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Hey guys I'm doing a 68 Mustang coyote swap with rod and customs suspension and feel like these wheels on this car will compliment it nicely. Could anyone point me in the right direction about what brand of wheels these are?
 

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I just have to tell myself "Well, no matter what they do to the poor thing, at least it's one less Mustang in the junkyard".
 

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I just have to tell myself "Well, no matter what they do to the poor thing, at least it's one less Mustang in the junkyard".
You're against a coyote swap? That's lame. I'd rather my car drives nice and doesn't have 3 inches of play in the steering while getting good fuel economy and making 430 HP
 

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Then what you want is a 2016 mustang, not a classic 1968.
 

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No problem. The wheels you're looking for are available at any ricer shop, honda shop, or whatever you call that place where all of today's derelict minded delinquents buy their gigantic wheels and rubber band tires with daddy's money.
 

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No problem. The wheels you're looking for are available at any ricer shop, honda shop, or whatever you call that place where all of today's derelict minded delinquents buy their gigantic wheels and rubber band tires with daddy's money.
Youre probably living paycheck to paycheck just trying to pay for your bone stock parts that perform worse than when they left the factory. Just because youre jealous that someone who has more money and more potential to make their car have that cool factor doesn't mean you need to bag on their build. EVERYONE can rebuild and restore a car back to how it was simply because all they have to do is put it together. They don't have to fabricate or innovate any single part of it. So be my guest and keep building you're boring ass cars that everyone else sees as just another restoration. You're probably an old guy and I love it how people think knowledge comes with age. Go pick on someone else old fart, this young kid has a 68 Coyote stang to build that requires too much fabrication and thinking for your old age.
 

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Entertaining read.

Youre probably living paycheck to paycheck just trying to pay for your bone stock parts ...
You guys are cracking me up. :)
 

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I just got done shoehorning a 15L Caterpillar engine in place of a little Volvo on a huge fluid pump. The pump will be used as a backup cooling system for a nuclear power plant. The tolerances I adhered to were ridiculous. Trust me, your awesome "fabrication skills" aren't what you think they are. Oh, and all that money you have?: I've found out over the years that people with money are often arrogant and cocky. In their simple minds, they think that they must be extra smart or must be doing something right to have all that money...... Wrong. You got lucky. I don't even know a thing about your situation, but one way or another, somewhere along the way you got a stroke of nothing more than pure luck. So get off your horse.
 
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Those wheels are FR500 replicas. American Muscle, Latemodel Restoration and several other places carry them. There is an oem version available direct from Ford through the FRPP catalog in 17x8. Very common aftermarket wheel for the '94 - '04 Mustangs, based on a wheel Ford used for a prototype Mustang of the same above name. Ford has since gone on to use restyled versions of essentially the same wheel on '13+ Mustangs, F150's and other vehicles. Probably about the maximum size you can expect to fit without much modification to the car or expectation of rubbing would be 17x9, although I'm not sure how the offset/backspacing measurements of those wheels will work out for you so be sure to do your homework there.

Restomod Mustangs and classic cars in general are sweet, late model engine and drivetrain swaps even sweeter. I could see modification being blasphemous if it were a Shelby or a Boss or something special and rare like that, but that's about it. Don't get worked up about whatever some kook on the internet has to say to the contrary. Your car and your money, do what makes you happy. The rest of us can suck it if we don't like it.
 

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FR500 Replicas, as Socal stated.

Old grumpy men ruin a lot threads, OP. Your mustang will be nice, unique, reliable, comfy, and a lot of fun. Screw the shrew who is bashing you.
 

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Those wheels are FR500 replicas. American Muscle, Latemodel Restoration and several other places carry them. There is an oem version available direct from Ford through the FRPP catalog in 17x8. Very common aftermarket wheel for the '94 - '04 Mustangs, based on a wheel Ford used for a prototype Mustang of the same above name. Ford has since gone on to use restyled versions of essentially the same wheel on '13+ Mustangs, F150's and other vehicles. Probably about the maximum size you can expect to fit without much modification to the car or expectation of rubbing would be 17x9, although I'm not sure how the offset/backspacing measurements of those wheels will work out for you so be sure to do your homework there.

