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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slim tempo, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. slim tempo
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
    Posts: 323

    slim tempo

    When I was at the Stafford Springs Motor Speedway for the swap meet last weekend I had a pocketful of cash to find some old Cragar or custom wheels for my 1959 Rambler. After walking for over an hour and looking and looking, I couldn't find anything. What did catch my eye was a set of trim rings from what looks like to be a mid 80's Ford F-150. They had these cool 2 lines of orange on them. $10 later I was in the parking lot popping off my hubcaps and installing these beauties. 017.JPG

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  2. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,746

    from Hampsha

    Looks good, esp the color works.
  3. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    Awesome! They look and make the car standout just that much more. Good score!
  4. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,187

    from Nicasio Ca

    Excellent! Once in awhile you find something that's pretty much worthless to anyone else but perfect for your needs.
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  5. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,644

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Worked for me too for a short time in the 60s with small chrome grease dustcap also. Dose your Rambler wagon have a spare-tire-well for a spare?,I had one with out anyplace for a sparetire at all,came only with a tube patch kit under the rear seat. Only car I ever had factory built that way.
  6. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 897

    jim snow

    Score! Snowman
  7. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,735

    scrap metal 48

    Cool wagon.. Looks racy now....
  8. Nova Thug
    Joined: Jun 9, 2012
    Posts: 162

    Nova Thug
    from SG Vizzle

    Yep, 80’-90’s F150 trim rings.. My dad had an 89 F150 XLT and those rings were on it.. Funny how the red detail lines have carried on from the 40’s.. Then again that truck platform had the twin I-beam front suspension which is basically the last iteration of the early Ford solid axle wishbone setup which goes back the the teens or twenties..
  9. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 121


    Great wheel look! Really fit your Rambler. Cool looking car!
  10. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,860


    A nice change and didn't take any money away to stop you from buying a set of wheels if you find them at the next swap meet!
  11. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,803


    Chrome grease caps would set things off nicely. Looks good with the rings, though.
  12. Crocodile
    Joined: Jun 16, 2016
    Posts: 163


    A set of spyder caps would really look good with them, but they seem to be in used wheel territory for price.

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