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Author Topic: Shelby 10 spoke wheel, worth it?  (Read 3062 times)
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JohnITguy
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« on: February 13, 2017, 08:20:10 PM »

Hey guys, a question similar to one posted 8 years ago here.  ( http://saacforum.com/index.php?topic=3603.0 )

I am missing the spare out of my 1968 GT500, and I was thinking about fixing that.  I found a nice one on Ebay, starting bid of $1200.  Thoughts??  Suggestions??
Ebay listing is http://www.ebay.com/itm/132092752640?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2017, 08:28:54 PM »

you might consider that unless your car was one of a very select few that got 10 spokes from factory ,  the steel wheel in the trunk is acceptable

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 09:51:08 PM »

you might consider that unless your car was one of a very select few that got 10 spokes from factory ,  the steel wheel in the trunk is acceptable
I would amend "acceptable" to preferred.  All the way around Wink  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 08:33:34 AM »

One question, do you have 4 "original assembly line" ten spokes (as this alleges it is) on your car now and are you going to concours judging with the car and your documentation on those wheels?  If not, since it is a spare, why not just get a nice Branda ten spoke for lots less.  My dos centavos.

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 08:41:53 AM »

I would recommend your spare matches your wheels.

If you have a steel spare and 10 spokes, the lugs are useless.

Speaking of lugs, many of these wheels use different styles, some are not interchangeable.

In 1968, there was no such thing as a factory assembly line 10 spoke





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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 02:22:04 PM »

The Branda option or steel wheel are options I will look into.  I also see that the price for that wheel has come down a thousand dollars, all the way down to $200.00  Seems reasonable now anyway.  Thoughts?

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