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bighotroddin 08-19-2012 08:52 PM

Halibrand wheels
My friend bought a set of original wheels at a swap meet and the guy also had a set of knock offs but not along with them at the time of the sale. My friend was interested in them and the guy set one of them in mail for his inspection.

My question is if this is the real deal or a a reproduction? In the Halibrand name and the indention you can see machine marks form the cutter. The part itself looks like it is die cast rather then sand cast as the inside is smooth

Deuce 08-23-2012 08:53 PM

Looks like the Halibrands I have on my coupe :cool:

1932bantam 10-03-2012 07:58 AM

you trying to find out if there the old stuff or the new stuff? halibrand was bought out and moved to kansas years ago all aluminum stuff no mag. I'm 15 miles from them

Deuce 10-03-2012 03:30 PM

Most of the older ones were aluminum also. :D

Some were MAGNESIUM :( they were very light but requires constant maintenance.

bighotroddin 10-03-2012 11:14 PM

The wheels and knock offs are aluminum.

In the current Hot Rod magazine they have article on gassers and what makes them period correct. They mention something on the original Halibrands and the way to tell if they are from the late 50's is that the rim thickness is .500" vs .750" on the later ones. The DOT requred all wheels to be 3/4" for safety standards.

I will have to post some pics of the car if I get to my friends this weekend. I was there two weeks ago and the chassis was a roller and he just put the body on last weekend.

1932bantam 10-06-2012 10:01 PM

the original owner ted halibrand made only wheels cast out of magneseum. only his predessors used aluminum. I think ted had company from 1947 until 1979

bighotroddin 10-15-2012 01:23 AM

Heres a pic of the car its a Alloway Track Star. Just got suspension mounted and body back on.

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