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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Is there a resurgence in painting the wheels red on a traditional hot rod or custom?

    Long before I joined the hamb it was the norm but go back 15 or so years ago red fell out of favor and black seemed to be the new flavor for most of the new builds.

    I've had a few hot rods with red wheels, cream wheels & I've also used assorted greens and one car with black wheels.

    Do you guy's think red is making a comeback or do you prefer another shade? HRP
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  2. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,686


    Doing the same thing everyone else has already done, over and over again, is tradition.

    So, probably yes.
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  3. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,890

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I like red wheels, and have gone that route in the past..not because of popularity, but simply because I liked the look.
    On my convertible I went with black, which I also like (red would contrast with burgundy), plus the black ties in the running boards and top.
    I don't get the negativity some people have over wheel color choice..popularly used colors were popular because they look good.
    These cars are a personal expression of our true to yourself.
  4. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 2,235


    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,696


    2448CC30-3DC4-473C-B90B-7C615C6D897D.jpeg C0756A3C-ECC9-4E60-AB77-A2191A282128.jpeg 450EDBA9-069A-4A30-89E3-41081BA91C38.jpeg BB9690EC-4799-4A98-BC97-0D870981B6DC.jpeg 3899F8DD-F6E6-47BC-BB17-5BE1928D9F2D.jpeg What’s old is new again right !?!

    I think the reason red wheels fell off the map was , like you said HRP 15 or so years ago when the rat rod thing was.....well a big deal every cobbled together, booger welded , spider webbed hunk of junk had red wheels!

    so real hot rodders did not want there cars associated with that junk and went away from the red wheels.

    with the rat rod scene seaminly dying off, I guess red wheels are ok again.

    while used a lot , I still like them on certain rides.
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  6. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 346


    Neat Farmall. I have one just like it. Red wheels excepted! ha ha
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  7. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,581


    Red was and is traditional, aint that what it's all about???o_O
  8. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,686


    Nice big-n-littles on the Farmall!
  9. When I joined the hamb I had red Kelsey Hayes wires. HRP

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  10. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,023


    My '35 sedan steel wheels have been red for 20 years, my wife's little truck has "butter yellow" '35 wires.

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  11. I may have to go back.:) 2013-03-16 10.36.02 (1) (1).jpg DSCN7764 (1).JPG IMG_0287-vi.jpg
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  12. FB_IMG_1527715392873.jpg 20190213_154012.jpg I've always liked that black/red combo, my DAD clued me in YEARS ago! I took his word as he was a gearhead from way back. Even my black OT cars had red wheels. Its just a shame it got botched up by the RR crowd. Mitch
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2020
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  13. Like Father Mulchay said “popularity, popularity“ ...or something like that.;)
  14. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,139


    No red for me. Back in the 70s I saw a pic in Street Rodder of a black 29 Ford Pickup with green wire rims (tire adapters;))...and I was hooked. It seems every rod i've built ends up satin black, and if I'm running caps & rings on it, I'm going green. The 36 Cabriolet (avatar) is getting the same green treatment with wide whites.

    Whadya expect from a guy with a last name like Murphy ??? 1.3.jpg 1.2.jpg 1.4.jpg :D
  15. I like the look of green wheels too! HRP


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    close but no ceeegaar !!!

    love mash !!
  17. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,139


    I knew that there was something I liked about you HRP:D:D:D:D
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  18. More like 20 years ago but who's counting.........
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  19. Yeah, I know. Just making a reference to him not getting the joke. I don’t get the popular or what’s cool now thing. :)
  20. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,682

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Red wheels popular? Please NO :D:p
  21. Sonofabob
    Joined: Jan 28, 2020
    Posts: 92


    Mine are painted the same rootbeer color as the roadster. 20200508_132921.jpeg
  22. evintho
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,523


    Red wheels are the bomb!

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  23. Bengal Red works for me........ 20170611_070856.jpg Westminster bound (1) (1).JPG 5539972554BB90CB.png 20190925_073621.jpg
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  24. RatPwrd
    Joined: Apr 15, 2019
    Posts: 94


    DSC_0080.JPG IMG_20200704_065838851_HDR.jpg My Dad put the red steelies on the truck, been on there for almost 20 years, had a really nice 50s cruiser look. About a year and a half ago I put the Torque Thrusts on it, and has more of a 60s Hot Rod look.
    Have gotten a ton of compliments on the "new" wheels, almost everyone likes it better with the 5 spokes. I love it either way! but a wheel swap can really change the "look" of a Hot Rod!!
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  25. rtp
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 150


    Painted mine tangerine . black didn't look right to me . and red was every where then. IMG951643.jpeg

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  26. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,105


    I like ones running red but for me I like black wheels on my hot rod.

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  27. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,058

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I never painted my wheels red,but though it looked good on some cars. Never though it had been over done,but maybe on the wrong coast it was,I'm right coast.
  28. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 841

    Shutter Speed

    Gee, I hope so. I’ve got 4 of these lightly-used “Rubilite Red” ones w/caps for you. 7354DADE-2F91-401C-9E1D-8DFEF1D096C6.jpeg 11AF0DD8-090B-4E09-BEF8-05616C1DB6EE.jpeg Switched to black ‘35’s.
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  29. I'm with you Dana, Red & Black always look good together especially when the ride is a traditional car or truck. HRP


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    41 GMC K-18

    Variety is the spice of life!
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