I'm looking for a rosewood or comfortgrip wheel for my 69 Z/28 The prices i'm seeing for used originals is crazy !!!! Has anyone bought a aftermarket one from Rick's. I see the whole kit for around 319.00
I see them cheaper than that on eBay, and they are made by the same manufacturer (OER), I bought the Rosewood and was very happy with it. Can you tell it's not an original? Certainly, but for the difference in price, I think they are very well worth it........I'm currently looking for a comfort grip for my 69 Chevelle, and I'm about convinced I'm going to have to go with the repro, can't find a decent original one for less than an arm and/or leg.........KZ
I can't afford the originals and they have a tendancy to crack anyway. Years ago I spent the money for a nice uncracked original standard wheel and sure enough, it cracked later. This time I bought a repro rosewood wheel and kit. Nobody that knows the difference will be fooled but it looks 100% better than any Grant wheel to me. I still have both wheels and I choose to run the repro.
The correct name for the NK1 wheel is "cushioned-rim." It does not appear as an option for a '69 Camaro until the April rev of the dealer ordering info. Chevrolet shows 0 sold. You may see '69s with the NK1 wheel but no documented factory installation is presently known.
The '69 N34 wheel had a walnut-grained rim until around December '68. A rosewood N34 would be considered incorrect for a '69 built prior to that date.
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