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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. That car is the reason red wheels are over done. It looks great in any form but the red wheels make it timeless.
  2. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,367

    from CT

    RED= over done
    SANDSTONE= Too plain no pop
    HALIBRANDS= Perfect for that car
  3. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,016


    About as silly as asking who has the best spagehetti sauce but I will give my 2 cents. !whatever you like best. ~sololobo~
  4. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,706

    big duece
    from kansas

    Some bent spoke kelsey's would look killer in this color.(mental note taken), with big and little bias ply.
  5. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I agree, I'm liking that too. But I STILL say Fiestas...
  6. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 907

    mow too much

    You didn't have an ''all of the above'' choice, your car looked great with them all.
  7. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,520

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    Thanks ...

    As of now ... the sandstone's and the Halibrands are tied with red being 10 votes behind. I had actually thought that RED would be the winner by a large margin.

  8. Amazing how even the votes have been. There is no clear winner in this poll.
  9. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,735


    I prefer the sandstone but,,,,,with your interior color, the red or Halibrands look the best.
  10. The red looks good , it really does !!!
    I just think red has been SOOOO over done and so poorly at this point that folks want to see something different no matter how good red looks. But it will come back again.
  11. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,660


    Sandstone, all the way. I like the extra contrast over the red and I'm just so tired of shiney mags.
  12. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    from Caro,MI

    It looks like Sandstone Beige may be the new red.:D I've been thinking about a fresh look for my roadster and this may be the way to go.

  13. I lean toward the sandstone myself,,notice I'm parked beside Randy. HRP

  14. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,286

    from MB, SC

  15. 3 Deuces
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 55

    3 Deuces

    I prefer steelies over mags, but the Halibrands certainly look good.
  16. All in all it is what era you are trying to portray. Reds are in the 50s Halis are 70s and sandstone is ???
    But my vote is defiantly RED!!!
  17. Granted that red is rather overdone in general, but it does look good on this car......with the caps and rings. Of course, some guys back in the day would have run a set of
    Olds Fiesta or Starfire flipper caps.
  18. King Karl
    Joined: Sep 27, 2007
    Posts: 383

    King Karl
    from N.C.

    Red & Sandstone seems more classy and portrays a slower car, (to me) while the Halibrands lean more towards the hot rod/race look.
    I can see older/reserved gentlemen going for the red while the younger/wilder group would pick the Halibrand.
    If you are in the transition years like myself, go with a chrome steelie. You can never go wrong with that! :D
  19. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,520

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    The poll is over :D

    The results are very close. I am surprised at the results

  20. EZ Cool
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
    Posts: 260

    EZ Cool
    Alliance Vendor

    Yeah, red wheels may be a little overdone nowadays (and I have them) and Halibrands are quite popular but are out of most peoples reach due to availability and/or price so there was only one other choice left for some.
  21. ffr1222k
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,061


    What did you decide to use on the car? Or do you have all 3 and just change occasionaly?

    I didn't see the poll until it was closed, but I would have voted red.
  22. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,520

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus

    The coupe now wearing the Halibrands but still have the red rims and tires ready ... :D

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