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Old 07-18-2011, 07:29 PM
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Halibrand was in Culver City CA from 47-63. Then in Torrance CA from 63-79. Ted Halibrand ( company founder and pattern maker ) sold off the company in 79 and passed away in 91. Halibrand Wheels were sold to Curt Waters who had also bought CAE. Curt Waters then sold the wheel business to Jackman Wheels San Diego. Eventually Halibrand ended up in Kansas.

So you have to realize that the newer, weird 17/18/and such wheels were NEVER patterned by Ted Halibrand. As I understand it ... lots of the older wheel patterns ( made by Ted Halibrand ) were burnt as firewood
So no new patterns have been made to fit the weird, narrow supply/demand
market for the non-conventional sizes. Halibrands are cast and then machined where the new 17/18/and such wheels are made on a CNC machine.

This is a old Ted Halibrand made pair of wheels ...



I would love to find a set for the front that matches for my 32 3W Ford coupe ... and YES Halibrand makes new ones but I want a pair that will match the patina on my 1965 pair.
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