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    Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Picked these up in a trade, 14x7 zero offset. Absolutely nothing cast into the back side of the wheels that I can see. Will try to clean the back side and see if there's any info at all. Looks a bit like Appliance mesh? Except maybe for the stepped lip. Anyone have any ideas?


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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by tristinGrind
    I think those are Western Mesh. The way I always knew it was that Appliance Mesh was straight lip where as Western Mesh was stepped...
    Makes sense. I had a set of Appliance mesh that the centers looked just like these but they had the straight lip. :tu:

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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    After some digging, right lip for Western, wrong mesh design... :x




    The search continues...


    FYI, after looking around my other two sets of Westerns, they both have "WESTERN WHEEL COMPANY" cast into the back side of the spokes...

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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Although, here's a FWD Western mesh with a similar spoke design...


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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Finally took the best looking one and scrubbed the back side of it down to spotlessly clean. You can juuust faintly make out where it says "SHELBY RACING 14X7" on the back side of the center. :|

    Anybody want some wheels? :P

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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Carrol Shelby did make some cool aftermarket rims back in the day...some Saabs actually came with a really attractive Minilite copy. I'll pull up a link later when I'm on an actual computer.

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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Carrol Shelby did make some cool aftermarket rims back in the day....
    They seem to be mostly all copies of other designs though...

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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Carrol Shelby did make some cool aftermarket rims back in the day....
    They seem to be mostly all copies of other designs though...
    Agreed, but the centers of the Minilite copies are unique enough to take note of...kind of a round shape vs. the usual octagon shape.

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    Re: Another "identify these wheels" thread? :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    Carrol Shelby did make some cool aftermarket rims back in the day....
    They seem to be mostly all copies of other designs though...
    Agreed, but the centers of the Minilite copies are unique enough to take note of...kind of a round shape vs. the usual octagon shape.
    The first time I clicked on this thread, I thought the wheels looked familiar. Today, I clicked on it again and thought, "Shelby?" but saw it was answered already...

    And I remember those minilite knockoffs. I remember wanting a set of those back in the day but could not afford them. By the time I could afford a set of wheels, I was into the +1 look of 15-inchers so ended up buying a set of Enkei 92 (Shelbys only came in 14" for 4-lug wheels, IIRC)...

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