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Old 11-19-2012, 09:59 AM
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Out of curiosity, what year Rambler American? The 58-63 models are way different from the 64-69 (which is what you most likely have).
It's a '63, Frank. It should be here Wednesday after waiting 7 weeks for it...

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I dig the 'DIY airconditioning' Russ (no windshield).
Cool little car, you're right those wheels gotta go.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:42 PM
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That's right, we've had some discussions about that car already! Hard to keep boards and conversations straight sometimes...
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Back to the question about wheels, here's one vendor:

theWheelsmith - Billet Wheels
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:07 AM
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Back to the question about wheels, here's one vendor:

theWheelsmith - Billet Wheels
Thanks Joe!

No price list so they're prolly a budget buster.

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Thanks Joe!

No price list so they're prolly a budget buster.

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Yeah, I didn't get the sense that they were a low-cost option...
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Saw these pics some time ago. Sleeper steel wheels made out of light weight Weld Draglite:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...2/28ED996C.jpg

Made with paint and a adapter to mount the dog dish on:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...2/15698A2B.jpg
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That's darned ingenuous!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:20 AM
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westmus, LOVE IT!!!

Any idea where that came from? Looks like it could be vacuum formed from plastic sheet, set in place, and held on by the cap.

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Saw these pics some time ago. Sleeper steel wheels made out of light weight Weld Draglite:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...2/28ED996C.jpg

Made with paint and a adapter to mount the dog dish on:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...2/15698A2B.jpg
Now that's a clever idea! Also gives more possibilities for wheel sizes than typical steel wheels! I like steel wheels, but they are limited size choices without going to a custom built wheel.
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Any idea where that came from?
Believe it's totally home made. Those wheels are on this:

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What a sleeper!
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Believe it's totally home made. Those wheels are on this:

Honk if Parts Falls off Goes 8.607 @ 157.71 mph at Atco Raceway 11/23/2012 - YouTube
Posted a question on his You-tube video, maybe he'll get back with us. In the meantime, I found a couple places that sell "wheel skins" but nothing that really looks like a "steelie". I paged through them all and found a few that could work...

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Damn I love that old Chebby. I'd like to run that for a while here in Alberta
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