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Hot Rods what a change of wheels and caps can do for a car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clubcoupe37, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    I have been a H.A.M.B member for many many yrs..I haven't been on to the site in a while and thought I would check it out again. I have a '37 ford club coupe and ran wide whites(coker classics) for yrs and I got to the point I needed a change. I ran into a fellow yrs ago with '37 caps modified to fit 15 inch wheels...and just so happened he was selling his car without the caps last yr(at the shades of the past,pigeon forge) and I bought the caps and wheels from him...It changes the look of the car, and it is definitely growing on me.

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  2. Wraith
    Joined: Feb 5, 2012
    Posts: 18

    from DFW

    Looks good!
  3. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Looks nice with both styles, I personally lean to the wide whites......but it's not my car! Enjoy.
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  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,551


    OK being that my old fart brain is doing the old fart brain thing. which is before and which is after.

  5. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    I ran whites for yrs and I changed to black walls with original caps and rings
  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,279

    Jalopy Joker

    Nice change - keep the old set up in case you change your mind again
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  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,551


    That's what I thought but wasn't totally sure.
  8. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,052


    Looks good,nice to have more than one set of wheels/tires to change things up every now and then.
  9. tinsled
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
    Posts: 611


    Very good looking rims, hubcaps and chrome rings - Stylish!
    I like the looks of the car with the black wall tires, goes well with this body style and black car.

    However, when I read the subject line, it made me think the current main stream fashion with ridiculous big size bling bling rims and low profile tires - I thought to myself; what pitiful change the tasteless wheels do more often make to an old car... Luckily it's not the case with your car - quite the opposite.
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  10. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
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  11. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,256


    Amazing how good lots of cars look with just lowering and adding decent wheels and tires. This is my completely stock bodied 64 Biscayne. IMG_0812.JPG
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  12. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,021

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Looks great! It would be interesting to see how the caps/wheels were modified.
  13. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,584

    from Quincy, IL

    Thanks for posting! For two reasons......first, because I like your car and the new wheels you have installed.

    Second reason, it was a Eureka! moment for me. I am doing a project on my ‘38 Buick that requires a very specific combo of rim width and backspacing to fit well and maintain geometry. But, the only wheels I have found are GM rally style and I do not want the rally wheel look nor a full wheel cover. Have been brainstorming how to deal with that. Using the wheel cover from a wide five Ford (modified with a Buick center cap) would solve that problem very neatly. May end up having to fabricate something from scratch, but the idea is what matters.

    Your ‘37 Club Coupe is a long admired favorite Ford body style.

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  14. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,545


    The caps look nice. The modern lettering on the tires is a little distracting, but you can sand the sidewalls smooth with an 80 grit DA pad if you take your time. Smooth, blank sidewalls would really compliment that car.
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  15. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,589

    from Raytown Mo

    Wheels and tires totally make or break a car. Dig the new shoes!
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  16. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,617


    The new wheel/cap combo looks great. Only one comment I have is to lose the pin stripe on the red part of the wheel. I think it distracts from the caps/trim/wheels.
  17. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,860

    from California

    way better with blackwalls. whitewalls show up on way too many cars these days
  18. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,109

    The Shift Wizard

    They both look good but just make different, valid statements.
    The whitewalls say "I'm dressed to go downtown so eat your heart out".
    The blackwalls say "I'm a serious player and I'm not here for any nonsense".
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  19. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    on the backside, there are '60 galaxie dog dish caps attached from the backside. its pretty cool how they fit..they fit too good...I have a tool i have to use to pry them off of the rim...its a cool look though.

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  20. clubcoupe37
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 504


    I was thinking the same thing. my plan when I got these caps was to paint the caps to match the wheels(a cream tan color) to also match my striping and the interior..the red wheels are actually a maroon color..but in pictures they look red.

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