Originally Posted by cobalt327
Something not mentioned was the chrome plating could cause hydrogen embrittlement. That's one reason a lot of guys wouldn't run chromed front axles, etc. Done correctly there's no real issue, but a lot of those wheels were chromed south of the border and people just weren't as quality conscious as we are today.
I kinda doubt that anyone even knew what hydrogen embrittlement was in the 60s, or even cared for that matter. I know I wouldn't have back then.
Although my 55 had Cragers in ~67, it was only because I had them already. If it didn't make the car go faster, I didn't spend the money on it. We didn't have the money to
spend with our $2.25hr jobs. $1,200.00 in the motor + red/white metalflake interior (women loved those slick seats
) and black primer worked fine for me. I sure miss that car.