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OK guys, so that was exactly one of the reasons for NOT choosing the Torq Thrust II's for the Beaumont. When the time to choose came, the "obvious" decission in the musclecar community (maybe even at a worldwide level), were the Torq Thrust. The "Magnum" style wheels seemed a little more defying option but also some outside-the-box thinking. I was reluctant at first, thought it over a few nights, but as soon as I layed eyes on rim-and-tire I was immediately astonished by the appearance and was eager to see the wheels on the car already.  

So, "How does it look?" right? The wheel alone already is quite something. The tires are 255/40 R17:

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The tires might as well have been an inch taller but as for now I'll try out this setup and also I'm still not sure what differential gear ratio the rear axle has right now. Would sure be interesting to find it out at some point.

Next business in order was to see how this combo would look like on the side of the car:

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You'll tell by my face I really liked the appearance, even though the height of the car will still have to be adjusted. At this point the radiator and all the cars fluids were still not in there, the driveshaft and the gas tank were also not on the car along with the front and rear windshields as well as the trunk lid, front grille, front and rear bumpers, interiors, carpets, bla bla bla... so most probably there were at least somewhere around 150 kilos (aprox. 300 lbs) still missing in the car. 

Me and the paintshop guys agreed that the rear wheel had to be tucked in at least a couple of inches more to give it the right look, at least in the rear, so a couple of fatty's hopped inside the trunk adding around 400 pounds to the suspension. I expect the car to look just like this as soon as it is ready painted and assembled: 

 

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Hope you guys are not disappointed with the wheel decission and I'm really looking forward to all sorts of comments. 

Everybody stay safe over there.

 

 



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It's going to look great! And it doesn't matter if any of us are disappointed, it's your car and you get to make it look the way you want! I enjoy seeing your updates.

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Are those Magnuma from American racing ? What model or part number are they ?

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Hey Claudio. It is so good to see pictures of your project. I'm obviously curious if you have received your parts from your buddy in Florida. Looks like you are off to a great start and I like your choice of wheels. I have a similar style of wheel on a little project truck I'm working on.

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Love the Magnums!thumbsup.gif



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65Camino wrote:

Are those Magnuma from American racing ? What model or part number are they ?


 

Hi Darryl, 

they are! These ones are the VN501, which is a mono cast wheel. AmericanRacing has them in a 2-piece cast wheel also which is the VN500. 

 



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Hi Jerel, I got the letters and badges! Thanks a lot for that. Glad you're enjoying the pictures. Do you have any pictures of that truck?

 



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Beau_SD_65 wrote:

Hi Jerel, I got the letters and badges! Thanks a lot for that. Glad you're enjoying the pictures. Do you have any pictures of that truck?

 


 I do.   This will make a few members on here cringe as they are official members of the  "I hate Fords Society'"   I have to wake them up once in awhile. 
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Thats a cool Econoline. Looked for one before I bought the El Camino

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Beau_SD_65 wrote:
65Camino wrote:

Are those Magnuma from American racing ? What model or part number are they ?


 

Hi Darryl, 

they are! These ones are the VN501, which is a mono cast wheel. AmericanRacing has them in a 2-piece cast wheel also which is the VN500. 

 


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No cringing going on here, Jerel. That is one very sweet Econoline. And, yes, Claudio, you definitely made the right choice on the rims.smile



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Thanks there Brian.

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