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#1 topher5150

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:52 AM

Would the rims from a Corvette C5-R fit on a 2007 Shelby with out much for modifications?



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

I don't know the bolt patterns or offsets on the real cars without doing more research than I have time for, but if your question is whether-or-not it could work in full-scale, it COULD.

 

The C5-Rs I'm familiar with use a true racing wheel with one big center nut to retain it on the hub. There's no reason why a competent engineer / fabricator / machinist couldn't design and machine something to allow the C5-R wheels to be used on the Mustang. It wouldn't be cheap, but it's possible (though it COULD require fabricating custom suspension uprights, etc. to get it all to work).

 

For a model, it's entirely plausible.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 07 March 2013 - 07:08 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

I am doing it on a modle, but I'm looking to see if it would be a pretty close fit in the wheel well without having to do a whole ot of hacking.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

Probably...IIRC, the C5-R kit wheels are pretty small in diameter compared to the Shelby kit wheels, though.   I've looked at building a Trans Am series style race car from the Revell '10 Camaro using C6-R wheels and tires, chassis parts, etc and the race car wheels look so tiny w/ the stock bodywork...


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

I wanted to put some "sporty" looking rims on it and had a spare set that came with the C5-R that I built



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:30 AM

For what it's worth, these are C5-R TIRES on different wheels, under a chopped '70 Chevelle. If your build ends up low enough, the large wheel openings on the Mustang might look good. Only way to tell is to mock it all up.

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:26 AM

So Corvette rim fits the shelby tire other than having to trim about an 1/8 of an inch off the back. If i go with the vette wheel im thinking of painting it with a dark metal color paint. Like a dark graphite or somthing similar