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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hard-headed, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. hard-headed
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    its time to change my hub caps had these discs around when i got the car going never really liked them, but in thinking of going with a 57 caddy caps with bullet centers,or trim rings with the spider hub covers ect.. what do you guys think. givin the fact that i have blackwalls for now, there 15in of course
     
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  2. bgaro
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    c-a-d-d-y-l-a-c-k
     
  3. I like the Moon Disc,,but caddys would look good. HRP
     
  4. Squablow
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    Spiders and rings are an early to mid 60's look, the Caddy caps would be late 50's. What era are you going for on this car? I agree that the moon discs aren't bad.

    Not that you asked, but if I had a few bucks to spend and that was my car, I'd get a pair of those repop 49-52 bumpers and maybe something to use as a grille bar before I spent any money on caps.
     

  5. teddyp
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    the repop bumpers and caddy,s and www tires
     
  6. hard-headed
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    i found and have a complete 52 stock grill just trying to find some teeth for it,an i want wwt just have a hard time getting rid of like new blackwalls that i had around,an the bumpers are both one peice what if i painted them? along with the grill and center bar thanks for the input
     
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  7. Okay, just for an easy comparison...here's the progression of changes that I made to the '35. Started with UGLY eighties era aluminum wheels and blackwalls...put on some Moon discs to cover those up...switched to steel wheels and wide whites...finally added the chrome spiders once they were off of back order. I've since made a ton of other exterior changes, but here is just a simple wheel and tire change.
     

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  8. 40FordGuy
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    Caddy covers, or keep the Moons....

    4TTRUK
     
  9. scrap metal 48
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    I like 60 or 54 Buick's and there pretty cheap.. Both 15"...
     

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  10. Squablow
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    I make plain tires into wide whitewalls using snow seal if I can't afford new wide whites. The moon discs don't look bad with blackwalls, but I think the Caddy caps would look odd with them.

    I hate painted bumpers. I'd rather have pitted, worn, or scabby chrome with touched up spots on it than a painted bumper myself. I suppose it's a personal preference, but it ruins the look. No one was painting their bumpers silver in the 50's or 60's. My girlfriend has a '51 and she bought a halfway decent used rear bumper for hers at a swap meet for $10.
     
  11. LOWBLAZERO1
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    I'VE got a set of good drive quality 56 buick caps that i'd sell for that car. i was going to use them on my studebaker, but they'd look better on your car than my truck.
     
  12. xhotrodder
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    I like your choices on the caddy caps, or spiders. You could also look for a set of Dodge Lancer caps. Just my 2 cents.
     
  13. teddyp
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    heres a 57 lancer with extra bars
     

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  14. squeaky32
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    i personally love 56 lincoln caps, maybe check those out.
     
  15. If those were screw on moons I would keep them and shoot for white walls ... but moon discs that are just "slap on" hubcaps are just plain cheezy in my opinion ... I'd rather see dog dish/beauty ring set-up.
     

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