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Need a pair of OEM A-mold 17 x 9.5 wheels (1/4)
 4/27/17 12:31pm
'96-Z51
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I'm trying to get my '96 Collector Edition Z51 back to original, and still need two more A-mold 5-spoke wheels. They can be '94-95 ZR1 fronts, or '96 CE rears (or CE Z51 fronts). They will have the following logos cast into the rear of the wheels: 'UM' manufacturer logo, 'JPN', '17.2 x 9.5 x 56', and an 'AFR' or 'RGW' number. There may also be a 'JWL' cast into the rim on the outer side. If you're in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, I can come with cash and pick them up from you. I would consider states adjacent to the above as well. Hoping to hear from somebody soon!

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Re: Need a pair of OEM A-mold 17 x 9.5 wheels (2/4)
 5/4/17 9:03pm
helphos
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Olney, MD - USA

Vette(s):
93 Polo Green Convertible with Bilstein Shocks, Autopower RollBar, Simpson 5 point harness, Grand Sport wheels, bald tires and dirty air filter!


Joined: 10/20/2010
Posts: 44

Third attempt at messaging you with a picture!

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I'm happy to help. 


I responded to a craigslist ad he posted for a hardtop. Unfortunately it wouldnt fit over my roll bar, so I didnt buy it.  Then he showed me some other Corvette parts, including 2 sets of wheels.  One set was American Racing wheels, which he had used for a year. In nice shape. The other set is unused CE (or ZR1) wheels.  All 4 wheels are 9-1/2" wide, to the best of my knowledge.  I'm 99% certain that they are original GM, since he had the GM lug nuts, silver plastic caps and the center caps with GM logos on them.  BUT i advise you to get him to identify them by reading off any part numbers off the back of the wheels.  You could ask him to take pictures and send them to you, but he is getting on in years (i.e. technologically challenged) and may not be able to do that.  When I was at his house i took some pictures, which I'm enclosing.  The pix of the American wheels are so that you can make sure he is talking about the unmounted A-Mold wheels.  

UPDATE- The C4 Vette Registry won't let me attach pictures.  Please send me an email at paul.vale@gmail.com, and I'll finish this email and send you the pictures via gmail.

Thanks!

Best regards,


Paul  Vale




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Re: Need a pair of OEM A-mold 17 x 9.5 wheels (3/4)
 5/4/17 7:19pm
helphos
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Olney, MD - USA

Vette(s):
93 Polo Green Convertible with Bilstein Shocks, Autopower RollBar, Simpson 5 point harness, Grand Sport wheels, bald tires and dirty air filter!


Joined: 10/20/2010
Posts: 44

More pictures.  Wish me luck. 



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Re: Need a pair of OEM A-mold 17 x 9.5 wheels (4/4)
 5/18/17 2:00pm
'96-Z51
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A HUGE thanks to 'helphos' for referring me to a guy who had what I was looking for, and WAY better: not only OEM, but NOS(!!) wheels, including wheel nuts, caps, and wheel centre caps. Unbelievable, the entire package, with original factory GM tags and packaging. Who could ever hope to find this, twenty years on? Better to be lucky than smart.
This is exactly what a forum like this is for, and why I joined; and I've made a couple of new C4 friends in the process of appealing for, and finding, these wheels. I only hope that some day I can help someone else in the C4 brotherhood, the way I've been helped. So happy that I can now complete the restoration of my '96 CE Z51.


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