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Features Clothes make the man ... OR ... wheels make the car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuce Roadster, Apr 22, 2013.


Which wheel ?

Poll closed May 6, 2013.
  1. Red steelies

  2. Sandstone Beige steelies

  3. Halibrands

  1. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,797


    Sandstone fits the cars personality...!
    Halibrands look good....(gives this car a "billet" era look)

  2. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Not much to dislike about any of these combinations. I really wanted to like the sandstone, but think the red pops a little more.
  3. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    Halibrands! .....sandstone looks boring and the red is to bright, takes away from the car, Halibrands are just right..... Or you could just sell them all and Buy Torque Thrust :D
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  4. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 752


    My totally unbiased opinion is the red wheels do the most for the car, and that is one bitchin' ride
  5. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Hali's, no fake knock-offs or black with caps no rings.

  6. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,498

    Kiwi 4d

    sandstone . it has that sneaky appeal of whats going on here , enough to draw you in for a closer look. remember less is often more......
  7. I voted sandstone but i'd lose the radials, hali's look too street roddy for my taste and reds are too common
  8. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,051


    Over done as hell, but the RED wheels make that ride! JMO :eek: :D

    Beautiful coupe btw.
  9. The red really pops and I know everyone swears they are played out but I think they still look pretty sharp when done right especially on black. Think about how many people simply default to black steelies now, because it's the current trend in "traditional" with the crowds approval...

    not that I can't dig the black when it's right too. I just generally shy away from cookie cutter stuff.
  10. ESGEE
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 606

    from Sweden

    Red steelies on a Black car...
    But my first choice is red 1932 spokewheels on a Black car...
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  11. GasserTodd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 370


    Of that choice, I pick the Halibrands. But I reckon a steel painted steel rim with a whitewall would be the best option
  12. Rat.Racer
    Joined: Mar 11, 2013
    Posts: 417

    from Maryland

    Red depending on your interior, if not, halibrands...
  13. They all look great! The current trend leans toward cream steelies, but the interior being red makes them look a bit misplaced. However; since you are asking opinions, I think it is a tad low in the rear. The front is just right, but a bit taller in the rear and a slightly larger tire on back would make it just that much more tasty to me. Three window/full fendered deuces ROCK!!!
  14. As previously stated why settle for just one look ??? I personally like the cream wheels, but I would also have gone for the black on black on black look too !!!!
  15. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,124

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Red wires with tall and skinnies. :)
  16. maplefrm
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
    Posts: 515

    from Central IL

    I like the red wheels because they are a good match with the red interior. It all works together.
  17. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,313


    the halibrands need more offset in the rears...but that's just me. :D
  18. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,051


    Agree, up in the back a scoosh while we're at it. :D
  19. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,514

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    I like 35 wires,no one I knew had $ for Halibrands when I started building rods in the late 50's,still there neat,just not likely,yet if you have'm use'm no dout they look cool
  20. Of the options stated, definitely Halibrands!

    Asking for my opinion of ANY color, I'd say maroon/oxblood to match the interior!

    And Henry's wires would be sweet, too!

    Killer Deuce, no matter what's on it!
  21. swsimon
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
    Posts: 117


    Red. It makes the black really stand out. My opinoin
  22. Friday night - red
    Sunday - sandstone
    Strictly business - halibrands
    Weekend adventure - torq thrusts
  23. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    I would have went with Red Steelies most of the time but those Halibrands look really good one there.
  24. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Can you add the option of Early American 5 Spokes like the Doyal Gammel coupe for good measure?
  25. This thread proves beyond a shadow of doubt,,the Hamb collective is definitely opinionated,,ask about 3 different wheels and get offered other variations,colors,styles,to raising the car up in the rear.:D HRP
  26. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    You have disk brakes on that thing don't you? They won't fit....not that it was an option anyways :D:D:D What Would Doyal do??[​IMG]
  27. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,786


    My 2 bits:

    Red= Hot Roddy
    Sandstone = Stock restorationesque
    Halibrands = Street Roddish
  28. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    HRP opinionated? I like to think of it as passionate. If it wasn't passion then I wouldn't give two shits what he put on HIS car right?! :D:D:D:D It's fun playing with someone else's money in theory!
  29. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,912

    need louvers ?

    Halibrands! What the hell is this vibe with Halis being "street roddy"? You guys do realize these were the ORIGINAL high end racing magnesium wheel, right? I do second the guys that are adding straight spoke Americans to the mix... 4 1/2" fronts with a 145 or 155 and 8 1/2" with a pair of Hurst radial pie crusts on the back.

    Oh, and had the sandstone been a bit more to a bright cream color it would have won the day!
  30. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,786


    I have nothing against the Halibrands, but I'd prefer them on a fenderless car that was set up for racing, just like back in the day. Racing wheels on a racing car.

    I say they look Street Roddy (not that there's anything wrong with it) because they have a "bling" look to them on what appears to be a fairly stock car. In other words, they're racing wheels on a non-racing car.

    On the other hand, the reds remind me of a high school kid painting them red to make a good showing at the school parking lot. Low budget Hot Rodding at its best.

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