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why are they called "artillary" wheels?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by praisethelowered, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. praisethelowered
    Joined: Aug 14, 2003
    Posts: 1,103


    Just laying awake last night thinking about my next project. . . and started wondering about this.

    why are they called "artillary" wheels? I have also heard the lowriders call them "millitary" wheels.

    history lesson anyone?
  2. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,342

    from Kentucky

    'cause they're the bomb! :)
  3. You said that just for the shell of it, didn't you?
  4. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    Because they resemble the spoked sheels on older cannons.

  5. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    It takes a man of pretty high "caliber" to post a horrid pun like that......
  6. I had to rifle through my pun file to find it too!!
  7. Don't bore us with more puns. It's a breach of good taste.
  8. So, do I understand that you'd prefer I shove my puns up my azimuth?
  9. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom

    this one is beyond my scope and out of my range
  10. Are you trying to lead me astray?
  11. Compare these wheels with auto 'artillery' wheels.

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  12. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    You guys are a riot. But C9 is correct, any heavy spoke wheel (like the wooden spokes on Model Ts) was once referred to as an artillery wheel. Most hot rodders are talking about the stamped spokers from GM, Mopar and some aftermarket companies.
  13. FiddyFour
    Joined: Dec 31, 2004
    Posts: 9,008


    I'm going to dig in and watch... the bombardment of explosive wit is too much for me to bear.
  14. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    If they don't stop shooting off their mouths they may be fired from the HAMB. You guys are a barrel of laughs. You can really shell out the puns. If you guys don't stop I'll report you.
  15. Lucky Strike
    Joined: Aug 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,665

    Lucky Strike

    This type of incendiary wit is the stock and trade of the HAMB I don't think they would butt in and muzzle this type of volley.
  16. rollie
    Joined: Feb 7, 2005
    Posts: 552


    you guys are a blast !!
  17. I'm not gonna waste the cartridge in my printer with this kind of bombastic nonsense!
  18. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    They either were or people think they were originally made to some military specification or ordered to a spec. for military vehicles. I think the wheels we call "Rally" wheels that Chevy reintroduced on '67 Corvettes were originally a miltary spec Kelsey Hayes wheel, or so I've been led to believe.
    You google artillery wheel and you pretty much get a historys of wheels made strong enough to hold up to a cannon's weight and recoil abuse.
  19. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,819


    Wooden U like 2 no?
  20. Splinter
    Joined: May 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,112


    I'm recoiling from this horrible thread....

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