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History Halibrand - In pursuit of history & stories

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

  1. ZAPPER68
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
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    ZAPPER68
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    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

    LVH
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    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
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Don't know but glad you bumped this.
     
  4. 28rp
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
    Posts: 65

    28rp
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    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: 1,567

    bowie
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    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.
     

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