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I ordered new rims for my '67 GTO tonight!

I kept going back and forth between the Year One Rallye II's or the US Mags Bandits, and I went with the Bandits. I went with 17 X 8 and 17 X 9's. I am going to build this car for to handle, brake, and drive well, but I'm keeping a ride height and small enough brakes to still bolt up 15" tires and look stock when I want to. It is an advantage that these cars sat low from the factory. I have a set of 15" Rallye II's, but I may get a set of steelies and paint them when I paint the car and get a set of repro poverty caps and a set of Coker Red Lines to put on the car to go shows, etc. My goal is toi build a stock appearing car on the body, interior, and under the hood that doesn't handle and brake like a 46 year old car.

These are the rims I ordered. I'm going to put a Pontiac cap on them and use red center lug nuts to help make the red fender liners pop a little. I'll be waiting a kid for Christmas to come until they get here! -lol
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Here's a closer look of someone else's wheels off of another forum. He just got his in today.
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Those will look awsome on a 67, I especially like your ideas for the red accents. What color do you plan on painting the car?
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It is a factory black car with red interior, but the PO put a new PUI interior kit it in. I am going back with red eventually, but for now its going to be black on black with a splash of red from the fender liners, center caps, and lug nuts.

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That's going to be a good looking car!

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What do you plan on doing brake wise as an upgrade? If I remember correctly the 64-67 GM A body control arms will accect the spindle from the GM F body cars right up to 81 for an inexpensive disc brake upgrade. The only part you actually need to buy is the rubber flex hose because the threads on the car side do not match up. Other than that they go right in and stock rotors and pads for those cars a dirt cheap. Oh and I almost forgot you need to change the bias valve also to get more juice to the front discs to allow the car to take advantage of the more powerfull discs.
Best off all the modification can be undone to!
I did it on my 64 Olds 442 many moons ago
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What do you plan on doing brake wise as an upgrade? If I remember correctly the 64-67 GM A body control arms will accect the spindle from the GM F body cars right up to 81 for an inexpensive disc brake upgrade. The only part you actually need to buy is the rubber flex hose because the threads on the car side do not match up. Other than that they go right in and stock rotors and pads for those cars a dirt cheap. Oh and I almost forgot you need to change the bias valve also to get more juice to the front discs to allow the car to take advantage of the more powerfull discs.
Best off all the modification can be undone to!
I did it on my 64 Olds 442 many moons ago
I'm not sure yet. I have a set of GM A-Body discs for the front, but I may buy a 4 wheel disc brake set-up. I've seen complete kits that will still fit a 15" rim for the front and rear for around $800. I want to still be able to put a 15" rim on the car when I want to. I may go that route.

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Black with a red interior......NICE WHEELS !



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Black with a red interior......NICE WHEELS !
Can't go wrong with that color combo.

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I didn't think 9" would fit the rear of 66 and 67???
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