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Hot Rods Opinion Piece

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
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    Hell, ya already got the back taken care of. Score the matching 5 spokes for the front and be done. But you knew that. A light colored vehicle with those 5 spokes is a very good look.
     
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  2. I'm with a lot of the other guys, I'm liking number 3
     
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  3. 3spd
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    3 is classy as hell. It just look right to me.
     
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  4. Flatheadsmith
    Joined: Jan 18, 2008
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    Option # Bonneville... Three Screw Moons Disc with body color, red or orange steel rims.
     
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  5. APACHE FS
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
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    I'll be the lone supporter of #1
     
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  6. Voh
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    Option #3, but maybe with a little darker tan color wheel, just for contrast. Caps for sure.
     
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  7. engine138
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    Steelies and caps my choice
     
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  8. Rusty O'Toole
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    4 junkyard steelies and hubcaps would be my choice. if you want something fancy then a new set of matching mag wheels. But not those douchy dub rims. Some classic mags or chromies with baby moons.
     
  9. I kind of like the "question mark" look as long as you keep them clocked. Or #3
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  10. 3, but paint them black or red
     
  11. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    I'm a down to earth, blue collar hard working lad, and nothing says humble and honest work truck as steelies and hub caps!

    And nothing says DD of a racer or trad push truck as steelies all around and wider or reverse for the rear.
    And it looks very sleeper with them in body color.

    But this migth be this migth just be the thing to make it all that much harder to choise;
    But dark red, poverty rings and baby moon is to me that most classy look a truck can handle. But it also looks damn good to me.
     
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  12. .........................There's one in every crowd.:D:):D:):D;)
     
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  13. krazee
    Joined: Nov 3, 2011
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    002.JPG '65 235/75/15 stainless trim rings 352 with '65 Hurst Floor Shift 002.JPG
     
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  14. Yep.... Are you a rodder or a farmer? If it's just a 'tool', then who gives a sh!t what wheels are on it? Steelies will look utilitarian pretty much no matter what unless the truck is lowered a bunch, at which point it's not much of a truck anymore.

    And yeah, the pre-68 Ford trucks had abysmal brakes. Ford enlarged the drums in '68, they were much better....
     
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  15. 117harv
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  16. volvobrynk
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    Like this, for instance . I like the wheels on the blue the best.
     

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  17. tb33anda3rd
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    steel wheels no caps or.........
    a set of early sixties cad or lincoln hubcaps as if the old rancher took them off his car before he traded it in .
    shabby shiek?
     
  18. Squablow
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    I'm with 3WLarry, I like the steel wheels and caps but I feel like they should all be 7" wide max. 8" wide steelies make me think of those 80's throwback smoothie wheels that every fat fendered car had to have, usually with giant wide whitewall radials on it.

    Great question for the historians, when did 8" wide wheels become commonplace? I don't think they were used factory on anything until the 3rd gen Corvette, and tires would have been scarce, I would think.
     
  19. Head scratcher ... but I want to say Mopar, 15 - 8 rallye ... and will guess that I'm probably wrong.
     
  20. Bluedot
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    I'm with flatheadsmith on the spun aluminum moons on the steelies. Bigs 'n' littles for wheels and tires.
     
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  21. Johnboy34
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    This just fits with what YOU said You like, A NON updated old truck. I like it!
     
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  22. toolz
    Joined: Dec 4, 2010
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    Yep, a color, with trim rings or the poverty caps, sanitary and not boring.
     
  23. treb11
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    Option 4 - Chrome Reverse. followed closely by option 3 - simple, classy. A real man doesn't need to trumpet his presence.
     
  24. Gabe Fernando
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Number three. With some kind of color on wheels (silver-gray maybe) Chrome rings might work.
     
  25. #3, Body color with caps
     
  26. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    Steelies and caps.
     
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  27. Option 4: 15 inch slotted mags with big, fat, raised letter tires.
     
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  28. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    Big tires on black steel wheels w/new bright cad plated stock type lug nuts all around makes it look muscular and business like.
    If they aren't too wide, put the 5 spokes on the front with wide black steelies on the rear for the street/race truck look.
    Never cared for the "body color" wheels and dog dish hub caps, too plain vanilla for a hot rod guy. Keep looking for some matching 5 spokes - hard to beat that look on that truck.
     
  29. bcarlson
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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    #3 with caps.
     
  30. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    You guys rule...
     
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