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Old 05-19-2006, 07:21 AM   #1
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Hii Gang,

I got this in yesterday....




to replace this....



...finally! It goes on today! Now, I need to find a CENTER CAP!! What do you think? Was it worth the $160?

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does it match the rest of the wheels.....that is most improtant....


and we can get ya that center cap along with the Barney spoiler
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Well, the construction matches perfectly, of course. The wheel was painted to the original factory spec for that color. Problem is, as you might guess, the other 3 wheels have been on the road for 13 years, and all the brake dust and road grime and all that have discolored the wheels. So the color is not a perfect match...the others have almost a copper tint to the gold, while the newbie is pure gold. I am using ColorX and other compounds to try and get the originals back to the original color- I may even try to clay them. Also, the newbie has been coated with a clear coat material, so the shine is wonderful, but I can only polish the originals so much.

All that said, I don't think I could have gotten much closer with a reconditioned wheel. It would be like tryng to replace a fender with one that was painted to factory spec, and hoping it will match the rest of the body. It won't match.

I will say that The Wheel Exchange in Raliegh, NC. did the best they could, and with the shipping and packing and the like-new condition of the wheel, they met my expectations.

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Cool, no more mutt rim

I seen those center caps on ebay, but it was a set of 4.
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The tire is mounted and balanced, and on the Bonne! Now, where'* that darned center cap, and those lug nut chrome caps??

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The tire is mounted and balanced, and on the Bonne! Now, where'* that darned center cap, and those lug nut chrome caps??

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lettuce get to the swamp.....err i mean the junkyard.....ya its raning here again, and that yard is a fukin mudhole in the middle of the drought
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The tire is mounted and balanced, and on the Bonne! Now, where'* that darned center cap, and those lug nut chrome caps??

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lettuce get to the swamp.....err i mean the junkyard.....ya its raning here again, and that yard is a fukin mudhole in the middle of the drought
lettuce?

what, you're turning vegetarian?
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geez guys....trying to get some humor in the place, since i look out the window and all i see is gloomy rainy skies
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A couple of shots with the new wheel (stole a center cap from the drivers side):





It isn't a perfect color match, but it sure looks close to me! Now, onto the next project on the list. Let'* see...repaint the spoiler...repar/replace bumper...PDR the rear door? Oh where to start?

Notice the tastefully understated etched glass decal!

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