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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2018, 10:02:54 PM »
Inquiring minds want to know why the Ford books show a different part number for lug nuts for 67/68 Shelby's? It shows a S7MS-1012-C for use with the C8AZ-1007-B painted rim.
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2018, 01:20:24 PM »
I several sets of wheels and there are 2 styles of paint codes used on the rear of the rims, a single white paint dob near the outer edge of the rim and the thin band of paint on the outer rear rim. I use the term white but the color is an odd mix between pure white and off white.

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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2018, 02:03:46 PM »
Inquiring minds want to know why the Ford books show a different part number for lug nuts for 67/68 Shelby's? It shows a S7MS-1012-C for use with the C8AZ-1007-B painted rim.

Ask and ye shall receive .  The S7MS-C  lug is still a 13/16 chrome sharp tip lug but it doesn't have the small aligning tip that the S7MS-D   has .  The lug body on the steel wheel lug S7MS-C   is taller and on the 67 wheel covers it protrudes further through the wheel cover than the S7MS-D which is the proper lug for the 10 spokes in 67/68.  The longer chrome S7MS-C  lugs help align the 68 wheel cover for the valve stem . Thats the only reason I can see them using them as they aren't visible/
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2018, 03:03:33 PM »
Inquiring minds want to know why the Ford books show a different part number for lug nuts for 67/68 Shelby's? It shows a S7MS-1012-C for use with the C8AZ-1007-B painted rim.

Ask and ye shall receive .  The S7MS-C  lug is still a 13/16 chrome sharp tip lug but it doesn't have the small aligning tip that the S7MS-D   has .  The lug body on the steel wheel lug S7MS-C   is taller and on the 67 wheel covers it protrudes further through the wheel cover than the S7MS-D which is the proper lug for the 10 spokes in 67/68.  The longer chrome S7MS-C  lugs help align the 68 wheel cover for the valve stem . Thats the only reason I can see them using them as they aren't visible/
Have others seen the tall S7MS-C lug nuts ever used on original 68 cars? I have only seen them used on 67 hubcap cars where they are meant to and actually protrude through the cover.  FYI thankfully Jim C has reproduced the special S7MS-C lugnut typically seen on 67 hubcap cars.
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2018, 06:56:55 PM »
Will those lugs even tightened down with the steel wheel?
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2018, 07:32:02 PM »
Will those lugs even tightened down with the steel wheel?
Yes ,the S7MS-C lugnuts have the same base as the steel nuts. They are different then the tenspoke lugnuts . They are taller and have a different base.
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2018, 08:53:46 PM »
 Never seen anything but Standard Ford run of the mill Lugnuts used on 68 Shelby

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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2018, 10:59:19 PM »
The two lug nuts discussed in above post(s)...


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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2018, 08:39:31 AM »
Thanks for the schooling on lug nuts! I've never seen those before, learn something new every day.
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2018, 09:05:42 AM »
I several sets of wheels and there are 2 styles of paint codes used on the rear of the rims, a single white paint dob near the outer edge of the rim and the thin band of paint on the outer rear rim. I use the term white but the color is an odd mix between pure white and off white.
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I have wheels with the thin band of paint also. Also most of the other wheels I have have two paint marks on them, (see reply #10) not one. I have seen wheels with just the one paint mark also.
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2018, 09:25:10 AM »
Thanks, the ten spoke is much thicker than the steel wheel. I think if you try tightening the chrome lug, it will bottom out. I think I tried this once and the results were not good. But, they may have been the -D style.

Regardless, the book is not correct
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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2018, 10:10:29 AM »
Never seen anything but Standard Ford run of the mill Lugnuts used on 68 Shelby

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