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Title: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
Post by: Bill Collins on June 29, 2020, 05:43:15 PM
Need 5 but will consider any quantity. Any condition also considered so long as they are restorable. Must be original 14 x 6 PAINTED with 3.375 to 3.50 backspacing - I already have chrome ones. No Granada/Monarch wheels, please!
Bill Collins
bill@bcfords.com
717-648-6600
Title: Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
Post by: BrentW on June 29, 2020, 06:13:37 PM
Just curious - are the chrome vs painted wheels the same besides the chrome? Couldn't the chrome just be stripped and wheels painted?
Title: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
Post by: Bill Collins on June 29, 2020, 07:18:29 PM
They are the same. I intend to strip the chrome ones that I have if necessary, but would rather avoid the time and expense of doing that if a suitable painted set can be found.

Given how unpopular the painted wheels once were, I am hoping someone has some laying around that got changed out for chrome ones or ten spokes during some long ago restoration.
Title: Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
Post by: 6s1640 on June 29, 2020, 07:42:13 PM
They were manufactured the same, but are not part marked the same.  The painted version is missing the "C" in the chrome version 795C.  I know of a few cars that have the chrome wheels that have been painted and no one knew the difference.

Best of luck

Cory
Title: Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
Post by: ITHERTZ on June 30, 2020, 01:28:28 AM
Hey Bill - Been a long time, and it's good to hear from you.  I love a good painted magnum wheel GT350 (:  Good luck with your search.
Title: Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
Post by: kenfirch on July 13, 2020, 11:04:42 AM
Bill, I've got a set of 4 original gray Magnums from my 66 GT-350 back when I owned one (6S524).  They've been sitting up in my rafters since the 80's.  Back then I had them powder coated, but wasn't satisfied with the color, too light, too much gloss.  Decided to run polished 7 x 15 Pantera wheels instead.  I posted some pictures of them here way back when I use to frequent this site, but looks like all my postings are long gone.   ???

You can paint chrome ones gray, but I think the seam on the gray rim was a bit more visible than on the "C" part number chrome version.

I'll drag them down and post pictures later.   They need to be stripped and repainted.

Ken