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  1. Austinrod
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    Tommy the Greek pinstriped wheel cover
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  2. Austinrod
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    Some history on the car
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  3. Austinrod
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    Cool side shot
    You can see Tommy the Greek pinstriping underneath door
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  4. Austinrod
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    80’s pic with model
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  5. Stogy those are real wires on the T-bird, not caps. Probably Kelsey-Hayes that were used on many square birds.

    Mick
     
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  6. Stogy
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    I saw another today...I didn't talk to the owners so it was an assumption on my part...so I guess the spinner pops off to expose the lug nuts unless they are knockoffs which I doubt. They sure class up the situation...

    A car magazine article can highlight details incorrectly or vaguely, that's what I was questioning...then there's Stogy's take which can be just as unreliable...:D

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  7. Stogy
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    @Austinrod this Custom is well documented...that's very helpful...to you and the rest of us...many have one or two pics and that's it...

    Not to mention the original Owner still around...priceless.
     
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  8. Austinrod
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    Hey fellas so I want this too be more of a HOT ROD instead of a European design study I’m leaning now towards fiesta caps
    Bringing it back towards 1957
    Let me know what you guys think


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  9. Stogy
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    I couldn't agree with you more @Austinrod...it really looks sharp with the caps...period...;)
     
  10. I like that idea as well!
     
  11. Austinrod
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    I’ll probably be running full fiesta caps
     
  12. Squablow
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    I definitely like the Fiesta caps better than the wires. If you had the original "handmade" wires the car had at one time, I'd feel differently, but if it's Olds caps or new repop wires, I'd much prefer the Olds caps.

    Once you have the wheels and the other detail stuff swapped on, it'll be easy to try different colors on the car in Photoshop, seems like it's been several different colors during it's show years. I don't dislike the "pink", but I'd like to see what it looked like in the other hues it wore as well.
     
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  14. I don't have a better picture on hand but these are 8.20-15s on the BB. image.jpeg
     
  15. Austinrod
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    Stuff done too the car
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  16. I definitely prefer the Olds caps, but remember real Oldsmobile caps do not fit on early ford 15" wheels.
    The center is too deep and hits the wheel.

    Mick
     
  17. Austinrod
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    Hows the clearance from tire too fender


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  18. Austinrod
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    Thanks for the heads up on the rim


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    Found some more stuff
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    Another vote for the Olds 'covers. The 8.20's look great on @cactus1 BB. Plus, pretty sure you'll be way ahead on the $ versus new repop wires.
     
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  21. Toga 42
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    Back in the day, we figured out that Olds Fiesta spinner caps fit 49 -51 Mercury wheels, which have the early Ford 5.5 bolt pattern.
     
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  22. Austinrod
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    Bill’s Roadster at the Fremont dragstrip 1981
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  23. Austinrod
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    More pictures from Ron Brooks
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  24. Clearance is good.
     
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  25. Austinrod
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    It’s here
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  26. Austinrod
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    All in the details
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  27. Getting those centerlines off will be the biggest improvement of all! (By far my least favorite wheel ever!!)
     
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  28. Austinrod
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    EXACTLY BIG IMPROVEMENT


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  29. Austinrod
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    Except for the front disc brakes looks like the original suspension is still there
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