The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31Vicky with a hemi, Nov 7, 2012.
A great photo with a great background. Just like to focus on the star of the show.
No matter how many times I see this photo I still love it. For me it's the wheels and the car. Either look great without the other. Better yet together.
now running 8.5"X15s Straight spoke Americans and 14X6" ETs. Looking for a pair of 15X5 for the front.
Those wheels look GREAT!!!!!.....
I find 15x8.5's and 15X7's the most common sizes to find. 15x6 are sort of challenging. I can't recall the last time I found any 15x5. I wish you well with your search. Your car and the wheels are lookin' good as is.
I just found these a few weeks ago on FB marketplace. 16x11... so stoked on them!
Looking for a pair of 15x4 magnesiums for the front now.
BFG 265 - 75 / SR15
Back in the late '90's they used this roadster that I'd built for one of their ads and was given this set of wheels . Nice people .
15 x 6 rare Cragar SX (one piece aluminum) on front and early E-T 15 x 10 on rear
Vintage Mickey Thompson 15 x 6 front and rear.
Rare 15 x 4 Crestline Mark 11 and US Indy 15 x 8 1/2
My fairly rare 15 x 4 Crestline Mark 11
15 x 8 1/2 aluminum US Indy with smooth sidewall tires.
15 x4 1/2 & 15 x 10 American Racing TT Ds > I know, technically NOT torque thrust but still A.R. TT "Ds"
16 x 8 1/2 US Indy full polish both sides
front & rear
Cragar S/X 15 x 6 one piece aluminum. They made about a BILLION Cragar SS but only made the S/X for a couple of years. I've got 6 or 7 of these.
American Racing 15 x 9 vintage original 1960s "D" spokes. > these were 7 inch wide I had widened to 9 inch, widened on back side back in 1988. YEP, I still have them. Also had 15 x 6 narrowed to 4 1/2 wide at same time. YEP, I still have them also. > I know, NOT torque thrust in the true sense but still vintagge American Racing 5 spokes
15 x 6 Mickey Thompson & 15 x 7 American Racing from the 1960s.> POLISHED, of course !!! lol
Works for me!
By the way, have you ever had any International Dragmaster five spoke wheels?
I have a pair of those Crestline Mark IIs, but the later ones from Walnut Creek, and say so on the front
All I can say is WOW. Kudos to wheelguy. Very impressive collection. I'm suffering envy. Like the cars too.
Did you do any of the polishing/restoration?
I believe you have that backwards. They started out in Walnut Creek then moved to Port Chicago before Port Chicago ceased to exist in about 1967 and Crestline was no more. The first series had each word in the lug nut space. The last ones only had MARK II by the lug holes adjacent to the valve hole. Over the years I've had all the variations. Now I only have the later MARK II in 15 x 4, 15 x 7, and 15 x 8 1/2".
Also the earliest ones are smooth out to the edge as in the first picture. The later have a raised edge like the second picture
Actually they started out in Benicia, then to Walnut Creek
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