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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jakespeed63, Nov 3, 2017.
I liked the wheels on the concept drawing better
I'm not bashing on the wheels either, just think, as stated before, they are too"busy" for me on this car.
It's a stock bodied car. Thank Henry or Edsel for the styling...but Chip did do an absolutely incredible build.
I applaud him for his restraint regarding the body.
Not a car I'd want though.
Just not into restorods and it would be a sin to tear it apart.
Those iffy wheels are an easy change if someone didn't like them.
I think they look like something Ripley might have found on the ALIEN space ship myself...but that doesn't matter one bit as its only my personal opinion.
Chip's the only one who has to like them!
I posted photos of Chips bitchin' coupe on other sites and it turned into "The Sour Grapes Car Club".......The wheels are controversial and "Controversy Is The Engine That Powers Change"... ..IMHFO
I agree on the wheels. Maybe like more 50's/60's spindle mount front and halibrand rears matte centers with a polished lip. It's still a nice car even with the busy look those wheels give it.
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Color: Take it or leave it for me, but actually works. And it's not black...AGAIN!
Wheels: They're ok, not awesome in my view, not hateful, but also not sure they're a great "fit".
Build: What's to say? Typical stunning Foose craftsmanship. Perfection nearly everywhere.
Don'ts: As in don't like, I don't like the woodgraining (seen in the other thread), but go figure right? As for what I don't like about it (the grain) it's the color and grain choice. Sort of like it's trying to steal the interior, somewhat obtrusive, and frankly I've seen him do better in that 1 regard.
Now please, I'm not being a hater. The car's a fuckin 9.999364 outta 10 double throw down stunner. As usual he nailed it, and he DID NOT build it for me so there's that...
Okay, I went back and actually read the Hod Rod article. Says they are Curtis Speed wheels and mimic vintage Halibrands. I know the old sprint cars used to swap the wheels inside out to change offset and setup. Wouldn’t it be funny if the other side of these new wheels looked smooth, like some of the most iconic wheels ever?
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I would change the wheels and turn the trunk handle up 180 degrees.
I wonder what the tits...I mean the wheels would look like in a cast color?
Chip is an innovator and I absolutely love the car at first glance. Can’t wait to see it in more detail. Guys like him are why I enjoy this hobby. Thanks Chip.
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I'll play "glass half full" here.
I actually think the car may be a little bland for those "busy" wheels.
Well as far as a 1932 Sema integration the wheels are more '50's early '60's Indy style so no go there. Paint is way too shiny, plastic looking, for '32 as well. And as far as not chopping it and running boards why should thatbe seen as revolutionary? Chip is a great designer, his TV showman was good, and when I've seen him in person a very authentic, down to earth guy. But not a whole lot new stuff about his car. Execution no doubt is perfect but just because a celebrity's name is attached I don't think that automatically means everything he does is stellar.
Well it’s a “Hot Rod” and was chronicled in Discovery’s new acquisition TEN Pubs HRM.
It’s also sporting a CYCLONE Quickie
That sure does look good!!!
I saw it it person, and it is impressive.
The "flipped wheel" concept is interesting, if that's truly what the deal is. Here's another similar wheel on the coupe on the right...
You can't just flip a true knock off wheel that was cast as such, look close, they have integral pin drive centers.
The ones you may have seen were either the style that used a seperate pin drive pressure plate or they had the pin drive casting machined off.
Wheels look like three different wheels all rolled into one. I like em due to being different, but dislike em due to em being too busy.
So, I'm confused.... do I like em, or hate em? I do not know, haha.
I love Chips build style of clean, but any old Ford of that era looks dorky and awkward unchopped, in my opinion.
Of course this is all my opinion, and Chip is the only one who has to like it. Plus he has the ability and means to change anything at anytime.
That roofline is just to high for me, forget the wheels.
Color? I could live with it.
Not true grasshopper. Rawlings has a huge talent for giving TV producers just the kind of shit THEY think we want to see. Check his net worth if you don't think he has the talent to sell bullshit!
WOW a Foose car with no Foose Orange on it
Thanks for all the commentary
Some of us may forget, that Chip grew up with Sam Foose as his Pops
I really like Chip Fooses job on this 32. Color and all. One of my favorite things about wheel and tire combos are that they are so easily changed. You can swap them out and completely change the feel/look of a car. Pinstriper40 beat me to it but the wheels on Chips 32 are very similar to the ones found on the "Afterthought" model A. I like this car as well.
This just goes to show how Henry's designers got the 32 Ford to just about perfection from the start. I don't see any real modifications on this car's exterior other than wheels and stance. Just minor fit and finish and voila, its done.
I posted a pic of Andy Brizio's Flamed 32 , Moderator deleted it because of the wheels , Hmmmmph ?
Same thing happened to me Dave when I posted a shot of Roy Brizios' gorgeous copper 55 Chevy sedan, you know the one, with the billet wheels that look like 62 Corvette hubcaps.
Life goes on!
While I agree that the "pepper grinder cutter" wheels may not fit the style of Chip's Deuce 5wd, there is a precedent for running such wheels on a Hot Rod:
1966: The Holmes & Kugel #262 D / Gas Roadster (a '32 5wd with the top cut off ... aka "Coupester")
1968-1969: The Kugel & Holmes #262 B / Modified Roadster
I didn't say there wasn't a precedent for the wheels. Chip "buisyed" them up a bit much for me. Jerry liked those wheels so much, he kept them when he sold the "coupster" to Lupe Valenzulea. Do you know who Jerry bought the 5 window from? I do.
I think Chip is one of the greatest but ,I don't see much of an improvement over a traditional 50's hot rod
Hmmmm, maybe Chips "outcast" would fit in here:
For those HAMBers that are shy about clicking on links, here's the pics of “Betty” in the (October 31, 2017) HOT ROD Magazine online news article:
artwork by Chip Foose
Images by Cory Burns
A few pics from the FOOSE website of the start of the build:
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