Magnum 500 Wheels

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  1. RR383

    RR383 Well-Known Member

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    Question...Where these style wheels avaliable in the '70 model year line up? Or were they just that popular they may have been adopted?
     
  2. ACME A12

    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    They were available - but only in 14" IIRC. And they are called "Road Wheels". The 15" versions that you see people use all the time (which is actually the Ford Magnum 500) were never available from the factory. Again, IIRC.
     
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    Again IIRC stands for.....?
     
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    Ranger Well-Known Member

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    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly.
     
  5. RR383

    RR383 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah right...I'll file that one away...
     
  6. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    IIRC, and I had to start with that.... The Magnum 500 style wheel was not available for the 1970 model year.

    Motor Wheel also offered the Magnum 500 wheel as an aftermarket wheel. You could get 14" and 15" wheels.
     
  7. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    1970 Roadrunner optional wheels

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    1969 Roadrunner "Magnum 500" type wheel. Note trim ring.

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  8. RR383

    RR383 Well-Known Member

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    My 70 runner sports the '69 Magnum 500 wheel....I prefer them. BTW...if one was going to restore them...what silver and black paints are period correct?
     
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    BTW stands for?... just bustin' :bart:
     
  10. ACME A12

    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    That one should have a red brake drum.
     
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    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    I dunno...

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  12. Big John

    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    It's possible that I'm wrong... You guys know that my expertise stops at 1969 for the Roadrunner... There was a step learning curve for me when I bought my 70 300.
     
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    Big John Sit back, relax Don't bitch about the cigar smoke

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    In fact, I just learned about that the 7" road wheels on my 300 are off a 79-81 Diplomat wagon.... How's that???
     
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    ACME A12 Plaid Sport Coat Wearing Moderator Staff Member

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    I didn't say you were wrong...I just opened up the door for further dialog...

    But clearly you are not qualified to own the 300. Send it down here and I will relieve you of that burden. You're welcome... :basketcase:

    :jester:
     
  15. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    Id like to step in here and say something
     
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    Bob, are you feeling alright? You're asking for permission to say something?!?!? :huh:
     
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    Red front drum and or red rear drum or all (4)....really?
     
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    Both rallye and road wheels were options in 1970.

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    Any car that was coded for road wheels in 1970 had a 2 inch red stripe painted around the drum so it would show through the openings of the wheel. This was done on the assy. line by taking a 2" paint brush and making a complete red stripe around the drum. Runs and drips are common.
     
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    Eastwood has all the paints needed to restore your wheels.

    http://www.eastwood.com/paints/wheel-paints.html
     

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