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>>>The Mother Of All CRAGAR SS WHEEL Threads<<<

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. slammed
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  2. flyin-t
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    Thinking back, I thought they were red lines but I'm color blind so I really don't know for sure? I swear I can recall he and dad talking about the red lines he put on it when he bought the Cragars, but that was a hell of a long time ago.

    I was 9 when he bought the car in '65 and my uncle lived next door to us in Lakewood. When he was in 'Nam his mom would drive the car once a week to keep everything happy. She was tiny and had to slide the seat all the way forward to reach the pedals and sit on a phone to see over the dash. She took me a few times with her. That pic was taken at our little place in Bullhead City Az on the river.
     
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  3. mow too much
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    I always thought they looked at home on early 60's Fords.
     
  4. Liked them then (1964) & like them now! Had some on a '55 Handyman in '65. After looking at all these pictures, I might have to get some for the '57. Had a set of knock offs (Appilance) that came on a '57 Ranchero that I bought a couple of years ago.
     

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  5. 40mel
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    Here's a picture of my old 57 150 at OCIR in the late 70's.
     

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  6. DAMN, this thing is friggin beautiful...
     
  7. petew
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    What's the quality like on the new ones ?
     
  8. Boatmark
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    Funny, back in the day I didn't care for them - probably because it seemed like everyone had them - so I bought ET Slots instead. But I have two projects going now (one on, one off topic) and for both I am planning S/S Crager's as a must have. They just wouldn't look right with another wheel.
     
  9. TERPU
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    Cragars are a great all around wheel. They can be Custom, Lowrider, Hot Rod, Drag Car, Gasser, or Grocery Getter.

    The Wagon inspired me to do this. My friend Dave knows my weakness and found me these. I'm going to set the front end lower to get the look right.

    My friend Ricky says I'm nuts, the car has Halibrands on it now and that guys who couldn't get Halibrands ran Cragars and that I'm going backwards. It's ok I've been accussed of this prior. HEy Ricky- I've got a set for the Willys as well :)


    All the best,

    Tim
     
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  10. 54fierro
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    54 looks nice with the cragars. I like the pic at the gas station, something about it makes it look old.
     
  11. Had cragars back in high school, brings back memories looking at these wheels. Timeless look!!
     
  12. JeffreyJames
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    TERPU, that's great looking!!! I'd like my '54 to turn out similar maybe a little lower in front but I love it!!!
     
  13. slammed
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  14. 24riverview
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    Funny, that's me probably on my graduation day.






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  15. TERPU
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    Thanks Jeffrey,

    I'm going to rebuild the front end this Spring and when I do it'll be at least 2" lower. It's appealing to a whole different thing for me. Like being back in Lakewood when I was a very little kid.


    All the best,

    Tim
     
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  17. bajones238
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    Two Fords on-topic, one Chevelle off-topic.

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  18. JeffreyJames
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    CHopped willy's?! I love it!

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  20. These were put on my 57 Safari in 1966;fronts are 6x14 and the rears 7x14.They are not Uni-lug. The belt buckle I found at a flea market for $5.
     

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  21. summersshow
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    ... And I get yelled at all the time for Cragars being OT...

    I love me some nice cragars...
    Got a few sets hiding in the garage
     
  22. jcmarz
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    Now that made me laugh.
     
  23. patterpillar
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that is a Cragar saver.
     
  24. wicarnut
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    [​IMG] 1967, One of my cars from "back in the day". John
     
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  25. Gotta laugh, I remember tellimg the Ol' Man when I was really little that I wanted a car with "Chrome Reverse Mags". He just gave me one of these :rolleyes: and chuckled. Then when I was older along came the Crager Deep Dish SS. First set I owned we put on a a '59 Bellair, they stuck out and we had "The Big Meats" lettered over the tires. I took a picture and wrote on the back, "Chrome Reverse Mags!!! Roll your eyes at this" and sent it to him.

    Pretty good memory you gave me thanks.
     
  26. RetroSpeed
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    My 1963 Ranchero project with 13 x 5.5 Cragars mounted on 5.20s.
     

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  27. Deuced Up!
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    Mine were the first things I bought when I started the project. What else is there? LOL!

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  28. 56sedandelivery
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    Hands down absolutely the best looking wheels of all time, unless they are the sixteen inch or larger diameter "new style", then they're flat out ridiculously ugly! The only trouble with Cragar S/S wheels, is the propensity of them corroding and flaking, and their weight for racing applications. They are still the wheel of choice on my (now the nephews) 51 Chevrolet Business Coupe, and my 56 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery. Even had them on my 70 340 Dart; with the 4 inch bolt pattern they were made with an extra support "ring" where the spokes meet the rims, but they still were the only wheel I'd put on that car. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  29. oldcars.acadia
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    One more.
     

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