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There appears to be 3 brands of Styled Steel Wheels on the market. Wheel Vintiques, Specialty Wheels and Scott Drake. I have read somewhere that the last two are one and the same but cant confirm.

WV are at the seeming cheaper end of market with SW and SD about $100 more.

Anyone had experience with any of these? any recommendations or reviews?


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Personally whilst i love the look of the style stell..the problem is they buckle easy... cos of what they are made off....

Ive ordered the 17" Coys..Ill let u know what thye are like quality wise


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Ahh, that's certainly not my experience JCO74.
Hundreds of Mustangs have them here in Melbourne/Victoria.
My Scott Drake Styled Steel Wheels have been brilliant for nearly 7 years. No sign what so ever, of any buckling, but then I don't race or push the car beyond normal designed limits.
The chrome is still in excellent condition, they stay true and in balance with the tyres well and they certainly look the part.
Gotta say I have not heard any other owners state that these wheels, whether original or repo have been prone to "easy" buckling.
In saying that they are not designed for any form of motorsport or competition! Shrug


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Ive seen original styled wheels and SD repro's are shit in comparison, but then that appears the norm for SD.......


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Exactly how did they differ bages. Most original style steel wheels would be showing a lot of ageing signs by now I would suggest.


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I have a set of scott drake 15" style rims bought less than a year ago .
the quality is absolute rubbish. The tyre shop fitting them even commented on them.
I also have a set of 14"style rims from my 67 .not sure of brand, but the quality is 100% better than the scott drake- from the welding of the rim to the external finish.
But as i say not sure of their origin.

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Put SD on the bosses red vert and they're not the best and the balances were all over the shop and big ugly welds


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IGALOP as jbb said the welding on the rim and the outer rim finish around where the nut goes, roughly finished and then just painted over.... agree though originals or older quality repro's arent really an option when you want nice clean new rims, just a pity the SD could be better.


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ChilliChadd wrote
Put SD on the bosses red vert and they're not the best and the balances were all over the shop and big ugly welds


and those big ugly welds had to be groundaway, cant remeber if they interfered with the caliper or just wouldnt sit square to the hub. Whatever it was I was less than impressed with the repo rubbish.
sorry.


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nassi wrote
ChilliChadd wrote
Put SD on the bosses red vert and they're not the best and the balances were all over the shop and big ugly welds


and those big ugly welds had to be groundaway, cant remeber if they interfered with the caliper or just wouldnt sit square to the hub. Whatever it was I was less than impressed with the repo rubbish.
sorry.

They hit the caliper, and there's still only a bees d*#k in it.


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Maybe my 14 inch Styled steel wheels are not in fact SD. I'll have a closer look tomorrow. Good feedback guys.
At least mine still look pretty new as I do look after them.


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Yep welds crap , hard to balance. best 2 on front worst on rear. welds hit caliper etc etc.

bages pity yours wasnt a 67 as i am still selling my GOOD quality 14" wheels and they are really good.
Havent been able to sell seems most people are buying crappy SD ones.


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They are puss sorry dude - i have 3 x sets on cars....

I have Vintage wheel ones, scott Drake... and some other set from god knows.... The knobs @ tryre places buckle em to get new rubber on em. and they loose balance if u hit a piece of gravel....

anyone got the 17" ones? they look sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet :0


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17" SD's on my 65, washing the car the other day noticed some of the chrome in the deep part of the well may be starting to crack on one wheel Sad Also one of the long nuts was bent..
2 yrs old


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Thats pretty disappointing. Was considering a set of these.


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