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  • #16
    I went with the newer Halibrand looking 16" Mustang wheels.

    They can be picked up very inexpensively since so many people put fancier rims on their
    Mustangs.

    Mine were taken off a car that left the dealer lot new and went straight to the tire/wheel store for new rims.

    I paid $300 for them with the spinners and new BFG radials.

    I personally think they fit the style of an Avanti very well

    Here's a few pics:

    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...78480179gGeOHc

    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...78480179jjtJfx






    http://community.webshots.com/user/s...host=community

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    • #17
      The 17" stock 9 inch wide Cobra wheel is a 6.12in backspacing.

      The 17" AFS 8 inch wide 'Cobra' is a 5.12 in backspacing (they take the
      inch off the backspacing)

      The 16" 5th Gen Mustang 7 inch wide is a 6.77 in backspacing. You must
      have ran thick spacers to get them to fit.



      Tom
      '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
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      • #18
        Thanks for input everyone but what custom rim would be the closest to original Avanti rims. In otherwords what was the original rim backspace and offset. Looking at websites for modern custom rims the offset is stating as either + or - and is usually listed in mm vs. fraction of inch. I can make the metric to standard measurement conversion but was the original rim a + or - offset.

        The link in Bob Johnstone's page that covered this is dead.

        Thanks, John


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        <div align="left">'63 Avanti, R1, Auto, AC, PW (unrestored)</div id="left">
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        • #19
          I believe the stock offset is about 1/2" to 3/4" (ET13 to ET19) depending on which exact wheel you're talking about. I have 15x7" with 3/4" offset on my '55 and you can't go any more than that without getting scary close to the tie rods. As has already been stated if you go to a larger diameter wheel that may not be an issue.

          nate

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          • #20


            These are Weld Pro Star forged aluminum,15x6 with 3.5 inch backspacing. Tires are Goodyear Assurance,215x70.Have no clearance problems.

            Bob Langer
            Glenshaw,PA



            Bob Langer
            Glenshaw,PA

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            • #21
              Bob,

              Thanks for the picture, I like the rims and your Avanti is one of the best looking turquoise Avanti's I have seen!

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              <div align="left">'63 Avanti, R1, Auto, AC, PW (unrestored)</div id="left">
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              63R-2386
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              • #22
                quote:Originally posted by okc63avanti

                Bob,

                Thanks for the picture, I like the rims and your Avanti is one of the best looking turquoise Avanti's I have seen!
                John,

                Thank you for the nice compliment.





                Bob Langer
                Glenshaw,PA



                Bob Langer
                Glenshaw,PA

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