I actually really like the 7 spoke wheels,
Originally Posted by jk89cat
crystalpistol, i have a sugestion, if you are going to refinsh the 7 spokes, why not just fill in the cat heads and paint them? you could get wheel stickers from one fo the speed shops i am sure with the ford logo or find some 92-5 fan blade caps that still have the bird in them and attach them to these .
btw i have the 7 spokes on my car and for lack of better styling and maintence they will stay, other than the drag tires and snows
I have two now and I should be able to find two more, and I don't mind cleaning them and repainting with wheel paint and clear coat, probably a silver metalic like the factory finish on my '01 Mercury GM's 16x7 Lacey Spokes.
Have you any pics of your bird with these wheels?
The problem was the centers, that cat's head is big on these centers. The centers are smaller than all the TBird centers I've seen (My '85 centers have the black and blue Ford stick on center over the Cat that was on those wheels when I cleaned and polished them, but the head was smaller on them so it looks great and the circle just gave me a guide to center the stickers
I think the Centerlines would look great too, sort of like the wheels they used to run in Nascar back before they outlawed chrome on them ... but they are gonna cost some too. I was mostly curious, I think the wheels in 15x7.5 that I detailed would work like a champ on a MN12.
I also like the Firehawk Indy 500 tires and wheels on coggonobrien's car, maybe 1-2" lower.
18s are fine for those who like them, they do look OK, but I favor 15 ... and 16s still. I know that larger rim diameters mean less tire sidewall and while response is good, there is an increased risk to the rim and suspension from pot holes and such .... and I like seeing some tire.