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Need custom tires from MPC 1975 vega and wheels and tires from MPC 1972 GTO

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Guys, I am looking for a few parts. My MPC 1975 Vega kit is complete minus the optional tires so I would like to come up with the correct ones for the kit. I know a ton of MPC kits of the era had the correct tires but it has been so long since I have been around these early kits that I wouldn't know what was correct and what wasn't. I am also looking for the wheels and tires from MPC's 1972 GTO for a custom build. I found a built one on eBay but it only had 3 of the wheels and tires. I don't have a problem buying a complete but shipping kind of makes the price pretty excessive for wheels on most of them. Any help is appreciated.

 

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The optional tires for the Vega would be the hollow stock car tires, as included in their Seventies NASCAR kits.  Those shouldn't be tough to find.  You don't want the dirt track tires, those are wider.

I'm not absolutely sure, but those turbine mags should be in most, if not all, recent reissues of both 1972 and 1967 GTO kits.  I'm not positive about the tires in the kit pictured, but I remember them being mismatched front to rear.

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I have a newer version of that kit from Round2 and it does have those wheels but the front tires are narrower. That does give you a much better shot at finding the wheels

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On 12/8/2020 at 7:14 PM, SCRWDRVR said:

I have a newer version of that kit from Round2 and it does have those wheels but the front tires are narrower. That does give you a much better shot at finding the wheels

Thank you for the advice. I purchased a built up GTO off eBay that is a 65 but looks like the wheels are what I am looking for. I will see what I end up with.

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On 12/8/2020 at 9:47 AM, Mark said:

The optional tires for the Vega would be the hollow stock car tires, as included in their Seventies NASCAR kits.  Those shouldn't be tough to find.  You don't want the dirt track tires, those are wider.

I'm not absolutely sure, but those turbine mags should be in most, if not all, recent reissues of both 1972 and 1967 GTO kits.  I'm not positive about the tires in the kit pictured, but I remember them being mismatched front to rear.

Thanks Mark, I don't have any of those kits. Would you happen to have a picture of what the tires look like? I may have some floating around but don't even know what I am looking for.

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I have the following:

These are on my original ‘73 Vega. 0.515” thick. They made a slightly thinner one, too! 0.468”

For the GTO: I have 4 of the narrow and 4 of the superwides. Top pic.

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For some reason, I’m thinking these were the tires in the GTO kit. Later licensing issues may have kept the Goodyear’s only.

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11 hours ago, George Bojaciuk said:

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I have the following:

These are on my original ‘73 Vega. 0.515” thick. They made a slightly thinner one, too! 0.468”

For the GTO: I have 4 of the narrow and 4 of the superwides. Top pic.

 

On 12/12/2020 at 7:48 AM, George Bojaciuk said:

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I have the following:

These are on my original ‘73 Vega. 0.515” thick. They made a slightly thinner one, too! 0.468”

For the GTO: I have 4 of the narrow and 4 of the superwides. Top pic.

I will check my MPC Buddy Baker Charger for them. I really need to find a pair I guess. Thank you for taking the time to post those pictures. It does help

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Uh... OK then...these were posted not as reference but what I had to offer. Unfortunately, someone saw them, emailed me personally and bought them all.

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Dang that sucks! Seems like that happens a lot on here where people buy out from under the original posters wanted ad. I had misunderstood or would have purchased them

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6 hours ago, AZPartsLocators said:

Dang that sucks!

Pretty good chance I'd have a set....I'll look after work & PM you my findings.

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I took your response as no interest. Held it open for you until that point. Only then, went with the offer that was waiting. You should have PM’d me.

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3 hours ago, George Bojaciuk said:

I took your response as no interest. Held it open for you until that point. Only then, went with the offer that was waiting. You should have PM’d me.

Still looking

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On 1/23/2021 at 6:20 PM, AZPartsLocators said:

Found one set of turbines. Could use one more set and still need the tires

I believe that I have the tires in these two pictures. I'll look in the morning.

Later-

 

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On 1/24/2021 at 9:37 PM, Modlbldr said:

I believe that I have the tires in these two pictures. I'll look in the morning.

Later-

 

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Awesome! Please let me know

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Sorry. Got busy at work yesterday and forgot to look. I'll check this morning.

Later-

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17 hours ago, AZPartsLocators said:

Awesome! Please let me know

PM sent.

Later-

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Still looking for GTO tires ONLY! Vega tires and turbine wheels have been found thanks to the kindness great members 1930fordpickup and '70 Grande on here!

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