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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2007, 10:43:40 AM »
When they canceled the Gold Y88 Special Edition, the wheels then went to a machined surface in gold.  So, the early 1978 cars got the fully painted gold rims, but the later 78 gold rims were machined.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2007, 09:36:29 PM »
My martineque Blue 78 had the full gold wheels on it when I bought it, and the were on the build sheet too.
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2007, 11:07:45 AM »
It would be interesting to see documentation for the machined 15X8's on a 1978 car.  I tend to think Joe Bays has this one correct.  However, he does leave open the possibility of machined 15X8's on a 1978, he just hasn't seen any documentation that they were included in the 78 model year.

Joe also makes the assertion that the Y88 had nothing to do with the all gold wheels since a Y88 could come with the 15X7's (which had machined edges) on the non WS6 models.

My old 78 came with rally wheels.  A friend of mine gave me two all gold 15X8's.  This was around 1980, well before ebay.  I had a heck of a time finding two more.  I remember calling Western Wheels (the manufacturer) to see if I could buy them direct.  They told me no, that they had a exclusive with GM.  Does anyone know if all the snowflake wheels were manufactured by Western Wheels?

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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007, 01:03:25 PM »
I have a march built 78 W72 WS6 with gray machined wheels, and shown as such on buildsheet
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2007, 02:32:06 PM »
The gray wheels were machined but the gold ones weren't.  It's very strange that Ponitac went with the all gold wheels.  Personally, I like the machined ones way better.

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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2007, 02:43:35 PM »
I have a few bulletins from Pontiac on the subject of the gold rims, plus also the other company that made the rims.  I will try to find them tonight and scan them in to post here.
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2007, 12:37:50 AM »
:shock: WOW, I never new this, I have a set plus one up in the attic, But I don't know which ones they are, But I'm keeping them for a future project, But there not soild gold. :lol:

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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2007, 02:39:11 PM »
Hope this helps. http://frankspontiacparts.com/swapmeet.htm. He has a

pair of them. i was on there earlier.
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2007, 05:38:16 PM »
I have tried to deal with that guy in the past.
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2007, 09:37:25 PM »
I'm planning to go to GM Sports Salvage this week.  Do you want me to see if they have one of the all gold wheels?  I think they charge $75...at least that's what I paid for a set ($300).

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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2007, 08:34:22 PM »
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... but I have a rare Ford Pinto in my back yard.... does that mean anyone wants it?

What year is the Pinto, what shape is it in, and how much are you asking for it?  :wink:
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« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2007, 08:48:03 PM »
hey brett ive got a lead on a guy that might have your tops....he said he took them off his 10th within a year of having it....and replaced them with a set of blacked out ones ?????? some people huh ? :shock:
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2007, 10:23:59 PM »

I found this when I was cleaning out the living room.[/img]

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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2007, 11:28:44 PM »
I will pay GOOD money for those t-tops Eroc.  Plus throw in some money for you.
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« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2007, 03:52:57 PM »
have you purchased the wheel yet? i have one. 60 bucks for mine. if you need pics let me know.
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