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Hot Rods with Magnesium Wheels Picture Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gasr57, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Jeem
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    Ha Not much.

    Not a hot rod in the truest sense but it was fun...Here's my old Galaxie...real mag Halibrands on the back.
     

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  2. Dave50
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    My pants are bulging theres a woman out there tonight who is in for a good time :D:D Theres some really nice cars and wheels here
     
  3. need louvers ?
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    Dear God I still love that car... Didn't I trade those Halibrands with you for a pair of American five spokes?
     
  4. Jeem
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    Yep. 2 Americans, 2 tires and, I think, a hundred bucks! Those Americans went with the F-100....

    Get your RPU done!!!!!
     
  5. Tony
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    Here's mine....it HAD to have magnesium's...can't explain it ( and really couldn't afford it!), just had to. :D
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    American 5 spokes are my personal fav, but i love just about ALL the magnesium wheels that were run back then. Cool thread too!
    Tony
     
  6. newjersm3
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  7. I'm in love with that!!!^^^^^
     
  8. Phillips
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    Love it.
     
  9. Old-Soul
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    Hot damn, both are mean looking coupes!!
     
  10. DaveyJonez
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    Still searching for the correct fronts. The backs are correct...

    bestside.jpg
     
  11. I hated the miss matched wheels. This day at Riverside I had bought the Halibrands for the front, and was still saving the $$ to buy the rears. That was the one and only time the car appeared with the American/Halibrand wheels.
     
  12. 4ever18
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    OK, here's a photo of my "pile of parts" '34 5 window project with real-deal Magnesium wheels on the back and aluminum copies on the front.

    new 34 Ford 5 window coupe 024.jpg
     
  13. Love the bright luster look of a freshly set of polished Halibrands, but found it just as easy 'to not be married to them' and let them just take on the dull look late in the racing season.
     

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  14. Man, I heard that!! ;)
     
  15. Hard to keep shiny, but bitchen, nevertheless
     
  16. I ran 15x4 and 15X9 big windows on my '28 sedan for 10 years when I was a much younger man, and had the energy to polish them once a week.


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  17. need louvers ?
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    Mine are getting the full polish just as soon as I'm done paying for them. I HATE dull magnesium, and would never leave them thatway just to prove they are real.
     
  18. Old-Soul
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    I like "raw" magnesium wheels. But I also love the look of "rough cast" aluminum wheels too.
     
  19. hog mtn dave
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    Ha, I thought I was the only one. Polished magnesium has a beautiful distinctive look. Anybody willing to take the time and expend the energy to keep them up has my respect. After a few years I wimped out and went to polished aluminum. Now they hang on the wall getting grayer every day.
     
  20. need louvers ?
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    Nope, this may sound like sacrilige, but the other thought is a powder coat to mach the light silver/gold tone of the Dow coat. Kinda depends on how they look shiny first.
     
  21. Mark Hinds
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    Dean if you look at the picture of Jacks Maryann 31 sedan you will see the reflection of your polished mags on the concert driveway. Glad we didn't get caught that day
     
  22. hotrod--willys
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    IMG_0002 - Copy.jpg I like to see magnesium in action. :D
     
  23. Name the car,,win a Burgie!
     

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  24. hog mtn dave
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    agreed..one more in action and polished up, for a few minutes anyway.
     

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  25. Gasr57
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    That would be THE "15oz" coupe.
     
  26. ShortBus
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    Halibrands on Bob Green's roadster.
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  27. Jeem
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    I too love the look and feel of real hand tooled magnesium...

    Chip, those badass wheels you have SURE DO have LOTS of NOOKS and CRANNIES to keep polished....your poor fingers!
     
  28. 270ci
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    15 oz Coupe!!
     
  29. falcongeorge
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    In the mid-seventies, I was in Mission BC after a day at the drags, and parked in the parking lot of a local restaurant was a weathered, oxidized, red early '60s F100 PU with a white cap type camper and scruffy, oxidized 4-hole halibrands on the back. One of the oddest car related things I've ever seen. Often wonder who it belonged to, and what became of those wheels.
     

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