factory aluminum slotted mags

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  1. mich mercury

    mich mercury Member

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    I have a 1974 comet gt with the slotted mag wheels which I beleive are the factory rims. does anybody know what brand they are so I can get the correct center caps. they were missing when I purchased the car.
     
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    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    The correct center caps screw into the center of the mag wheels. I just happen to have a set of Comet GT center caps. Let me know if interested. I'll send pictures. Do your wheels have the black stripe around the outside edge of the wheel? Post a picture of a wheel...
     
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    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    Here's what the factory wheels look like, inside and out:
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    I don't have any pictures of the center caps handy, but someone will.
     
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    Those wheels look so 70's! but I like em.
     
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    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    Here's what the center caps look like. Also have a set of new center cap decals.
     
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    I purchased a set of center caps like the ones you posted but they weren't correct! so I must not have factory wheels. They must be an after market brand. thanks for the pictures! any idea what brands made aluminum slots?
     
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    Evereryone made aluminum slots. ET mags, Western Wheel, Ansen are just three I can recall offhand. I think both ET and Ansens had screwed on caps.
     
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    How did they not fit?
     
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    was wondering if the maverick slots had the black stripes too. i have slots on a 72 but they dont have the black stripes and i thought ones on my mave were original
     
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    They should have the black stripe if they are from the factory. If they were resurfaced at some point in time the black stripe may have been removed. Mine have the stripe.

    Where does a guy get those Mercury decals? I would love some for my new center caps.
     
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    maverick75 Gotta Love Mavs!

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    I got my slots from a dodge townshead van.
     
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    the screw holes in the cap were off by a half inch or so. They didn't line up with the rim.
     
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    Dang. Pics would be great.
     
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    My info. I have a 74 Comet GT (since new) and came with slots from the factory. Yes, everyone is correct with the black strip around the rim area (but years of polishing has eliminated the strip). I will be looking for larger slots soon. But need to do the research to find how large I can go without all the fuss concerning rubbing the sides. Also, I have all my center caps but the plastic Mercury emblems are either missing or cracked/crazed. I have not found a replacement for the center caps or emblems at this time but do look for them at swap meets.
     
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    Mercurycruizers David (Coop) Cooper

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    Where does a guy get those Mercury decals? I would love some for my new center caps.[/QUOTE]

    I bought them from S Roberts on this board. It's been awhile since I got them. I think someone else is now doing the emblems. Craig Selvey maybe.... Someone will chime in...
     

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