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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gus68, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Gus68
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 428

    Gus68
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    from Minnesota

    Hey guys. Yes I did a search. I'm looking for a set of chrome reverse wheels (with stock style centers, NOT those stupid 10 hole smoothy thinggys). Fronts just 15 by 4 or 5, but for the rears I would like 15 by 10 and probably a custom back spacing. Like I said, I did some searching and heard a lot of good things about Rally America. So I E-mailed them, said they had a fire and are only doing wire wheels now. DAMN. Now what??? I have heard good and bad about wheel vintiques, (seems like more bad) So i'm kinda leary about them. Soooo... any other good recomendations? I got the car painted, I have the tires, now I need WHEELS!!!!!!
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,276

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    make your own from old stock centers, send them out for chrome before you weld them back together.

    That's not the answer you want, I know.
     
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  3. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
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    I got mine from the wheel kid of Rally America.
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  4. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    big duece
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    from kansas

    Did he recover from the business burning down?
     

  5. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
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    His web page is still up and still selling on ebay. Jimmy is also still listed as a Alliance Vendor here.
     
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  6. From a 50 something Buick.
    When Those are chromed it's like suntan oil on boobs:)

    The ones mj posted are about all you can get today and not what I think of when " reversed" is in the description.
     
  7. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
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    If he is still around, Rally American will build about anything for you and he lists true reversed rims to. When I bought mine he was very reasonable and gave me a discount for being a alliance member then. Give Jimmy a call and he will tell you what he can do.
     
  8. Wheelsmith was excellent to work with when I purchased some oe style steelies a year ago.
     
  9. Smooth from the lip to the hub
    Built with a taper to clear the brake drums, but when reversed ohhhh boy.

    So who is selling theses ?

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  10. raprap
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 768

    raprap
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    from Ohio

    Try, Pete Paulsen in Northern California. He will make it right! Excellent quality.
     
  11. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,550

    Torkwrench
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    This what I did for the wheels for my 34 Chevy. Found a set of centers from a 55 Chevy and bought new hoops, (rims), from Wheelsmith. All the chrome and reassembly work was done locally, here in Northern Illinois. However, the centers could have sent in and done at Wheelsmith.
     
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  12. COLEMAN BROTHERS CUSTOMS
    Joined: Mar 19, 2014
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    COLEMAN BROTHERS CUSTOMS
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    from So Cal

    Yeah, really the nicest and most accurate chrome reverse wheels use the tapered hoops. Skinny '49 Chevy wheels even have a nice little taper to 'em...perfect for the front, with either Ford or Chevy centers. And for the back, early to mid 50's Cad or Buick hoops are the cats meow. It might take you awhile to accumulate the pieces to make a perfect set, but worth it!


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  13. I recently talked to Jimmy and he said they are back doing wire wheels but have no plans to get back into doing chrome reversed wheels again or regular OE steel wheels again, and I had centers to be used, but the needed equipment was destroyed. Just before the fire I had talked to him about doing a set and he had centers for the early OE wheels at a reasonable cost, but all was lost.
     
  14. Speedway has them.
     

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