Restomod Mustangs and classic cars in general are sweet, late model engine and drivetrain swaps even sweeter. I could see modification being blasphemous if it were a Shelby or a Boss or something special and rare like that, but that's about it. Don't get worked up about whatever some kook on the internet has to say to the contrary. Your car and your money, do what makes you happy. The rest of us can suck it if we don't like it.
Thank you! About time I get some real feedback instead of dealing with that old fart!
 

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FR500 Replicas, as Socal stated.

Old grumpy men ruin a lot threads, OP. Your mustang will be nice, unique, reliable, comfy, and a lot of fun. Screw the shrew who is bashing you.
Thanks man, some people just can't keep their mouth shut. Its pathetic how other members can't just admire someones build. If someone else was trying to fit a mustang body onto a VW bug chassis I would obviously disapprove but admire someone who is doing all the fabrication work.
 

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I was thinking on those lines to (to OP) I'm thinking of a wheel swap on my "66 Like SoCal said Its your car do what you like.


I got a line on a set of 15x8 torque thrust wheels for my '66 If he sells them then I'm leaning on 17x8's
 

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If you've got a rare Mustang that needs to be sheltered and protected in a museum, that's one thing - but taking an old basket case and making it into something you can drive every day, have fun with, and appreciate (with other people enjoying it too!) that seems like a good thing to me.

My old '67 Cougar will never be worth much, especially compared to a similar Mustang. What does it matter if I upgrade the engine and suspension to make it safer, faster, more fun, and more reliable? What good would it do for me to put this thing in a garage and never let it see the light of day? I'm gonna drive the wheels off of Veronica. :wink:

Well done, OP.
 

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Holy crap. I walked away from this one, but I guess the "old fart" needs to explain himself before all you limp wrists start holding hands and crying. I'm am NOT against modifying a classic to improve it. I.E. I see no reason to run ignition points anymore at all. I can't even come down on the OP for the engine swap; I'm guilty myself of performing a lot crazier engine swaps than putting a mustang engine in a different mustang. My problem is the anger I feel when someone wants to take a symbol of great American history, and put the same wheels on it that the crack-smoking, pants-around-his-ankles, rice burning, teenage derelict put on his lowered, ghetto cruising, meth delivery vehicle. Leave those ridiculous, cartoonish, giant wheels and pathetic, worthless rubber band tires where they belong; in Japan.
 

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I haven't got 'rubber bands' on my Cougar yet, mhuggler! ;)

Hopefully that means my wrists aren't too limp? *laughing*

I do get where you're coming from. Every time I look at a ricer or low rider, I feel like mocking it too, as if their effort and time and pride in what they've done means less to them than the time I've put into my own car. Maybe I don't like the choices they made. And frankly, some of those choices may be pretty dumb in a lot of ways! But at the same time, when I see someone that's passionate about their car, and puts in careful thought to what they do, even if I don't fully appreciate their choices, I try to take a step back.

I'd rather see more kids passionate about cars, then howl about the fact that they're not running vintage Magnum 500s or authentic Shelby valve covers.

Maybe I'm an old fart too, at heart, mhuggler. But hopefully, people like you and I can do more than just shake our canes and scream "Damned kids! fix your loud-ass coffee can exhaust!" because maybe in the years to come, those are going to be the only people who care about our old relic cars anyway.
 

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maybe in the years to come, those are going to be the only people who care about our old relic cars anyway.
I'm hoping to be long in the ground by that point. :laugh2: Sweet Cougar btw.
 

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I'm hoping to be long in the ground by that point. :laugh2:
Not me! I want to live long enough to be one hilarious old man and make everyone around me uncomfortable. Maybe by mocking the guys who put Chevy engines in other makes of cars...

>:)

Thanks for the kind words about my Cougar!
 

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My problem is the anger I feel when someone wants to take a symbol of great American history, and put the same wheels on it that the crack-smoking, pants-around-his-ankles, rice burning, teenage derelict put on his lowered, ghetto cruising, meth delivery vehicle. Leave those ridiculous, cartoonish, giant wheels and pathetic, worthless rubber band tires where they belong; in Japan.
You do realize the wheels the OP is looking at were designed and put on MUSTANGS....NOT the "ricers" you are referring to...

Rubber Band tires?! smh...you mean the tires that outperform anything put on the street back in your day....

Old, grumpy, and uninformed....
 
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