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I was watching Hot Rod TV yesterday and they were at the SEMA show inviting people/cars to do a "run" where the owners had to actually drive their cars app.1200 miles.
They showed a 70 Cougar that is maroon with black Eliminator style stripes that looked like it had 17" styled steel wheels. They debated if they were going to invite the Cougar to go but decided against it. The wheels looked VERY good. I didn't know if they were produced or the owner had them custom made. Anybody HERE know??? They look like the WCCC link here, WCCC only has them in 14" and 15" wheels.

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-11089400041767_2138_20015818

I have thought about changing my brakes to the Mustang Cobra kit style and for those you have to use 17" wheel.
 

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I saw that. They said they wouldn't invite the Cougar because they knew the owner wouldn't hesitate to participate in the Power Cruise (they wanted to invite show cars that the owners would be afraid to drive). They also said they were doing a feature on the Cougar in Hot Rod magazine, so we should keep our eyes out for that.
 

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THATS IT...wow beautiful car!
I almost hate to ask where did he get those wheels? They are VERY nice.

I looked at his member list here and found several pictures of his car...VERY VERY nicely done. Thanks Leonbray...Kerry
 

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Thanks all who replied, I sent 9LIVES an email and they responded back. Yes they are Billet Specialties and I thought it was VERY nice that they respond back and explain the wheels they used...BEAUTIFUL car!
This is what I kinda had in mind to go with in 17"X8" but would like to have the gray powder coat black.
http://www.billetspecialties.com/itemdetail.asp?cid=16&scid=128&pid=1076
I was going to research the "tires and wheels" link here to see what size tires to run.
Thank you all.
 

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Cal Pony Cars makes a 17" Style Steel Wheel for Mustangs. They have a product suggestion page on their site, but I've never received a response to my suggestion that they tap into the Cougar community. It would be a very simple change for the machining program to change the location of the cutouts form the spokes to the valley between the spokes. If everyone interested in these wheels for a Cougar application wrote to them, they might see the market potential and make them.

http://www.calponycars.com/wheelCat.php

http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/mump_0702_vintage_ford_mustang_wheels/index.html

http://www.calponycars.com/new_product_ideas.php

http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/showthread.php?42454-17-quot-Style-Steel-Wheels!!!
 
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