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Hot Rods Help me choose new wheels for my A Tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bull, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Bull
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    I'm in the process of rebuilding my Tudor. It will look much the same except for a visor punched full of holes, drilled axle and wishbones and 37 Ford taillights. The suspension bits will be painted black, along with the spreader bars, grille insert, headlights and tailights. I am now choosing new wheels for the car. I already picked up a set of Firestone Dirt Track ribbed front and grooved rears in 16". I have a set of 37 Ford Wide 5 wheels and a set of 40 Ford Steelies both of which would be painted black if I end up using them. I am looking for other suggestions to go with these tires as well. Wire wheels? Halibrands with dark centers? Perhaps some photoshop help too?
     
  2. need louvers ?
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    I think I would do the wide fives, myself. Just make sure to widen the rears appropriately.
     
  3. el Scotto
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    I'm thinking about how good that car would look with black steelies, blackwalls, and full fenders in gray!
     
  4. Bull
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  5. toughnut
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    OH, Oh oh
    Halibrands!
     
  6. Bull
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    If I do go with 37 Ford wide 5's, 40 Ford steelies or 35 Ford wires, they will be black. Any wheel set-up I go with will have to run the 16" Firestone Dirt Trackers I have waiting in the garage.
     
  7. bigfive
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    I'm partial to stock 1940 16" steels myself
     
  8. Bull
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    Perhaps something similar to the combo on Alfin32's coupe?
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  9. Crankhole
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    I think your choice of tires go best with a set of steelies.
     
  10. Bull
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    Anyone else? Photochop help?
     
  11. KCCOS
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    I agree.

    Here is my set up 1940 16". Rear are reversed and have been widend. 46 ford hubcaps.

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  12. Weasel
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    It's '35 Burgundy painted wires or bent spoke Kelseys for me - especially with the Dirt trackers. Cragar caps would look killer too....

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  13. Weasel
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    Cragar cap....

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  14. scrap metal 48
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    Narrow 40's wheels and big and little bias plys and get rid of the 4 bars and that thing would be way cooler......
     
  15. HotRodHighley
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    with the tire selection steelies or wires.
     
  16. Bull
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    Any photoshop experts want to tackle some different looks for me?
     
  17. moefuzz
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    I have the Series 390 Street Pro by Crager on my roadster project.


    http://www.cragarwheel.com/wheels/?id=4&first=0&fid=1

    They are more or less a very nicely chromed version of a Hallibrand from days gone by.

    Impressive quality...

    This is with the tri bar spinner
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    ...and the regular Crager center cap
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  18. gnichols
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    Just get some WWW, caps and rings. Save the bucks. Paint your rims black ifn you want, too. Gary
     
  19. Bull
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    Please read, any set-up WILL use the Firestone Dirt Track rear and Grooved fronts I HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED. Thanks.
     
  20. gnichols
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    Sorry... I'd vote for something like a Salt Flat then - either American, Cragar or Rocket - with knock-offs. The Cragar's and Rockets are a little less expensive. Gary
     

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