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cudaz101
08-11-2006, 09:48 AM
93 Cobra in 17X8.5 with Tbird bolt pattern and specs...

Directional = YES

Finish??? Let me know what you prefer in the order of your preference.

1. Chrome
2. Polished
3. Silver
4. Anthricite

How much will they cost??? I don't know...If you would like a set of these hit me up with an email to show me the interest. If I don't get X-amount of mail I simply won't cast them.

http://cudaz101.zoto.com/img/original/7ffb4baf24e96d7e43c63444af970365.jpg

EMAIL: cudaz101@yahoo.com


Cheers,


Brad

99GSXR750
08-11-2006, 10:05 AM
Brad,
Have you ever considered replicating the early style SC wheels, but in a seventeen or eighteen inch?
Thanks,
Mike

cudaz101
08-11-2006, 10:13 AM
Mike....Of course...But there is one thing that keeps me from doing that. I have to order a minimum of 200 wheels in the same spec and finish first...Thats just to get the casting done up on the first round. There is simply not enough interest to get that done.

With the wheels in this thread it is an existing cast that I can have modified. Much less involved and much less required in the way of purchase amounts.

I have always personally like the 93Cobra wheel. I think they would look good on an SC...But thats just me. So if anyone digs them hit me up as I can have them casted.

Cheers,


Brad

99GSXR750
08-11-2006, 10:25 AM
I figured as much, but it never hurts to ask.
Mike

cudaz101
08-11-2006, 07:57 PM
Fair enough Mike...I get emails and PM's all the time in regards to casting the early or late SC wheels. Great idea but prolly not going to happen.


Brad

scron94
08-14-2006, 06:01 PM
I sent you a PM from TCCOA (rubiconron). I am interested in a set with silver finish.

MikeKanterakis
09-05-2006, 11:49 AM
I'm interested in a set of 18 or 17's that replicate the nice stock wheels that came on my '93. However, only if they fit the Cobra brake upgrade.

guess we only need 199 more people.

cudaz101
09-05-2006, 12:12 PM
guess we only need 199 more people.


Actually no...The cast already exists...I just have to make some changes to it. These changes drive up the cost of the wheel a bit but I am not certain exactly how much. Still waiting for a response from the caster I am working with.

They would be 17X8.5 ONLY

In regards to brake clearance....I don't know yet.


Brad

Merlon
09-05-2006, 02:31 PM
200 wheels = 50 sets of four

just saying cause its not too out there as a number.

but he just needs to make adjustments to the cast and apparently its golden

cudaz101
09-05-2006, 03:25 PM
Thats right...The minimum is more like 15 sets.


Brad

The_Ghost
09-06-2006, 03:44 AM
that's like the boring set of 15s that are hangin out in my front yard.
It looks like a 15. If you could give me a picture side-by-side with a 15 I'd like it better.
-Ghost

cudaz101
09-06-2006, 04:57 AM
that's like the boring set of 15s that are hangin out in my front yard.
It looks like a 15. If you could give me a picture side-by-side with a 15 I'd like it better.
-Ghost

Are you serious???

Have you EVER seen a 93 Cobra then?? Great looking wheel.


Brad

Brad Klein
09-06-2006, 07:34 AM
Hey Brad reading this I think some people might be confused to get the stock SC wheels you would need at least 50 sets but to get the Cobra wheel you only need 15 is this right?

cudaz101
09-06-2006, 08:09 AM
Hey Brad reading this I think some people might be confused to get the stock SC wheels you would need at least 50 sets but to get the Cobra wheel you only need 15 is this right?

Brad...I suppose I can see how that could be misunderstood. I have explained it in some pretty fair detail though. Check it out...

The 93 Cobra wheels are already being casted by an aftermarket company. This means that someone has already gone to the expense of making a cast for them. I can make a change to this existing cast making it work for our cars.

NOW...On the other hand to my knowledge there is no aftermarket entity casting the stock SC wheel for reasons I don't think I need to explain. The reason Mustang stuff gets casted is because of popularity and massive ownership/following of the cars. The SC/Tbird unfortunatley is not even close to being in the same category. When a business considers doing something like this they have to consider the above facts.

So YES if I or anyone else decided to be the FIRST to cast the SC wheel you would need a minimum of a 200pc order along with a hefty premium per unit. Once you get past the 200pc order and the premium then the wheel price can start coming down.

Never EVER meant to mislead anyone. Ya have to read carefully because I know I explained it in plenty of detail in the past regarding the differance between an existing cast modification and a NEW cast. I just thought that this wheel had a clean stocker look to it, at the same time enabling you to run a 17" tire and being unique all at the same time. Not much interest around here though...Which is fine, there is plenty of interest elsewhere.

Thanks Brad K...

Cheers

Ddubb
09-08-2006, 05:15 AM
that's like the boring set of 15s that are hangin out in my front yard.
It looks like a 15. If you could give me a picture side-by-side with a 15 I'd like it better.
-Ghost

Yeah I think I have 12 of the 15" Fan style wheels in my backyard .. 17" would be 1 inch bigger all the way around. These style wheels are pretty popular with the Mustang community.
I know of at least one person who would want them for the Tbird.

- Dan

mikemelancholic
01-03-2008, 06:19 PM
I know this thread has been dead for a while, but did anything ever come of this?

SCreamin
01-03-2008, 06:35 PM
does anyone have a pic of these cobra wheels on an SC?

CaifanSC
01-03-2008, 07:38 PM
Its not an SC but its a nice looking bird....

These, however, are original prototypes from karkraft. The rims were apparently made for the 89 SC show car. They have ford stampings and a ford part number. They are 17 x 7 (or 7.5) and in the tbird bolt pattern. Pretty rare find...i know of three people that have a set of those...me being one of them :p.

http://klanders.bezaleel.net/images/mook/p1010004.jpg

http://klanders.bezaleel.net/images/mook/p1010005.jpg

cudaz101
01-03-2008, 11:00 PM
There was not enough serious interest to have them done up.

Great looking wheel IMO

Brad

fturner
01-03-2008, 11:21 PM
I would love to see a set of the older style wheels made up as 17's or even 18's that are directional... AND keep the ability of using the original caps :D.

If that was done as a set of 17's you can count me as a buyer.

fast Ed
01-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Its not an SC but its a nice looking bird....

These, however, are original prototypes from karkraft. The rims were apparently made for the 89 SC show car. They have ford stampings and a ford part number. They are 17 x 7 (or 7.5) and in the tbird bolt pattern. Pretty rare find...i know of three people that have a set of those...me being one of them :p.



There was even a part number issued (E9SZ 1007 D), but they were never released as a service part. I remember noticing that in the listing back in 1989, since 17" was a big deal back then, but they were marked as obsolete before they had any available.


cheers
Ed N.

ricardoa1
01-04-2008, 08:34 PM
They look great on LXs but not on an SC. Makes it look like an LX :(

cmill95
01-11-2008, 02:18 PM
those would look sooo sweet in a 19X8.5 , i think that i might sell my ADRs if i could get a set in the 19" size!!!