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are the ralley wheels steel or aluminum?
« on: November 22, 2012, 07:40:06 PM »
Basically I wondering the above question.  My grandfather's 76 Wagon and the new '76 Runabout I just purchased both have the ralley wheels, but just wondering if they are aluminum or steel?  Also, any major advantages or disadvantages to running aluminum vs. steel?  There's a picture attached of what they look like.

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Re: are the ralley wheels steel or aluminum?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 08:14:25 PM »
the rim you have pictured is a steel rim with an alum. beauty ring.
i think most cars had the steel rims like those or the steel with the hub caps.
thats what makes the alum. mags so hard to find and cool.
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Re: are the ralley wheels steel or aluminum?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 07:18:54 AM »
Second that. Those are steel. The mags (according to my '78 brochure) were available in natural finish with a black stripe and white painted with red stripe. Page 11 option L is those 'styled steel' wheels, standard with optional Cruising Wagon and Rallye package.


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