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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:54 am 
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Those wheels are so good! and in excellent condition!
15 years ago I nearly bought them, price same, like two bottles of whisky - means cheap, but I didnt plan to have AMC that time :epiphany:

Do you know, from which car originally comes?

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1972 Ford Cortina
1981 Ford Granada Wagon
1983 AMC Eagle Wagon Ltd
1990 BMW 318 Touring
1998 Ford Galaxy family bus


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:03 pm 
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AMCzech, I think they are original to the AMC Spirit AMX...not sure though.

Also today is the last day for entries. Thread will be closed tomorrow and I'll create the voting thread.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:05 pm 
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I sold those exact rims to him. If they were 13 spoke like the AMC Spirit AMX rims I would have kept them.

Those are 15 spoke rims that curve out and do not have webbing. The AMC Spirit AMX rims are 13 spokes with webbing to be painted black between spokes. The 13 spoke rims also angle out dramatically while the 15 spoke rims curve out.

If you're looking for that style, you have a couple very similar styles available. It simplifies to three different spoke counts. 1) The 10 spoke rims are called "Vector Rims". They were famous for being used on the Dukes of Hazard car. They were sold aftermarket only, although a Buick car had a very similar rim that just sticks out a little more in the center. 2) 15 spoke aftermarket rims, like these, are usually slotted to fit either Chevy 5x4.75 inch or 5x4.5 inch lugs and are popular among Corvette guys. These are famous painted red on the A-team van. 3) 13 spoke rims as found in 14" on the AMC Spirit AMX. AMC called them "Turbocast II rims". They were also factory rims called "Turbo Vec" rims on Corvettes in 15" versions. On the aftermarket "Appliance" and "Grace" can be found stamped on the inside of nearly identical rims in both 14" and 15" and in just about every size. I've got 6x5.5 and 5x5.5 lug versions.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:14 pm 
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My favorite, the 13 spoke rims. Both of these are an aftermarket 15". The last picture has an actual 14" AMC Spirit AMX rim to compare to. Notice the webbing and angled spokes.

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10 Spoke Vector Rims:

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One of the 15 Spoke Rims on Phils SX4 next to a 14" Spirit AMX rim:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:27 am 
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No more entries. I'm locking the thread and will get a voting thread put together later today. Thanks.


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