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Old 02-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #41
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Default Re: Chrome reverse wheels on 60s customs

Here's my '60 with chrome steelies, all I'm waiting for is some US Royals like mentioned in another thread.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #42
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Had a long talk with the folks at Diamondback about whitewall width. They recommend for anything after '61 their 1 + 1 whitewall. 1" width that is 1" off the tire rim. Love a chrome reverse. Very popular wheel back in the '60s here on the East Coast.

I started out with the Coker WWW, but have now switched to the 1 + 1 from Diamondback. Looks good with the chrome reverse.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:41 PM   #43
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Had a long talk with the folks at Diamondback about whitewall width. They recommend for anything after '61 their 1 + 1 whitewall. 1" width that is 1" off the tire rim. Love a chrome reverse. Very popular wheel back in the '60s here on the East Coast.

I started out with the Coker WWW, but have now switched to the 1 + 1 from Diamondback. Looks good with the chrome reverse.
I talked with Diamondback as well and that's where I'm going to get my 1" whitewalls. I also talked with Rally America and they told me to decide what backspace I wanted and they would make me a set of chrome reverse wheels. I also get 10% off for being a alliance member. What backspace would y'all recommend for my '64 Biscayne?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #44
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Default Re: Chrome reverse wheels on 60s customs

maybe these ! Brad's pic sorry !
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #45
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chromies are not used enough. love them in wide whites, pinners, black walls, hell, even red lines.

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Old 02-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #46
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Default Re: Chrome reverse wheels on 60s customs

Are you going with a true reverse? Mine are standard wheels with a little extra off-set, but not true reverse wheels.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:10 PM   #47
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Are you going with a true reverse? Mine are standard wheels with a little extra off-set, but not true reverse wheels.
I spoke with Rally America and they said they can make me a set of chrome reverse wheels. All I need to do is tell them what backspace and he said it would take 3 weeks to do them. What backspace should I use?
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #48
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Back in the '60's a "double reversed" wheel had the center reversed, and as much off set to the outside as the drop center on the rim would allow, and they always were 14" rims. Looked great but was sure hard on wheel bearings.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #49
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^^ Hmm.... thanks for that info.^^

I am trying to get ahold of Wheelkid right now to commission two more wheels. Waiting on an email response, but I heard thats standard when doing business with him. He has the best wheels from what I have heard too though.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #50
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I thought it was "chrome don't get you home" !!
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #51
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I will be running some chrome reverses on my 56 Nomad. These vintage blunt bullets by Cal Custom are period perfect 60"s
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #52
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Here's the difference in a regular wheel and a reverse wheel, what Ralleye America calls their Tapered Outer Rim wheel:





The reverse wheel looks completely different because most of the offset is now on the outside of the mounting hub. I have 7" regular chrome wheels on my '61. But if I went with a true reverse wheel, I'd probably go with 6". And as Dean has pointed out, the reverse wheels can be hard on the wheel bearings. I'd follow the wheel manufacturers suggestions on the offset.
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Here's the difference in a regular wheel and a reverse wheel, what Ralleye America calls their Tapered Outer Rim wheel:





The reverse wheel looks completely different because most of the offset is now on the outside of the mounting hub. I have 7" regular chrome wheels on my '61. But if I went with a true reverse wheel, I'd probably go with 6". And as Dean has pointed out, the reverse wheels can be hard on the wheel bearings. I'd follow the wheel manufacturers suggestions on the offset.
With that said, what backspacing would you recommend for my '64? I'm going to run 15" wheels. I have 14s right now.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:16 PM   #54
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Nice 60 Cincinatti Slim!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:36 PM   #55
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Just wanted to say that I am a HUGE chrome reverse fan and have had a few hot rods over the years that I have put them on. I hope my attachment showing you the gasser I recently sold that featured custom made 15X5 and 15X10 chrome reverse wheels makes it on here(first time trying to post a pic on here). I also had them on a 57 Chev 2 dr wagon that I owned for 22 years. Just plain chrome reverse are the ticket for me(like good ol' American Graffiti), I have never cared for the smoothies, or center caps on mine at all. But, it's all good!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:43 AM   #56
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I will be running some chrome reverses on my 56 Nomad. These vintage blunt bullets by Cal Custom are period perfect 60"s
I would LOVE to find a set of those. I don't suppose anyone reproduces that style?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:20 AM   #57
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I would LOVE to find a set of those. I don't suppose anyone reproduces that style?
they show up on e-bay once in a while, i sold the last complete sets i had a month or two ago.

i put an nos set on the blue '60 belair. it has supremes on it now, maybe the guy selling it still has the wheels and spiders...
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:36 AM   #58
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they show up on e-bay once in a while, i sold the last complete sets i had a month or two ago.

i put an nos set on the blue '60 belair. it has supremes on it now, maybe the guy selling it still has the wheels and spiders...
Loved those blunt nose spiders Steve, it's the only set I've ever owned. If I'd known that guy was going to replace them with other wheels I would have liked to keep them.
Should say Steve gets the credit for setting up that blue 60, I just massaged it a bit. Steve has great taste in cars. The 60 as it sits today for sale is not nearly as cool with those small supremes. Gary
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:48 AM   #59
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With a standard chrome oe wheel having a backspace of about 4 1/2, how much backspace should I get for a chrome reverse wheel?
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