32 Guests, 0 Users

Author Topic: Trying to get an idea of wheel options  (Read 3873 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline CRUISEWAGON77

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • HATED AS A KID, BUT LOVE DRIVING IT NOW
    • Trinity Bikes

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Mobile User Windows User Webmaster Fifth year Anniversary
Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« on: September 07, 2011, 01:54:33 AM »
I am starting up my project now and would like to see some pictures of what you all have on your cars.  Thanks!
Bought brand new by my Dad, 36yr OLD STOCK WAGON.  CAME AS YOU SEE IT, soon to have some bolt on goodies.

Offline dantheduke1

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 21
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 1972 Runabout

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Fifth year Anniversary Linux User Mobile User Windows User
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 02:31:35 AM »
I did the same thing when I bought my Pinto. Had 4 choices and went with the Centerlines. Still like the 10 hole and pony's, it all depends on the attitude of your ride.
Linky.?:

http://www.fordpinto.com/general-help/photoshop-rims/msg106168/#msg106168
1972 Pinto Runabout
1999 Silverado
1985 VW GTI
1990 VW Jetta

75bobcatv6

  • Guest
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 04:12:30 AM »
I went with these. http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo116/75bobcatv6/Kats%2078%20Bobcat/SANY1295.jpg They work for me, 14x7's I get a little rub on the front tho.

Offline Pinto5.0

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1974
  • FeedBack: +77/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 80 hatch, 76 Wagon, 72 & 73 Sedans, 71 half hatch

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Mobile User Fifth year Anniversary Windows User 1000 Posts
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 11:16:56 AM »
I'm running Centerline Champ 500's on both of mine. I'm converting both cars to 5 lug though so this may not help you.
 
'73 Sedan (I'll get to it)
'76 Wagon driver
'80 hatch(Restoring to be my son's 1st car)~Callisto
'71 half hatch (bucket list Pinto)~Ghost
'72 sedan 5.0/T5~Lemon Squeeze

Offline CRUISEWAGON77

  • Pinto Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • HATED AS A KID, BUT LOVE DRIVING IT NOW
    • Trinity Bikes

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Mobile User Windows User Webmaster Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 10:46:10 AM »
I am planning on doing a turbo swap here this fall.  I was debating about upgrading to 5 lug just so I could have bigger brakes to stop the much faster car.   The car was lowered by my uncle back in the 80's by cutting springs out front and blocking the rear.  I don't like the stock height of the car, as I have grown to see it this way for over 20 years now.  Any thoughts or suggestions, I really don't want it to rub either.

Thanks!
Bought brand new by my Dad, 36yr OLD STOCK WAGON.  CAME AS YOU SEE IT, soon to have some bolt on goodies.

Offline Starliner

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 409
  • FeedBack: +16/-0
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 12:18:01 PM »
In your search use 1974-1978 Mustang as a reference.  More choices and the fit is the same.
 
I like these Ansen Sprints by American racing wheels.
Link:  http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?autoMake=Ford&autoModel=Mustang&autoYear=1974&autoModClar=
 
 
1973 Pinto 1600 - Sold!  
1979 Pinto 2300 - Sold!
1984 Audi 5000 Avant - 60,000 original miles
1987 Audi 5000 S Quattro - The snowmobile
1973 Volvo 1800 ES wagon -  my project car
1976 Mustang II - Wifey's new toy

Offline mrskydog

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 244
  • FeedBack: +3/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • "Another Horse in the Stable"

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Fifth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 08:29:58 PM »
vintage look is nice too...Crager SS Mickey and Thompsons.
"Living the Dream...Drivin g Old Fords"
1965 Mustang 2+2 Fastback
1980 Pinto Rallye 32,000 Org.
1972 Maverick Grabber V-8 car
2005 Mustang

Offline D.R.Ball

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 558
  • FeedBack: +36/-2
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 06:44:54 PM »
Where did you find those ? I have only seen the 5 lugs I'm starting to drool just looking at those.....

Offline don33

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 280
  • FeedBack: +5/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 4
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Fifth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 02:10:28 AM »
I'll be going with either weld draglites or prostars....

http://weldracing.com/street-performance/sport-forge.html

Offline 80_2.3_ESS

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 130
  • FeedBack: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 'Till Death Do Us Part

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Fifth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 08:08:43 AM »
I found a set of Western Wheels at a swap meet, 14x7's and 14x8's, and they were the uni-lug, so they worked great. They looked like they were sitting in a bard for years and years, so it took me and my dad a full weekend sanding & polishing them to get them to look this good. Running BF Goodrich Radial TA's on them now.





Sorry, I don't have any direct side shots of the car. If you'd like, I can get some. This at least gives you an idea of the look.
Nick in CT

1980 2.3L Pinto ESS

Offline pintoman1972

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
  • FeedBack: +1/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • EXTREME PRO STREET

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Poll Voter Fifth year Anniversary Windows User Photographer
Re: Trying to get an idea of wheel options
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 09:58:12 PM »
I have the Weld Drag Lites all around.  You can look on my gallery for some pictires.

Dick