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Ford F1 wheel/Cap decision

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THR1LL3R, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. 40's caps/Ribbed rings

    36 vote(s)
  2. Mercury Full hupcaps

    28 vote(s)
  1. So I bought me a F1 last summer in search of a little shop truck for myself and a driver in between my projects.


    Kinda had in mind some ribbed trim rings and 40's caps for it so I order two early ford 15x7s from Wheelkid to go with my 15x5s that I already had so my truck could run the early caps.


    Waiting for my wheels I had bought my Shoebox project some Merc caps and made the mistake of putting them on the truck while I had 15x5.5s in the front and 15x6.5s in the rear. I really love the Merc caps but still love the hotrod look of the caps and rings. What do you guys think? Caps and rings and keep it like most F1s on the road... or keep the caps and slowly turn it into a custom (I hope not lol). Thanks for voting.


    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  2. Im split both look killer
  3. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

    brad chevy

    Small caps and rings if you want it to look like a shop truck. Full caps if you want it to look like a car show truck.
  4. I personally like the full cap better,but i'm more of a brightwork guy......
    Either way,still lQQks cool. Tough call there!

  5. I can't really decide but I do lean towards the full Mercury caps.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  6. The caps and rings are very nice, but still utilitarian.

    The full caps are more custom looking.

    Edit...I guess the point was to give you my opinion...

    I prefer the caps and rings. :)
  7. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280


    I like both but those merc caps look great on there. I wouldn't make it a custom truck though. Maybe a custom tonneau cover, something like white pleats or black with a diamond in the center. Just a mostly stock looking truck with a couple nice details added.

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  8. I like a small cap and ring, any of the '40-'48 caps will fit it. The '40 Standard/pickup caps you have look good, '42 is my favorite of all the '40-'48 caps.
  9. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,960

    from Finland

    Save the Merc caps for the shoebox.
  10. i voted caps and rings.
    that's the biggest mcdonalds arch i have ever seen.:D
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    Posts: 183

    from St. Louis

    I like the shot at God's Amoco. I used to live down the street from it, just past the Hi-Pointe. So glad they didn't rip that sign down when they changed the station to a BP ... it's in the Guiness Book as the largest.

    I vote ribbed rings with the poverty caps.

    The full caps do look good tho. ...if you keep it that way, I wouldn't do anything else to it.
  12. I suppose it's personal opinion,,but I like this style. HRP

  13. My opinion: Keep the small caps and raise the rear a couple of inches of leave it low in the back and go with the full caps. Both look pretty good.
  14. That's what me and my buddy were saying... Tail dragger vs hotrod..
  15. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,872

    from Reno, NV

    I say to keep the rusty old center caps that were on it when you bought it!

    Just kidding, I like the caps and rings.
  16. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,063

    scrap metal 48

  17. they both look good. i have the ribbed trim rings and ford script caps on mine. get a o to good comments on them.
  18. Dang Full caps are losing? Where's my custom guys at?
  19. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 6,030

    anthony myrick

    absolutely full caps and drop the rear some more!!!
  20. 50Poopbox
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 71


    I hope the Merc caps come out from behind. They look sweet and every truck has caps and rings.
  21. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,770


    you definitely should go with caps and rings and send the full caps over to me for my custom F1 hint lol
  22. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    from Alabama

    To me the full covers do not jive with the whitewall tires on that truck. The small caps and rings do. I do think it would look great just a little higher in the back especially with the caps and rings.
    Maybe the full caps would look better with black walls.
  23. jkski
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 137


    caps and rings are the ones to go with,look sooo good on that ford
  24. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 918


    I voted for the small caps, because I have '55 Merc caps on my '49 & don't want anyone else to have that look!

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