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Identifying 14x6" vs 14x7" trim rings, hub caps, and Sport Wheel Covers
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ptrmzr;243756 Wrote:Hi,

I found this thread in a search...Is anyone reproducing these rings for either 14" or 15" and for either 7" or 8" wheel width?

Thanks,
Peter


No. There is no one reproducing the trim rings (or 14/15 inch sport wheel covers). Not that I am aware anyway. The 15 inch versions of both are tough to find in decent shape! I am ALWAYS looking for the 15 inch trim rings and caps.

Ray

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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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#22
Boss1Ray;243757 Wrote:No. There is no one reproducing the trim rings (or 14/15 inch sport wheel covers). Not that I am aware anyway. The 15 inch versions of both are tough to find in decent shape! I am ALWAYS looking for the 15 inch trim rings and caps.

+1 to Ray. None of the Ford rings are reproduced.

The 15" rings are exorbitantly expensive due to their use both in '70 and '71 on the high performance models.

14x7" compatible rings are next on the pecking order, and though they aren't uncommon, finding a perfect set is difficult and expensive.

14x6" rings are the most common, though they're also hard to find simply due to their lack of desirability.

Searching all trim rings on eBay is often a good way to dig up orphaned rings that someone has failed to positively identify. Either that, or pay the piper for a mint set.

-Kurt

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#23
Hey Kurt - just in case I never showed you how the sport covers you hooked me up with look on my '71 (before it was finished, obviously).

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I SO would've bought my car new if I'd been around back then. thumb

Eric

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#24
Mister 4x4;243832 Wrote:Hey Kurt - just in case I never showed you how the sport covers you hooked me up with look on my '71 (before it was finished, obviously).

[Image: attachment.php?aid=26728]

I SO would've bought my car new if I'd been around back then. thumb

I remember seeing that picture. Drool-worthy - that's my favorite wheel/tire combo that your car has ever worn. Those caps suit the paint scheme so well.

The tu-tone Sportsroof look (especially with the chrome bumper) in this pic is also great - the blank slabside gives the whole thing such a clean look, it almost makes the Mach 1 decals appear superfluous.

Honestly, some days I wish my car was stripeless. Others, not. Guess that's an excuse to buy a few more...

-Kurt

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#25
I'll be putting them back on again some day - I just had to get a pic of them on before swapping on the Cragars. They were also just as you'd sent them - in that good of shape unrestored (you really hooked me up with a nice set - thanks again!).

At some point when I get some time, I'll clean and restore them and get better pictures (with the more complete car). My goal is to have pics of the car as [close to how] it came from the factory (meaning, I'll need to finish restoring the urethane bumper and remove the louvers briefly as well). I just thought that would be such a cool thing to have. That's also part of the reason I haven't gone nuts with cosmetic restomod goodies - besides someday wanting "original" pictures, I'm a little paranoid about adding side stripes. I've seen so many of them done poorly that I'm a little paranoid of not getting them 'just right,' which would bug the crap out of me. Plus, mine being a no-stripe car kind of helps take the pressure off as well - I'll probably just leave it how it is: no stripes, no spoilers... just the louvers and Cragars are fine for me.

Eric

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#26
As a heads up in today's market, I was fortunate to score an NOS set of 14 X 7" Sport Caps (still in their original Ford boxes!). I paid $600 for the set.

I wasn't actively looking, but when MM ran the barn find story including my car in Sept/15, a gentleman in Tucson AZ contacted the dealer in Monroe WA indicating that he saw that my car had the original sport caps on it and if the car was going to be restored, he had an NOS set that he would like to see used on this rare BB vert...

The car had already been sold to me and the dealer sent me his info... Knowing that these were rare, especially in NOS shape, I had little choice put to "pony" up the cash... They will indeed look nice on my completed restoration.

A question for those in the know... My car came with F 70 X 14" tires. What size tire does that equate to in today's tire sizing rating system? What would be the largest tire I could put on the factory 14 X 7" rim?Cheers.
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Pastel Blue;251865 Wrote:As a heads up in today's market, I was fortunate to score an NOS set of 14 X 7" Sport Caps (still in their original Ford boxes!). I paid $600 for the set.

I wasn't actively looking, but when MM ran the barn find story including my car in Sept/15, a gentleman in Tucson AZ contacted the dealer in Monroe WA indicating that he saw that my car had the original sport caps on it and if the car was going to be restored, he had an NOS set that he would like to see used on this rare BB vert...

The car had already been sold to me and the dealer sent me his info... Knowing that these were rare, especially in NOS shape, I had little choice put to "pony" up the cash... They will indeed look nice on my completed restoration.

A question for those in the know... My car came with F 70 X 14" tires. What size tire does that equate to in today's tire sizing rating system? What would be the largest tire I could put on the factory 14 X 7" rim?Cheers.
There is only one choice in 14". 225/70/14.

- Mike
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#28
Interesting... The car came with 215's which looked a tad small to me. Thanks
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#29
These are 195/70R14s if that helps give you an idea of how 'skinny' they would be. 225s would be awesome, though.

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And yes, I adjusted the hood locks after this pic. Wink

Eric

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#30
After reading this thread from the beginning I have a question that I am hoping someone can answer. I have owned a basic 73 convertible for 20 years (2nd owner) with 14" trim rings on 14x6" rims, but the width of the rings are neither 2 1/2 deep dish or 1 1/2" as described at the beginning of this thread. They are 2 1/4" in width. The car is mostly original and I have the invoice and build sheet which clearly show it was ordered with 14" trim rings. I also have a set of 14" deep dish (NOS in Ford box), so I put in a tape measure to both as shown in the posted pic.

My question is was there a third Trim Ring with a 2 1/4 width available in 73 and possibly other years on 14 x 6" rims or my rings incorrect for my car?

Also I have the part number for the 14" deep dish rings, can anyone provide the part number for the 1 1/2" or my 2 1/4" width rings?

Thanks,
Rich


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