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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Oct 20, 2010.
I don't have a side of this car but these are interesting.
Kiwi Kev, and others.
I think you might find that some of those "early" kidney bean style wheels (especally those with very small holes - as well as the solid ones - as shown on the first page of this thread) are likely Romeo Palimedes wheels instead of Halibrands. His stuff pre-dated Halibrand and didn't use a "lip". I bet Dave Mann could I.D. them for sure.
I've never known anyone to have removed the "lips" from Halibrand wheels when having them polished. It probably happened - maybe for a show car or something - but I would think it was a VERY rare occurance. What would be the point?
I have seen the lips removed from original kidney beans before, the point is personal preference.
Can someone rate/chart rims as ...............extra cool to not so cool?
Scale from 100 to 0........Zero being white wagon wheels................
Wouldn't this be a cool must have book..................
Historical .......Who Made Them.....Identification..........weed out the fakes...
Expected Value. by condition......
How to Identify......
These below had the centers welded in from other rims.....Widow Makers....with 16.0 Blue Streak Slicks....were on an old dragster in central illinois......used them as rollers on a Thames chassis for a while......dang things still hold air......owner will typically not sell anything that makes good shop talk........if you know what I mean.
This is one of my favorites.
Nice roadster.........Very nice.
The Steelies on the Pea Soup Dragster
american BEARCLAW? thats a first for me
Interested in some Mickey Thompson minibike mags ?
heres the same 5 spokes on my engine stand
They are similar, Astros, i have some of them on another minibike, cool wheels. Nice stand, great front axle !
I draw the line at car wheels..........
Wow! I've never even seen the Radar 3 spokes before. Gotta love those polished Magnesium Halibrands. Pain in the ass to keep the high luster but few look better imo. Thanks for posting
FUN POST!ive got some U.S.INDY mags that will find their way on a project someday.
here's some cool stuff on a T at Billetproof. they were being gaurded by trained attack dogs.
oops. huge photo.
Drool, slobber...Wonder if theres ever a chance of coker or someone making these?
never get tired of seeing original magnesium rims.... especially with a fresh set of Racemasters wrapped around them.
thanks for posting gang.
Do you have a pic of the car? I'd like to see it.
Awesome pics, Kev! Thanks to you and all that posted pics! Killer photo reference material for some upcoming drawings!!!!
16x10 magnesium Halibrands with 11.00-16 Goodyear Blue Streaks
Just picked these up. Rare 16x11 Ansen aluminum wheels with 11.75-16 Blue Streaks.
DANG! Lucky dog.
Saw these this weekend
Inglewood slicks on Ansen 5 spokes.....
8.20 M&H's on 15x8 1/2" Americans.....
14x6 Crestline with Cheater slick re-cap....
who knew tires could be so cool to look at.
Let me ask you this Kev, is Inglewood out of business? Those tires are the best i've seen and are my favorite. Would love to have a set on something.
Don't know the answer to that Jeff.
What a great thread... The only thing i got is a spy shot of my polished 5 spokes and slicks for the drag roadster!
(oh yea.. my dump truck too)
Great thread Kev!
I am not worthy.....
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