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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 18, 2022.
I have a couple old Rockets that look like that
Crestline did not make a two piece wheel.
I have a pair, like everyone no idea who made them. I have had these over 20 years, never could find anymore to make a set. These are 14" the appliance cap is only on
one of them. I am just not sure about the cap belonging to these wheels.
Has Moriarity checked in on this thread?, he seems to be on top of the game went it comes to parts and pieces from the 1960's era.
No, Mark has been quiet on this thread. HRP
Do they look like the wheel hrp posted?
I have looked... I have a pair of those identical wheels myself and do not know who made em. There were a bunch of mfgrs back then , some fairly obscure
Looking back, HRP's rims have more of a pointy spoke and may of had painted spokes. I have never cleaned mine, I just use them as rollers currently on my 57 wagon.
Mine always had painted spokes, I did clean them good and repaint them several years ago. HRP.
They remind me of a pair of Rocket wheels I had in the late 60's.
Look just like the keystones I had for years.
This is what the owner says is a keystone.
My mag rear.
In about 62 keystone made customflite wheels which were an aluminium front in a steel rim, in about 63 they bought out the dragflite which looked very similar but was a few dollars more but all aluminium, they sold them at the same time and I'm assuming that when the dragflite proved more popular they dropped the two piece wheel from the range. I have 5x15 early ford pattern customflites on my A coupe.
These wheels look like real magnesium wheels. HRP
If its of any help the wheels you have I used to have a pair of and a friend used to have a set of four of on a uk market ford zephyr , you would see them at swap meets in the UK and we always used to refer to them as falcon wheels...
First picture was a before and after and in the picture of them on my car they have been painted in Eastwoods cast iron paint
The wheels in the first post are not the same wheels as the second post, are they? HRP
Danny, I know this doesn't help you identify your wheels but the wheels on Kev's coupe reminds me of the style wheels that are on Bill's coupe, the lip of the wheels doesn't appear to be polished.
The ubiquitous Cragar S/S was and is still built this way. Lots of the other aluminum center/steel shell brands were made with those hammer drive screw rivets. Not sure which is better, but I'm guessing the welded style is quicker to manufacture.
Bump for the weekend crowd. HRP
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