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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Can't find stock wheels

I need to dump the ugly fake mags on my '66 and want to go stock. But I can't find any 4-lug 14" steel wheels. They were used on 6 cyl. Falcons and Comets so I didn't expect it to be this difficult. I'm in western Oregon, but headed to Phoenix next month.

Are they really that rare?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2017, 12:46 AM
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Check out Desert Valley Auto Parts. They specialize in the oldies.

Put in a request for what you want and see if they can find it before you get here.

Desert Valley Auto Parts

Also try Arizona Mustang Mart 602-233-0616

And So-Cal:

SO-CAL Speed Shop AZ

Might also check with the President of the Copperstate Mustang Club - Joann Martorano 480-969-7884 jdmartorano@yahoo.com. CMC has been active in the valley since 1979.

There are other Mustang clubs in AZ that you can find by googling.

All of the above are just leads. No guarantees on any.

Good luck.
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I can't find any 4-lug 14" steel wheels.

Are they really that rare?
No, they are not rare. We have members here at VMF who have them collecting dust and will sell them cheap.
Cheap, as in the shipping cost would be the major expense most likely.

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I called DVAP and he thinks he's got them. I'll go in when we're down there in May.
Didn't know about Mustang Mart but I'll sure try there. DVAP quoted me $250 for a set. Ugh.

4ocious, thanks for the tip. I'll put a request up on the general forum unless there's a specific Parts Wanted forum. I looked but didn't see one.
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I may still have a set or 2 of them- I'll have to look. Most ended up as bases for grinder posts and such

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gt350sr, thanks!
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I have 13's that came of my car, that you can have for free. But I am in San Francisco.

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Thanks, but I need 14's. The car came with brand new 14" tires, and 14's look a lot better IMO.
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I know I have three of them, all unbent, but I'm clear on the other side of the exterior. And Iowa, it turns out, is the interior.

There must be a whole slew,
much closer to you.

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I'm probably not supposed to coach this, but if you put this quest in the main forum a bunch more people would see it. That's a fact. Is there a particular date code range you would prefer? I think there are two different types too. Some have three center cap attachment "flanges". Others, four. (At a quick glance you really don't notice the difference.) I think most, if not all, were made by MOTORWHEEL CORP. They are stamped with the month/Year, and an "M", I believe. Someone here is sure to know a heck of a lot about this than I do.

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Finding 14" stock steels 4 lug can be a chore that arent bent or have lug nut gouging grooves on the seat faces. craigslist may be your best bet.
nobody makes stock steels for 4 lug anymore. its a 5-lug world, hard fact, thats another reason i swapped out my old 6.
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