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yay or nay? should i run these

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tulfabrication, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. good

    73 vote(s)
  2. not so good

    14 vote(s)
  3. put the truck on duece rails, then we'll talk

    3 vote(s)
  1. im debating running these, gearhead1952 found em digging around. he thinks they're off a 49-51 ford (any help on that would be awesome).

    anyway, im in between on em, sometimes i think they look a little big, then i like on the fence here. if it helps, the truck will be painted a dark satin burgundy. so lets hear it, love em or hate em

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  2. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    a picture of the whole truck, with the front fenders would make it easier to say yes or no.
  3. here ya go

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  4. j-dogg
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 301


    It looks better with them

    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,248

    from mass

    I guess it looks OK, but I'm a bias ply guy so I guess I'd rather see some pie crust slicks out back and something to match in front ??? Looks a little "pro street" ish
  6. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    looks good, but i love white walls bias, bet they would make you truck look killer once its painted.
  7. I like the Ford dog dish caps. How did you mount them to those wheels?
  8. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,000

    from Michigan

    Sorry carbed87...not quite clear. You want opinions on what? And so, what do you think might be too big? And which dimension...height?...width?

    The caps look good.

    The tires don't look too wide, but too short. I like tall tires.

    Maybe you meant the whole combo?
  9. tjet
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 1,294

    1. Early Hemi Tech

    For god's sake, please don't put white walls on it. Late 40's-early 50's trucks were never that fancy.
  10. blue painters tape

    no i was talking about the caps themselves. it may not look like it, but the tires are actually 28" tall
  11. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    If you could mount those center caps without tape they would look alot better than the spider caps. They need some bling. I like the big lip on those wheels! They dont look like factory wheels ive ever seen. Looks after market.
  12. I think the caps look pretty good on your truck. Id definately run them on it.
  13. I like it wayyyy better with the caps. It'd look even better with black wall bias tires.
  14. Mattilac
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,153


  15. I like em. & they work with the kinda modern thing ya got going on.
  16. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    I like them a lot. They remind me of these.

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  17. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,403



    I like the Ford caps on the OP's deal, not so much the late model holed wheels.
  18. i was wanting to make a wheelcover that would be the same shape as the rim face, just covering the holes. i hate the holes too. thats why they're still black
  19. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    FYI those are '55/'56 Ford caps.
  20. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,000

    from Michigan

    Oh...then sorry about the unsolicated opinion on the tires...:eek:
  21. whiskerz
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 148

    from Ga.

    looks good , I like the black wheels as well . I would make the rears fatter but that is me and I have issues
  22. looks good! I have the 49-50 caps on my '51 shoebox. a little different I think and solid ss, not painted.
  23. It comes down to what you like, I like them, I would paint them the same red as the hub caps and put white walls on her, would look old school but the holes would add a little modern touch.
    I would probably lift the rear 1/2 to 1 inch to add a little rake, but that's just me and I like old school.
    She is one mighty fine looking ride.

  24. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,077

    scrap metal 48

    I like them a lot on your truck.. Red centers and all.. Keep'em on.....
  25. awesome guys, thanks for all the input! just what i was looking for
  26. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 747


    Looks good, keep 'em guessing.
  27. ol'chevy
    Joined: Nov 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,283


    I like the caps, put on some trim rings also, keep the black paint and let the black holes dissappear
  28. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

  29. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,303

    hombres ruin

    Keep the caps they look really good
  30. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 4,024


    I think they look fine, and as mentioned look like '56's...
    IMHO wide whites always are awesome on these old girls, but not when lowered like yours is....
    Black with those caps, or similar will look great!
    Keep us posted on what you do.....

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