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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Apr 21, 2021.
Bob Drake offers polished stainless steel trim rings. HRP
Trim rings and no hub caps on my Roadster.
Tastes differ. I much prefer the rings that leave the outer edge of the rim exposed. The type that cover the rim edge were typically (in the US) used with “styled steel wheels” (aka Rally wheels, etc,).
As for rust, seeking trim rings made of stainless eliminates than problem. Yes, they cost more, but quality almost always does.
Quote From Ted C. "The Wheels Make The Car"...(1977)...
Always And That Is Why It Is A Deluxe...
I think steel wheels look naked without them.
I tried rings on my roadster but I decided it looked better without. They're now wall art.
15” hot rod style ribbed chromed stainless steel trim ring set on Ebay. Claiming they are high quality stainless then chrome plated???
Well I see no reason to plate stainless , but it can be plated . Just a different luster than a nice polished look
'54 Chevy Truck...
Not for me
Yes...on all five wheels.
I like them. JW
Had them on my last rod also
Had trim rings on my 37 for over 40 years. JW
Bryan, give Lloyd a call, i got mine for the T from him about 10 years back and still good. JW
This is why i ask about trim rings. At least it didn’t take out our rear skirt this time. But alas we were towing a camper ,and of course the camper mutilated the cap, we never found the caddy centre.
I know it not HAMB approved but I took the UGLY mags off this 33 yesterday and put Steelies on it with out rings Much better now
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Did the same on my( Avatar ) 34 no rings
I don't like the squeaking and clicking going down the road.. Every set I ever had made a lot of noise..
I like the original shiny black wheels with quality chrome lug nuts or Moon Eyes full disc wheel covers.. They look so cool on any old Hot Rod.
I would not be without dented trim rings.
When I bought my new 16” wheels from WV through Summit they said that trim rings would not fit on the 16x 4.5 front wheels.
I thought that suits me just fine.
Put me down for a "yes" vote
I think that Trim Ring's are the Cat's Meow I have had them on my car since it was Born
and that's the Fact " Jack "................................!
Just my 3.5 cents
Live Long & Die a Fool
P.S. look at my avatar pic.
Yes, I have stainless steel trim rings on one of my cars. The wheels are steel and ceramic coated to a nice almost chrome like silver. But I wanted a little more bling. I had a set of polished stainless trim rings, so I snapped them on and liked the look. No center hubcaps, just chrome lugnuts. I like it, and they've been on there for about 7-8 yrs. now.
Had them on my Roadster
what's really cool is an open wheeled hot rod with reversed wheels out back. can't run a trim ring facing outward but you can run one on the inside. doesn't get noticed unless you're inspecting it up close when it's parked. add some 45 fin drums separated by a quickchange and you got it really going on.
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