The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gasr57, Oct 23, 2012.
My old Gasser / hot rod 30 years ago...
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Where did ya get those bullet center caps?
I used a standard chrome center cap and whittled the tip piece on my lathe and JB welded them on the caps. I'll see if I have a better picture somewhere.
Since gassers seem to be OK here, this is my buddy Joe's '65 Winternationals and March Meet C gas winner.
Here's mine, 6" & 7" Americans.
Bump this up!
6 pin big window knockoffs
From 1964 thru 1981, we ran a set of magnesium American Racing Equipment 5-spokes on the coupe ... 15"x4" Le Mans Torq Thrusts on the front ... and 15"x8½" Torq Thrusts on the rear:
1964 (fronts only)
1964 (rears mounted on Bruce's slicks)
Late 60's (mounted on Goodyear Blue Streaks)
February 1973 (all polished up for the GNRS)
... I still have these magnesium wheels (now severely oxidized ) ... and plan to run them on the car again someday!
Just got done polishing and snapped a pic,It was more of a document for myself not to ever do that again. There black now...
Still looking for the rears but heres mine
Neat car !!!
Here's mine. All American! All magnesium.
Halibrands on the rear, Aluminum Americans on the front.
Here's mine, A.R.E.s 5 spokes and 12 spokes
Stopped polishing them years ago!
Sweet thread keep the pictures coming...
Halibrands and 12 spokes
gary terhaar : Thats some wild ass paint you got there! Great lookin` "A"
Thanks,that was a old picture,I hope to post some pictures of its new incarnation.it was confused with the flathead and metal flake,it will soon be in the right time zone with a big inch nailhead this summer.
Thank you for the kind words guys.
I have always loved polished Americans. It took many hours to keep them clean. It's like an addiction. This is from middle 70's .
And what a cool coupe it is!
Love this thread. I have been trying to figure out what wheel and tire combo to use on my 5W. Definitely leaning towards mags after reading through this.
I just got tired of polishing them
the front are magnsesium amarican racing lemans. the rear are aluminum ET slots
I know this isn't strictly correct for this thread, but you gotta love this ad: "now you can make your chrome wheels look just like the popular NEW Mag type wheels"
Old thread back to the top – Real Rodder Magnesium Indy II’s
I've always been a bit of a freak for crusty gray ones...here are a few of mine :
IMG_3733 by bowie posted Aug 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM
IMG_0140 by bowie posted May 22, 2017 at 6:02 PM
IMG_0142 by bowie posted May 22, 2017 at 9:00 PM
439902.jpg by bowie posted Jan 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM
sorry about the OT one...
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