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  1. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    I have a set of 6 window slot mags in 5 on 5 bolt pattern. Rare?


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  2. So glad I saw this post. I have a 34 ford chopped n channeled pickup project Ive had for years. About 8 years ago I saw a craigslist ad for a pair of "American racing wheels and slicks for $35". Bought them, always thought they were odd torque thrusts because they had that flange on the spokes and didnt have the typical 5 screw cap. I just looked at the pic here and went out back to look at mine. Sure as heck, thats them. Thanks for the info.
     
  3. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Prewar - All questions in life are answered on the HAMB! Haha
    If your wheels are 15X6 and you wanna part with 'em, pm me
     
  4. I don't and they are wider anyway :)
     
  5. BBBad2dabone
    Joined: Feb 4, 2005
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    16x18 Halibrannd mags

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  6. WillysRule
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    from Central FL

    Just when you think you've seen it all, someone shows up with a 16x18 Halibrand. Those are crazy.
     
  7. draggin'GTO
    Joined: Jul 7, 2003
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    Hurst 'Dazzler' Wheels.

    George Hurst wanted to offer a safe and strong aftermarket wheel, after seeing many failures from poorly constructed custom 'mag-type' wheels of that era. Hurst wheels were the first to use an aircraft-quality aluminum forging for the center spider which were then riveted to a heavy steel rim.

    These wheels were only offered in the 14X6" size.

    Manufactured from 1965 through 1969, they were discontinued because of low sales volume. They were very expensive wheels for their time at $75 each retail, they competed against the Cragar SS ($35 each) and the American Torque Thrust ($45 each). High prices likely led to their poor sales and eventual demise, after all coming up with about $350 for a set of four wheels with caps and lugs wasn't easy for most custom wheel buyers in the mid to late '60s.

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    Original Hurst warning stickers still intact.

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    Very clean wheels for being nearly half a century old. The plating on the steel rims still looks nice and bright.

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    Close up shot of the rivet heads inside the rim. Note there is some sort of sealing washer under the rivet head so modern tubeless tires can be used.

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    Backside of the forged wheel center, surprisingly almost all of the inside edges of the forging are knife-sharp.

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    The 'Hurst' logo is forged inside one of the spokes. The Harvey Aluminum logo can be seen as well. The wheel serial number was hand written in permanent ink inside on one of the spokes on every wheel in this set.

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    Note the steel tab welded to the rim so that the forged aluminum center can be fastened using 2 rivets at each spoke.

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    You can see one of the five spring clips used to retain the trim ring here, it's tucked into a void inside the welded tab.

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    Trim ring clip.

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    Trim ring.

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    There are 5 small holes in the backside edge of the trim ring right next to the spokes where the end of the wire clips nest to retain the ring. The trim rings tuck into a tightly engineered space in between the spoke and steel rim for a smart finished look.

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    Original center caps with faded paint (the gold turns to green) and pitted chrome.

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    Original Hurst long-shank lug nuts, the ones that Hurst demanded be used or risk voiding the lifetime wheel warranty.

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    Serial number stamped on the center of the wheel just under the center cap. What I would guess would be a forging number stamped as well.

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    Very unusual and beautiful wheels, it's really not too hard to see why they are so coveted by hardcore '60s Pontiac enthusiasts. :)
     
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  8. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
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    I helped a friend carry a set of these out of a swap meet at a national muscle car assoc show / swap meet in Memphis in early 90s. We "car pals" couldn't see his eagerness to buy them but he's a Pontiac lover & was going on & on about how he'd never seen a set before & he sure didn't let the dust settle before he gave the seller his 200 bucks. Not near as nice as yours but nonetheless in great shape. Now I understand. He's still got them. I'm sure hoarded away with all his other car treasures. Flux
     
  9. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
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    Found a set of 4 original Mickey Thompson / Rader mags. The original owner had them for sale on Craigslist. He bought 2 of them during his senior year in high school, and his parents bought the other 2 as a graduation present, in 1964.

    Two have Sears Roebuck cast into them , (where all 4 were bought), and the other 2 do not. They were only run for about a year when the owner went off to Vietnam. They were stored in his Mom's basement for about 50 years. All of the original lugnuts came with them, too. No center caps, though, because he had never bought any.

