Register now to get rid of these ads!
  1. NEW MERCH!!!!!!

    Hey guys... It's that time of the year again and we are introducing some new shirts in the Jalopy Journal store - including our first ever pocket shirt! So, if you are in the need for some new threads go here:
    The Jalopy Journal Store
    Dismiss Notice

History Halibrand - In pursuit of history & stories

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by flatblackindustries, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. ZAPPER68
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 194

    from BC

    I bought a set of 15x14's and 14x6's from Halibrand back in '84 when they were still in California. If my memory serves me correctly (rare for me now) I was told they were heading to Kansas to set up shop. By the way, my wheels have never been on the road and are 100% original.

    One of the 15x14's was porous in 2 places due to machining and with a little dab of JB Weld it's now 'good to go'. I have ancient '0' mileage Pro Tracs mounted on them now but will likely go with a Hoosier radial when the time comes to getting the car on the road.
  2. LVH
    Joined: Aug 18, 2017
    Posts: 1


    I was told that it was Ted Halibrand who chose the 6 pin on 5" bolt pattern for the midgets and sprint cars. Anyone know if this is true? Were there other 6 pin on 5" hubs prior to Halibrand's knock offs?
  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 8,388

    from oregon

    Don't know but glad you bumped this.
  4. 28rp
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
    Posts: 69


    Great thread-glad it,s been bumped as well......
    I am lucky enough to own a couple of Ted,s offerings- a 101 midget with side bells and six pin hubs and a 201 that's been adapted for the street under my 35 pick up project.
    These things are n,t easy to find down here in little Tasmania!
    They are both Torrance manufacture-they can t get much further from where they were built!
    Great info and history session-keep up the good work guy,s
  5. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,653


    I ‘m glad to see this thread resurface as well. Always have been intrigued by the Halibrand mistique. I’d love to see that timeline defining magnesium 4 to 5 small windows, medium windows, speedways and sprints.
    elgringo71 likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.