went through a state trooper check point one night. He wanted to write me ticket for a minimum tread depth violation but he was measuring out at the edge of the tire. I asked him to measure at the center and he let me go.
I really like the 66 trans am look also they look way cooler than the stock set up

just plan bad asserry there
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The G-7's definitely aren't a daily driver tire, but for a weekend, dry pavement only cruiser, not bad IMO if that's what you want. They do pick up debris, but I've only had one go down on track, not on the street. You have to remember that they're bias ply and act completely different than newer radials.

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I really like the 66 trans am look also they look way cooler than the stock set up

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Yep. That's pretty much the look I'm going for. Except I'm not building a clone, copy, resto-mod, or replica and mine is a '65. No stripes...because it's NOT a Shelby. I have just always wanted a coupe track car and love the look.

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Yep. That's pretty much the look I'm going for. Except I'm not building a clone, copy, resto-mod, or replica and mine is a '65. No stripes...because it's NOT a Shelby. I have just always wanted a coupe track car and love the look.

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Not too many of the TTD were in magnesium back in the day.
The Daisy wheels (200S) were also available in magnesium.
The particularly hard 200S to find are the cheater ones that are 1" wider.

I like the new Cragar re-issue of their old G/T wheel.
Can't get past the made-in-china deal though.
http://www.cragarwheel.com/images/me.../500G_GRAY.pdf

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BTW - if anyone in this thread knows were I could get a set of caps for my 200S's(Magnesium) - Mine are perfect - just faded from all the years of running in the Florida sun. Please let me know....they are hard to find.
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What are they made of? You know aluminum foil is a very good polishing material for other aluminum parts. You just ball it up and polish away. You will be amazed at the outcome.

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The caps seem to be aluminum - the wheels are magnesium. The faded part is the center of the cap - the paint work......I usually use some light oil (3 in 1) with the ball of tin foil.
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Yep. That's pretty much the look I'm going for. Except I'm not building a clone, copy, resto-mod, or replica and mine is a '65. No stripes...because it's NOT a Shelby. I have just always wanted a coupe track car and love the look.
Same here!

That's why I started this thread.


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Sorry. Didn't mean to hijack your thread. Looks like your off to a good start though.

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