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Discussion in 'Original Drivetrain Topic' started by citrusz, May 11, 2016.
Thanks for the pics.
Great thread...thanks for the pics, Chuck.
Most of the captioned pics were Originally posted by the infamous M21RSZ28
I tried to copy the picture from the Ames site with no luck, so I took a picture of my screen. Anyways this is the Ames,they sell a
set for 54.00 bucks.
Jim, Weve read where the SMALL taper of the AMES Repop Nut will not correctly fit
OE wheels or is it ONLY OE wheels that are already egg shaped....
I'd like to hear from one or MORE members who have bought and tried the AMES
Pontiac Parts repop nut ?????
Chuck, I have no idea and would like to know myself. I was just adding a picture to go with the thread. I am needing 20 lug nuts and have no intentions of spending 135.00 each for NOS.
What would you spend on a correct set of Repop lug nuts?
I've toyed with the idea of building the dies necessary to make the SS lug nut covers, but stop when it comes to the market assessment. I really don't want to put the time into it if I only sell a few dozen sets to the most demanding restorers and the rest buy either the current incorrect repops or solid lug nuts.
I have discussed in his with Joey Gray and he thinks about 150 a set. That might be worth it if I could sell 500 sets or so. They were also used in Chevelles and Pontiacs so maybe that would work. It would I think take 3 dies to do them correctly. Not including the final crimp. Joey also brought up the legal liability side of it. If somebodies wheel falls off, not even do to the lug nuts fault but the often mentioned problem with the tapered seats being worn and the lug not tightened correctly.
I have a set of these and am told they are original? Anyone confirm these are correct?
Maybe original, but not the "1st" design which were used from 1969 to I think 1973-4. These also are the same as the repops that are commonly seen and available from a number of vendors.
The 1st design had a shorter nut area and a longer round area above the nut area.
Somebody correct me on the exact dates. In 1969 they were used on the deluxe SS wheels on Camaros and Chevelles.
I believe they were also used on the 70-? Nova's with the 6 hole rally wheels, same wheels used on Camaro's.