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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sic-nic, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. sic-nic
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
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    just changed the rims on my '31. what do you guys and gals think?


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  2. Pictures are hard to see on my phone. Looks like you went from 80s style chrome mods to steelies with caps. A million times better.
     
  3. I like the merl real well, the wheels are OK too.
     
  4. NuckinFutz
    Joined: Jun 26, 2011
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    Looks million times better! I hate them chrome modular wheels. Beautiful car!
     

  5. SvenOla
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    Huuuge improvement !
     
  6. Jalopy Joker
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    much better. you did not ask but, too big of gap between top of front tire & fender. ever set the whitewall in rear of pic next to car to see how it might look? ever considered a rectangular chrome roundstock nerf bar placed between rear fenders? it would fill in gap from body to fender rear edge and help take eyes away from unique tail lights and long exhaust tips. nice ride so, what is the exact color?
     
  7. mrconcdid
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    Looks much better.

    MrC.
     
  8. nvr2lo
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    much better..:D
     
  9. autobodyed
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    atta boy! (pssst, needs and altitude adjustment ;) )
     
  10. 49ratfink
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    what the heck is a merl?
     
  11. Lurk king
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    I think the wheels look much better, but I must say the old rear tires really filled the fenders and looked better. Before I clicked the thumb nail it looked like chrome reverse with slicks.and I thought it was the after pic.
     
  12. rld14
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    HUGE improvement! It went from wrong to right IMHO.
     
  13. I'm guessing you went from Chrome modular to steelies.
    That thumbnail pic for sure looks like Chrome reverse and pie crust slicks
    Wheels are a big improvement.
    I would have chose tire size comparable to the older ones.
    Neat color too.
     
  14. F&J
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    I also really like the old fashioned color ( the shade that shows best in pic2.)
     
  15. sic-nic
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    the color is aqua pearl. picture does'nt do it justice.
     
  16. sic-nic
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    rear tires are a little taller and wider than the old ones.not slicks tho i wish they were! fronts are the same in both pic's. whats a merl?
     
  17. josh highley
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  18. Cruiser
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    Rings, small caps look a lot better for sure, now you need to get some WWW to set the deal off even better. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  19. I think you just hit a home run there buddy.
     
  20. gnichols
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    Much better. But... IMHO I think you need to lower the car a little to close up the space between the tires and the fenders. Gary
     
  21. 1951Streamliner
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    x2!! Would look fantastic with some firestone deluxe champions on it. Big n littles.
     
  22. fifTsix
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    looks better!
     
  23. 55delray
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    I think Cruiser's right. save a thousand dollars and buy you some wide whites. I would pick up a little aqua pearl and paint match the wheels, then you've got it nailed. But steelies look great. Drive em like you stole em!
     
  24. motoandy
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  25. 60 ford
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    Looks much better, Great looking car.
     
  26. Ok, I read this several times and very slowly. You just took off the the steelies, caps and rings, they are the old ones and no longer on the car.

    The new ones that you've changed to are the OT Chrome modular with bigger rear tire.

    Seems everyone is commenting on how much they like the old ones, the steelies.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  27. steelys with b/rings and caps ...Way mo betta.....JMHO
     
  28. Lurk king
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    OMG. Your right.

    So I will revise my original comment and say the wheels definitely suck. But the rear tires fill the fenders much better. a step forward IMHO. (or maybe one forward one back. ) if you snapped on a set of bitchin' full caps,like lancer or something you would be getting closer.
     
  29. Mopar Jack
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    yes....better...
     
  30. william.ali.kay
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    from Milwaukee

    Those chrome rims make me think J.C. Whitney.
     

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