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Old 04-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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The bullitt wheel?

Do you feel the the bullitt wheel is a mustnag rim or a muscle car rim i know the old challeger had some on it and ive seen different car wit them on em. What do you think?
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Muscle car.....period.
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Re: The bullitt wheel?

A little of both. The Mustang has come with Bullitt style wheels for years.
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both really, like stated above
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I think they came from the mustang on the original movie "Bullet". So I would say they were then copied and made a muscle car wheel. But again started as a mustang wheel, and as said to be copied is the best form of appreciation.
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Do you feel the the bullitt wheel is a mustnag rim or a muscle car rim i know the old challeger had some on it and ive seen different car wit them on em. What do you think?
i like thinking of getting cobra wheels that are similliar,very nice
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Re: The bullitt wheel?

The wheels on the "Bullit" Mustang, driven by Steve McQueen, are Torque Thrust wheels, by American Racing. They were first produced in the late 1950's and probably were the wheel which started the American custom wheel craze which is still going on.

Bullitt wheels are a copy of the Torque Thrust wheel, and have only relatively recently become a Mustang wheel; Torque Thrust have been around for over 50 years.
Mustangs were produced after the Torque Thrust by several years, so I would call the Bullitt wheel a muscle car wheel that has become a Mustang wheel...
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The wheels on the "Bullit" Mustang, driven by Steve McQueen, are Torque Thrust wheels, by American Racing. They were first produced in the late 1950's and probably were the wheel which started the American custom wheel craze which is still going on.

Bullitt wheels are a copy of the Torque Thrust wheel, and have only relatively recently become a Mustang wheel; Torque Thrust have been around for over 50 years.
Mustangs were produced after the Torque Thrust by several years, so I would call the Bullitt wheel a muscle car wheel that has become a Mustang wheel...
Absolutely correct. It was a hot rod wheel first. Cragar SS. I have a set of bullitts for sale if anyone wants them.
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I stand corrected thank you for the education sir. ( sincere no sarcasm)
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I stand corrected thank you for the education sir. ( sincere no sarcasm)
I'm just old enough to remember these wheels in the 60's... I researched them about three years ago when I bought a set of Torque Thrust II's off of eBay...
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Here's an original Torque Thrust...

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Re: The bullitt wheel?

Yah I was going to say the same thing...cragar SS and the old daisies on the 50's/60's cars were the "original" bullitts.

They became popular on the late model mustangs in 01 with the Bullitt...then Ford decided to make them as a wheel option on the 01 GT and later standard on the 03-4 GT's. Then the 05+ gen. had their own versions. Of course the aftermarket world followed suit offering many different styles...from the bullitt replicas on AM to the American Racing Torque Thrust M's.
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