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3/13/13 4:17pm - Original Message: 'New Wheels'
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Colusa, CA - USA

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1972 Corvette. Base 350 with hooker headers and side pipes. 265/50/15 tires on stock wheels

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Just got the new wheels on. Im very pleased with the look.  now ill have to clean up the old rally wheels and sell them.



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3/13/13 4:23pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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Nice looking.  

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3/13/13 4:53pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

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Looks great, Paul. Thumbs Up I really like the looks of the Torque Thrust wheels on a C3. Hug   

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3/13/13 5:05pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Colusa, CA - USA

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1972 Corvette. Base 350 with hooker headers and side pipes. 265/50/15 tires on stock wheels

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these are actually American Eagle Alloys.  111 one piece polished.  looks like the tt but not.


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3/13/13 5:08pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

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Very nice. I have the torque thrusts and i see they are similar but your's look like one piece.
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3/13/13 5:10pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

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duh.  Just actually READ your last post. you said they were one piece....



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3/13/13 5:13pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Colusa, CA - USA

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1972 Corvette. Base 350 with hooker headers and side pipes. 265/50/15 tires on stock wheels

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i like the old Cragar or Tork Thrust look but couldn't get Cragars in the size I wanted. I saw these and they looked just like the TT but had a better price tag on them. 

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3/13/13 6:44pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Nice look! what size are they? If those are original wheels, I'd get a good coat of polish on them and store them away. You may want them back some day........ ebo

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3/13/13 10:22pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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Nice! I like the look. Cool

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3/13/13 10:56pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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I like the looks of your wheels. I put TT on mine last year and think it makes the car look more modern with those super C3 body lines! What size tires did you go with?
Oh, one last thing, I hate agreeing with Ebo (sorry Ebo), but he's probably right about holding on to your old rally wheels and trims if possible. I packed mine up in the mag boxes and stored them away. Its something that once in a while you may want to throw back on Depending on which car shows you decide to spend time at.

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3/14/13 5:15am - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

Joined: 2/15/2007
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Sweet looking wheels on a sweet looking Vette. Thumbs Up  Like your sidepipes, also.

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3/14/13 7:34am - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

Joined: 1/27/2004
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Looks great! Nice Vette by the way.
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3/14/13 8:01am - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Great looking wheels! Can't beat those chrome spoke wheels on C3s!
 
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3/14/13 8:20am - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Looking good Paul!!Clap  Gotta love that bling factor!!  Cool

I know I do!!!   Thumbs Up

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3/14/13 10:27am - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Colusa, CA - USA

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1972 Corvette. Base 350 with hooker headers and side pipes. 265/50/15 tires on stock wheels

Joined: 1/24/2013
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rod7515 said: I like the looks of your wheels. I put TT on mine last year and think it makes the car look more modern with those super C3 body lines! What size tires did you go with?
Oh, one last thing, I hate agreeing with Ebo (sorry Ebo), but he's probably right about holding on to your old rally wheels and trims if possible. I packed mine up in the mag boxes and stored them away. Its something that once in a while you may want to throw back on Depending on which car shows you decide to spend time at.

Best of Luck,
Rodney


Tires are 265/50/15  that is what was on it when I got the car.

The old wheels look to be the original rally wheels. the trim rings are the stainless ones 3 of 4 are nearly perfect, one has a couple of dings in it.  the center caps are all good ;chrome but the black paint needs to be redone, and the wheels well they badly need repaint, I was going to have them powder coated. but liked this option better.

I havent decided what to do with them yet,  It seems Im collecting parts, I had a 77 that I sold when I got the 72 now i have left over parts that fit the 77.  I should make a list of the stuff off the 77 and get rid of it all.  a friend on mine has a big shop and open land he has about 7 corvettes all in parts.  hoods front and rear clips cages, I keep telling him to sell it but it seems when we get this stuff we just hang on to it all. Wacko


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are you a Paul also? if so who is luke


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3/14/13 9:02pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

Joined: 5/18/2004
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Hey lukesvette

are you a Paul also? if so who is luke



I am Paul also - last name is Lukas - 24 years in the Army, "Luke" became my alias...




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3/15/13 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Temple City, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow. 350 / Automatic.

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I love your new wheels.  Always been a chrome-nut!

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3/15/13 3:15pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Lakeside, AZ - USA

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1975 C3 Stingray

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Nice Wheels 

What back spacing did you go with?



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3/15/13 3:48pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Colusa, CA - USA

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1972 Corvette. Base 350 with hooker headers and side pipes. 265/50/15 tires on stock wheels

Joined: 1/24/2013
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its -12 or 3.96 back spacing.
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3/15/13 3:54pm - Reply: 'Re: New Wheels'
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Colusa, CA - USA

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1972 Corvette. Base 350 with hooker headers and side pipes. 265/50/15 tires on stock wheels

Joined: 1/24/2013
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lukesvette said:



Hey lukesvette

are you a Paul also? if so who is luke



I am Paul also - last name is Lukas - 24 years in the Army, "Luke" became my alias...




well thank you very much for your service to us and our country. 

my wife wanted to name our son Luke but since we have two daughters that would not have worked to well.

I have about about one year to go and ill have 30 years as a volunteer firefighter. 
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