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Old 04-29-2005, 08:48 AM
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So what style wheel is everyone running?

Time to choose wheels for my 65 Riv and was looking for ideas. (I'm also bored at work and like looking at pretty pictures)

Please tell everyone what brand, style, and size wheel you are running on your hot rod (or plan on running). My 68 Camaro has Kinesis K58 18"x8" front and 18"x10" rear.



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http://homepage.mac.com/streetfytr/
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:47 AM
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I'm really broed with just about all the new styles of custom wheels, most are just butt ugly IMO. I am going to opt for either American Racing Torque Thrust or Cragar SS wheels for my 34 when I get to that point. One thing is for sure, they will be chrome, no more polishing aluminum for me.

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Old 04-29-2005, 10:04 AM
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Is this your Rivvie? What the heck is wrong with that? The wheels and tires that are on it are perfect for that car. It's a classy ride as is and it's not like there are that many around that you have to change anything to make it unique.......... but that's just my opinion and it ain't my car and am I ever JEALOUS!!!!! If you MUST though I'd say gray spoke 17 or 18" Torq Thrusts with the gray spokes painted black.
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:15 AM
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Those new "bling bling" wheels are about the most butt ugly things ever inflicted on poor suffering hotrodders..

Give me some american torque thrusts...salt flats..some of the old cragers were good..

Wish we had Ted Halibrand back as those were of good quality..and strong..

Some of these new designs just are not any good IMO...Not even a good wheel..

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Old 04-29-2005, 10:28 AM
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Americans..............Torque Thrust or 200s..............or, reasonable facsimile..............and, they must be all aluminum.

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Old 04-29-2005, 11:10 AM
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Yeah, that's my Rivi. Which is why I started the thread. Damn hard to improve upon--isn't it? And whatever I do, I have to have redline tires. Let's see what else there is out there.
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:39 AM
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Beautiful Riv! Hippie is right the wheels you have would be hard to improve upon. I am remembering a wheel or a wheel cover on old Buicks that looked like fins radiating from the center. This type of wheel done in aluminum would look pretty good on the Riv.
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For a late 60's early 70's car I like the crager ss wheels. Thats what everybody that could afford wheels back then would get so it is a retro thing. If you were poorer you got rockets. They looked very similar to the cragers but at a reduced price. I had the stock wheels on my 65 mustang back then because the girls took most of my mioney. I am not sure who makes the wheels on my car now but am trying to find out. I am thinking about getting wider wheels and tires for the rear and dont really want to buy 4 new wheels. I would be nice to just get the rear 2 to match the front.
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:47 PM
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Crager SS wheels.. I love those things they are much like the Torque Thrust wheels but cheaper lol. Ya know one of the problems is that so many good wheels everyone uses. I mean take the cragers they look so good that everyone likes to use them. SO there are so many people out there trying to be diffrent with new style rims trouble is they don't fit that out hot rod look. Now something like you might see on American Hot Rod almost calls for special rims but then again they warp the car to some space age look lol.

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Old 04-30-2005, 03:09 PM
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Crager or keystone five spoke mags look the best I think. Like the one's on poncho's truck.
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I agree I love the look of the crager SS or the Torq Thrust. I originally was gonna put some on my truck until I found a good deal on ebay for some different rims. I got TSW Mirages 18"x8", Their not chrome but painted silver. I think they look good, and Ive gotten countless compliments on them. But if I ever do find a great deal on some Torq thrusts or cragars that'll fit, then those TSWs are coming off!
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Keystone Klassics would look awesome on there. Sweet looking Riv by the way!
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Old 05-03-2005, 12:56 PM
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Cragar 390's.




btw, i'm running 16.8 chrome mods.
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I have Centerline style 5, on my black S-10 14x6 in the front 15x12 in the rear.Of coarse a built 350 under the hood. The guy I bought the truck from had no wheels on it so I had a set of IROC wheels on it that looked pretty cool also.
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