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How many companies built 5 spoke wheels in the 60's?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Roothawg
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    I know a few of the obvious companies but who all built the 5 spoke aluminum wheels in the 60's?

    American Racing
    Ansen
    US
    Cragar
    Rebel?

    Who else?
     
  2. Deuce Roadster
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    Fenton ...

    I had a set ... :(
    too poor for the AmericanRacing ones ...
     
  3. Roothawg
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    I still am......
     
  4. Blair
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    Appliance...
     

  5. Roothawg
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    What wheels were on the front of KiwiKev's old A? I forget.....
     
  6. 40StudeDude
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    Keystone built a composite five spoke...steel wheel on the back side, five spoke mag on the front...and not very deep...I still have a set...bought them in about 1965...

    R-
     
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    dragmaster, anybody know anything about these , i got a couple nice ones
     
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  9. houseofhotrods
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    I have a nice set of Johnson wheels 5 spoke allys with steel rims, ala Cragar/Radirs etc - these were made by or for Exhaust Specialties out of Portland Or.. I have the boxes and everything. Found em new old stock in an old speed shop not too far from here. I ran em on my chopped and sectioned 51 Ford for a while. Can post or send a pic if anyone is interested.
     
  10. Rootie Kazoootie
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    The original Rader, had a set on my 55 Chevy in 1968
     
  11. tommy
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    Drag Mag
    Keystone
    Astro Supreme
    Hurst
    Rader
    Hollywood
    Mickey Thompson

    All available from Honest Charlie, hisself circa 1965 The others mentioned above were also available...there were a bunch of them

    Some may not be considered "5 spokes" but they had 5 spokes.:D
     
  12. ***Area-51***
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    i assume were talkin about various torq thrust style wheels???
     
  13. Roothawg
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    roothawg,
    i think kiwi's old model had crestline wheels on the front.
    Al.

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  15. Man... just about everybody making wheels.
     
  16. Roothawg
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    Crestlines? Was that the company or the trade name?
     
  17. I have E-T's and Mark II's on my 59 El Camino. They are very similar and look great.
     
  18. gasser55
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    I have a old hot rod mag that has a ad for some that were made by zig zag,YES the same zig zag as the rolling papers
     
  19. Roothawg
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    I am looking at different options for my kids 30 model A. We are shooting for a 60's altered feel. He's footing the bill so we are looking at his options.
     
  20. ProEnfo
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    Some ad's from the 60's..........

    Sears & M/T's were mfg. by Rader.

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    A few more..

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    ...last of 'em

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  23. Ramblur
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    Not to hijack but what about Motor Wheel? May be a little later,
    but anyone have any history on these? In particular a race wheel
    I think they called the "fly"?... maybe...
     
  24. Machobuck
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    Cal Parts wheels

    Fumagalli

     
  25. Rootie Kazoootie
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    I believe they were made by Fly Motor Wheel corp. out of Mich.
    They were magnesium and as I recall they were popular with the Pro-stock and doorslammer set in the early 70s. There happens to be a auction on ebay right now for a pair: 490 bones with almost 5 days to go.:eek: #300065566433
     
  26. RJP
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    Motor city wheel out of detroit. Made Fly's, Flea's and Spiders. Magnesium and aluminum. Super lite and super trick. And not really Hamb friendly.
     
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  28. Roadsters.com
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    The correct name is Motor Wheel. The Flea was the magnesium front wheel and the Fly was the aluminum rear wheel. Their construction, with two spun "pie-plates" surrounding a plastic spacer, was like the Cragar Super Trick and later, the Centerline Auto/Drag.

    Dave
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  29. alchemy
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    Other than magnesium Americans, I have a weakness for Cragar G/T's. A precursor to the S/S's, they were an alum alloy (got a bit of magnesium in them) center welded to a steel rim, but only the very outer lip of steel showed. First produced about 1964, and came with a rounded spoke or a fluted spoke. Only the outer couple inches was polished, and not plated.

    I have a pile of 14 inch, and only a couple 15 inch. I think they were only made in 6 inch wide, and must have been popular on Mustangs as a Ford pattern prevails most of the time.
     

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