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Projects Pic request - 57 Chevy with any wheels and whitewalls that aren't stock

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by touchdowntodd, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. touchdowntodd
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    Like it says.. looking for ideas for a 57 bel air hardtop..

    Was thinking about going to stock with caps and wwws, but might want to go 15" instead.. I have to buy everything regardless, so open to ideas. I just want to see some pics

    Current 15" torque thrust with staggered white letters aren't working for me
     

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  2. slowmotion
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    Turn the white letters in & call it done. Very nice '57 you have there.
     
  3. DDDenny
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    Nothing wrong with American five spokes on a 57 Chevy unless it's those funky 17's.
    Cragars aren't for everyone but I think they are timeless on a timeless classic car.
     
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  6. Moriarity
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    chrome wheels, spiders and whitewalls.... dave57.jpg
     
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  7. chevy57dude
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    Did someone say they wanted pictures of '57 Chevys?
     
  8. ....................Like slowmotion said, flip those white letters and you're golden.
     
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  9. touchdowntodd
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    Thanks guys... But for once I finally have a car the wife loves after years of never b dreaming of a 57... And wife likes stocks and wwws, so trying to think up a good middle road. I was thinking chromes with spiders, but good to see it..

    For me, the torques are a little too "muscle-y" .. I prefer custom, cruiser look personally
     
  10. WOODEYE
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    I am a fan of chrome wheels, spiders with dropped spindles for the front or a rubber rake at the very least. However I agree with a couple of the other guys, you have got one fine Chevy just like it sets. If however the WWW helps your wife buy in I would suggest giving it a spin.
     
  11. touchdowntodd
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    Can't figure out editing on mobile, but they don't have to be wide whites. Skinny ok
     
  12. AChopped1950ford
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    IMG_0841-vi.jpg ..........Show this one to your wife.
     
  13. paul55
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    I'm sorry, but '57 hardtops were made for 5-spokes! Nothing looks better on a '57. I agree with turning in the whites and be done. Or, the older, original straight 5-spokes may be more to your liking.
     
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  14. touchdowntodd
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    Yes, I want a whitewall option .. I'll likely keep these for when I feel like em
     
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  16. 31hotrodguy
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    I too would be I interested in seeing some 57's with wheels other than stock or dare I say 5 spokes.

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  17. chevy57dude
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    this isnt a 57 chev, but a sister car, my 55 poncho IMG_2547.jpg
     
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  19. 31hotrodguy
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    Not that I am trying to take over his thread but any body have picks of full corvette wheel covers on there tri 5. I've always wondered how they would like as a 15 inch alternative to the factory 14's. P.s. the Astros with wide whites looks good on the black bel air!

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  20. slowmotion
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    This is one tuff look, and the way I remember seeing a lot of 'souped up' machinery roam the street back in the day. I know it's not what the OP was looking for, but just thought it worthy of a mention. :D
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  21. i.rant
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    My high school parking lot was full of this look in 64, some added baby moons and few had custom wheels, $$$, I still like this look.
     
  22. Von Brush
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    Here is my 57 with station wbagon rims and 2 and one quarter Diamond back whitewalls

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  23. Born_too_late
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    79 Impala wheels and Radial T/A’s turned inside out on mine
     
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    Here's a couple I saved from somewhere. I really like this look.

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  26. 31hotrodguy
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    Are you running disc brakes with those? I dig the pic of the car making laps on the dirt track!!!


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  27. 56sedandelivery
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    CarNut.Com, go to the classic car forum, then to 1957 Chevrolet, or whatever year/make of car you're looking for. Literally thousands of examples. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  28. WB69
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    I've used both the torque thrusts and corvette ralleys. Like the torque thrusts the best! No white letters!!
     
  29. Born_too_late
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    Yes disc brakes and drop spindles. I had some old aluminum slots on it but after adding disc brakes they wouldn’t clear the calipers so I went with the good old steelies and powder coated them
     
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  30. 1973...I was bucks-down so I scored these 8 inch corvette ralleyes for cheap from work. Cragar SS's were the current rage at that time but I spent my money on a 327 with 11 to ones, fueler heads, Muncie 4 speed etc etc....
    57chevy.jpg
     
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