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New Rims on an old car?

Discussion in 'Classic Mustangs' started by K_Labs, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. K_Labs

    K_Labs New Member Established Member

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    I can't fit the new style mustang rims on my 68. There are some clearance issues. The center of the rim on a new mustang is way out towards the outside of the rim almost and the old style is more towards the middle. Do I have to special order them? Anybody run into this problem before?
     
  2. latamud

    latamud Gearhead Established Member

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    Run a wheel spacers.
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  3. K_Labs

    K_Labs New Member Established Member

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    Nice. Yea I was thinking about getting custom wheels because there are a few companies out there that make awesome rims and will make them for any car. So because you swapped the rear suspension with a IRS you only had to put spacers in the front?
     
  4. latamud

    latamud Gearhead Established Member

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    Yes, because the IRS was wider than the original rear end, it pretty much took up that space and then some. If I used the original SRA I would need the same size spacers in the rear to run the 03 Cobra wheels.
     
  5. NJ 03Mach1

    NJ 03Mach1 Hillclimbers do it better Established Member

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    Do you have details anywhere on the IRS install in this car? I'd like to see how ya did it.. Have my eye's on a 66 and would LOVE to have an IRS in it..
     
  6. latamud

    latamud Gearhead Established Member

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    fire_4_effect Motorsports = Expensive! Established Member

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    i'm not digging the look... but whatever rocks your ride is cool with me.
     
  8. latamud

    latamud Gearhead Established Member

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    It's not done yet. But I understand the flares aren't for everyone. I think I did alright considering naturally the wides tire that will fit tucked is a 245. Give me some time to work out the SN-66. I'm going a different route with the wide body, all steel box flares.
     
  9. SVT1994

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    i had to use a 1" spacer in the front and a 1.25" spacer in the rear on mine (it's a maverick but it's the same setup)....

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  10. latamud

    latamud Gearhead Established Member

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    Don't have pics up yet but my blue 66 Mustang is getting a set of these:
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    latamud Gearhead Established Member

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  12. TrickleVenom

    TrickleVenom SVT fan Established Member

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    This is exactly what I have been looking for. I have a 03 cobra and my buddie has a 1972 fastback mustang. I just switched rims on my cobra to the OEM 03 Cobra chrome wheels, And i gave my buddie my Factory OEM machined 03 cobra wheels for his 1972 fastback. I know its not going to be a direct bolt on, but at least we know its possible!! Thank you for posting this. Also, he was thinking of purchasing the 17x10.5's from AFSwheels.com for the back and running the factory 17x9's up front. Cant wait to see if everything will come together. :)
     
  13. Greenwood1982

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    Wow, I love your Maverick. I really miss seeing these old rare cars. I saw one for sale 5 miles from where I lived a couple years back, and went back to get a second look a week later it was gone! :shrug:
     
  14. firemanmike

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    I don't know that they'd be considered rare, old yes, but rare...not so much, other then most have beem recycled into something else.
     

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