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  10. das858
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    16"x10" magnesium S2 americans. 20140627_131306.jpg
     
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  11. hemidart1
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    from Moncton NB

  12. VinDeuce
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
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    from SoCal

    Howdy Hamb'ers,
    I am looking for a set of the Hollywood Barela wheels, preferably 5x4½. I would like to purchase the set as a gift for my Dad, if anyone has a bead on a set in SoCal or in the vicinity it would be appreciated. The picture is of the wheel I'm looking for. I know theyve been discussed on here before.

    Thanks in advance.

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  13. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
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    from DETROIT

    Just scored a pair of the 15" x 13.5" N code gusseted Americans...
     

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  14. DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Rare as chicken lips.
    May I ask $$$
     
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  15. Todd553
    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
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    Solid 15x8 IMG_2857.JPG IMG_1025.JPG Halibrands.
     
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  16. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
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    I was given these wheel outers several years ago but no information on what or who made them? They are not a actual wheel cut in half, because they are not thick enough at the lip. Maybe a wheel cover or a advertising sample, no numbers or manufacture information. Anyone seen these before? I polished the lip on one and mounted to the garage wall as a electrical cord rack. IMG_1 (2736 x 1536).jpg IMG_2 (2736 x 1536).jpg IMG_3  (2736 x 1536).jpg
     
  17. They are the aluminium face cut from a two piece wheel, aluminum face welded to a steel rim. Steel tabs are cast into the back of the aluminum were it was welded to the steel rim. Many wheel makers produced the two piece wheel as a cheaper alternative to a one piece aluminum or magnesium wheel. Keystone, and Rocket are just two possibilities. E-T also made a two piece but they usually had the E-T cast by one of the lug nut holes and Mickey Thompson even made one but the spacing for the center cap screws is wider apart then the others and the had the M/T logo cast on the back of a spoke
     
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  18. Donut Dave
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
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    Thanks for the information....
     
  19. Here is a pic of the original 6" x 15" Rader mags and new/old 10" x15" Inglewood Pos-A-Traction recap slicks I found for my Mysterion clone. Tires were brand new never used built in the early 60s. Wheels are steel rimmed aluminum centered Raders made in the early 60s. They are exactly what Ed used on the original car. I of course had to reverse the wheels and used Port-A-Wall white side wall inserts because the whitewalls on the slicks didn't match.

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  20. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    This guy is selling the tires! Any guess on the rim? Only photo.

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  21. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    Well curiosity got the best of me so I called. Old Volvo wheel. Not exactly hot rod material but not bad, and 4.5" bc I believe.
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  22. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    Cant wait to see this done ! Nice work.
     
  23. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Looks like the aluminum section of the old two piece steel rim/aluminum center rims. Nice job on the hose hanger.
     
  24. wheelguy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 339

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    Q JETCARB WHEELS PARTY 059.JPG E-T 111 17 (yes, seventeen) x 10 > most were 16 x 10.
    I called TEAM THREE WHEELS and they told me very few of these were ever made . I sold the Willys and changed my avatar. ATTACH=full]2995255[/ATTACH]
     
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  25. pnevells
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
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    ET 15 x 10 on our nostlgia altered , radir spindle mounts up front hilltown-1-4.jpg
     
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  26. split51
    Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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    from guthrie ok

    image.jpg Here are a few of my wheels. A pair of 15x4.5 Rockets, a pair of 15x4 slots, a pair of 15x8 tri rib Radirs, a pair of 14x6 MTs and a few pair of magnesiums
     
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  27. mags10inch.jpg 15X10 magnesium Americans
     
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  28. the closest thing I have to a 'rare' wheel would be a pair of 15" by 6" wide '49-'51 Lincoln wheels I found searching around during Vern Tardel's liquidation sale a couple years ago. They can be made into a real nice looking chrome reversed rim. ...but not too rare.
     
  29. mrrooth
    Joined: Nov 15, 2011
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    from Sweden

    I have these Ansen Sprint spindle mount. Never seen any other. Then i got Halibrand spindle mount on my roadster, may not so rare. IMG_7090.JPG
     
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  30. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Rocky - The wheels you posted are identical to the ones on the rear of my Chevy. They would be easier to polish if the valve stem was in the spoke area!
     

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