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Old 12-27-2013, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 65 convertible wheels, help me choose

So my 65 is in need of wheels badly. Wife says nope to the stock hub caps. I'm conservative so it needs to be style steel, mag 500, or torques. Cj has 15x6 and 15x7 combo. Is this a good look?
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I kinda like the mag 500's on mine.

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So my 65 is in need of wheels badly. Wife says nope to the stock hub caps. I'm conservative so it needs to be style steel, mag 500, or torques. Cj has 15x6 and 15x7 combo. Is this a good look?
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd do 8 inch width on the back but I like a little more tire back there. I've always liked chrome/polished torque thrusts.


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I went with the Magnum 500's and BF Goodrich Radial T/A's. But before you go to CJ's, give Coker Tire a call. There is two manufacturers of the Magnums right now. Wheel Vintiques and Specialty Wheel Limited. From reading reviews and problems on line, my assessment was that the Specialty Wheel is a higher quality wheel. But Coker Tire's online quote was much higher than the quote I got when I called them.
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I originally had Torque Thrusts on the car, but decided to go with SSWs for more of a stock look.

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A copy of TT's. These are Rocket Racing Fuel Grey. 16" Got them because they were available with the better back spacing than most TT's. BS was 4.25 IIRC
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So my 65 is in need of wheels badly. Wife says nope to the stock hub caps. I'm conservative so it needs to be style steel, mag 500, or torques. Cj has 15x6 and 15x7 combo. Is this a good look?
Magnum 500's would be my vote. Check out ScottsGT and tell me that doesn't look killer!
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I like them all... It's really what you want to do..

I am partial to the Original Styled Steel Wheels..

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Old 01-22-2014, 12:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, I have original style steel wheels on mine and like them. Ready for new rubber and will probably stick with a 195-70 R 14 whitewall.
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If you're conservative, then the Mag 500s or style steel.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anyone ever try a different look of '67 Cougar Styled Steel wheels? They look beautiful on a '65-'68 stang!...for a different look!

How about these? Check it out!















What do you think now?? I thought so...! Nothing like still being ALL Ford....err Mercury...and still being Period Correct! This was a "VERY" Popular Mod to Classic Mustangs "back in the day" to stand out among the crowd. I am surprised more people are not doing it today. I am thinking of getting a Full set for my '65 to do something different... If I get sick of them (Which I doubt), I can always sell them...Talk about an easy sale....!

Just use regular '65-'67 Mustang center caps... Also, These wheels are specially designed to be able to use a Trim ring as well, but not necessary..since the outer rim is now "fully chromed" chromed more like a '65 Mustang S/S rim. The original '67 Cougar S/S rims had a black painted outer rim like '66-'67 Mustang Styled Steel wheels, so these new repros are a big improvement! If you've never seen these on a classic '65-'68 Mustang, Then you don't know what you are missing! For those that want something different! Most people..even seasoned Mustangers usually do a "Double-take"..and say.. What are those? I love them! Keep them guessing! Not for "Concourse" use of course....lol....

These come in 14x6, 14x7, 15x6, 15x7 and 15x8 sizes! See Below! :

Styled Steel Wheel - 14 X 6 Inch - Chrome Outer Rim - Original Argent - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar (14752) at West Coast Classic Cougar, inc. :: Specializing in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973 Mercury Cougars

Styled Steel Wheel - 14 X 7 Inch - Chrome Outer Rim - Original Argent - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar (14743) at West Coast Classic Cougar, inc. :: Specializing in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973 Mercury Cougars

Styled Steel Wheel - 15 X 6 Inch - Chrome Outer - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar (18998) at West Coast Classic Cougar, inc. :: Specializing in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973 Mercury Cougars

Styled Steel Wheel - 15 X 7 Inch - Chrome Outer Rim - Original Argent - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar (14746) at West Coast Classic Cougar, inc. :: Specializing in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973 Mercury Cougars

Styled Steel Wheel - 15 X 8 Inch - Chrome Outer - Repro ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar (23433) at West Coast Classic Cougar, inc. :: Specializing in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973 Mercury Cougars


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Old 01-22-2015, 11:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Did you decide? I have some 15" torque thrusts for sale with tires for $650.
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Did you decide? I have some 15" torque thrusts for sale with tires for $650.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wheels can be the albatross.

Lots are bought, many wind up in the back corner of the garage, and then to Craigslist or swap meets for cheap.

For example, there was a new take set of 17" bullits off a Mustang. Fit perfectly on a 1965 1966 with $100 in spacers, brand new Michelin tires, $500.

Lots of wheels at swap meets.

Unless the car needs to be driven and is on cement blocks, scan CL and swap meets for a while and save some $$$$.

For $3, buy the plastic while gage to ensure the wheels match your pattern or know the spacers you need.

Last fall, at the swap meet, a set of the 1968 1969 Mustang SS wheels, chrome, looked great, newish tires, still had the nubs, $400 asking, sold finally for $250

This last weekend, although it was not what you are looking for, I bought a 14" steel wheel with a new tire mounted and balanced, just extra to the guy, for $20.
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Here's a couple of looks I've had on my coupe.

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