Wheels - United States

 

US Production Wheel Chart
       
U1
Semi Deep Dish
U2
Chrome
U3
Chrome
U4
Chrome
U5
Silver
U6 U7 U8
 
               
U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16
 
               
U17 U18 U19 U20 U21 U22 U23 U24
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Type Year US Wheels
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Type US - 1968 Redline - Semi Deep Dish
U1-S Small
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Tool #s: None & 1

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Car Usage: US Custom Camaros only: Types (1,2,3,4 Common)
                                                                   (5,7 Occasional)

U1-M Medium
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Tool #s: ?

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Car Usage: US Custom Camaros only: Types (1,2,3,4 Common)
                                                                   (5,6,7 Occasional)

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Wheel Center: Short

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Mount: Hub

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Finish: Chrome

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Center Caps: (No finish - Common)  (Chrome - Occasional late run)

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Redline: Embossed

Seen only on the earliest of the US Custom Camaros
Chrome Center Caps where probably leftover wheels hot stamped at the time of U2 wheels

 

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Type US - 1968 Redline - Chrome
U2-S Small
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Tool #s: 2 to 20 (observed)

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Car Usage: US Custom Camaros only: Types (5,6 Common)

U2-M X Medium
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Tool #s: ?

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Wheel Height: Extended Hub, Wheel and Center

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Wheel Center: Tall

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Mount: Hub

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Finish: Chrome

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Center Caps: Chrome, (No chrome rare late run)

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Redline: Embossed Brighter Red

Seen on early US Custom Camaros
Non-Chrome Center Caps are Rare to see and probably leftover late run use.
Two Non-Chrome Center Cap wheel has been seen on a US Custom Camaro, Types 7 & 9

 

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Type US - 1968 Redline - Chrome Big Hub - No Finish Center Cap
U3-S Small
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Tool #s: 2 to 20 (observed)

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Car Usage: US Custom Camaros only: Types (7,8 Common)

U3-M X Medium
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Tool #s: ?

 
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Wheel Height: Extended Hub, Wheel and Center, Thicker half of Hub shaft

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Wheel Center: Tall

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Mount: Hub

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Finish: Chrome

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Center Caps: No Finish

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Redline: Embossed

Seen on early US Custom Camaros

 

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Type US - 1968 Redline - Chrome Big Hub - Chrome Center Cap
U4-S Small
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Tool #s: 2 to 20 (observed)

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Car Usage: US Custom Camaro: Types (9 Common)
                   US Custom Mustang: Types (1,2 Common) (3,4 Occasional)
                   US Silhouette: Types 1

U4-M X Medium
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Tool #s: ?

 
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Wheel Height: Extended Hub, Wheel and Center, Thicker half of Hub shaft

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Wheel Center: Tall

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Mount: Hub

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Finish: Chrome

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Center Caps: Chrome

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Redline: Embossed

Only difference from U3 to U4 is the deeper Hot Stamping of the Chrome Center Cap
These Wheels are significant because other Hot Wheels castings started to be released with these as their earliest wheels.

 

Type 1968 US Wheels - Redline - Silver
U5-S X Small
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Tool #s: 48 to 74 (observed)

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Car Usage: US Custom Camaros: Types (9 Common)
                   US Custom Mustang: Types (3,4 + Common)
                   US Silouettes: Types 2+

U5-M X Medium
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Tool #s: ?

 
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Wheel Height: Extended Hub, Wheel and Center, widened Hub

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Wheel Center: Tall

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Mount: Hub

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Finish: Silver

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Center Caps: No Finish

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Redline: Embossed

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Type 1968 to 1970 US Wheels - Redline - Widened Hub - Chrome Center Cap
U4-S Small
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Tool #s: 2 to 20 (observed)

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Car Usage: US Custom Camaros: Types (9 Common)
                   US Custom Mustang: Types (1,2 Common) (3,4 Occasional)
                   US Silouettes: Types 1

U4-M Medium
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Tool #s: ?

U4-L Large
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Tool #s: ?

 
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Wheel Height: Extended Hub, Wheel and Center, widened Hub

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Wheel Center: Tall

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Mount: Hub

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Finish: Chrome

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Center Caps: Chrome

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Redline: Embossed

Other Hot Wheels start to be released and received these as their first wheels

 

 

Type 1971 US Wheels - Blackwall -  Cap
U6-L X X Large
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Tool #s: ?

 
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Finish: Silver

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Center Caps: No Finish

Same as U5 with no Redline
Used only on the rear of the Snake and Mongoose Rail Dragsters

 

Type 1970 to 1978 US Wheels - Small Spoke
U7-S X X Small
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Tool #s: ?

 
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Finish: Silver

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Center Caps: No Finish

Non-removable
Used only on the front of Dragsters

 

Type 1973 to 1977 US Wheels - Redline  - nonremovable
U8-S X X Small
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Tool #s: ?

U8-M X X Medium
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Tool #s: ?

U8-L X X Large
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Tool #s: ?

 
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Finish: Silver

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Center Caps: No Finish

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