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cragar ss, cool or not?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mr. h, Aug 2, 2007.

    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,369


    They look good on just about anything !!!

    Had ‘em on a o/t vw big and on my zapper

    not a fan of unilugs
  2. To add to what jnaki said, at that point in time just about everybody was lusting for a set of polished American Racing 5 spoke magnesium wheels. The problem was that only the gold chainers could afford them. So along comes Cragar with a chrome plated pseudo imitation that practically everyone could afford and the rest is history.
    I never cared for them then and still don't.
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  3. olds vroom
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
    Posts: 924

    olds vroom

    Not cool I hate these wheels so ugly

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  4. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 691


    New paint after a tornado, but the Cragar's still look good. 150.jpg
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  5. They looked pretty good on my old Falcon, this was taken when we loaded it up for the trip to it's new home. HRP

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  6. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,507

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I really can't think of any other wheel that would look this good on this car. 20171017_141320.jpg 20171023_110749.jpg
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  7. Splitbudaba
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 395


    My favorite back when I raced my 57' Chevy !! EPSON007.JPG
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  8. liliysdad
    Joined: Apr 1, 2013
    Posts: 94

    from Oklahoma

    Cragars are always matter what. The coolest where the gold ones.

    Cragars, Slots, and Turbines.....the holy trinity.
  9. Ericnova72
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 369


    I always liked the looks, but hated the construction and so thus hated the wheel.
    Growing up in the Midwest rust belt I began driving in the early-80's, a young kid couldn't find a used set that wasn't rusted or peeling....but aluminum slots, torque thrusts, and S200 "daisy mags" could be easily refinished with some elbow I came to love aluminum wheels and hated any chrome plated wheel.
    Had Cragar offered it with the exact same shape in polished aluminum it would have been a big hit for me. The aluminum version they introduced about 10 years back called 610C, they changed the shape of the spokes and it just isn't the same vibe, so no go.
    For me, Ansen slots were the coolest and most sought after, and I still love slots to this day. Every garage sale and yard sale I go to my eye is always peeled for any vintage aluminum wheel.
  10. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 18,105

    Staff Member

    I couldn't take it any longer, I changed the spelling in the title to CRAGAR
  11. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,298


    They did make a polished aluminum center version, when they first came out: 7F2B0A1F-E16B-45C8-8B5D-FEE6666CF350.jpeg
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  12. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 912


    My view is they only look good with black-wall out, shaving the sidewall lettering would make them even better looking. Max diameter is 15"..

    I prefer to get the old ones and have them sandblasted and painted GM Argent Silver.
  13. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 815

    from colorado

    20200601_064344.jpg My wife's Fairlane. If you were around in 60's and 70's you couldn't get much cooler than this.:cool: I know there are white letters on the front, She wore out the back tires and the fronts weren't wore yet.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
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