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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Mar 21st, 14, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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MB "Old School" gunmetal wheels on black car

Had 14" black centered Torque Thrusts on my '68 back in '79…….those wheels are long gone, replaced by Cragar SSTs in about 1980 and. later by 15x7 rally wheels. It's time for another update and I like the looks and the price of the MB "Old School" wheels, but, instead of black like my old Torque Thrusts, the centers are "gunmetal"…….I'm not sure how that would look on a black camaro and I can't seem to find a single photo of these wheels on a black car of any flavor…….anybody have a photo of the gunmetal Old School wheels on a black car??

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Probably depends on the color of the car but on mine I like the painted center with polished lip (I know... not old school but similar style). The painted center tones it down while the lip accents the trim on the rest of the car.

I plan on taking better pics tomorrow if you want to see it in the sunlight (and with the right rims in the front...).

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Not really a Mopar guy but that one looks sweet.
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Thanks Steiner……not bad, but I think they would look better with black centers.
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Just google TT's on 67-69 Camaros or use similar search words. Plenty of photos. Here is J. Groome's black 69 with TT's.https://plus.google.com/photos/11239...83712724810161 Modern, oversized TT rims with low profile tires are not old school. Nor do they look good with excessive wheelwell exposure. There is only one true old school look.

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Just google TT's on 67-69 Camaros or use similar search words. Plenty of photos. Here is J. Groome's black 69 with TT's.https://plus.google.com/photos/11239...83712724810161 Modern, oversized TT rims with low profile tires are not old school. Nor do they look good with excessive wheelwell exposure. There is only one true old school look.

Apparently you don't know what MB Old School wheels are……..

http://www.wheelsbymbmotoring.com/pr...eel=Old+School

The car at the link you posted does not have these wheels on it………..
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Sorry for not correctly reading your post.

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There is only one true old school look.


I've owned my car since '79………I was driving it when the "old school" look wasn't old……the car had air shocks, real 14" torque thrust wheels and bias ply tires……as I remember it, "Old School" wasn't all that great…….
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I've owned my car since '79………I was driving it when the "old school" look wasn't old……the car had air shocks, real 14" torque thrust wheels and bias ply tires……as I remember it, "Old School" wasn't all that great…….
When I said there is only one old school look it's true. If one wants to duplicate the look of the 60's and 70's, new wheels don't apply. Those not even 50 years old should recall what old school is. Cars like these were not uncommon where I grew up. http://70sstreetmachines.tumblr.com/

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I'm not looking to replicate the old school look, I was there and it wasn't all that great…….don't know why anyone would want jack up the rear with extended shackles, air shocks and tires that stick out past the fender on a nice car these days, but to each his own???

By 1981, I was running Michelin speed rated XVS tires and KYB shocks on the camaro. I worked for a tire shop that catered to high end cars……..The Mercedes of the day ran speed rated Michelin XVS tires and I grabbed the good one when one came in for new tires. Back then, the Ferrari 308 GTB came equipped with 14" Michelin XWX tires…….I have a set, that I took off a Ferrari, they are mounted on 14" Camaro Rally wheels……back then, a new set of XWX tires ran $1200!!

I learned early that going fast in a straight line was fun, but a car that went fast in a straight line and would turn and stop too was MUCH more fun…..
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I'm not looking to replicate the old school look, I was there and it wasn't all that great…….don't know why anyone would want jack up the rear with extended shackles, air shocks and tires that stick out past the fender on a nice car these days, but to each his own???
Not every person replicates or likes the look you describe but prefers the more conservative look. There are day 2 cars or others just a little wild but not 50's hanging out of the the wheelwells. Many kept their cars stock height, tucked tires with TT's or Cragars and running a tunnel ram.

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anybody have a photo of the gunmetal Old School wheels on a black car??

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Too bad you didn't get on the train earlier. Back five years ago or so when I got mine, they actually offered them in black. Guess it wasn't a big seller. Looks like Voxx has dropped the MB Wheels name and they're now BG Rodworks. I'm almost certain they bought the design from Coy's who used to have a C55 that was identical before the "Old School" came out and now they don't have it anymore. See if the C5 is up your alley, they're offered in more finishes and are as low as $99 apiece for the 15" wheels.
http://www.coyswheel.com/

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