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Anyone using aluminum spare wheels for front runners?

Post some pics if you have any.

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Here ya go: Ford Mustang : The Corral is the oldest and best known Ford Mustang website on the internet! Meet new friends, get excellent technical advice. - Search Results for aluminum spares
Lack of replies is probably because they get discussed often. I just polished a set for my '87. I'm looking for tires now.

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Old pic......there's a ton in the older MM&FF and Super Ford mags of cars with'em lol.........

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just put tires on the front that are rated for the speed your going.

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where could I get one of these spares? or two as I would need two for both the left and right

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where could I get one of these spares? or two as I would need two for both the left and right
https://forums.corral.net/forums/rims...ares-15-a.html
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I used to run them years ago. Lightweight. Just kinda ugly. The offset looks weird too. But if you wanna do some skinnies the cheapest way possible, they'll work.

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'84 LTD LX - 9.83 at 140.09. Whippled 365 SBF with a glide and 3.08 gears. Driven to and from the track 60 miles without even changing tire pressure.
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Here's my shameless plug for the day.... P.S. Polish them up & they don't look too "dorky" too me at all....




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I agree that they aren't the best looking.
I have a set I paid $50 for. I polished them with (get ready): 220, 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, and 1500 wet sandpapers, followed by a couple of grits of polish. I'm no pro at polishing, but they're okay with me.
I have more time than money these days.

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They work. Ran them on a couple of cars back in the day...........

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Here is my poor man 17 inch rims.

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Somehow or other it just kind of fits...



I'm going five lug soon, but these work pretty well for the time being.

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they're getting rare. they look better when polished.

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I remembered what I disliked about these things today. On the LTD, anyway, the backspacing looked way off - like the wheels were "sucked in." Made the car look anorexic.

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'84 LTD LX - 9.83 at 140.09. Whippled 365 SBF with a glide and 3.08 gears. Driven to and from the track 60 miles without even changing tire pressure.
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