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Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« on: November 28, 2019, 10:23:10 AM »
Years ago I bought a set of reproduction wheels for my 69 GT 350 from Branda Performance made by Specialty Wheels the chrome is now starting to rust and two of the rims are bent so I now have a vibration.   Iím looking to buy a new set of reproduction wheels and wanted to know who makes the best ones?   

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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 11:40:38 AM »
Im sure there are very limited choices.

I believe the Drake sells wheels under the name Legendary Wheels. Made in China

Frankly I would be surprised if there is a third company making them

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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2019, 11:44:55 AM »
CJ pony sells garbage. I ordered 4 magnums for my boss and of course 2 were bent, only detected after they were mounted...guess what? Had to BUY 2 more....another was a bumper that had the holes in the wrong spot, called them and they said send it back, (at my expense), I says "What?" Yeah, send the defective bumper back at my expense.

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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 11:53:00 AM »
Paradise Wheels still makes them I think


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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 12:12:36 PM »
CJ pony sells garbage. I ordered 4 magnums for my boss and of course 2 were bent, only detected after they were mounted...guess what? Had to BUY 2 more....another was a bumper that had the holes in the wrong spot, called them and they said send it back, (at my expense), I says "What?" Yeah, send the defective bumper back at my expense.

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I believe those Magnums are made by Wheel Vintiques which was bought by Coker tire about 2 years back.

They used to be high quality. Did they swap them out with you?

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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2019, 01:59:10 PM »
No, they told me since they were mounted and I bought them some time back that they would not replace them, I have to buy 2 more.
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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 09:23:15 PM »
Im sure there are very limited choices.

I believe the Drake sells wheels under the name Legendary Wheels. Made in China

Frankly I would be surprised if there is a third company making them
The ones Drake sells are all aluminum including the rim. They are nice wheels but with aluminum rims instead of chrome steel like original. If you are familiar with 69 Shelby wheels you can immediately tell that there is a difference for good or for bad.   
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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 09:26:22 PM »
The ones that Paradise Wheels sells although not exactly like original are the closest thing on the market concours wise.
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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2019, 02:17:11 PM »
I would like to thank everyone for their help.   The Legendary wheels are all aluminum from what I can tell.  Does anyone have experience with the ones from Paradise wheels are they good quality?

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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 02:31:33 PM »
I've used their 67 Magstars but haven't used the 69-70 wheels. The 67 Magstars are very high quality and Craig Conley stands behind his products.
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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2019, 02:51:36 PM »
I would like to thank everyone for their help.   The Legendary wheels are all aluminum from what I can tell.  Does anyone have experience with the ones from Paradise wheels are they good quality?

Thanks again
Dan
Yes with experience and reread post #8. ;)
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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2019, 03:29:09 PM »
Paradise Wheels still makes them I think

YEP and MADE IN THE USA........

I need a set too.....thanks for all the input guys

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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2019, 03:30:32 PM »
I have Paradise wheels [Cragars] on my '66 for almost 10 years and they have performed and look GREAT!

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Re: Who makes the best reproduction wheels
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2019, 08:04:15 AM »
Thank you for the help everyone.

Dan