Got new wheels on my 1966 Coupe with 4-lug bolt pattern!!!
I'm stoked and have to share...
I got this car for my wife as a 40th b-day present a couple years ago, it's always been her favorite style car, so I started saving up for it a couple years before her birthday without her knowledge. I found this car about 6 months before her bday for a good price.. it's a simple car - 6 cylinder, manual brakes and steering, but the price was right. I got new seat covers and recovered the front and rear seats, put in a new gas tank, new door panels, dash pad, welded up the dash where the previous owner had hacked it up, new carpet, replaced the engine because the one that was in it had a dead cylinder, and most recently had the SSBC front disk brakes (power) added to it for better stopping power. I hated the stock 14" steel wheels/hubcaps... but knew that there were not a ton of options for the 4x4.5" bolt pattern on the classic Mustang.. after some digging, found out that the Konig Rewind wheels in 4x114.3 bolt pattern may work.. so I ordered a set from my local America's Tire Company store.. went to have them fitted today and everything looks great.
Thanks guys.. super happy with them... they look amazing.. funny thing is, I have Konig Rewinds on my 1994 Miata too, and they look great on that car too. Very versatile wheel that it can look great on two cars that are so different.
My wife hasn't seen it with the new wheels yet ... can't wait to see her expression when she pulls up today and sees them on the car
I did notice that the left rear sits about an inch lower than the right rear of the car.. it wasn't as noticeable with the stock wheels/tires ... I'm guessing it's got mushy leaf springs....
So many things that still need to be done - front suspension needs to be rebuilt.. steering needs to be rebuilt, needs new shocks and springs all around... transmission/rear end will probably need some help .. (it takes about 12-15 seconds from the time you put it in reverse until when the transmission actually engages into reverse)... all part of the "fun" of it, right?
Boring 6cyl 200cid/auto
Wife's 40th B-Day present www.geckosites.com
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I think you got a very great cope for the package--don't sweating it too much that you discovered the tires on the internet for a little less. What's done is done--just go out and relish the new look! . . . . ..
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