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  1. PorkChop392
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    Got these wheels with my latest project car. All are brand new in the box but I've never heard of the brand Appliance Mags. Anybody on here ever heard of them?
     

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  3. plymouthgoat
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    That's like striking gold! New, never installed rims still in the factory boxes. Probably from the 70's but yes, these were as popular as Cragar and Keystone back in the day.
     
  4. lostn51
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    Sears and Roebuck sold them in there automotive centers. I used to have a buddy that had a set that looked like Cragers on his nova in high school

    Billy
     

  5. 40fordtudor
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    I had a pair on the front of a 68 Camaro--
     
  6. gnichols
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    The shipping address is to a very famous race car builder (Tobias). I'd bet ya a beer those rims were intended for sprint cars or super modifieds. Gary
     
  7. GEEZZER
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    I think Appliance Plating started making chrome wheels then started making mags. I also think they either had or sponsored a top fuel car back in the 60's.
     
  8. I have had several sets of Appliance wheels in the last 40 years,they also offered Chrome reverse wheels. HRP
     
  9. O.Hove
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    Had the chrome ones on my 64 Vette
     
  10. black 62
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    was the price right ?
     
  11. guitard
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    He shoots he SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORES!!!
     
  12. racemad55
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    Probably not, sprints or supers would have 6 pin holes with knockoffs, nice score.
     
  13. harley rider
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    I have several of them.
     
  14. Cruiser
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    Appliance Plating was in Gardena, Ca and made very good wheels.

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  15. jcmarz
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    The Appliance 5 spoke and wires were popular with lowriders back in the 70s. They had a "A" on the cap.
     

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  16. Or wide 5s.
     
  17. Had a set on my 67 LeMans. Came from Kragens I think.
     
  18. I always liked the look of the 5 spoke Appliance wheels.
     
  19. USA Tires Sign Joe
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    Great find MIB like that!
     
  20. verde742
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    Appliance chrome wheels and mags were the "standard" in the NW..
     
  21. gnichols
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    Probably so. I didn't think that one thru much, did I? I wonder if he had a speed shop to sell to the other kinds of car nuts? Gary
     
  22. Redz Rodz
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    if your talking about tobias speed shop in lebanon, pa. , they sold anything that you needed & still do !
     
  23. PorkChop392
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    Thanks for the help everybody! Yeah they did come from Tobias Speed Shop, they've been sitting in the boxes in a basement for 30+ years. Later versions I guess because they are stamped "JAPAN" on the backs.
     

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