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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 19, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Any experience with Vision brand wheels

I'm looking for rally's and this option came up. Does anyone know anything about the
brand Vision? All of the major parts houses have them. I can't find any descent and/or
reasonably priced rally's close to me.
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speed...er,359246.html

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 19, 03:03 PM
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

Price seems very reasonable, although factory (GM) FW's (very common) are the same size and probably a little less....if you have the time and patience. You could try a wanted ad here as I'm sure some fellow TC'ers may have some they'd part with. Just need to find something within driving distance as shipping would be the killer. I sold 2 nice ones on Craigslist, last year for $100.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 19, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

The FW's are what I expected I'd find. I have 2 that need blasting and paint. I've been looking
for at least a year and nothing showing up. They're either trashed or way over priced. Hard to
pass on $60/ea new including shipping.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 19, 09:14 PM
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

I hear ya. I have 2 more FW's but don't really want to sell. One is my spare.

I had a couple of not so great experiences with repro rally wheels. The 15x8 Wheel Vintiques had paint blisters and falling off right out of the box. There were disclaimers (stickers) on them about the paint. Needless to say, they needed to be stripped and refinished.

Then when I wasn't happy with the trim ring availability for mixed size wheels (7" front, 8" rear), I decided to go with chrome rally wheels. Got a pair of 7" cheap and found out the cap retainer nubbins weren't big enough and my NOS derby caps didn't fit tight ! Luckily I got them through Summit and had no problem returning them.

So you know the moral of the story with repro parts....

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 19, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

Garth, Wheel Vintiques had been my first choice. Wow, I didn't expect there would be any
problems with those. They advertise as powder coated. Pretty hard to screw that up in an
industrial type setup. Yes, I'm well aware of the repro problems in general. Thanks for the
info. I'm still trying to find at least 2 FW's. There's a swap meet coming up in a couple of
weeks where I might find some.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 19, 07:34 AM
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

I bought the wheel Vintiques rallys and have no real issues..
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 19, 09:23 PM
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

Al, WV wasn't powder coating back when I got them. It's no wonder why they'd make some improvements in the finish ! The silver was kinda grayish looking anyway.

Swap meet sounds good.

How far are you from the Picker's (Mike & Frank) ?? I've seen them pick up rally wheels. Probably would want too much for them though...?

The other advantage to factory (Chevy) wheels is being hub centric whereas aftermarket are lug centric. Not a big deal imo, as I've never had a problem with aftermarket in that regard.

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 19, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

Garth, Mike & Frank are in Le Claire, a strong 2 hrs drive. I worked in the front end suspension
and brake business and never experienced an issue due to a non hub centric wheel so that's not
a concern for me. I'm still looking but I can't justify traveling, purchasing, blasting and painting
wheels just to say they are factory original wheels. They could be bent and you won't know it until
you're able to spin them. My only reservation buying repops is I've been having terrible problems
with aftermarket parts recently. Even made in USA. That's a topic for another discussion.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 19, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

I found a pair of FW's about 1 hr away for reasonable $$. Going to check them out in a few days.

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Well, that didn't take long...good luck !

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 19, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Any experience with Vision brand wheels

I bought the FW's last night. They're in good shape but as I expected they should be blasted
and painted. They are usable as is but once our weather straightens out I'll get to them. I also
got a pair of 68-69 center caps with them so now I have 4 that I will eventually sell.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 19, 04:05 PM
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Cool, the caps may end up paying for the wheels !
You're probably already aware, but be careful on the blasting media you choose. The set I had came with my car and were "reconditioned". Apparently they were glass beaded from the evidence stuck in crease where the wheel is put together. Almost impossible to remove...
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