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...I don't remember seeing the "smoothie" style wheel like that until the seventies....
Yeah, I didn't spend time enough to find original non smooth CR wheels w/BM caps, this photo got the idea of BM/chrome reversed wheels across well enough, or so I thought.
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Why does everyone put repop rallye wheels on everything now? I see em with all kinds of screwed up caps, colors etc etc on everything from Tbuckets, to '76 nova 4dr's. Most times they look awful
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Yeah, I didn't spend time enough to find original non smooth CR wheels w/BM caps, this photo got the idea of BM/chrome reversed wheels across well enough, or so I thought.
I'm sorry I am a little anal about stuff like that. The difference between those wheels on that 55 posted and smoothies is like the difference between Ansens and Torque thrusts. They are both cast aluminum wheels or "Mags" but they are most definitively not the same.

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I'm sorry I am a little anal...
Next time what's his name says I have OCD, I'll refer him here! Hey, does it matter that the image I pulled the url from wasn't as detailed as the image that showed up above? Yeah, I didn't think so...


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That 55 is as accurate a sixties "gasser" as you are going to get! BEAUTIFUL!

The only thing that could make that photo better would be a bikini clad babe with a six inch high bufont hairdo.



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Ive never seen pictures from around here of cars with curb feelers, compasses, 'swamp coolers' or even a lot of continental kits. Im assuming some of that was regional; I know a guy who is 67 and his parents had a swamp cooler for their car, but they lived in AZ
Curb feelers, compasses and that kind of stuff were on the old mans car, not the kids car. Dual antennas, Apperson's, and continental kits were on the customs as well as dice or 8 ball door locks. I don't remember a ton of swamp coolers but they were around again on dad's car. And yes the old man would hang the canvas water bag on the front of the car. Brody or spinner knobs might be on either customs or performance cars. Never saw a lot of fuzzy dice but a few. Eightball shifter balls,yes. Lots of Cal Custom or Pep Boys chrome. Duel side mirrors more towards the 60's. Under dash air, swamp or refrigerated, the old mans car. Raised letters on the rears, blacks on the front. Ahhoooo Gaa or Wolf Whistles a few, Bermuda Bells never. The old man's car might have a static strap hanging from the frame. Tuck and Roll, If you got it done down in Mexico, you had to watch em' or they would stuff your seats with horse sh**!
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late 50`s & early 60`s around here (this area of PA), the guys that didn't have money for chrome or mag wheels would paint the steel rims red.
your car had to have at least 1 Appleton spotlight, dual antenna`s, anything by Cal Custom and necking knobs (spinners).
a primer-ed car was rare,Pearl paint jobs were the way to go if you could afford it.
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late 50`s & early 60`s around here (this area of PA), the guys that didn't have money for chrome or mag wheels would paint the steel rims red.
your car had to have at least 1 Appleton spotlight, dual antenna`s, anything by Cal Custom and necking knobs (spinners).
a primer-ed car was rare,Pearl paint jobs were the way to go if you could afford it.
I don't remember pearl being around that far back but Candy Apple And metal flake were. Speaking of Appletons, check he picture. I have two of these that have never been on a car. If I put them on something they will be gone if I sell the car.

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I don't remember pearl being around that far back but Candy Apple And metal flake were. Speaking of Appletons, check he picture. I have two of these that have never been on a car. If I put them on something they will be gone if I sell the car.

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John you are correct. the pearls were late 60`s to early 70`s.
candy apple was the big deal.
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Speaking of how things were really done in the 50's and 60's. Most of the "in" things we loved back then were only to be dreamed of since we were working after school for just enough money to buy gas. My first car was a 49 Morris Minor with a flathead v8 60 a neighbor had built, wrecked, and sold to me for 90 dollars. We went to the annual car show to see the neat things we could only dream of building. Many of the cars entered had aluminum foil on the windows and Angel Hair to cover the flaws but we thought they were the coolest things there ever was. I will guarantee you the average street rod or custom car today is better quality than 90% of the "show cars" we're then. The old school cars have caught on largely because the time, and money and effort it takes to build a quality car today is prohibitive for a young man trying to raise a family.

By the way. Can you still buy Angel Hair?

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By the way. Can you still buy Angel Hair?

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mostly just in Cambodia I think.

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mostly just in Cambodia I think.

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By the way. Can you still buy Angel Hair?

John you don't have to. I'm growing mine in my ears!
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