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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by booboo, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,179


    Black 16x4 Ford Steelies - I'll put a white pinstripe on them.

    16x4.50 Firestones Model A Coupe.jpg Model A Front Apron Installed.jpg
  2. chopo
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,265


  3. E8EE3053-649C-4130-84F2-225573A81D43.jpeg View attachment 4890887 20200807_122021.jpg View attachment 4884637 New look, the Cragars are gone!! 1961 (year i was born)Chevy caps.. I've never liked my BABY with "MAG" wheels so i've come full circle on how shes sposed to look. Originally had 49 chevy wheels and caps with wide whites which i really liked . The more I look at her, the more I get a gigantic smile on my puss. Mitch
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
  4. jvo
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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  5. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    That looks awesome as it sits, but baby moons wouldn't hurt too much. My ideal would probably be spider caps.
  6. My coupe, black wheels, maroon stripe, baby moons & beauty rings.

    Mick DSCF0758a.jpg DSCF0750a.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020
  7. mohead1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2013
    Posts: 592


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  8. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 442

    from Dundalk Md

    My 40s new look ,black wheels ,new stance image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,142

    from IDAHO

    These Work Well On Anothers Coupe.. IMG_5699.jpg
  10. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
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  11. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,177


    That fifty six is so righteous....
  12. Burtzz
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 10

    from Alberta

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  13. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 1,218


    Black wheels are a early 60's fad. Maybe 1962 or63. Also black wheels and baby moons. Had them on my 1953 Ford mainline 2-door post
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  14. Matt55folife
    Joined: Nov 28, 2020
    Posts: 126


    IMG_1453.JPG I run them on mine. I love how they look. I went for the early 60s style with my car and wouldnt have it any other way. Alot of people ask me “ when u gonna put some rims on that thing?” I simply just tell them that it does in fact have rims on it and they just dont understand. But most of the traditional guys and period correct guys get it and like it. But i guess all that matters is that i like it and im the one workin on it! Im a big fan of plain black steelies! U just cant go wrong with them.

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  15. mrharley51
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 227


    Here's my last build, a 35 Ford pick up with some blackies, Ford script half hubcaps and Firestone pie crusts... bills shop3.jpg
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  16. Cleveland Coupe
    Joined: Aug 16, 2008
    Posts: 71

    Cleveland Coupe

  17. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
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    Nicholas Coe

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  18. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,177


    Nice!! I would try to fit a Corvair front bumper, I think that's the one we all used to use.. One of those little econo cars had a chrome front bumper that fit the 55-57 perfectly.. It really made that 5,6,7 Chevy look cool..

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  20. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,971




    My wife and I usually take a short drive to do some errands. When we drive down to the ocean areas, we usually see some cool hot rods and trucks. As our area expands to continue the errands, we see different hot rods in different places. During this pandemic time, not many are on the road, or if they are, we are not on the road to see them. But, being in an area of So Cal with some history, there are plenty of old hot rods in the area.

    There are even some that we can hear going through the gears on a side road or two near some of the newer industrial tracts during our dog walking times. Sometimes, late at night, from our nearby park, besides the coyote family/pack that howls to no end, we hear a hot rod accelerating and echoes throughout the open, but quiet valley… So, we know they are out there. No, it is not an “idiot in a Mustang”, but a nice shifting big V8 motor.


    This chopped Model A coupe was one of the nicest coupes in our whole coastal area. It is well maintained as we have seen the hot rod being detailed and prepped. We haven’t seen it cruising around, but we are sure that it has its days of road hugging enjoyment. Not only does it have black steel wheels, but, they are black wire wheels. A nice touch to go along with the very cool stance and look of a classy Model A coupe.
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  21. Gasoline Junkie
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 333

    Gasoline Junkie

    Luckily for me my steelies from an '87 Caprice will accept the original hub caps 20200717_204734.jpeg

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  22. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,391

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Just bought 16 & 18 inch early Ford style steelies for the deuce roadster. Powder painted them black and have caps and rings for them. Just need time to unpack them and get some Excelsior's mounted and get them swapped out.
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  23. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
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    Donut Dave

  24. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,971


    Not the same car, but the "look" from 1959-62 during our high school days.


    As has been reported here, teenagers in the 50’s and 60’s did not have a lot of spending money. The friend who owned a 55 two door b/w Chevy sedan had probably the most spending money of all of us as he had a permanent job after school. He always seemed to have money in his pocket. He also had to have the money because he was dating the coolest girl in school. IMHO.

    We all lived near a big store on one of the largest streets to run from the ocean to Bixby Knolls and the drive-in hangouts for all of us. The paint store was called Standard Brands Paint. The bright yellow store had the most paints and applications of any store in the area. The specialty paint stores were not around, yet, so the paint market was cornered (pun intended as it was located on a corner.) This store had everything from custom colors, spray guns and even different pinstriping brushes.

    Since spray paint cans were not very expensive, almost every generation of teens in the Bixby Knolls/Long Beach area used them to get a custom look without spending a ton of money on chromed reversed wheels or the new mag wheels, that were starting to arrive on the street from Lion’s Dragstrip. (which was also close by)


    We used newspapers and masking tape, then sprayed whatever colors were available. From that, we were able to see which one looked the best. Most of our group went with the black rims and small hubcaps.
    On our 58 Impala, it went from stock black paint on whitewalls to different colors and patterns. The silver on black being the last one prior to adding small Impala center hubcaps and beauty trim. Then in 1963, I was able to purchase a set of 5 Buick Skylark wire wheels. The whole Impala took a new look and it was very cool. The only Impala with Buick Skylark wire wheels in all of So Cal.
    upload_2021-4-20_4-4-30.png Thanks, @themoose
    But, that Skylark look did not last long with the midnight theft and recovery. From that point on until sold in 1964 fall, it was painted black on black, on black (with Buick bolt pattern rims ) for the final goodbye look, as it drove away with its new owner.
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