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Chrome Reverse Picture Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vintage tin, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,499

    from BC

    Well, at least now he posting something that has something to do with the subject matter of the thread, I guess thats progress...:rolleyes::p
  2. So.... while you guys are busy pissing on each other, the mod's are going to shut down the O/P's thread through no fault of his own.....
  3. painterdude1
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 69

    from michigan

  4. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 9,762


    What are the brand of White-Wall tires on your Chevy II ?

  5. wheelkid
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,186

    Alliance Vendor
    from Fresno, CA

    Here's one, Not a smoothie. Made from all OE parts

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  6. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,341

    from Greeley Co

    I love thread! bringing back to the top again.
    this little link for newer or O/T rims is great too.

    I plan on reversing these & having them chromed (if I can find some one?) or maybe ever powder coating them. the future front slope is awesome. I really didn't see any with inner clips I'm putting them on my 53 F100.
    They are marked. (they were on a 48-49 Chrysler)
    Made in U.S.A by Motor Wheel

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  7. I saved these two from going to scrap last week. Got em from my metal shop teacher, just had to clean them up.

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  8. Sermonation
    Joined: Sep 26, 2011
    Posts: 2

    from Naples, FL

    14x6 reverse on my 62 LeSabre, waiting on spider caps

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  9. 51 BIRD
    Joined: Jan 5, 2010
    Posts: 405

    51 BIRD

    One of my favorite combinations was chrome deepdish wheels with Cal Custom "BlackJack" hubcaps. Cheap n' Simple...
  10. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,785


    I don't recall BlackJack hubcaps. Do you have a picture?
  11. YES! That one! NOT the red one with the clear plastic hood!
  12. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,785


    I wonder if the white one was a previous incarnation of the red "Grease Lightning". The red version is in the vault at the Petersen, and it's ridiculous. "Grease" was supposedly about the youth of the '50s, but I was a youth in the '50s, and I never saw anything that looked remotely like that POS. I think it was purely a figment of George's imagination.
  13. 51 BIRD
    Joined: Jan 5, 2010
    Posts: 405

    51 BIRD

  14. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,785


    Got it, thanks!
  15. Not gonna defile the thread by posting non-reverse chrome wheels...but sure enjoy looking at everyone else's!
  16. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    I've seen this picture dozens of times, and I just noticed its a four-dour...ha!
  17. My '57 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman with chrome 15 x 7 OEM type, narrow whites and '60 Merc small caps on the fronts. Not reversed.

    And same wheels /tire /caps later residing on my '60 Merc Colony Park.

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    Last edited: Dec 29, 2013
  18. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 6,326


    My 55 sunliner is getting them when I buy new tires in the spring.
  19. j-jock
    Joined: May 12, 2007
    Posts: 916


    I had a mad love affair for the older Buick rims. I had these done sometime around 1962.

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  20. SmokinBill
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
    Posts: 667


    Got some on the wifes wagon this weekend, Along with some Silvertowns
  21. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,231

    from TX

  22. elba
    Joined: Feb 9, 2013
    Posts: 542


    Here are mine.

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  23. Picked up a set at the swap meet last weekend. crw.jpg
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  24. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 4,666

    big duece
    from kansas

    Those will look bad-ass on that truck.
  25. Well, this thread seals the deal. I am going to sell my Salt Flats on my Desoto when it comes back from the interior shop and get a set of chrome wheels and wide whites (2nd pic photo-shopped to show how it will look).

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  26. Now yer talkin'! Ain't Photoshop great.
  27. dirtybirdindian
    Joined: Sep 29, 2011
    Posts: 55


    What are most of you guys doing with wheel it acceptable to put them on the rear of the wheel for a cleaner look and preserving the chrome?
  28. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 12,999


    You have a couple options. What I usually do is called a "static balance" which means weights only on the back side, it's actually a setting on most modern tire balancers.

    Second are "balancing beads" which is a product that goes inside the tire and instantly balances the tires by centrifical force. I've never used those but I've heard great things about them.

    I HATE looking at balancing weights pounded onto the front of a wheel. Looks sloppy, and I personally have never had an issue with static balancing.
  29. pila38
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 695


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  30. real chrome reverse rims found in the back of a trailer at Sins of Steel.....$100.00 later and they were another swap meet find..ebay for the lug nuts and bullets...

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