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Whitewalls + full hub caps???

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by ratty_aussie, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. NMCarNut
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    I'm in the red always looks good camp but with '57 Cad hubcaps it is hard to tell. 36NewLook.jpg
     
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  2. On my dad's 52 Ford wagon in this photo from 1954 looks like they're black.
    You could paint the wheels black on one side of the car and red on the other side of the car.
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  3. Jay71
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    Whoa! Man I really dig that wagon! Got anymore pics?
     
  4. no... (and my folks lived in ventura and port hueneme 40 years...)
     
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  5. fat141
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    Absolutely beautiful truck. Can you post some more picks please, maybe in the "trucks only" thread.
    Cheers
    Rod
     
  6. clubcoupe37
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    I am running '50 Merc aftermarket caps and rings..one of the first things I did was paint the wheels red....now I'm sick of the red..going with a tan/beige for the wheels I think to match the striping and interior.
     

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  7. U-235
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    As for powder coating the wheel, I'd vote against it. I powder coated mine, but I wish I hadn't. The cap doesn't grip as well as if you had just painted them.....and then if your running full wheel hubcaps, whats the point to powder coating the wheel. It caused me to loose a very expensive cap (1956 4-Bar Mercury).
     
  8. hudson48
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    I think most caps leave a small amount of rim showing. Roadster 3.jpg
     
  9. haychrishay
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    Thanks, I miss it, been thinking about doing another one
     
  10. Ratty: Goin from memory but I think the '56 caps are 15" and the '57's are 14". Maybe why yours don't fit? Tim
     
  11. Dad knew what he was doing! Back in the day they had to be red. :cool: Get with it boy!:confused:
     
  12. Toast
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    That is an awesome roadster!!
     
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  13. ................................Wow. You can say that again.
     
  14. AndersF
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    Mid 50:s Mopar where painted white around the rimedge if you ordered them with whitewalls.
     
  15. tb33anda3rd
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    not happening
     
  16. Had to go with white here,and powdercoated to boot! Matches the car. Never lost a cap,and flows nice with the WWW....Hey- red is like a 32 frame under an A........ MERCURY 6+++.jpg
     
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  17. 51 mercules
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    I never thought about going with white. It looks good. I have red wheels on my merc. I do have an extra set of wheels I might try a different color?
     

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  18. 40FORDPU
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    I like the contrasting red color.
    IMG_0988_1.JPG
     
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  19. ^^^^^Love that truck^^^^:D
     
  20. SicSpeed
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    40FordPU, nice truck. What are the caps. Bullets on 50 Olds?


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  21. 40FORDPU
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    Thanks.
    The caps are from a '55 Chrysler, that I installed 5" bullets on.
     
  22. JohnnyGretsch
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    These are what I'll be running on my Mainline, the rims were red at some point but faded to a purpleish colour. They'll be painted copper soon.
     

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  23. TonyVan
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    I tried white...
    But I'm gonna go back to dark - Probably a bit darker blue than the car itself.
    image.jpg
     
  24. scrap metal 48
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    Yea, that's to white^^^.. Really like the hubcaps...
     
  25. Gene Boul
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    Well that's why there are more than one song on a "juke box"!
     
  26. porknbeaner
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    Still that way in the North West and NorCal way into the '60s if that helps. ;)
     
  27. Slopok
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    Red, then ya don't even need hubcaps.;) 215.JPG
     
  28. [​IMG]
    my '51, red rims, One Shot - Process Blue checkerboard. ...but in the sixties, red rims were the norm for most all mild street cars regardless of the body color, and I hated the choice on some cars, particularly green cars. I painted my rims black back then.
     
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