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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirt, May 21, 2009.

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  1. slot mags

    15 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. chome reverse

    22 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. painted steelies

    7 vote(s)
    9.3%
  4. cragar ss

    9 vote(s)
    12.0%
  5. torq thrust

    22 vote(s)
    29.3%
  1. dirt
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 907

    dirt
    Member
    from norco, CA

    im building my 29 coupe as a street/strip car with a time period from 1965-1967. ive got a 283 powerpack motor with a vette 2x4 intake, tube front axle and a 57 chevy rear. im going to be running disc brakes, yes that would be period correct for that time frame.

    my question is what rims do you guys think would be the best looking? or which ones were seen more during that time period on a coupe at the strip? i know what i like and im on the fence between 2 of them. so i thought i would see what you guys thought. yes i know its my car and i can do what i want, blah,blah,blah. im asking what would YOU do.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
  2. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,068

    touchdowntodd
    Member

    no comments on the discs..

    but, i would run mags in back, chrome or painted steelies in front if it were me
     
  3. carkiller
    Joined: Jun 12, 2002
    Posts: 849

    carkiller
    Member

    Chrome reverce rear, chrome narrow slots front. JMO.
     
  4. brownington_bomber
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 23

    brownington_bomber
    Member

    I love me some slots.... The wheels.

    You running airheart disk?
     

  5. dirt
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 907

    dirt
    Member
    from norco, CA

    havent got the discs yet but thats the plan.
     
  6. The slots on back and chromies up front would be 60's correct. I've seen pics of the old street classes with steelies on back (slicks) and the nice wheels on the front. Street/strip cars.
     
  7. ROADRAT EDDIE
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,349

    ROADRAT EDDIE
    Member
    from New york

    I remember that era vividly and it seemed everyone had chrome reverse
     
  8. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    Might as well swim against the tide. Torque Thrusts:)

    Frank
     
  9. i would roll with the torque thusts! so ha! put that on the back tires and smoke it!:D
     
  10. spiderdeville
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,134

    spiderdeville
    Member
    from BOGOTA,NJ

    made in china torque thrust
    very different in 1998
     
  11. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123

    Clark
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    disc brakes .....and you have the balls to bust on me for air bags!!!!

    Might as well run a set of billet wheels with those discs! :)
    Clark
     
  12. dirt
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 907

    dirt
    Member
    from norco, CA

    yep. disc brakes. and for the record i never busted on you. i stated that airbags on a model A were wrong in my opinion and my opinion was no more important than yours. i also stated that i meant no disrespect to anyone in the thread, yourself included. disc brakes were used on drag cars in the 60's. front and rear. plenty of pictures of cars with them. in fact i have a how to article in drag race magazine from 1964. im shooting for a 1965-67 time frame for the build so disc brakes would be period correct. if i were shooting for an earlier time frame or a non street/strip type of car then yes it would be wrong to have disc brakes.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2009
  13. dirt
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 907

    dirt
    Member
    from norco, CA

    this is actually what i am leaning toward. either chrome reverse up front or my buddy has a set of fentons. the only reason i haven't jumped on them is they are 14". i kinda want to run 15's.
     
  14. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,024

    302GMC
    Member
    from Idaho

    Fenders ? Race car or street car ?
     
  15. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,431

    'Mo
    Member

    Harry Luzader's coupe comes immediately to mind as iconic for the era.

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    Last edited: May 22, 2009
  16. greaser57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 252

    greaser57
    Member
    from minnesota

    Chrome reverse.................Rich
     
  17. Voted for slots, my favorite and nowadays they're cheap.


    One thought about chrome reverse wheels, they add a lot of load to the wheel bearings due to their offset and make the car hard to steer.
     
  18. dirt
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 907

    dirt
    Member
    from norco, CA

    i have a full set of fenders. i just need a set of running boards. the car will be a street/strip car. one that was would have been driven to the track, raced then driven home.
     
  19. dirt
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 907

    dirt
    Member
    from norco, CA

    yep. that is defiantly the look im going for.
     
  20. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219

    Labold
    Member

    I vote slot mags but what the hell do I know?
     
  21. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020

    FritzTownFord
    Member

    The issue was weight transfer back then (well, now too), but "mags" (light weight wheels) were used up front if you could afford them, and steel wheels on the back because wide steelies were way cheaper than big mags and the weight didn't much matter. Oh, and we drilled and pinned the slicks with short sheet metal screws to prevent rim slip. (well, I didn't have enough power to twist the rims, but it looked way cool!)

    My first set of American's cost me more than my Chevy 327 long block in '67.
     
  22. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,019

    woodhawg
    Member
    1. S.F.C.C.

    Cragars! Loved em in the 60's and love em now.
     
  23. To Tall
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 222

    To Tall
    Member

    Torque Thrust for me I think I am unloading the cragers after paint
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    P.S the air bag debate there is another tred that clarifies this
    There where guys using air bags in the late 50’s
     

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  24. dirt
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 907

    dirt
    Member
    from norco, CA

    yes thats true. but they were kustoms not model A's.
     
  25. To Tall
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 222

    To Tall
    Member

    ok ok we got it. you vote no air bags on A's. its your tred ...and no i do not have air bags on my A
    Traditional all the way buddy I let man hole covers destroy the bottom of my car
     

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