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Old 12/07/2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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Wheel covers

My Marti report says my GT/CS came equipped with "wheel covers". I have seen on others Marti reports that say they came with "Deluxe wheel covers". Wheel covers mean hubcaps doesn`t it? My car currently has the chrome GT wheels with the center cap and beauty ring. No GT logo on the center cap. So did my car come originally with hubcaps?

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Old 12/07/2005, 09:24 AM   #2
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I would tend to agree with your assessment. My Marti report says the car came with deluxe wheel covers (they had good, better, best hub caps - ie, wheel covers), but along the way it got rallye wheels like yours. There is a debate that dealers could have made the switch in some cases when the car was sold. I think it is more likely that owners made the switch over the last 38 years. Casey
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Old 12/07/2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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I would tend to agree with your assessment. My Marti report says the car came with deluxe wheel covers (they had good, better, best hub caps - ie, wheel covers), but along the way it got rallye wheels like yours. There is a debate that dealers could have made the switch in some cases when the car was sold. I think it is more likely that owners made the switch over the last 38 years. Casey
I agree with Casey as well. I think people have changed them over the years. I think hubcaps tended to get lost or pop-off cars often in the past. My guess is they were replaced many time and probably upgraded over the yars.

My Marti report states "Wheel Covers" as well.
The previous owner found the GT wheel covers in the trunk when he bought the car and put them on. I've left them for now because I like the way they look.

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Old 12/07/2005, 06:06 PM   #4
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Rhonda,
if the Marti report states "wheel covers" they came with the standard wheels (pic 1) if it stated "delux wheel covers" it came with the covers in pic 2 (note it looks like these have been cleaned and they tooks some of the paint off). If no covers are mentioned, then your car came with the "dog dish" covers.

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Old 12/07/2005, 06:37 PM   #5
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you sure about the dog dish caps on CS's? wouldn't the CS's get non gt caps or gt caps?

the steel wheels with the dog dish caps are my favorite. my regular 68 and 69 Grande have them with body color matching steel rims, looks very old school.

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Old 12/08/2005, 09:09 AM   #6
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Jason,
the dog dish caps where different from the non-Gt caps which came with the optional chrome or argent wheels. The dog dish caps came with the standard steel wheels.

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Old 12/08/2005, 09:21 AM   #7
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The dog dish caps came with the standard steel wheels.
and they would not show as any kind of option on the Marti report?


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the dog dish caps where different from the non-Gt caps which came with the optional chrome or argent wheels
I thought the argent wheels were standard on the CS's with the plain non GT caps.

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Old 12/08/2005, 09:42 AM   #8
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I'm pretty sure the styled steel wheels were an extra-cost option.
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Old 12/08/2005, 09:46 AM   #9
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I would love to see some photos from 1968-1969 when these cars were new. the little things like wheels,hubcaps and tires would be cool to see.

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Old 12/08/2005, 10:11 AM   #10
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Jason,
here are pictures of 68 wheels from the '89 Mustang recognition guide. The picture in the lower left are the dog dish hubcaps....I will look for a pic of a Mustang with them on.

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Old 12/08/2005, 10:23 AM   #11
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Jason,
here is a pic of a GT/CS with dog dish hubcaps from the "Mustang Does It!" book.

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Old 12/08/2005, 10:29 AM   #12
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Here is a close up of the dog dish hubcaps which I found on ebay. Auction is still open if anyone is looking for a set.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/68-69...94992762QQrdZ1

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Old 12/08/2005, 11:04 AM   #13
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thanks for the CS picture. I am going to make up a set of those for the 390 to see how they look. 2 of my cars right now have the dog dish caps, they are my favorite. I had not located a pic with them on a CS. I have 3 sets in my garage waiting for wheels to put them on.

here is my Grande (can't find a pic of my coupe with the dog dishes)

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Old 12/08/2005, 11:15 AM   #14
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Jason,
I like the '69 colored wheel option, I have seen many '68 cars that the owner has painted there "styled wheels" the body color. Here is a pic of the styled wheels available in '69 (these are only 2 there are more)

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Old 12/08/2005, 11:18 AM   #15
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have not seen any like that....yet. I would have to see one in person to really know if I liked it.

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