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Pinstriped Cragar Wheels

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by po'boy, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. po'boy
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 85


    I took a picture of these Cragars I pinstriped this week, posted it on Facebook and Instagram and got an huge response. I guess people do have good taste! :) So I thought I'd share something cool here on the HAMB for those who don't use those other two time wasters. This set of wheels are for a customer of mine who's gonna run them on an older Ford truck. Happy Friday!!

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  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,975


    I think you got something there... Looks pretty good!!
  3. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,254

    from Oregon

    Looks way better than any color wheel left plain. Nice to see something different done to steel wheels.
  4. LowHeat
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 74


    I was skeptical when I read the title of the tread... but you pulled it off. Good job!

  5. Very nice, funny I just bought a set of those for my Shoebox.

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  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,550

    Jalopy Joker

    Excellent - did you clear coat them to help protect from road dirt, etc. ?
  7. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    I'm glad your pics are not what I was imagining. Whew. Nice job and different.
  8. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 4,097

    Deuced Up!

    Wow...Those are awesome!
  9. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,612

    1. 1940 Ford

    Dare to be pulled it off, nice work.

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  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,224

    from California

    not quite the rusty Cragar SS wheels I had invisioned. nice lines
  11. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

  12. Danshotrod
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 213


    Cool wheels. I know they had to take some time to strip

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  13. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,865


    I have always considered pinstripping to be artwork.

    Most strippers do cars and bikes and things like that but there are a few guys who do not strip cars and bikes at all and have moved into the world of art with their creations.

    Guys like David Hightower have pinstripped panels than are sold to collectors and art galleries and his panels have sold for thousands of dollars and are highly collectable.

    It's interesting that some people simply see pinstripping and others see a work of art.

    There are a number of pinstrippers who work primary on low rider cars whose work I have see and their work is really art work at it's finest.

    More and more I see pinstrippers painting lines on things like laptop computers, bowling pins, tool boxes and even cell phone cases.

    This form of artwork as been around for years but now is expanding to other surfaces other then cars and bikes.

    Your work is outstanding and keep stripping outside the box.


  14. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,640


    It's love for me.
  15. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,563

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I would be curious to see what they look like on the the truck, You guys using any kind of cap on em?
  16. fifty5rod
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
    Posts: 185

    from El Paso TX

    I dig em!!:thumbup:

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  17. chris98006
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 111

    from Seattle WA

    Are you going to clear over the stripes?
  18. BrownCow1992
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 95

    from joliet il

    Those are some really cool rims one of a kind. Simple.but.amazing

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  19. I love the wheels so don't take this the wrong way, cragar has those wheels with pin stripes on them in some of their advertisements or at least did when they first released them, and if I remember correctly there's a lengthy thread with a ton of members bashing these wheels because they are very similar to the GM wheels with the "wire basket" covers.
  20. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,871

    Buddy Palumbo

    Like most everyone else , I was expecting to see Cragar SS wheels with some lines on 'em - I was suprised by what I saw when I open up the thread . Nice stripework , very clean . A good way to dress up an otherwise boring wheel .
  21. I love those rims and you made them look even better

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