Tried on some rims, what do you think?

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  1. 74Rancherito

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    I think he had the quote confused.....simple mistake....
     
  2. 210eddiep

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    I kinda like Baby Moons, too.


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    I like old school too, but I just dont want to go back to 14s or 15s. I had 14 X 7 Cragar S/S wheels on my 65 but always wished I had gone to at least 15s. Cragars are my favorite classic wheel of all times, but for some reason I havent liked the looks of them on Rancheros. I have a set of 17 X 8 Mustang GT wheels on it now just for fitment and something to hold air while I am working on it but I want something to make it stand out more. I like 17s and 18s a lot, our Mustangs and the Lightning roll on them and I like the looks on the Ranchero
     
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    i thing the FR500s look perfect on that car depending on the body paint and center color of course!

    as for old school...I love the 17s with 45profile tires on my ride..it never handled as well with the original 14 by 7 wheels and 225 by 70s...not even close!
     
  5. shoprat

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    They're not even Ford wheels. They're some aftermarket smoothie or
    something with that raised portion around the hubcap.Seems like you
    all agree.... so make them "old school" if you like:confused:
     
  6. scrnic1

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    They're old school, just not exactly "Ford school" Baby moons with a sloted wheel is deffinetly old school though.Personally not a fan, but they have their place which simply cant be argued, so i wont lol.
     
  7. ribald1

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    The 'raised portion around the hubcap' is the wheel.
    Anyway, those of us that were around then know what 'old school' is.
     
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    They're old school, just not exactly "Ford school" >scrnic

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    Yeah, you could say the style is 'old school' and be accurate. But no Ford wheel [or any other] was that deep in front.

    Back in the day, you would take Buick or Lincoln rims [wider], cut out the center, and reverse them [welded] onto a Ford center. Then get them polished and chromed. Very few people were able to afford Hallibrand [sp?] or other alloy wheels before the mid 1950's, when American Racing brought out their famous 5-spoke design. Even those were too expensive for most people.
     
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    Ive always liked the look of mine and any form of them.

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  10. steeread

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    This is good advice. Daughter's 2006 Milan has had two wheel replacements due to low profile tires and aluminum wheels encountering deep voids in pavement.
     
  11. 71 Whitesale

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    Saw these at the Mid America Ford & Shelby Meet in Tulsa a couple years ago, 18" Magnum 500s on a really low 67 Fairlane...

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  12. 5.0 Chero

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    too much rim not enough sidewall otherwise perfect
     
  13. 74Rancherito

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    Awesome......getting some just like em'....
    gotta try and fit 295/45-18 in the rear.....
     
  14. 71 Whitesale

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    They are the hottest I have seen, perfect mix of classic style updated for modern rubber, I want them bad....
     
  15. shoprat

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    HA HA HA:D Look like trailer wheels to me:rolleyes: My trailer at least has
    oem wheels. You're ol school alright.:D
     
  16. ribald1

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    This from a guy that thinks wagon wheels look good on a car.
    And yes, having your trailer wheels match your car is something the classier rodders do.
    Actually the wagon wheels are real old school. They were in fashion in the 1910's to 20's, then reappeared in the sixties mostly due to the movie 'Superfly', and are now going thru the end of the current run.
    Did you get the 'propeller wheels when they were in fashion? Just like them, the wagon wheels will be laughed at shortly. Something new will come along to separate suckers from their dough.
     
  17. TestDummy

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    You talking 'wagon wheels' like those on my old VW? I thought they fit the car pretty good.
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    I need to find the pictures of this thing after I painted and finished it. It was a chick magnet.
     
  18. 74Rancherito

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    wheels/tires run about 4 grand......

    gotta hit the craps tables......
     
  19. ribald1

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    Now that is the perfect example of matching the proper wheels with the car and period.
     
  20. TestDummy

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    It ain't rocket science...although, for some people...people with no taste or style, it might be.
     

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