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Old 07-22-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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In the end, I know I'll do what I think is nicest, but I'm curious about what you guys think. Excuse the photo-shop mock up, but what do you like the front or the back. The front is one of the set I got last winter. Z28 7in. turbines. The old ones are 7in rally's with 66 caps. :


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Old 07-22-2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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Dump the Turbines (too hard to keep clean, and wrong era....for me).

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Old 07-22-2014, 03:22 PM   #3
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For me the turbines look the best, no lettering .Gold lines or red lines would look great. You want to sell the turbines? The wife's 79 Z28 would look good with those. Just kidding, she has the white 5 spokes and they do not look good on a 62, swapped them one time to find a bent wheel.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:23 PM   #4
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The 62 is one of my all time favorite Vettes. I would keep the wheels stock on such a gorgeous car. I would love to own a 62 someday.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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I think wheels make a car. I like the turbines. Dennis
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:40 PM   #6
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I can't stop staring at your avatar...
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:48 PM   #7
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The turbines are nice, but on that car, what you have on the rear looks better to me.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:54 PM   #8
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I like these on a 62.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:56 PM   #9
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The 62 is one of my all time favorite Vettes. I would keep the wheels stock on such a gorgeous car. I would love to own a 62 someday.
I have all the stock stuff stored away. 25 years of skinny bias ply and stock caps. Now I want a change. I'm leaning towards the new ones.....
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:59 PM   #10
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Don't like either one.

It's a '62 for ***** sake!

Put on a set of Cragars or Keystone Klassics.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:06 PM   #11
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For me the turbines look the best, no lettering .Gold lines or red lines would look great. You want to sell the turbines? The wife's 79 Z28 would look good with those. Just kidding, she has the white 5 spokes and they do not look good on a 62, swapped them one time to find a bent wheel.
The old steel z28 wheels were notorious for getting bent with any impact, and they're heavy to boot. the good thing was they were easy to straighten out. I used to install wheels and tires as a kid.
I just sold 6 of them on CL......didn't like them on the 62 at all.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:44 PM   #12
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The Turbine's chrome ribs clash a little with the chrome teeth in the cove. That along with the "era" issue makes the rear my choice (along with a black wall tire). AR, TT's too, because that's what I run on my '62 Really good looking car.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:50 PM   #13
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:57 PM   #14
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My first choice would be to keep it stock. My other choice would be like the '62. Which is also stock.

I kept the stock wheels on my '58 but put Michelin P205/75R15 tires on the car. I got them at Costco and they not only gave me nitrogen for free but they will rotate and balance them every 5,000 miles at no charge.

Here's an article I wrote about early Corvette wheels a few years ago. Here's a more generic article I did about wheels last year.

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Old 07-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #15
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try photo shopping your car with thin white walls and '64 hubcaps - I think that combo would look nice with a fawn/saddle car
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:23 PM   #16
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Funny when you ask a simple question like A or B, you also get C,D,E,F,G,H,..... around here. Like i said, it's my car, and in the end I'll do what makes me happy.....as it should be!
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Funny when you ask a simple question like A or B, you also get C,D,E,F,G,H,..... around here.
This is new news? "Q: I have a question about my 327..." "A: You should get a big block"

I prefer the rear wheel treatment shown on your car.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:35 PM   #18
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Not the turbines.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:58 PM   #19
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Turbines here, too.

Doesn't matter which you pick, that car would look great on concrete blocks.
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