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History WIDE FIVE Hot Rod Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Retson the Racer, Jun 18, 2022.

  1. I've been following your build! Those rear drums are pretty trick, what backing plates are you running?
  2. Sorry i can't answer that, it was just a nice car at a show' JW
  3. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    Marty Strode

    4C Racing out of San Jose, built the hubs and furnished the backing plates. I have set of Frankland hubs like these, with Buick drums, if I can fit the proper backing plates, I want to use them. I was told by the the guys that ran Supermodifieds, they were the toughest when smacking the wall, due to the rounded design, instead of spokes. Out of the 10 of these cars I built, 7 had wide 5's. 2012-12-05 093229 - Copy.jpg
  4. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,585


    I'm getting there
    Hoping to have this bucket moving under its own power this year (of course, I've said that for the last several years now)
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  5. Well I got the front about a week or two ago, but I am excited about getting these rears!! 290100432_422117726474494_8438548319849060912_n.jpg 290514153_764260811423961_8475030163618109415_n.jpg
  6. MojoRacing
    Joined: Mar 24, 2013
    Posts: 82


    Those are killer!!
  7. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 7,411

    Marty Strode

    I had some of those off a 36 panel truck, they went to the scrapper .
  8. I appreciaate it! My fiance is stoked to have them on her tudor sedan "Momma Minivan"

    Oh bummer!! Know anyone with 39 lincoln front backing plates by any chance? I need a pair to make these old drums into juice brakes
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  9. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,588

    from Essex, Ma.

    ‘39 Commercial rims on the rear. E1474A2F-4DBD-416E-86B4-B8712EFCCA19.jpeg 54C5BF55-645C-40F2-AA82-EC3004D88BC5.jpeg 1675803C-E539-4286-BA2D-9BE26CBF7681.jpeg
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  10. Adriatic Machine
    Joined: Jan 26, 2008
    Posts: 339

    Adriatic Machine

    Saw this car at TROG last year. I’d like to find a pair of these.

    Attached Files:

  11. SAVAGE
    Joined: May 13, 2002
    Posts: 923

    Alliance Vendor

    18” high clearance

    Attached Files:

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  12. I’m doing that with my tudor. Have any more photos? Send me a message if you need help figuring it out, it’s a bunch of random ford parts.

    Any more photos?
  13. This one is wicked cool 1FAED792-05AF-4E97-8B27-D7E16104250B.jpeg 45204E26-2B28-44E9-9564-26D219C14B34.png
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 9,488


    I have the 5" (I think) commercials on the rear, 3 ½" 60s on the front
    Also have the "cheap" caps;)
  15. ssffnomad
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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  16. ssffnomad
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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    DanHay. Front is 500/5.25 -16”
    First pic with Hay Bales is before we removed the reverse eye spring.
    Last pic with Horse is after we raised approx 1 3/4” with new Posie spring
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  17. I’m torn, not sure which style I should go for!
  18. DrJekyllMrHyde
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  19. MojoRacing
    Joined: Mar 24, 2013
    Posts: 82


    I need to find me a set of these! They're awesome!
  20. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,034


    a customer car i did a handful of years back
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  21. Frames
    Joined: Apr 24, 2012
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    Greg Weld supermodified aluminum wide 5's. Were very rough from years of the dirt track wars but the price was right. _side_ - Copy.jpg
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  22. Frames
    Joined: Apr 24, 2012
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    Light weight alloy steel the LONE RANGER 017 - Copy - Copy.JPG wide 5. Retail $90.00. $20.00 like new at a swap meet. 5 spoke wide 5 hubs made for drums. Not the common ones you see all the time for disc brakes. 201 Halibrand quickchange with 28 spline double spline axles.
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  23. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,976

    T&A Flathead

  24. Wide fives were primarily on race cars not so much on street cars and yes So Cal was where 80% of 50's cars were created, so it was the main hot rod center of the country.
  25. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 22,338


    I would like to see a citation that attests to that number.

    Even if it were accurate, it does not negate my statement.

    I grew up in New England, and a there were a TON of hot rods in shows and on the street with Wide-5's. Nobody considered them unusual.
  26. This thread wasn’t created to argue whether or not wide five wheels are period or correct and whatnot.

    This is a picture thread.

    If you want to discuss decades and whether it’s correct or not, make your own thread.

    Here’s a badass picture to get BACK ON TOPIC.
  27. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
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    Blake 27

  28. Pass The Torch
    Joined: May 18, 2018
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    Pass The Torch

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