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It's home, my '57 Chrysler New Yorker project--
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57burb
Posted 2019-07-15 8:05 PM (#584873 - in reply to #583850)
Subject: Re: It's home, my '57 Chrysler New Yorker project--



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I've been wanting to try some full wheelcovers on this car for a while, so this is my first baby steps in that realm.

I kept the same size wheels all around and swapped the tires over. The rears are "dirt track" wheels because they're the only thing I could find with the correct offset for my narrower rear end. Plus they were cheap!

Eventually I might make some mild changes to the Lancers, but I kind of like them as-is with the gold wheels. Or try some different covers altogether. Definitely gives the car a more understated vibe.



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chipplake1
Posted 2019-07-15 10:07 PM (#584876 - in reply to #584873)
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That looks really sharp, I love the gold rims with your black car- very '50s especially with the spinners!
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1960fury
Posted 2019-07-16 8:57 AM (#584882 - in reply to #111659)
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Looking great with the wheel covers but I personally do not like 3-tone or more than 2 colors on a car and the rims should be color keyed to one of the body colors. With a gold-anodized side trim the gold rims would look good. Just my opinion.

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57burb
Posted 2019-07-16 10:45 AM (#584889 - in reply to #584882)
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I hear ya, Sid. Gold has been used to add subtle visual interest throughout the car; the grille, the engine, the instrument pods, door panels, seat piping, etc. So it's not completely out of left field.
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ToMopar
Posted 2019-07-17 5:10 PM (#584939 - in reply to #111659)
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Dennis, great so see it. I likr „your“ style
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57burb
Posted 2019-09-18 12:55 PM (#587709 - in reply to #584939)
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After looking at it for so long, I had it in my head that this car needed some slightly narrower whitewalls to fit in with the '59-61 time period I wanted it to look like. I was also determined to run my wire wheels on this car!

I saved up some money and ordered a set of US Royal (Coker) 6.70 and 8.20 tires with slightly narrower whitewalls, then put them on the wire wheels. And they are all wrong. A side view is the most flattering look for it, but the tires are too short up front, and too narrow everywhere. Especially the rear! Dang it.

I'm back to running the chrome reverse and tires I started with. On one hand it's expensive and aggravating, but on the other hand I'm glad I finally scratched that itch and can stop thinking about it. LOL

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Powerflite
Posted 2019-09-18 4:18 PM (#587718 - in reply to #111659)
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Now you'll need another project to put those tires onto! Something wires would look good on. How about a '54-'56 DeSoto or 300B?

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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-09-18 5:55 PM (#587721 - in reply to #111659)
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Yeah who can have only one fwl car? I mean they are cheap!
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57burb
Posted 2019-09-19 10:29 AM (#587735 - in reply to #587721)
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Heh, yep. I do still have the wagon, but I think a local guy wants it more than I do. If I ever have another "nice" FL car it will probably be a red 300B with wire wheels.
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