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Original wheels and hubcaps
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I'm considering removing the Keystone Klassic wheels I have on my '73 and going back to the style that it came with from the factory, which is the steel wheels with trim rings and dog-dish style hubcaps. That stuff was standard with the Decor Group, and I'm weird, but I like the look.

Does anybody still make a decent set of trim rings that would work with a set of 14" wheels? I can find tons of the old hubcaps on ebay, etc.

Thanks!

Joe

1973 Mustang Hardtop 351C 2V
2010 Harley-Davidson Street Bob
2002 Excursion 7.3L Diesel
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Joe, I also like the look of our cars with the steel wheels with trim rings and dog-dish style hubcaps. Saw a super clean 71 Mach last year that appeared as if it had just pulled off the assemply line and it had them on, the wheels really set the car off with a natural clean look. You'll have to post a picture after you get them on, good luck.

Jim

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#3
Yes - the steel wheels, dog-dish caps and trim rings are nice to see.
So many Magnum 500s! Don't get me wrong, Magnums offer a great look to the cars,
but it is nice to see something else. I apply the same principle to the Boss 351 style stripes vs no stripes for a Mach I. Like them both.
Anyway - the 14" caps and rings are relatively easy to find. I am still looking for some nice trim rings, but for the 15" factory steel wheels.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#4
They look good with white letter tires but white walls look terrible. They were the first thing I changed on my 73

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Rick Bombard
1971 Grabber Green Mach 1 351C 4V
2013 Race Red California Special Convertible
1973 Medium Copper Metallic Convertible 302 4V     SOLD
1953 F-100 project

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#5
Are these the correct trim rings you're looking for?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-14-CHROME-T...336d49d87d

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#6
Those may work, but I think the originals may have been wider and had the hole for the valve more in the middle rather than just a wedge cut out. There was a set sold by motor city mustang last year and the pics are still on this site.

1973 Mustang Hardtop 351C 2V
2010 Harley-Davidson Street Bob
2002 Excursion 7.3L Diesel
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jmcgill89;57365 Wrote:Those may work, but I think the originals may have been wider and had the hole for the valve more in the middle rather than just a wedge cut out. There was a set sold by motor city mustang last year and the pics are still on this site.
Hi Joe you are correct the trim rings are wider. The wheels are wide as well. The wheels 14/7 they can be a little tough to find a good set.The wide trim rings will only fit these wheels. If you put a thinner ring on the gap between the hub cap is to large. I as well like the look of the hubcaps and trim rings. I wood like to find a set of 15s from a Boss 351. Good lock. Mike



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Mike,

Thanks! That is great information. The hubcaps are very easy to find, as Ford used them on a bunch of cars.

I'll keep my eyes open for the rims and wheels. However, my car came with F70x14 tires from the factory. Would that be the 14 x 7 wheel or a 14 x 6 wheel?

After some research, it appears that you can get the rings from either mustangsunlimited or specialtywheel.com. At least those rings look like the ones in the pic above.

mach71351c;57456 Wrote:
jmcgill89;57365 Wrote:Those may work, but I think the originals may have been wider and had the hole for the valve more in the middle rather than just a wedge cut out. There was a set sold by motor city mustang last year and the pics are still on this site.
Hi Joe you are correct the trim rings are wider. The wheels are wide as well. The wheels 14/7 they can be a little tough to find a good set.The wide trim rings will only fit these wheels. If you put a thinner ring on the gap between the hub cap is to large. I as well like the look of the hubcaps and trim rings. I wood like to find a set of 15s from a Boss 351. Good lock. Mike


1973 Mustang Hardtop 351C 2V
2010 Harley-Davidson Street Bob
2002 Excursion 7.3L Diesel
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jmcgill89;57470 Wrote:Mike,

Thanks! That is great information. The hubcaps are very easy to find, as Ford used them on a bunch of cars.

I'll keep my eyes open for the rims and wheels. However, my car came with F70x14 tires from the factory. Would that be the 14 x 7 wheel or a 14 x 6 wheel?

After some research, it appears that you can get the rings from either mustangsunlimited or specialtywheel.com. At least those rings look like the ones in the pic above.

[quote=mach71351c;57456]
[quote=jmcgill89;57365]
Those may work, but I think the originals may have been wider and had the hole for the valve more in the middle rather than just a wedge cut out. There was a set sold by motor city mustang last year and the pics are still on this site.
Hi Joe you are correct the trim rings are wider. The wheels are wide as well. The wheels 14/7 they can be a little tough to find a good set.The wide trim rings will only fit these wheels. If you put a thinner ring on the gap between the hub cap is to large. I as well like the look of the hubcaps and trim rings. I wood like to find a set of 15s from a Boss 351. Good lock. Mike


I have a set of original equipment rims, trim rings, hubcaps & white letter T/A radials from a 73 Mach 1 if you are interested. I will confirm that the rims are 7" later tonight if needed.
Let me know
Thanks, Jay
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jmcgill89;57470 Wrote:Mike,

Thanks! That is great information. The hubcaps are very easy to find, as Ford used them on a bunch of cars.

I'll keep my eyes open for the rims and wheels. However, my car came with F70x14 tires from the factory. Would that be the 14 x 7 wheel or a 14 x 6 wheel?

After some research, it appears that you can get the rings from either mustangsunlimited or specialtywheel.com. At least those rings look like the ones in the pic above.

mach71351c;57456 Wrote:
jmcgill89;57365 Wrote:Those may work, but I think the originals may have been wider and had the hole for the valve more in the middle rather than just a wedge cut out. There was a set sold by motor city mustang last year and the pics are still on this site.
Hi Joe you are correct the trim rings are wider. The wheels are wide as well. The wheels 14/7 they can be a little tough to find a good set.The wide trim rings will only fit these wheels. If you put a thinner ring on the gap between the hub cap is to large. I as well like the look of the hubcaps and trim rings. I wood like to find a set of 15s from a Boss 351. Good lock. Mike
Hi Joe.Yes if your car came the Decor Group and hubcaps and trim rings it had 14/7 wheels. Ford used the trim rings on the non chrome magnums all the way threw79.The wheels can be found on Rancheros from 1970-79. As for the hub caps ford maid in 2 sizes a shallow and a deep.You need to find a shallow set.Ford used the deep hubcaps on truck and vans. Mike

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