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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 11, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on these for a '69

What do you guys think of these for a '69 coupe?
http://www.vpw.com.au/images/rid675sil.jpg
Although I'm a long way off needing them, I really like the look of these as an old school alternative to the 15x7 Rallys that I will be using most of the time.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 11, 04:14 AM
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Re: Opinions on these for a '69

i like um. i have seen these on a couple of cars,and think the look is old school.i use to see these on the muscle cars of the late sixtys.

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Re: Opinions on these for a '69

I like them a lot. What are they and what sizes are available?

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 11, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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I like them a lot. What are they and what sizes are available?
Thanks guys for positive comments so far!
I spotted them at this site:
http://www.vpw.com.au
which is an Australian site, but have also seen them available in the polished version on the US eBay.
There are several sizes and finishes available, but I like the silver rims in the 15x7" because it's an old school look that (I think) suits the 1st gen body style. Would be nicley set off with BFG Radial T/A's in my opinion.
Here's the direct link to the site showing sizes available in the silver finish:
http://www.vpw.com.au/productgroup.a...&PrdGrpID=5274

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Re: Opinions on these for a '69

I love them. I have similar ones on my 67, they are Summit Legend 5 Series but, they are more of a darker silver or charcoal. They do look great with solid white letter T/A's.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 11, 11:12 AM
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My first thoughts were, they are very hard edge and stiff looking. They would repeat the '69's square fender openings and rearward eyebrows above the fenders very nicely.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 11, 01:38 PM
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Re: Opinions on these for a '69

They're definitely cool... if not a bit too much like TTIIs (which is what I have, and am really tired of seeing them everywhere). But I like the sharp lines on those that you found.
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They are very similar to the Vintage Wheel Works 40 series line (http://www.vintagewheelworks.com/products/wheels/v40) which is a nice looking wheel.

I like the Vintage line because you can go with a 17" or 18" wheel if you like, and it opens up a lot more tire options.
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Re: Opinions on these for a '69

I just picked up my torque thrust II's today (polished), though I really like the edged spoke on this wheel. I'm lucky enough that I'm in a more midwest rural area where not a lot of TTII's are running around, though a wheel like this would sure be a close 2nd choice for me. Good choice in my opinion!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 11, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Opinions on these for a '69

Thanks everyone for feedback! I'd go with them anyway, even if no-one liked them, but it's great to get positive comments. The wheels are actually made by Ridler, they are Ridler 675 Silver, but I agree they are VERY similar to several other brands out there that have been around a lot longer.
Bobby - love your car, looks awesome!!

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