The Forward Look Network
The Forward Look Network
Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Chat | eBay | Calendars | Albums | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

aftermarket wheels that look decent?
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forward Look Technical Discussions -> The Exhaust Pipe - Modification & PerformanceMessage format
 
51coronet
Posted 2017-07-05 5:28 PM (#543590)
Subject: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Veteran

Posts: 221
100100
Hello fellow FL members. I am looking for some opinions on aftermarket wheels for a 57 imperial.

I am Hoping to find something classy and fitting for the appearance of an imperial. Wire wheels are acceptable, its just hard to stomach the price of a new set with correct bolt pattern.

Thanks for any input.


The reason I am looking is because my stock steels will no longer fit over my 4 wheel disc setup.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2017-07-05 5:51 PM (#543592 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert 5K+

Posts: 5030
500025
Location: northern germany
aftermarket and decent look usually does not go together. imo stock wheels with whitewalls are hard to beat. however, i think the centerline stealth aluminum wheel looks nice. you can paint them and put, with some work, any classic center cap on you like. these are good quality wheels. 0.50" offset should be right.

http://centerlinewheels.com/wheels_detail.php?mw_id=35&sw_id=444

ps i forgot imperials have a larger bolt circle, not sure if that is available.

Edited by 1960fury 2017-07-05 5:55 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2017-07-05 6:49 PM (#543600 - in reply to #543592)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert

Posts: 3859
200010005001001001002525
Location: So. California
I ended up using the Elite series on my '56 Plymouth with the original dog dish caps. It came out pretty nice.

http://centerlinewheels.com/wheels_detail.php?mw_id=117&sw_id=956

But if you don't want to go with an aluminum wheel, you should call Wheel Vintiques to see if they can make you a set of custom wheels. If they won't do it, there are a number of other companies that will take your original centers and put new rims on them. They can even weld 14" centers onto 15" hoops if you want. Stockton Wheel is one such company that can do this.

Edited by Powerflite 2017-07-05 6:54 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2017-07-06 8:30 AM (#543630 - in reply to #543600)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert 5K+

Posts: 5030
500025
Location: northern germany
Powerflite - 2017-07-05 6:49 PM

I ended up using the Elite series on my '56 Plymouth with the original dog dish caps. It came out pretty nice.

http://centerlinewheels.com/wheels_detail.php?mw_id=117&sw_id=956



nice! can you post a picture with the do dishes? i put the spinner center section of 63/64 dodge full wheel covers on mine.


Edited by 1960fury 2017-07-06 8:36 AM




(0000wilwood1.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 0000wilwood1.jpg (28KB - 38 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2017-07-06 12:17 PM (#543652 - in reply to #543630)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert

Posts: 3859
200010005001001001002525
Location: So. California
Nice, your brakes look pretty serious. What diameter rims did you use? I went with 17" just to get better tire selection, but I am thinking a little smaller may have been better.

Edited by Powerflite 2017-07-06 12:19 PM




(Savoy TiresLR.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Savoy TiresLR.jpg (145KB - 44 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2017-07-06 12:50 PM (#543654 - in reply to #543652)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert 5K+

Posts: 5030
500025
Location: northern germany
Powerflite - 2017-07-06 12:17 PM

Nice, your brakes look pretty serious. What diameter rims did you use? I went with 17" just to get better tire selection, but I am thinking a little smaller may have been better.


looks nice painted body color. i went with 16" still a classic size but wish i took the 15". 16" is in the papers now and i have to stick with it.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
51coronet
Posted 2017-07-06 9:03 PM (#543673 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Veteran

Posts: 221
100100
nice job guys thanks for the great ideas
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Fury 58
Posted 2017-07-07 10:10 AM (#543694 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Member

Posts: 10

Like the 56 Savoy 2dr sedan.

What's the drive train?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2017-07-07 12:57 PM (#543699 - in reply to #543694)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert

Posts: 3859
200010005001001001002525
Location: So. California
THanks. It has a '55 331 hemi with a 700R4 overdrive trans & B-body 8 3/4. This is the thread on it's build.

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=57904&...





(Hemi in '56Plym.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments Hemi in '56Plym.jpg (75KB - 38 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
57chizler
Posted 2017-07-07 2:34 PM (#543706 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert

Posts: 2827
200050010010010025
Location: NorCal

One man's "decent" is another man's "ugly".
Top of the page Bottom of the page
51coronet
Posted 2017-07-07 2:49 PM (#543707 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Veteran

Posts: 221
100100
Hence the word I chose "opinions" LOL because I agree with how you put it. Tasteful, functional, classy is also a matter of opinion in a lot of cases. Attached photo I think most can agree is terrible yet lots of people in southern California do this ugly crap to their cars. Seems to be popular among the young Mexican males. It's stupid, looks bad, functions even worse than it looks, causes the ride to be terrible due to the need to completely stiffen the suspension so the tires don't rub on the body when going over bumps yet people still do it. Mind boggling for sure.

