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XT wheels with trim rings
« on: February 01, 2011, 04:27:42 PM »
Did XT wheels ever have trim rings as an option? I have XTs & YHs I could use during the restoration of the X66 car. Daytona yellow wheels & body seems a little much for me & I think the trim rings could tone it down a bit.......Joe
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Re: XT wheels with trim rings
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 04:36:18 PM »
For 1969, RPO P06 was for wheel trim rings to be used with the base 'dog dish' hub caps.

IMO, the trim rings look a little unusual with the body color wheels and the dog dish caps.  If you paint the wheels silver it looks pretty sharp
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Re: XT wheels with trim rings
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 07:26:39 PM »
If you're not interested in original, but want the dog dish caps, paint the wheels black.  Black goes well  with Daytona yellow. But I agree with Jeff,  trim rings and dog dish aren't a good combo.
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Re: XT wheels with trim rings
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 03:26:24 AM »
Realized that I didn't finish my last thought in agreeing with Jeff... "unless you pull them together with silver wheels..."
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Re: XT wheels with trim rings
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 06:49:09 AM »
There's a 69 RS/SS L78 2 owner car that belongs to a member of our club that is a factory XT car with trim rings and it looks fantastic. It's  Hugger Orange w/ black vinyl top. Mine is the same color combo and wheels but a 350. I think that your car would look great and dont paint the wheels silver or black. Keep it the factory look.

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Re: XT wheels with trim rings
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 09:26:49 PM »
There is a picture on the GM Photo Store web site showing a 69 with the dog dish & trim rings.  You can barely see that the wheels are still body color.
http://www.gmphotostore.com/1969-Chevrolet-Camaro-SS-Coupe/productinfo/53218251/

In a sea of rally wheels, I have been thinking about running trim rings with dog dish caps on my 68.  Originally, my wheels were black since they had P01 wheel covers.  I actually painted one of my wheels (Ash Gold) and installed the trim rings & dog dish caps.  IMO, it didn't look very good.  I sprayed the wheel argent silver, installed the caps & rings, and it looked really good.  So, now my choices are; 1) Body color wheels with dog dish only, or 2) Silver wheels with dog dish & trim rings.  Decisions, decisions...
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Re: XT wheels with trim rings
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 11:48:16 AM »
In a sea of rally wheels, I have been thinking about running trim rings with dog dish caps on my 68.  Originally, my wheels were black since they had P01 wheel covers.  I actually painted one of my wheels (Ash Gold) and installed the trim rings & dog dish caps.  IMO, it didn't look very good.  I sprayed the wheel argent silver, installed the caps & rings, and it looked really good.  So, now my choices are; 1) Body color wheels with dog dish only, or 2) Silver wheels with dog dish & trim rings.  Decisions, decisions...

I made the same decision a couple of years ago based on the same reason! I still think this looks great on a 1 gen Camaro! :)



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