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    Nothing wrong with 14", it's just that it severely limits tire choice big time. I would think used 15" Cragar SS would be easier to find than 14" also.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
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    I have the Road Wheels on my 1978 Volare. There's about 1/2 inch of rim showing between the center and the chrome "beauty ring." From the pictures here and others I've found, it looks like the rim is painted or powder coated white or off-white. Could someone confirm and does anyone have a recommended paint color for refinishing these rims?

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    Hey Craig, Summit Racing has the Mopar wheel paint. Part number is P4529876, $14 a can.

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    road wheels should be argent silver on the front and black on the backside

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    Are you meaning Road Wheels as in Magnum 500 (the 5 spoke style) or Rallye wheels with the holes around the outside? I assume Rallye's and what 77 said, argent silver.

    Just went out and looked at my old 14x6 Rallye's and 3 of them have the 1/2" gap between the ring and rim center, one almost touches (it's a mismatched oddball 14x5 1/2" wheel). The new 15x7's have the trim ring almost touching the center but they are Wheel Vintiques repops (wheels and rings). I assume they're made just like OEM(?)
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Thanks for the info. Here is a picture of the wheel without the trim ring and after I cleaned it up some. It looks to be powder coated white in front but I think the Argent Silver will be a good look.
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    OK, the Magnum 500 style road wheels and the rim portion was argent silver. Don't recall seeing any original wheels any other color. Doesn't mean it never happened of course! Eon's ago I had a set that came off a Panther Pink Barracuda. Sadly, it was in a scrap yard with the back bumper flush with the rear window. Both the rim and the areas between the spokes were Panther Pink also (obviously NOT OEM) I had them on my Aspen back in the late '80's. They didn't look as odd as you'd think. The car was silver and Panther Pink when I bought it in 1987, so "what the hell", took the rusty Keystone's off and put the Magnums on.

    There was also a version that had a chrome rim and used no trim rings. Did those ever come factory on a Mopar? (I'm asking, if anyone knows).
    Yeah, yeah, terrible photo quality. It's a digital photo of a film photo. (I need a scanner). The pic was taken around 1990.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    There should always be a 1/2" or greater gap between the ring and center. Otherwise they are mismatched. There are 4 types of Magnum 500 Road Wheels and 3 are certain in our era. W23 Class II, W24- III, W25- IV. First is argent center 14x5.5's. Second chrome center 145.5's. And lastly chrome center 14x6. W55 body color Road Wheels may account for the white Magnums used on Funrunner/ Duster and Sunrise made from 78-80. But I've only ever seen white ones on 78's. So can't be certain what code they are as no build sheets have been shown to provide their code. Argent center W23 wheels may have black or grey backs depending on year.
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