I contemplated putting this in the Concours forum but I thought I'd try here first-
When the "Jersey Devil" was put to sleep in 1979, my father put all of the parts that belonged with the car inside of the car so that they would be kept together. Among the things that went into the trunk were two rims that he believes were put there because they were original to the car when he got it in 1968.
It stands to reason that they are the originals since 2 of the rims currently on the car are painted in primer and these are black like the other two (presumably original) rims currently on the car.
The reason he had extra rims involved was twofold - He had both snow tires and summer tires, and he also built his trailers to use mustang tires and rims so that he only had to keep one spare when trailering the boat around to skiing competitions in the late 60's.
So I have 2 questions for the board. First, I'd like to ensure that the rims in the trunk are original. Secondly I'd like to know if the spare tire was an identical rim or if it was different in any way. (I plan on having a full size spare as part of the rotation scheme.) 8 rims in total came with the car and I don't want to accidentally choose to toss out any that were original...
Thanks in advance!