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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. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    I find it amazing that the three choices are almost a even draw.

    I built the coupe first with the red rims ... to match my roadster.


    But I became tired of the red ... because my roadster has had red rims for 25 years. So I went to the Sandstone Beige ( new rims , tires ect ) and tried them. I liked them but ... put them on my 49 Mercury M-47 that I sold.


    So I put the red rims back on ... was was not satisfied with it. So I went with the Halibrands ... :)


    I really like 5 spoke Americans ... but I have had those on a few O/T vehicles and have grown somewhat tired of them on my cars.

    THANKS for voting and expressing your opinions

  2. Personally I think it looks good with all 3 different styles. HRP
  3. EZ Cool
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 265

    EZ Cool
    Alliance Vendor
    from Slaton TX

    Depends on the car, I voted for red for personal reasons. I'm surprised that the vote is so close.
  4. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    If you posted that picture with the Halibrands in the First place there would be no competition! damn that looks amazing.
  5. davedeltadog
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
    Posts: 172


    women go crazy for a sharp dressed man! ZZ TOPS
  6. Sweepspear
    Joined: May 17, 2010
    Posts: 292


    Tough call, but I vote Sandstone Beige.
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 300


    Halibrands scream Hot Rod!
  8. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    If you had included Torque Thrusts as a choice that would have done it hands down for me. Not the full polished but the dark spokes and polished outer. There is hardly a car on the planet that doesn't look good with Halibrands so that would be my second choice. The painted steelies with a trim ring and small cap (regardless of color) has been done to death with the street rod crowd and has kind of lost favor with me.

  9. anythinggm
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 445

    from Oregon

    Had a guy running around here for a few years that ran two colors. One set on one side and than another on the other side. So depending on which side you looked at. One side was custom and other was traditional. It was kinda cool. It really comes down to what you like and not what the masses are doing..
  10. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    How about 'none of the above' and going with a set of Burgundy or maroon painted Kelseys? IMO they give a real classy timeless hot rod look and work really well on a black car....

  11. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
    Posts: 334

    from tn

    A 32 Ford coupe makes any wheel look good
  12. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    Or you could paint your steelies like Hamber Ilari did in an oxblood/maroon color. This may be VW Bordeaux red from the 1950s....

  13. tmfcracing
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
    Posts: 984

    from Sweden

    I think the red wheels looks best on your black 3 w. Also match the interior :)

    The color on the post above would be top notch .
  14. Looks like sandstone beige is the new red (at least for the moment anyway). Do you have paint codes for the red and beige. Might help a brother out if they run across this in a search.
  15. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    The Halibrands really do compliment that car very well.
  16. Iceberg460
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 880


    That’s kinda like asking blonde, brunette or redhead…

    To which I would reply, yes please!
  17. Come on Randy,,dare to be different,I still have a little Exorcist Green left over from the pickup!:D HRP

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  18. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Can I pick "none of the above"? Of the options presented, I went with red, but Olds Fiestas would be the ticket...
  19. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    LOVE the green! I would go a bit more to apple though, personally, but hey, that's me!!
  20. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,609


    They all look pretty good but the stance looks best with the red wheels. Did you have a larger tire on the back with those wheels?
  21. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,469

    A Boner

    Easy steelies.

    Right Larry?
  22. norm ricardo
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 130

    norm ricardo

  23. Hemi j
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
    Posts: 389

    Hemi j
    from Colorado

    Halibrands, but no matter which ones you use it needs to be lowered!
  24. JTRestro
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 14

    from Nyack NY

    To me, the sandstone gives it a classy look
  25. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    Sorry ... the rims were powder coated ... not painted.
    The red matches the rims on the roadster and they are 90 Chevrolet pickup torch red. :)
  26. 54rat210
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 390


  27. 4rod
    Joined: Feb 4, 2008
    Posts: 806


    Sandstone, hilies very ugly
  28. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Halibrands or black steelies
  29. fiddy
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 163


    None of the aove. Gloss white steelies no caps.
  30. pila38
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 765


    Of the options, I like the Halibrands. However, some chrome reverses on the rear would really look tits. reverse.

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