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Old 08-24-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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'66 Safari original rim color?

I did a search in the archives and came up empty, except for a discussion about how dangerous split rims are. My rims have been updated and appear to have been black. Is that the standard, original color for a '66 Safari? I have seen a photo of a mid-sixties trailer with red rims and baby moon hubcaps. Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-24-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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When I got my Globetrotter it had the factory Alloy rims with newer tires. The spare however was a tube type steel wheel with an original Dayton Mobile Home tire mounted on it. I have assumed these are original.
While sanding the rim for a replacement tube and tire I only uncovered black enamel paint.
This doesn't mean you have to paint yours black. Do anything you feel is right. Red is good. Maybe blue?

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Old 08-24-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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My 67 Safari has original black rims with the baby moon caps. I'm the second owner and nothing was changed on it. Still had original upolstry and curtains.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:39 PM   #4
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My 66 Safari had original black rims. I just had them powder coated black again and they look great! Now in search for hub caps
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:59 AM   #5
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our 60 trdwnd had the splits ,black with the ring painted silver.I think they were original as The airstream book by Bryan Burkhart shows those original wheels painted as such.I painted my new wheels blue to match the travelalls
two tone color,its an Alfa Romeo color ,very pleasing .the paint is close to an international harvester color ,but a nicer shade.Original black is very athentic
,but some color makes it pop a little.

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