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9/25/07 6:50pm - Original Message: 'Opinions Please'
71Shark
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Edmond, OK - USA

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1971 Brands Hatch Green L48 Coupe Automatic Driver - restored 1995

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I want some opinions on wheel treatments for my car.  Almost everyone that does not have custom wheels on their C3 have the rally(or is it rallye) or mag wheels.  I rarely see these covers.  I had the opportunity to purchase these at a good price, so I did.
What is your opinion of this type of wheel treatment ?  I have not yet decided.
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9/25/07 7:02pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Don't you dare give up those wheels for something else Tim! I don't know how to say this so I am just gonna blurt it but... the paint... the tires... the wheels..... there Freakin Sharp Bro don't change them out!!!

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9/25/07 7:06pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Easton, PA - USA

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1973 Coupe 350 Auto.T-Tops L48,65450 miles.

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 They look good. I took my stock rally wheels and painted them to match my car. I got the idea out of a Vette magazine.Bought new trim rims put them on, changed the look of the Vette completely.
 
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9/25/07 7:12pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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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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As they say up here-- "Wicked Nice"

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9/25/07 7:34pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

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I have the P02 wheel covers on my '69. Keep them...they're hard to come by in any kind of decent condition. Two years ago at Carlisle I saw a NOS set of them...the seller wanted $1800 for them!!! Good, used sets go for $600-$800.

They look good, but they are heavy and if you aren't careful, you'll bang your shins into them...been there, done that...more than once.

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9/25/07 8:01pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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Nothing Tacky There!!!
I think they look great, like they belong there!
The word "nostalgic" comes to mind.


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9/25/07 8:07pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Bladenboro, NC - USA

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1972 conv., sunfire yellow, blk interior, blk vinyl and convertible top. Off frame restoration with American Speed 383 stroker engine producing 500hp plus a 200hp NOS system. MSD ignition. Hooker super competition headers with chambered exhaust.

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IMO, you can't get a better looking wheel. Like Gunslinger stated, a nice set of those wheel covers are rare and will only increase in value, plus they look great on your car. Thumbs%20Up

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9/25/07 8:07pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Well, you wanted opinions.............I'm sorry, but I don't like 'em. Dead  Don't beat me up at Eureka Springs...Shocked

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9/25/07 8:49pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
71Shark
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Edmond, OK - USA

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1971 Brands Hatch Green L48 Coupe Automatic Driver - restored 1995

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I get both sides.  I like them for their rarity.  Two are in good shape and two are a little faded on the center logos.  They are originals.  I paid $100 for the set.

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9/25/07 9:06pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Lanoka Harbor, NJ - USA

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1975 metallic blue coupe with t-tops,L48, t/t steering, black leather interior. 1990 L98, white/red leather interior, auto,a/c

Joined: 12/21/2006
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they do look good but i kind of like the rally wheels better. who knows maybe if i had them and saw them on the car in front of me, i might feel differently. you seemed to have gotten a great deal on them. most of it is personnal choice. either way you go good luck with them.

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9/25/07 9:36pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Bladenboro, NC - USA

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1972 conv., sunfire yellow, blk interior, blk vinyl and convertible top. Off frame restoration with American Speed 383 stroker engine producing 500hp plus a 200hp NOS system. MSD ignition. Hooker super competition headers with chambered exhaust.

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[QUOTE=71Shark]I get both sides.  I like them for their rarity.  Two are in good shape and two are a little faded on the center logos.  They are originals.  I paid $100 for the set.[/QUOTE]

You can order those center caps and logo. 

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9/25/07 10:10pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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visalia, CA - USA

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1981 red with silver interior,350(L-81), 350TH, glass t-tops, aluminium rims, 1980 Black/ Black int., 350 GM crate engine/350TH, 1976 black/ saddle int., L-82 w/headers, holly carb, Hypertech ignition

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I'm split on it.  Because of the rarity, I think they are a nice wheel to have.  But to show off the vehicle?...I like something a little more flashy...that's my .02 !



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9/25/07 10:29pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Calhoun City, MS - USA

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1977 Black T-Top

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L.OOKS NICE. YOU CAN GET A DIFFERENT LOOK IN A MATTER OF MINUTES AND INEXPENSIVE. JUST POP ON AND POP OFF. I'M PARTIAL TO THE RALLYS. THE RALLYS JUST LOOK VETTY AS SOME ONE MAY HAVE MENTIONED

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9/25/07 10:46pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

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I have rallys and love them. I have not seen your type wheels before so they must be rare. I definitely like them with your paint. A different look but quite nice.

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9/25/07 11:40pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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I like the look on your car a lot. The bottom line is, what do you like?

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9/26/07 12:19am - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Shenandoah, PA - USA

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1982 Chevrolet Corvette

Joined: 10/18/2006
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I like the wheels in your sig pic better.  Not to say I don't like those covers, I just prefer the Rallyes.

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9/26/07 7:05am - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Bruce hit it on the head...it's like having a trailer hitch on the sides of yer car! You will eventually learn to step around them...or wear shin guards...
Other than that, I like 'em! You sure can't beat them for the money you paid. They look great on chromies.

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9/26/07 7:31am - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Edmond, OK - USA

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1971 Brands Hatch Green L48 Coupe Automatic Driver - restored 1995

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I am going to take it to Eureka that way(to irritate Micki) and see how I like it.  I have always been partial to the rallys as well but as I said, I don't like change much.

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9/26/07 7:41am - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Jacksonville, FL - USA

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1979 Coupe

Joined: 8/27/2007
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Smile Rare, uncommon and very classy. Keep 'em
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9/26/07 9:25pm - Reply: 'Opinions Please'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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[QUOTE=71Shark]I am going to take it to Eureka that way(to irritate Micki) and see how I like it.  I have always been partial to the rallys as well but as I said, I don't like change much.[/QUOTE]
 
Ok, bring it on........I want to be irritated! LOLLOLLOL Wink


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