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Does anyone know why two versions were available? I have seen deep dish AND narrow dish versions. Both versions are argent, not black like the 1970.

 

My 71 Mach with 14" wheels has the deep dish versions. I also have an NOS set of 14" that are deep dish.

 

On occassion, at Carlisle or a car meet, I have see cars with a narrow dish version. Anyone have any info? I am just plain curious.

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Discussion has come up before. I have the narrow on the car and collected several deep dish while trying to get 4 show quality narrow.

 

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72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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My 73 vert came with them and I have give up on finding a set without curb rash. It is also funny that lots you see for sale have one of the simulated lug nuts broken off where a tire guy thought it was real and twisted it off with air wrench. Would be great if someone reproduced just the stainless outer part the zinc die cast part is easy to find good ones.

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I had a guy contact me (through the dealer I got the car from) out of the blue, right after my purchasing the '71 vert. He had seen the car in the article published in the September, 2015 Mustang Monthly magazine. He noted the sport hub caps on the car as it was being pulled out of storage and offered to sell me an NOS set (14x7") for my restoration. This was my very first purchase (of many....) to start the restoration. I knew I would never find another set in this condition, so I bought them and put them away for that day...

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WOW! Those look fantastic.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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:goodpost:

 

Great info guys!

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/pts/5739203299.html

 

Looks like you could come up with 4 decent ones from these.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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There is one for a standard 6 inch wide wheel and one for the 7 inch wide optional wheel

 

Also a much rarer version for the 15 x 7 steel wheels.

 

Wow, never heard about a 15 inch version

 

I have a box of these things in the back of the shop.

Personally I don't like them

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There is one for a standard 6 inch wide wheel and one for the 7 inch wide optional wheel

 

Also a much rarer version for the 15 x 7 steel wheels.

 

Wow, never heard about a 15 inch version

 

I have a box of these things in the back of the shop.

Personally I don't like them

 

All the cars out there with Magnum 500's on them...

These hub cap variations have actually grown on me over the years. I think the cars look cool with them. Even the standard hub cap, on certain cars like a vert. or coup, but not the Fastback...

 

In any event, they will be on my car...

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Pastel Blue, I'm with you on the Magnum's. The Magnum is a great looking wheel, but gives the appearance of being the only wheel available for Mustang's if you count em' at a car show. Of course in the 70's the Cragar SS and Keystone rims were king, so it's a wonder any of the wheel covers and trim rings/hub caps survived after being "Tossed" in favor of the "Mag Wheel of the Day". But I am not without guilt. I bought a set of 15" Magnums for Money Pit #2 (Which is factory equipped with 15x7 steel rims) while still available from Ford so I would have a set "Just in case".

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Pastel Blue, I'm with you on the Magnum's. The Magnum is a great looking wheel, but gives the appearance of being the only wheel available for Mustang's if you count em' at a car show. Of course in the 70's the Cragar SS and Keystone rims were king, so it's a wonder any of the wheel covers and trim rings/hub caps survived after being "Tossed" in favor of the "Mag Wheel of the Day". But I am not without guilt. I bought a set of 15" Magnums for Money Pit #2 (Which is factory equipped with 15x7 steel rims) while still available from Ford so I would have a set "Just in case".

 

I love the Magnums also, may buy a 14" set for other then show duty...

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Also a much rarer version for the 15 x 7 steel wheels.

 

Wow, never heard about a 15 inch version

 

I have a box of these things in the back of the shop.

Personally I don't like them

 

All the cars out there with Magnum 500's on them...

These hub cap variations have actually grown on me over the years. I think the cars look cool with them. Even the standard hub cap, on certain cars like a vert. or coup, but not the Fastback...

 

In any event, they will be on my car...

 

Didn't mean to tic you [ or anyone else ] off , they just don't do it for me.

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Wow, never heard about a 15 inch version

 

I have a box of these things in the back of the shop.

Personally I don't like them

 

All the cars out there with Magnum 500's on them...

These hub cap variations have actually grown on me over the years. I think the cars look cool with them. Even the standard hub cap, on certain cars like a vert. or coup, but not the Fastback...

 

In any event, they will be on my car...

 

Didn't mean to tic you [ or anyone else ] off , they just don't do it for me.

 

All good... I appreciate the honest candor, that's what makes these conversations interesting for all. My response was to do with all the cars that now have Magnums, but originally came with caps; I should have been more clear....

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Yes, was having tire changed recently, good thing I was helicopter mode as I stopped the young man from taking air wrench to my hubcap. ::thumb::

 

My 73 vert came with them and I have give up on finding a set without curb rash. It is also funny that lots you see for sale have one of the simulated lug nuts broken off where a tire guy thought it was real and twisted it off with air wrench. Would be great if someone reproduced just the stainless outer part the zinc die cast part is easy to find good ones.

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I have these on my Boss, it was the way it was ordered so the previous owner found a NOS set. I also have a set of the Magnum 500 with radials but haven't put those on yet. The previous owner did tell me to always remove the wheel covers if I took it to a shop for work so that they didn't ruin one.

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My 73 vert came with them and I have give up on finding a set without curb rash. It is also funny that lots you see for sale have one of the simulated lug nuts broken off where a tire guy thought it was real and twisted it off with air wrench. Would be great if someone reproduced just the stainless outer part the zinc die cast part is easy to find good ones.

My brother may have a set. Which ones do you need?

- Mike

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Sweet! I love the sport covers - the '71 Mach 1 I originally fell in love with had the deep covers.

 

I scored a nice set of the shallow covers from Kurt (cudak888) and tossed 'em while I was getting the car back together. Of course, I decided to go with 15" Cragars for a "Day Two" restomod look, but I will be throwing the stockers back on someday soon for a "Day One" set of pictures.

 

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I have these on my Boss, it was the way it was ordered so the previous owner found a NOS set. I also have a set of the Magnum 500 with radials but haven't put those on yet. The previous owner did tell me to always remove the wheel covers if I took it to a shop for work so that they didn't ruin one.

That is a rare Boss option. Super cool!

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Most folks never notice the fact that the Boss has wheel covers. When I point it out they always said they thought they were real wheels.

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