Which looks better, the Forged Aluminum Wheels or the Sports Wheel Covers
Forged Aluminum Wheels
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Sports Wheel Covers
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73 Mustang Factory Forged Aluminum Wheels Versus Factory Sport Wheel Covers
#31
73convmd;129497 Wrote:I have a 73 conv given to me 8/73 for my 21st birthday present. I would be interested to know where you got the wheels and tires.

Looks like this is your first post here so welcome to the site from Virginia! That's cool you still have your 21st Birthday present! Smile Please post up a introduction thread and post some pics of your 73 convertible too!

I bought my factory aluminum wheels off of eBay several years ago. They came with the tires too. They show up for sale on eBay every once in a while and here on this website too. The wheels came with the original center caps, but they were showing their age. I bought reproduction center caps from Ohio Mustang and they look great.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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#32
With the original Ansen aluminum slots on the car true 7173 fans recognize it as a 73 from a mile away. Rare and impressive. Also the 9a wwhite is perfect.
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#33
The slotted mags are my fav Wink
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OLE PONY;129500 Wrote:Looks like this is your first post here so welcome to the site from Virginia! That's cool you still have your 21st Birthday present! Smile Please post up a introduction thread and post some pics of your 73 convertible too!

I just wanted to point out a quick fact here that I'm already coming to love about this forum:

A) The general helpfulness of everyone, even when correcting someone, it's done with a level of compassion that I don't usually see on the internet

B) This post is a perfect example of this point, here is a post over three years old, that someone revitalized because of a question, and the OP (Granted he's a moderator but still) was still around and able to answer the question!


WRT to original thread, I like the aluminum ones better myself

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#35
I would have to go with the aluminum wheels. I have them on my 73 and I think they look great.

John
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#36
When I bought my 1973 convertible, the prior owner had put un some 17" craiger knock-offs. They looked OK, but I really really wanted some original 14" aluminum slot wheels. Don at Ohop Mustang had a set that was in pretty decent shape. I ended up spending about 2 hours on each wheel to polish it back to its magnificance!

I will try to edit this post later with before and after pics Smile
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#37
Wow. What a thread!

I like the slotted mags. The sport wheel covers are unique and I'd suggest you hang onto them but personally, I really never cared for them too much.
The slotted wheels are something that could have been purchased across the dealer parts counter and look excellent on your car.

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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1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#39
CZ-75;129568 Wrote:When I bought my 1973 convertible, the prior owner had put un some 17" craiger knock-offs. They looked OK, but I really really wanted some original 14" aluminum slot wheels. Don at Ohop Mustang had a set that was in pretty decent shape. I ended up spending about 2 hours on each wheel to polish it back to its magnificance!

I will try to edit this post later with before and after pics Smile

Hey now --- Ohop Mustang ???

I think I may have another set if someone is looking

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#40
Aluminum is my vote
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