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pjbizjak

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trim rings
« on: August 31, 2018, 02:03:01 AM »
Hello all, revisiting old forums on the subject of whel trim rings. I did a search and read all the replies. But NO definitive answer as too clip design. I have a 04A 68 z/28 with upside down DF code and 15 x 6 wheels. I'm pretty sure that these wheels had the 4 clip design. I don't have any originals but have purchased a couple of these and I am looking for about 3 or 4 more. They are pretty hard to find unless you want to pay the price. I do have the original spare but didn't check to where the scrape marks were, inside or rim edge prior to refinishing it, which is one way to tell what rings came on the car originally.

Searching the web I found there are plenty of corvette trim rings but they are different than Camaro rings ie; round or oval valve stem holes vs open slotted camaro ones. Also a lot of 15x7,8 sized ones. can anyone tell me if the 15x7 trim rins will fit on 15x6 rims? Also a heads up on anyone knowing someone that is possibly selling the trim rings?

Thanks Pete
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Re: trim rings
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 02:54:29 AM »
If you want *perfect* trims, then get set to pay for NOS (if you can find them), OR get some decent used ones and pay big $$ to get the used ones restored... BUT..  if you only need/want 'acceptable street driving quality', then spend some time at the swap meets and LOOK at all you see...  I generally can find 1 or 2 at big meets which can be cleaned and hand polished to be acceptable street quality (with a scrape, dent, or 3)...
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Re: trim rings
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 01:52:32 AM »
15x7 trim rings won't fit on DF wheels.
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Re: trim rings
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 11:53:35 PM »
And DC 67 Corvette wheels that are 15X6 have a different wheel spacing so those do not fit either. Your correct trim rings would be the 4 clip design. Contact trim ring restorers for possible needs.
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Re: trim rings
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 01:01:49 AM »
The '67 Corvette 15 X 6 four clip trim rings are the same ones used on the '69 Z/28 15 X 7 wheel.

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