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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 11, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone happen to have any pics of a first gen camaro with the old kidney bean wheels?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 11, 06:45 AM
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Re: kidney bean wheels

Do you mean these?
http://www.americanracing.com/wheels...pid=74&page1=1

They are American Racing 200S

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I think he means slotted wheels (slots) like these. Note the kidney bean shape openings...


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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 11, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yeh, those are them DjD. Where did you get those?
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Those style wheels - known as 'kidney bean', 'jelly bean' and so on mag wheels - have been used on GM Holdens here in Australia, NZ etc for years - very common, sometimes (but not always!) dirt cheap, and share the same stud pattern as Chevys. Can be found on www.ebay.com.au by searching the car parts & accessories section. Here's some current listings:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Holden-HQ...item19c63e4a19
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/hq-chev-m...item415aa3b99f
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SET-5-14x...item2eb3becaab

They were made by several manufacturers such as Cheviot, ROH and Aunger.

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Can't recall seeing a 1st gen with those wheels, but it did remind me of my old Holden HQ Utility that I used to own, which had them......

I had to sell it before we got married, but really miss it.... still, made up for it with the currect 'Project Z'!

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 11, 03:57 AM
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Found a photo - Check out the 2nd picture in Todd's resto thread here:
https://www.camaros.net/forums/showth...rsting+options

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Re: kidney bean wheels

Here is my first Camaro with them from the 80s'


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Yeh, those are them DjD. Where did you get those?
Not mine, just a picture I found.


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Those style wheels - known as 'kidney bean', 'jelly bean' and so on mag wheels - have been used on GM Holdens here in Australia, NZ etc for years - very common, sometimes (but not always!) dirt cheap, and share the same stud pattern as Chevys. Can be found on www.ebay.com.au by searching the car parts & accessories section. Here's some current listings:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Holden-HQ...item19c63e4a19
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/hq-chev-m...item415aa3b99f
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SET-5-14x...item2eb3becaab
They were made by several manufacturers such as Cheviot, ROH and Aunger.
In the day they were just called "slotted mags" or "slots" around here. Most common manufacture and I believe the original was Ansen. I think officially they were Ansen Sprints. US mags also made them and today American Racing makes what they call an "Ansen Sprint"

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Can't recall seeing a 1st gen with those wheels, but it did remind me of my old Holden HQ Utility that I used to own, which had them......

I had to sell it before we got married, but really miss it.... still, made up for it with the currect 'Project Z'!
Here slotted mags were one of the most common used on 1st gens back in the day. Other common wheels were torque thrusts and chrome cragers.

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Here is my first Camaro with them from the 80s'

Love those side pipes Kevin! Must've sounded awesome - especially with the window down.....

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 11, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have 14" cragars and was wanting to go up to a 15" wheel. Was going to just get another set of cragars because I like the old school look and saw a advertisement that had a first gen camaro with the "bean" wheels. Thought they looked kinda cool. Thanks for the pics.....
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Here's a photo that I found online this evening.
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Here's a photo that I found online this evening.
I like it - a lot! Just my opinion, but I think that wheel design suits the '67 and '68 better than the '69 - probably the more rounded arches that make the difference.
So are these Ansen Sprints still seen at swap meets, or are they starting to get rare?

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Love those side pipes Kevin! Must've sounded awesome - especially with the window down.....
Yes, I had a love-hate relationship with those.

Love: the sound in the afternoon and evening, the HP increase and the look!
Hate: The sound in the morning (leaving GF house, woke her parents and neigbors) speed bumps, burning of legs, changing plugs and installing them!

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leaving GF house, woke her parents and neigbors
Had to laugh at the mental image that conjured up! Your GF's parents must've loved you coming round with your subtle ride!! Can just hear the people next door saying "There goes the neighborhood"
Great car, if only we knew then what we know now....

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