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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Nov 14, 2022.
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The Mag Wheel Thread
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My choice would have to be Dave Stucky's Lil Coffin...
Credit to photographer....
I just have a soft spot for 1963 1/2 Falcon Sprints, and the old 5 spoke mags always look good. HRP
This photo is of my old 63 1/2 back in 1967, it had 5 spokes also. HRP
Clarification.... wheels made of Magnesium? Or Mag wheels? I assume the former but the "Mag" style wheel in the vernacular is a wide definition.
Bill's '32 5 window sports early 5 spokes mags. HRP
As this topic is very near and dear to me, I possess a very strong bias on the subject. There are at least hundreds that I love , alas; I will choose my own old ratty buckboard everytime…
Dan Hay brings up a good point.
"Clarification.... wheels made of Magnesium? Or Mag wheels?
I assume the former but the "Mag" style wheel in the vernacular is a wide definition."
I’m disqualified. Too many favorites.
And yes Dan, a mag wheel needs to be made of real magnesium. Otherwise it’s just a wheel.
Is this a "Magnesium" wheel thread, or just what people "call" their wheels magnesium ?
If you want "actual" magnesium, feel free to remove this post !
OR...just pretend that the REAL magnesium wheels sitting on the shelf waiting for race rubber are the ones on the car.
They look almost identical to what you see here !!
Since you said ONLY one, I flipped a coin.
Heads @Dean Lowe's '29, tails Orange Crate, so here we are.
I personally prefer my mag wheels to be made of magnesium... but for the purpose of quantity, I think we should allow "mag like" wheels in this here study...
I think Mox Miller broke the mold when it came to using mag wheels on a custom. At a time when guys were putting chrome reversed wheels or Buick Skylark wires on their customs Mox chose Halibrand Indy mags. Those wheels are REAL magnesium. I spent a day helping Mox polish them so Pat Ganahl could shoot the car for his "Hot Rod" video. Made me appreciate polished aluminum.
When anyone says "mags" I think of the Doyle Gammell coupe. Car's just seared in my brain.
@Ryan - Looks like I don't need to post a photo of my top pick.... You already did.
If I could only have one car in my garage, that would be it.
Simple he says!
I'll get back to you.
Wow ... picking just one is way more difficult than I thought it would be ... so I guess my choice will have to be the 1964 version of the car parked in my own garage:
REAR: 15x8.5 American Racing (magnesium) Torq Thrust 5-spokes
FRONT: 15x4 American Racing (magnesium) "LeMans" Torq Thrust 5-spokes
I don't know this car, but man... what I see looks good.
Tuff choice for me…….
It may not be the most famous, but it is mine.
3W at RPM nationals
here is what you don't see
Mox Miller's 58 Impala.. That's a favorite of mine.. the matching truck that was his Dad's so cool also.
This coupe that Mitch Kim built, looks pretty good to me.
15 oz Fuel Coupe.
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