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Hot Rods 1960 Starliner wheel choice

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 396/425, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. 396/425
    Joined: Jun 11, 2014
    Posts: 70


    Finishing my 60Starliner. I’m thinking maybe stock wheels and poverty caps with white walls. Maybe torq thrust style wheels. Let’s hear from HAMB nation.... BCFADF14-526E-432F-AEBC-0F1614882D33.jpeg
  2. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,645


    Chrome reverse with baby moons.
  3. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 18,877

    Staff Member

    I always thought those looked good with whitewalls and chrome reverse wheels
  4. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,506

    oldiron 440

    I like dog dish caps but of the two like the torque thrust wheels better.
    As fancy as the car is Supreme wheels would look great, ww or not.
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  5. oldengine
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 20


    I know it's a '61, but I like this Starliner.jpg
  6. pkhammer
    Joined: Jan 28, 2012
    Posts: 548


    Kinda depends on the look you're after. Chrome reverse =laid back cruiser. Torque Trusts = Hot Rod/street performance. Painted steel/poverty caps (wider in rear) =Factory lightweight racer.
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  7. Of course you would....and of course they do...
  8. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 18,877

    Staff Member

  9. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,330

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    I am a big and little torque thrust kind of guy. :) Your car your choice, and asking us won't make it easy on ya! lol 1960 Starliner's are one of my all time favorites. Larry
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  10. Thanks Mark...isn’t that a great car though...
  11. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,585


    I like the chrome Supreme 5 spokes, or the chrome reverse with spider caps. Just my 2 cents
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  12. They were overdone to death on other cars, but a buddy had 'em his white Starliner back then and I'll forever picture the 'ideal' as his.... Cragar SS, and in the original 14" size, with blackwalls.
  13. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,291


    Cool: 60 Starliner with Chrome Reverse
    Cooler: 60 Starliner with Chrome Reverse and '60 Ford dog dish caps
    Coolest: 60 Starliner with Chrome Reverse, '60 Ford dog dish caps with 3 bar spinners

    60-ford-starliner11 Mike Perello.jpg 60-ford-starliner3 Mike Perello.jpg 60-Starliner-11.jpg

    Or chrome slots (I happen to know a guy...)
    61-ford-starliner Howard Gribble.jpg 61-ford-starliner2 Howard Gribble.jpg 61-ford-starliner3 Howard Gribble.jpg
    Howard Gribble's 61, pic courtesy Mr. Gribble and Kustomrama. '60 Perella photos also from Kustomrama.
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  14. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,797

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Didn't "Jimmy Shine"s wife in Hollywood Knights, have a Starliner, jacked up with mags?
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  15. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,160


  16. Yep....and I’m sure fiasco out the tune on it
    60 / 61 GM and Ford were both on their games...
  17. This is one of those cars that divides camps...your either a drag race/street race guy or a lower it, chrome reverse wheels and whitewalls guy..probabaly also had to do with the lady’s ya pulled too..the tougher ones wanted the bad boy racer....the refined ones liked the mild Kustom...
    How about a bad ass 390, 4 speeed car with chrome reverse wheels, whitewalls , fender dumps, and a lowered stance...I say ya buy 2 of em
  18. Torque Thrusts like above (post 16) is the absolute best pick.
    It's the first thing a kid would do with a cool 3-4
    year old used car, back in the early '60s.
    Personally I like one size bigger in rear than front!
    My $.02!
  19. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,291


    Yes and it was killer - was in Popular Hot Rodding early '80s, think it had a tunnel port FE.
  20. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,975

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Chrome reverse, spider caps and the smaller 1 1/2" wide whites
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  21. I was just asking a fellow 60's custom guy friend of mine today- Has anyone seen/have pics of a 60-61 Starliner with skylarks and skinnys? I wonder if it would look good or what?
  22. Charlietruck62
    Joined: Apr 2, 2019
    Posts: 35


    IMG_0333.jpg Mine at Back to the Fifty's this June
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  23. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 694

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    Dog dishes and 1-3/4"-wide whites plus trim rings over body-colored rims.
  24. KenC
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 461


    My 2 pennies: stock wheels with your choice of fancy mid-50s hubcaps. Dodge Lancer, Olds Fiesta etc.
  25. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,059


    In 1960 one of the local "older guys" bought a new 60 Starliner, the 360 horse version, my vision of the Starliner is a performance car not a custom (my opinion:) and should have Torque Thrusts. I guess I am not much of a custom fan and that colors my view.
  26. shawn's starliner.jpg my buddy's old 60 Starliner… Chromes with Old Cal Custom Blunt Bullet Caps...NOS twin whites side1.jpg side2.jpg
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  27. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,871

    jimmy six

    The stock 1960 Ford small caps were the finest ever made by Ford with more stolen back then than any other cap. I'd drop the nose a bit and go with stock colored rims with them. Another period correct style then would be narrow or wide whites, black rims and the same small caps...60 Star's were and still are one of my favorite Fords..
  28. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Black wheels, chrome acorn lug nuts, no caps, blackwalls.
  29. Bigblue61
    Joined: May 25, 2015
    Posts: 66


    I had Torq Thrust as well as poverty caps on my 61.
    Personally I see too many Torq Thrust in the last few years.
    I would go with either Radir with the rib down the middle, which is a period correct wheel , or Im thinking about salt flats style with the grey center and the oval/kidney bean type of slots

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