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05-17-2015 08:59 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by ntfday View Post
Along with American mags and chrome reverse and I had both. Also I believe that Ansen slots were popular since Halibrands were more expensive.
Yes, and Halibrand didn't make any aluminum slots either! All Halibrands were magnesium until after Ted Halibrand sold the business, and they made their first aluminum slot in the late 70's.
05-17-2015 08:05 PM
boothboy ntfday is right on. Sometimes Ansen's or chrome reverse's on the back and black steelies with baby moons on the front. That pretty much said that you were saving for the other rims for the front. Don't remember Radirs that much just on dragsters.or gassers. That was in SoCal. I'm not sure about the rest of the world.

BB
05-17-2015 04:58 PM
ericnova72 I believe Radir 5 spokes were also available beginning in the very early 60's.
05-17-2015 01:05 PM
ntfday
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
I can't think of many wheels that say 60's as well as slots! I think those Ansens are perfect for your car!
Along with American mags and chrome reverse and I had both. Also I believe that Ansen slots were popular since Halibrands were more expensive.
05-17-2015 08:45 AM
1971BB427 I can't think of many wheels that say 60's as well as slots! I think those Ansens are perfect for your car!
05-15-2015 08:07 PM
srvblues
41 seats

I'm heading to the junkyard to find some bucket seats for my 41 coupe. If you have any suggestions pls send them thanks
11-14-2012 11:37 PM
gearheadslife nice car.. no idea on the rims, before my time..
good luck with it.
11-14-2012 10:58 PM
DrBee
Period correct rims

Thanks folks. I'm going to put 15x7's on the front and 15x8's on the rear. You were right Techinspector1. Both the Sprints and the Torq Thrusters were introduced around 1963.

I'll put some pictures on my project journal in a few days.
11-12-2012 08:10 PM
Highball
Period correct rims

Both '41's are restored and use a 16" rim. These have 6:70 X 16 tires on them. I have seen some with a 7:50 X 16 too. More may respond. I always thought the '41's had a nice appearance to them.
Normbc9
11-12-2012 04:31 PM
Nonhog
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Originally Posted by AutoGear View Post
My dad got his in 1968. most guys had mixed/matched rim combos (steelies on the back and cragars on the front for example) Im sure the O.G. Hotrodders will chime in here
Your right about the mis match. Many had the aftermarket "rims" in the back for wider tires.

DrBee, looks great.
11-12-2012 07:45 AM
AutoGear My dad got his in 1968. I would say if you're doing a mid 60s to late 60s theme...they're correct. If you wanted to go earlier, it'd probably be chrome reverse dish with a spider cap; or painted steelies with chrome caps.

Apparently (Im 31 tomorrow) what we think of as normal bits for our hot rods, were still high dollar in the 60s and most guys had mixed/matched rim combos (steelies on the back and cragars on the front for example) Im sure the O.G. Hotrodders will chime in here
11-10-2012 06:54 PM
techinspector1
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Originally Posted by DrBee View Post
I'm working on my '41 Chevy Coupe and I currently have Ansen Sprint wheels on the car, but I want to be period correct for the early 60's. Were the Sprints out during that time or do I have to do something different ? I do not want to use hubcaps.
I believe the first Ansen Sprints were sold sometime in 1963.
11-10-2012 05:04 PM
DrBee
Period correct rims.

I'm working on my '41 Chevy Coupe and I currently have Ansen Sprint wheels on the car, but I want to be period correct for the early 60's. Were the Sprints out during that time or do I have to do something different ? I do not want to use hubcaps.

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