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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vintage tin, Nov 14, 2010.
Bodyman - yes Summit sells that wheel.
thanks daddy o s do they sell the push through bullet ?
Hey thats the Bitchin El Camino you hate so much!!!! What up Rob???? Is that your 4 door?
Are these "true" Chrome reverse or just stock style chrome wheels? I looked on the Summit site but did not find them. Thanks, Todd
Stock chrome wheels, but I think they are available in different offsets???
Search the summit sight using "Wheel Vintiques".
True chrome reverse are gonna mean going with wheelkid or another specialty company. Expensive with long waits is usually the rule here.
Real Chrome Reverse, real Baby Moons, fake white walls,... *port-a-walls*
The "unintentional" Graffiti Coupe
One of the best profile & worst cars I ever owned !
*Disclaimer* OK,.. these are actually smoothies, and I never got a chance to drop the rear the 2" I wanted to before I sold it. but you get the idea.
Hey Matt, yeah, i just picked up the bel air. got it off the orignal owner. the el camino will be for sale as soon as i get the suspension back together.
I just love these wheels
always a fan!
I see two different type of reverse chrome wheels.
The first has the the stair step lip - Series 62 style wheel
And the smooth lip - 51 series style wheel (Smoothie)
I like the 51 for the deep lip appearance, but the ones i have seen do not have the nubs to hold the outer mounting dog dish caps. The vintage reverse wheels that i see have the deeper lip, but it seems like the newer offerings are more like the 62 series.
Anyone have additional insight?
These are actually smoothies because I couldn't find any real reversed wheels when I bought them.
Back from the dead....
I'm trying out this look on my Chevy II. These are from Wheel Vintiques. I've seen some bad comments about this company on the forum, but these wheels are great! Nice plating, and balanced perfectly with very little weight.
More photos of the chevy II with the wheels please.
My current and long term project, also with chrome reversed wheels (for now!)
I need to get the back ones mounted yet!
I had just bolted those on the front 15 min before I took the pic last weekend, and posted the pic about 2 hours after that.
I'll post some pictures when I get the back tires mounted and can get the car out of the garage.
There are many references to WheelKid. How do I get a hold of him for some questions? I need a 13 to 14 inch wide chrome reverse wheel. Wondering if he can help? Thank you.
Did a search and realized that wheelkid is at RallyAmerica. Already sent a contact to them. Sorry, I should have searched first. Mark L
ok here is mine.
Rob, neat car.....
Just picked these up. 15x8 chevy with f60 wide ovals still attached
Thanks Dooley !
My Chevy II, as requested. 14x5 wheel vintiques front, 14x6 rear.
Here are some on my t
Picked these up this weekend at a swap meet. They came from an old store stock from 20+ years back. The one in the rear is reversed and does not match the other two.
The best wheels ever in my opinion. Hard to find Ford/Dodge 4 1/2" pattern. Much more Chevy 4 3/4"" patterns around . They are a fair weather wheel very subject to rust pitting especially on a daily driver that is used in all weather conditions ,gravel roads etc. I'm not sure if it is the just quality of the chrome (or if the new wheels are better chrome today). I am in a very harsh climate, which does not help.
I have heard different opinions on rechroming old chrome reverse wheels, or having a custom set made at a wheel shop at the offset and width desired ,then chromed.
It may be an option for those with odd bolt patterns for Oldsmobiles, Buicks and 55-60 Mercurys that have a 5 inch pattern .
these are my favorite, love that cap on them
to they guys with the 60's cars. What type of backspacing are you running? I am getting ready to buy a set of 14x6 for my 64 Impala and there are a few different backspacing options. I want to make sure the ones I order will fit. I want some dish on them so I was thinking about a 2.5 inch backspace. Any suggestions?
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