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Old 09-17-2013, 10:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by justme1969 View Post

Kept thinking those looked like monza wheels and found a pik.
My friend had one with the big spyder over the hood looked cool he beat it to death.
The tail light first made me think Monza though.
justme1969 - At first glance I can see the resemblance but a closer look seems to set them further apart.

I wish the Centurion's wheels were as common as the Monza wheels. That is one area of the Centurion build that is extremely challenging since the 4 lug bolt pattern (pcd) is 95.25mm (3.75") and the wheels are not hub centric... Finding and refinishing decent vintage wheels ate up a huge amount of time for this project. I suspect that is why the Centurion in the Lane Motor Museum only has hubcaps. The RQ Riley plans state they used Carroll Shelby Scorpions... I doubt there is more than possibly one other set out there somewhere but I may be wrong.. Back in the day (1982) wheels may have been plentiful but it appears many have dried up.

The Centurion's tail lights per the plans are from an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser (Station Wagon) although there are many styles that would also look good frenched in.


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