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Bill Collins

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'66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
« 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!
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BrentW

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Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
« Reply #1 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?
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'66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
« Reply #3 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

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Re: '66 GT350 Painted Magnum 500 wheels
« Reply #4 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.