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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 12, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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rally wheel trim rings - 69 coupe

Just completed an exhausting search of online vendors for a suitable set of trim rings for my '69 standard coupe. I have a a mix of 15 by 7 rally wheels (FW code, AG code)on the car. Looking for trim rings with a good stainless steel finish (not chrome plated), minimum depth of two inches (would like deeper if they fit a 15 by 7 rim) and would like to know what retention system is typically preferred over another ( 4 teeth inner clips - or full circumference ring of teeth). Really need some help here. Any recommendations too of vendors?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 12, 07:59 PM
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Re: rally wheel trim rings - 69 coupe

FW wheels are the most common ralley wheel out there. They take a slightly deeper trim ring than the original YH wheels if you want them to look right.

I prefer the full circumference rings. Don't have to fight with them like you do the four clips especially when they interfere with wheel weights.

Should be plent of those around. Sorry, I don't know of a particular vendor that would be better than another.

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Re: rally wheel trim rings - 69 coupe

I bought mine from Heartbeat City. Very happy with the fit & finish.

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Original rings hit ebay all the time, but the concourse grade reproductions are fine. Stay away from the cheap ones as they loose the ability to hold a polish in no time.


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Re: rally wheel trim rings - 69 coupe

Thanks Lynn
The 4-clip mechanism I referenced looks like two spikes or prongs screwed into an inner "can" or ring welded to the out side trim ring. I think some vendors (like Rick's) call them inside clips. The Wheel Vintique #3001-15-1 is an example of a trim ring used these inner "spikes". In any case I was wondering if this type of mounting mechanism does work as well as the full circumference set of teeth.
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Re: rally wheel trim rings - 69 coupe

Thanks Daryl

Can you tell me what part number from Heartbeat you bought? Heartbeat advertises "USA" made, but the 15 by 7's may now be a discontinued by the manufacturer and the 15 by 6 "USA made are in short supply. I am open to buying the 15 by 6 but fear that this ring set will lack depth and thus not look quite right on a 15 by 7 wheel
Really cannot afford to purchase NOS trim ring parts, so am looking for a decent set of reproductions.
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Not sure what you mean by "concourse grade reproductions". Can you fill me in? I am not looking for NOS but a good quality reproduction. I have some interest in the Wheel Vintique 3001-15-1, but wonder about the attaching mechanism of the four inner prong-teeth mounted to an inside can. See quick reply to Lynn
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Re: rally wheel trim rings - 69 coupe

I just replaced my 15x7 rally wheels with 14x7 sport wheels. My rally wheels are FWs and the trim rings I have are the 4 "prong" type mentioned earlier. I have never had a trim ring come off and the fit was as good as it gets. Attached is a picture of the rings, they have the "step" on the front (not the radiused style) and they are 2 1/4" deep. There are no part numbers or mfg. info on them. They were on the Camaro when I bought it. Cheers, Fred
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