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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VANDENPLAS, Apr 28, 2020.

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    not my car, but the same style. Mine white, white top, red interior

    I got a set of mustang bullit wheels 18” on it, I know I know there stupid but I got em for almost nothing with brand new rubber.

    I like the style of them, but not the size or the offset.

    min lowering the car roughly 3” front and rear.

    Would like to go with a 15” wheels with a bit of off set but not sure on the style.
    Any suggestions ?

    I can probably sell these big donuts and turn them into something more period and car correct.
    I’m not a fan of big wheels, 16” would be the biggest I would want to go.
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  2. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,169


    chrome slot.jpg I think that car would look good with chrome slots! I have no idea where you would get a set today, they seem to be about the most forgotten wheel out there. When that car was new they were one of the go to wheels.
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  3. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 592

    from Motown

    Chrome reversed on skinny whites or black walls. Radirs on blacks Maybe even Salt Flats on blacks.
  4. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,276


    Something chrome with dual thin-line whites. Supremes?
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  5. Hmm, drop top classy vehicle? White stockers 15 5's up front 15 7's out back with dog dish caps would change the attitude some.
  6. Wheel Vintiques sells the chrome slots. I bought a set for my '50 Dodge a couple of years ago...
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  8. Super/Stock Poncho
    Joined: May 11, 2009
    Posts: 93

    Super/Stock Poncho
    from Missouri

    15" Supremes with thin w/w tires would be my choice. Of'course you would need to lower the stance somewhat.
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  9. GeeRam
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
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  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,332


    The wheel covers and skinny whitewalls fit the look of the car pretty well, actually....too bad you dont have them.
  11. No I don’t
    I like the galaxie 500 caps with the spinners
    But there pricy and finding a set of ford steel wheels is proving to be a challenge.

    The car came with a set of key stone unilugs with busted centres !!
  12. Well what was cool when this car was new were 14" chrome reverse wheels. 14" wheels were cutting edge. ;)

    15" astros would look good on it. try rib Radars would work too. or chrome reverse.
  13. I like the set up in the Top Photo. If you want to go that route I can pass along a Phone# of a guy. He's in Wa. state. You make a deal and I'll go get you photos of what he has.
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  14. 58 Yeoman
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 467

    58 Yeoman
    from Lacon, IL

    Picture my car a white Merc convertible. I found these NOS 14" wheels last year. They replaced the factory wire wheel covers.

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  15. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,251


    15" wheels (7", if you can fit an 8" great) , big of tire as you can fit. Lower the car with suspension changes, not by using tiny wheels and tires.

    Any full size wheelcover will work, dont have to be original or even same manufacturer, you can generally swap out the center emblem.
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  16. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,845

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Supremes and thin whites. Mmmmmmm
  17. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,276


    What ever you do, please don't go the bottle cap/blackwall route. I like 'em, but they've got their place. A classy, drop-top Merc ain't it. Unless it's a 427 4spd....then all bets are off. :eek:
  18. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,474

    Model A Gomez

    Chrome wheels were real popular in that era and look good, I ran chrome wheels and narrow whitewalls on my T-Bird when I had it. They are fairly cheap and available. bird 106.JPG
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  19. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,705


    With your car being white with red interior, I would lean towards chrome OEM reverse , chrome acorn lugs ,and thin red wall tires.
  20. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,507

    jimmy six

    Can’t go wrong with American Torque Thrusts!
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  21. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,374

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I vote this as stated above...but could be somewhat biased in my thoughts too...
  22. mkubacak
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
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  23. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,155

    anthony myrick

    516F5953-72A8-4214-AE74-79A815521B4A.jpeg 2CF274FA-9CF4-4745-BB43-67264E248412.jpeg
    For a lowered cruiser, Astros, chrome steelies(no baby moons) stock with stock caps, or wires(gasp)
    Skinny white walls. Drop the rear a little more.
    Most other wheels are for the hot rod look.
    But I’m biased. I prefer a low rider look over a muscle car look on these big cars.
  24. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,421

    from Oregon

    Maybe a set of Vintage Foresight Indy mags .
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  25. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,989

    from Berry, AL

    Yes! With black wall tires.
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  26. T Bird wires with skinny whites. The only choice.
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  27. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,576


    My choice would be '67 Merc Comet Cyclone GT "chrome reverse" looking wheel covers. They look traditional...and wouldn't piss off the Mercury "purists" too much:D
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  28. LOL I had a blue '64 hardtop. I drooped the snout a little bit (about 3/4 coil) and ran black original wheel with chrome lugs nuts and chrome dustcovers on the front. Pinners on the front and fattish black walls on the rear. I could never afford chrome wheels but that is what it would have had if I could afford it.
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  29. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,474

    Model A Gomez

    Saw there were several recommendations for Torque Thrusts, my all time favorite wheel, had a set for my T-Bird and ran them part of the time. Chrome wheels and skirts give it a custom look and the Torque Thrusts give it a hot rod look. Depends on the style you are shooting for, wheels really change the character of the car 3.JPG bird 106.JPG
  30. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,227


    Wheel Vintiques Series 64 chrome wheels. They have the vents, come with a decent back space 4" would be my guess for your car and have enough room for bullet center caps center caps... I had a set on my 64 Bonneville, that car took the 15 x 7 with a 4.25" back space....

    I bought them at Summit Racing...

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