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Projects 1957 Chrysler Mild Custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Gotgas, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 22,053


    That is quite an accomplishment considering it's black paint that shows every little fault. GOOD JOB pops :)
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  2. Love the small bumper bullets.
  3. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,553

    Peanut 1959

    They must be REALLY small, because I can't see them on my phone screen!
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  4. There on the bottom part of the bumper in the middle.
  5. MOTOV8N
    Joined: Mar 20, 2015
    Posts: 382

    from Manitoba

    ...the thread, the workmanship, the car, ...the entire shah-bang is absolutely second-to-none!!

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  6. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,706

    from DFW USA

    Just to see what it would look like, I swapped the wire wheels from my wagon to the Chrysler. The tires are so much shorter, it lowered the car over an inch! The offset is causing the front tires to rub on even a modest turn, and IMO at 6" wide, the rears are too narrow. They look "okay" but I don't think they're an improvement over the chrome reverse.

    I've got a set of early '50s Pontiac caps I will toy with. I might run some bullets or find some spinners. If Tony wants to make me a good deal on some '56 accessory caps, we can talk. ;)

    sorry for the blurry cell phone pic...
  7. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,553

    Peanut 1959

    Thanks for doing that to satisfy everyone's curiosity. Given those two choices, I prefer the capless chromies. Regardless, you've got a stunning mild custom there. You are the envy of a lot of HAMB-ers, right now!

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  8. I agree. They look okay, but the chrome reverse wheels really seal the deal on this car.
  9. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,198

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Man, that thing looks sooo good. My wife's brother lives in Fort Worth, maybe we'll get to see it sometime when we're down.
  10. Well, the wires put the car right in my era. They would park that on the front row, at Harvey's Broiler.
  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,464

    from Nebraska

    Man that thing turned out awesome. I love it!!!
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  12. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,318


    I'm with Phil. I like the light/dark/light contrast that the spoked portion of the wires provide. No biggie, though.
  13. Hard call, I like them both. I lean towards the chrome reversed though
  14. Jay71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2007
    Posts: 799


    Oh man! Those wires take it to a whole other level imo. If it was mine there’s no way those chrome steelies would be going back on, and I LOVE chrome steel wheels. The car is a stunner either way, but those wires!!!
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  15. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 12,931


    @Gotgas...this reminds me of @D-Russ's Miss Vicky as in do you want her Dirty Bad...:confused:...(the term used was not this nice...:D) or do you want her Ivory Snow Pure...Its an interesting thing that happens with some customs when you mix it up a bit, it becomes a bit Hotrod with Elegance...It would be Reversed for me as I like Dirty Bad...Fantastic either nailed it and I said it before...;)
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
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  16. Both styles look good, but chrome wires always add a higher level of elegance. As long as I don't have to keep them clean... LOL...
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  17. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,173


  18. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,553

    Peanut 1959

    Hell, I don't think you could put on ANY kind of period-correct rolling stock that would look bad on this machine!

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  19. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,015


    Wires look better, though the chrome reverse looks more hot rod.
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  20. WIRES! But the chromies are good too, if you can't deal with the tire rub.
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  21. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,487


    IMO the wires add another level of class to an already drop dead gorgeous car.
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  22. As I said before, the Chrome Reverse are perfect, the wires just ok.
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  23. I think the chrome wires put the car in the early 60s custom vibe. Chrome reverse look good too.
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  24. Late to the Party
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 869

    Late to the Party

    Love the wires! They have a lot more class than the steelies.
  25. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 842


    Chrome wheels get the vote here in Philly! While I like the wires they seem too obvious a choice.
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  26. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,706

    from DFW USA

    I'm glad we all agree. :confused: :D

    I'm going to run the wire wheels for a little while longer at least. They're growing on me. I'm game planning a tire swap, might go to a thinner whitewall à la Clif Inman's car. We'll see. In the meantime, I went around scouting locations for taking dslr photos in the near future and found a couple of spots I like. This spot was really cool in person and I like that you can clearly see the subtle rake, but my phone camera is terrible. And I guess I should have moved the bum's shopping cart...

  27. Dyno Dave
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 220

    Dyno Dave

    I really like the wires, seems very correct on a Chrysler product, adds a understated elegance to your outstanding Mopar. Suggest staying with the WSW's that's a lot of black to play off of... dyno dave
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  28. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 13,830


    I actually like the wires more than I thought I would, they look good on the car. I think I'd still prefer the chrome solids but the wires are better than I'd thought. Now it REALLY looks like the photoshop.
  29. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,173


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  30. Taboo56Chevy
    Joined: May 21, 2018
    Posts: 470


    a 1" white wall would defiantly set a early 60's vibe, love chrome reverse wheels with the narrower whitewall.
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