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Who made these wheels & when?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FoMoCo_MoFo, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. FoMoCo_MoFo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    I bought these off eBay for $60.00 for my Econoline pickup and wondered if anyone on here may know the Who, Why and How of Cal Chrome Wheels?

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    They are 14x7 with 3" offset and are uni-lug.

    I have heard a few things, but no real facts, so lay some on me...
     
  2. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    I bought an EXACT set this past summer myself!! For $80.00, 2-14X6,& 2-14X7. Never heard of 'em either. Ken
     
  3. FoMoCo_MoFo
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    Got Pics?
     
  4. Ken Carvalho
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    I'll get some, BUT they look EXACTLY lile yours, hold on while I "brave it thru the snow"

    They actually look a little better than the picture shows, (taken with my phone) there is "rain/snowdrops on them, and bad lighting.
     

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  5. PurplePearl50
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    from Sedalia,Mo

    I have a set that look just like that but the are not chrome they are painted with stainless inserts down the middle of the spokes like a 1978-80 Pontiac wheel
     
  6. Ken Carvalho
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    Find out anything new on the rims FOMOCO???
     
  7. Canuck
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    Had a set of 14x7, GM pattern the same spoke design and chrome rim, only the caps were different. Smooth caps with a round insert, red background with the word "Appliance" in bright aluminum.

    May have been a Canadian version of !!!

    Cannuck
     
  8. Ken Carvalho
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    VERY OLD POST I know, but drug mine back out of the garage and remembered this thread and wanted to see if any of the new guys around had any idea of these.
     
  9. Ruiner
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    Appliance was its own company as far as I know, but they very well could have both been made in the same factory with different center caps...those look like some bitchin wheels, but I'd like em better in 15" size...
     
  10. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Uni-lugs puts them in the early -mid 70s, I think.
     
  11. narlee
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    If I remember right they were a company of their own and a cheaper version of the Cragar SS. I can't remember if they were out in the 60's or 70's, seems like 70's.
     

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