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Hot Rods Another “What a difference wheels make” thread.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55styleliner, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. 55styleliner
    Joined: May 11, 2015
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    I wasn’t a fan of the wire wheels on my 36 3 Window, they were on it when I bought it. So I put some Artillery wheels on it and $200 back in the bank after selling the wires and caps. It also got the rear end lowered about 3/4” and the rear axle moved forward about 5/8”.
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  2. Your car was sexy with either shoes it’s wearing.
    I can’t say either way
    Nice ride
    If your happy
    Then your happy
     
  3. ABONES
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    I personally like the wires and caps better. Although I am a big fan of wide fives.
     
  4. okiedokie
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    Great change in my opinion.
     
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  5. BamaMav
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    I gotta say, it looks better to me, too. The wires were OK, but too dark IMHO. The lighter wheels contrast the dark body color better.
     
  6. oldiron 440
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    The black wires look serious the other wheels make the car look like it's meant to make ice cream runs and get groasherys.
     
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  7. squirrel
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    With either wheels, the wheel color and center cap style make a huge different in how it looks. There were lots of things to change, besides wheel type.

    As long as you like it....
     
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  8. Flathead Dave
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  9. Stylish new look.
     
  10. 41rodderz
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    Both look good. If you changed the wheels as well as $200 smackers richer, I think you have a win.
     
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  11. I think the new wheels/tires fit the car better and I was never a fan of black/dark paint with black wheels.........not even on new cars. It's better IMHO
     
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  12. Mr48chev
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    I'm with Jim on this one, wrong color on the wires and those caps as nifty and expensive as they are belong only on fenderless rides. A different color on the wires and some simpler caps and maybe beauty rings would have made a world of difference even though I really like the new look.
     
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  13. 64 DODGE 440
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    Nice to see the fart can exhaust gone too.
     
  14. i.rant
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    New look is a winner IMO.
     
  15. No mater which wheels you run, that is a beautiful car!
     
  16. Lowbuckbuilder
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    MUCH better. Thx for sharing.
     
  17. bob b.
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    I am not a big fun of eather0ne
     
  18. Tri-power37
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    The artillery wheels are much nicer. But your car my friend would look good even if it had no wheels and was sitting up on cinder blocks!
     
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  19. 55styleliner
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    Ended up painting the wheels a darker grey that leans a little blue. Bigger rear tires and a touch of red in the Ford on the hubcaps


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