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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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A Little Something Old School...

The Nova is getting new shoes, these are vintage American Racing 200S wheels. The pictures show what can be done to bring back a tired old looking set of wheels...



These are the 2 that had the tires on them in the picture above, came out nice I think...



A bit closer up you can see the pressed in inserts that allow for using convential conical lug nuts. These inserts can also be used on uni-lug wheels so you don't have to mess with the special washers and it makes mounting them a lot easier...


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Look beautiful, I have had mu 200s' since 73, still like them.
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wow!! they look great.. great job..i like them.. what year is your nove dennis?.. is it the red 70 body stlye one i seen awhile back?..ole school is cool!!

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They do look great!!! I'm partial to those for sure, mine are a bit newer.


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Wow what a difference. Did you polish them yourself or send them off to be done?
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Those cleaned up nice than new
Did you polish those up yourself or have them done?

Also, did you buy a kit for the inserts or have a shop drill and install them?
My son has an 'olds-cool' 70's set of Slot-mags he's like to use, but I don't like the fit with the standard lugs.

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They look super. What cleaning agent and method did you use to get the to that luster? They look to be 8-10 wide in the pictures....


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Very nice job Dennis.


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I wish I could take credit for the restoration but I don't have the cool tools to make it worth the effort...

The inserts were drilled and pressed in using a tool that does both at the same time. The wheel is held in a jig and the bolt pattern is squared up to insure the wheel fits the bolt pattern properly after all 5 are installed.

The centers are media blasted and the rim is machine polished, if there are any really bad dents or gouges they can weld in material, machine down and then polish. I have seen a wheel have a chunk of the rim broken off and it was repaired so you can't tell...

I seriously thought about mounting the bare wheel to the rear axle and putting the car in gear and as the wheel spun polish it but with the weather having been hit and miss I didn't want to end up having th leave the Camaro out of the garage over night if I couldn't get the job finished in one sitting...

Bill the Nova is the red one you've seen pic's of it's a '72...

Thanks for all the great feedback, it's appreciated!

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Wow, those look GREAT!
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Wheels look great Dennis,glad you got yourself a set...

Are those AR or US wheels...?

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Those would be the AR's Dr Feelgood... Thanks. Now for tires...

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Man those look like brand new wheels! They're beautiful Dennis.
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Dennis... nice recycling job

They do look good, can't wait to see on the car

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Again appreciate all the great feedback...

Radial TA's or the Firestone Firehawk 500's may be the practical answer but I really want to go old school with this, I found a deal on Firestone bias-plys but it was still over $1000 for 4 tires and I can't afford that at this time. The look I'm after is like these Goodyears...
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