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Old 01-12-2018, 09:43 PM   #1
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Dan Gurney Wheels

Hey everyone, new here, thought I'd try my luck with the 4by guys in this thread. Picked up another square that came with some slotted jellybean mags. I don't particularly like the slotted mag style, so I polished em up with the intention of selling em. Noticed on the back was a brand, Dan Gurney Ind. Did a little research and found lots of Memorabilia and Dan Gurney branded Cougars and 4 lug Porsche and VDub wheels. But I couldn't for the life of me find any info on their 8 lugs. After a little digging found that US MAG bought Dan Gurney sometime in the '70s, meaning these wheels gotta be around 40 years old. Just looking for some info on these things. Like the history of the company, if they're collectable or maybe what they're worth. Just kinda want to know a little more, I don't want end up flogging a set of wheels that ended up being worth a decent sum. Here's a picture of em, wrapped in the infamous BFG m/t knockoffs. Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:10 PM   #2
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Re: Dan Gurney Wheels

There not that hard to find. There is a set near me for $500, which IMO is too much, but if in good shape should sell....
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:16 PM   #3
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Re: Dan Gurney Wheels

Maybe they're not as common up here in the great white north. Hours of Google turned up almost nothing but little 4 lug guys. They're not mint, some corrosion and a little pitting but cleaned up better than I thought
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Re: Dan Gurney Wheels

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Hey everyone, new here, thought I'd try my luck with the 4by guys in this thread. Picked up another square that came with some slotted jellybean mags. I don't particularly like the slotted mag style, so I polished em up with the intention of selling em. Noticed on the back was a brand, Dan Gurney Ind. Did a little research and found lots of Memorabilia and Dan Gurney branded Cougars and 4 lug Porsche and VDub wheels. But I couldn't for the life of me find any info on their 8 lugs. After a little digging found that US MAG bought Dan Gurney sometime in the '70s, meaning these wheels gotta be around 40 years old. Just looking for some info on these things. Like the history of the company, if they're collectable or maybe what they're worth. Just kinda want to know a little more, I don't want end up flogging a set of wheels that ended up being worth a decent sum. Here's a picture of em, wrapped in the infamous BFG m/t knockoffs. Thanks everyone!
These are not worth any more than any other of the same style, and many that are same wheels with different name. Dan Gurney never made these wheels. US Mags made them for the Dan Gurney brand, then bought them out. There were also Carroll Shelby and Parnelli Jones slots identical to these, as well as others.

I wouldn't have bothered polishing them up. Guys love them but they are only in 16.5, so a narrow market. They bring $300 to those willing to deal with the 16.5 situation. I just clean them up and get that. Not every 4wd guy wants them polished anyway. Some like them, including me, for being what these trucks might have had in the day and like them looking aged with the truck. I've always liked the look of raw clean cast aluminum. I would try for $500 and see what you can get.

The Dana44 cover shown I had to buy new and polished. I soaked it in muriatic acid for a couple weeks for desired effect. Blasting it would have done better but I wanted to use up the acid
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:50 AM   #5
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These are not worth any more than any other of the same style, and many that are same wheels with different name. Dan Gurney never made these wheels. US Mags bought Dan Gurney brand so they could market their wheels with his name. There were also Carroll Shelby and Parnelli Jones slots identical to these, as well as others.
only ones worth the money in my opinion is the WESTERN WHEEL brand .

i have 2 of there popular styles .
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:01 PM   #6
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Re: Dan Gurney Wheels

Thanks guys, 10 minutes to type what hours of Google searching couldn't find haha. Kind of a bummer, thought I may had stumbled across some hidden gem or something. But, such is life, time to burn those Marshal's to the cords and toss the wheels up for sale ��
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only ones worth the money in my opinion is the WESTERN WHEEL brand .

i have 2 of there popular styles .
How Westerns are worth any more than the other brands. I've had most of them all, including Westerns, and never noticed a dime's bit of difference in quality or whatever else. I don't see them go for different prices. These used mags go for $300 a set all day long and the brand doesn't matter.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:16 PM   #8
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Thats kind of what I thought, if you use mags for an offroad wheel they all break the same.
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