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Offline Brian

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2012, 01:50:38 PM »
I ordered 5 of the Mr. Gasket lug nuts just to check them out and you are correct that they are about 1/8" taller than the original lug nuts.  The seat on them does not look like the one in the picture you attached though. It matches up well with the seat on the originals and on the reproduction ones I just bought from you.
  I also figured out something yesterday that may help some people out.  As we discussed somewhere on here before, the chrome wheel lug nuts are 13/16" compared to 3/4" hex for the standard wheel lug nuts.   If someone is trying to find the correct 13/16" lug wrench they can be hard to find.  I figured out yesterday that the lug wrench in the 80-96 Ford F150 trucks is a 13/16".  The bend in the end is slightly less and the handle is about 2" longer.  I quickly remedied the angle issue by heating it with the torch until red and bent it to the same angle as my original 13/16" lug wrench.  I then cut the handle to the correct length and re-shaped the cut end to a 'blade' with an angle grinder.  I will post a picture in a few days once the gray paint dries.  Looks just like the original 13/16" one I have, and they are very plentiful in junkyards.   
'64 Skylark 2dr ht 4 speed, 300-4
'65 GS ht, 4 speed,2-4s,AC,PS,PB,PW,Pseat,Tilt
'66 Skylark 2dr ht 300-2 automatic
'78 Yamaha DT 400 2 stroke
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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2012, 07:28:47 AM »
Here are some pics of the 13/16" Ford truck lug wrench after modifying it to match the 3/4" 65 Buick one I had.  The 3/4" original one came out of a 65 special I parted out many years ago.  I have seen them all different shades of gray.  I painted these with some gray rust-oleum paint. 
'64 Skylark 2dr ht 4 speed, 300-4
'65 GS ht, 4 speed,2-4s,AC,PS,PB,PW,Pseat,Tilt
'66 Skylark 2dr ht 300-2 automatic
'78 Yamaha DT 400 2 stroke
'88 Ford F-150 4x4 (used to be 4x2)
'89 Ford F-350 4x4
'03 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2012, 11:33:11 AM »
Nice work Brian!
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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2012, 11:45:44 AM »
Brian

Which wrench started out as the Ford in the bottom picture?

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Milton
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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2012, 12:13:05 PM »
The wrench in the bottom of both pictures is the one that was modifed from a Ford truck.  It fits the lug nuts with the 13/16" hex.
'64 Skylark 2dr ht 4 speed, 300-4
'65 GS ht, 4 speed,2-4s,AC,PS,PB,PW,Pseat,Tilt
'66 Skylark 2dr ht 300-2 automatic
'78 Yamaha DT 400 2 stroke
'88 Ford F-150 4x4 (used to be 4x2)
'89 Ford F-350 4x4
'03 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2012, 05:57:37 PM »
Brian, the Mr Gasket lug nuts appear to have a larger diameter dome than the original/repo nuts. Is that true?   if so, is it noticeably larger?
While I considered purchasing some of Jon's repos, of the FIVE 65-6 GS's I have, NONE of them came with original rally wheels! I do prefer the 15" wheel anyway. The Mr Gasket version may be good enough for me.... and fit my x5 budget better. :icon_biggrin:
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66 GS Silver Mist/black 401 4 spd
66 GS Flame Red/black 401 5 spd
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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2012, 07:26:01 AM »
The dome is slightly larger, but you will never notice it unless you have one laying next to an original on the bench.  You cannot tell it by itself and definiltey will not notice it on the car.   They are about 1/8" longer than the originals, but it would take a pretty keen eye to notice that on the car as well. 
'64 Skylark 2dr ht 4 speed, 300-4
'65 GS ht, 4 speed,2-4s,AC,PS,PB,PW,Pseat,Tilt
'66 Skylark 2dr ht 300-2 automatic
'78 Yamaha DT 400 2 stroke
'88 Ford F-150 4x4 (used to be 4x2)
'89 Ford F-350 4x4
'03 Honda Accord Coupe V6 6-speed manual (daily driver)

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2015, 01:02:45 AM »
Ok here it goes ,is there any interest in more lug nuts on the site? I have checked on having another dozen sets made! I have at least three or four local people interested in sets one guy says get them made I want two sets for sure! So that would cover three or four sets out of the dozen the cost has gone up a little ! It has been three years since I did the last ones! The best price on them would be $215 ! Before shipping this is Not Polished! I'm try to work a deal on getting this done.So if there is interest let me know ASAP as the machine shop has time to work these in the next months Thanks Jon :headbang:

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2015, 07:57:11 PM »
Jon,

I'd be in for one more set.

Mark
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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2015, 08:35:19 PM »
Jon

I would be in for another set.

The last ones were great.

Roger Sears was asking about a set in Spingfield at the Nationals but he doesn't use a computer.

Milton
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65 Red White GS Convert 99 in Registry
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65 Black GS HT - SOLD to a good home local
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64 Special 4dr parents bought new not 4 sale

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #55 on: September 30, 2015, 12:22:01 AM »
Hi Jon,

I am interested in 2 sets.

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2015, 08:18:25 AM »
Jon , I take it these are for the chrome wheels ? if so I,ll take  a set also .
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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2015, 01:21:31 PM »
Yes these are for the chrome wheels! I will put some shots on so you can see them! I would feel comfortable with doing these with a few more people interested got to make. Sure they are sold!Thanks guys

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2015, 11:37:04 AM »
Couple pics stainless nut is on the left

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Re: 1965 GS Lug Nuts
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2015, 01:04:43 AM »
It will be awhile longer before These go into production as I have some unforeseen bills that I have to get paid off! Thanks for your patience!