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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 »
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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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Re: 1968 Shelby steel wheel identification
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2018, 01:03:41 AM »
This weekend I found a couple 15" wheels at a swap meet.  I bought them hoping they were correct, after reviewing this thread they are not, they are 1969 wheels.  They were cheap, so it wasn't too much of a loss.  This started a conversation with a friend.   He went home and searched through all of his wheels.

He came up with three wheels that are similar, but we are not sure if they will work.  Will they? 

Dates starting with:
#1: K-1-8
#2: K-2-8 but 5 1/2" wide
#3: K-2-8 but 6 1/2" wide.

Will these work? Does the plant code have to be 2?   

Thank you for this thread!  A lot of great information here.  :-)
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