Edited by 51coronet 2017-07-07 2:55 PM




(edit bad tires.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments edit bad tires.jpg (28KB - 38 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
BlueGhost
Posted 2017-07-12 2:37 PM (#544041 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Member

Posts: 42
25
Location: League City, TX
I think a set of American Racing VN478 turbines would look good, but they cost about the same as a set of spoke wheels.



Edited by BlueGhost 2017-07-12 3:05 PM




(wheelpros_turbine_14x10-1312-048-00-1000.jpg)



(Chrysler_AR_Wheels.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments wheelpros_turbine_14x10-1312-048-00-1000.jpg (206KB - 41 downloads)
Attachments Chrysler_AR_Wheels.jpg (137KB - 38 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2017-07-12 5:46 PM (#544051 - in reply to #543592)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert 5K+

Posts: 5030
500025
Location: northern germany
1960fury - 2017-07-05 5:51 PM

aftermarket and decent look usually does not go together. imo stock wheels with whitewalls are hard to beat. however, i think the centerline stealth aluminum wheel looks nice. you can paint them and put, with some work, any classic center cap on you like. these are good quality wheels. 0.50" offset should be right.

http://centerlinewheels.com/wheels_detail.php?mw_id=35&sw_id=444

ps i forgot imperials have a larger bolt circle, not sure if that is available.


here with photoshopped www tires

Edited by 1960fury 2017-07-12 5:47 PM




(60ww.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 60ww.jpg (13KB - 38 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
51coronet
Posted 2017-07-12 8:46 PM (#544060 - in reply to #544041)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Veteran

Posts: 221
100100
BlueGhost - 2017-07-12 2:37 PM

I think a set of American Racing VN478 turbines would look good, but they cost about the same as a set of spoke wheels.



Now those I agree look good and may pass on just about any forward look. I like them more than spoke wheels. Glad something like that exists I may save up for those for my 300F that is missing hub caps.

Can do without the gold color though. haha typo on their website. It says its a 1961 imperial. Great photo on the website.

Edited by 51coronet 2017-07-12 8:59 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
61kustom
Posted 2018-01-21 10:21 PM (#556702 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Member

Posts: 16

Location: arizona
im running a set of wheel vintiques chrome O.E. style wheels. they run between 140-160 a piece depending on size, width, and back spacing.



(20171206_164833-768x1024.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 20171206_164833-768x1024.jpg (232KB - 10 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
60 dart
Posted 2018-01-21 11:36 PM (#556708 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert 5K+

Posts: 8309
500020001000100100100
Location: WHEELING,WV.>>>HOME OF WWVA
i like the chromes . the smoothies on my dart are now over 15yrs old , sat out several winters and i'd still call em a 9.5 . i even had the towers and spinners on for a while , til
i lost one at 65mph on the interstate -----------------------------------------------later


spinners on diff. wheels

Edited by 60 dart 2018-01-22 6:51 AM




(new old wheels 002 (600x450).jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments new old wheels 002 (600x450).jpg (183KB - 10 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2018-01-22 12:26 AM (#556714 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Expert

Posts: 2464
20001001001001002525
I plan on using some of these chromed and I will trim the gap out of the dodge spinners and use them for center caps.

so imagine this all chrome with a knights head in gold.





(smoothierims.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments smoothierims.jpg (140KB - 11 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
61kustom
Posted 2018-01-22 9:05 AM (#556721 - in reply to #556708)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Member

Posts: 16

Location: arizona
60 dart - 2018-01-21 11:36 PM

i like the chromes . the smoothies on my dart are now over 15yrs old , sat out several winters and i'd still call em a 9.5 . i even had the towers and spinners on for a while , til
i lost one at 65mph on the interstate -----------------------------------------------later


spinners on diff. wheels



those are sharp! i love some slot mags

Edited by 61kustom 2018-01-22 9:06 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
61kustom
Posted 2018-01-22 9:08 AM (#556722 - in reply to #556714)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Member

Posts: 16

Location: arizona
mikes2nd - 2018-01-22 12:26 AM

I plan on using some of these chromed and I will trim the gap out of the dodge spinners and use them for center caps.

so imagine this all chrome with a knights head in gold.



i like where your going with that. i kind of haf a similar idea on my chrome reverse but to use the spinner from a 61 polara cap
Top of the page Bottom of the page
ttotired
Posted 2018-01-22 9:24 AM (#556723 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert 5K+

Posts: 8114
500020001000100
Location: Perth Australia
I liked the cragars on my dodge, but I don't think they would suit an imperial





(zigzag 06062016 001.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments zigzag 06062016 001.jpg (202KB - 12 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jboymechanic
Posted 2018-01-22 9:29 AM (#556724 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Elite Veteran

Posts: 1136
100010025
Location: Muskego, WI
I'm leaning toward the "Imperial" wheel by Intro for my 1956 Imperial:

http://introwheels.com/product/imperial/
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Powerflite
Posted 2018-01-22 10:19 AM (#556728 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert

Posts: 3859
200010005001001001002525
Location: So. California
I think those are going to look really good on there Jon.



(56ImperialWheels.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments 56ImperialWheels.jpg (220KB - 8 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2018-01-22 11:53 AM (#556740 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Expert

Posts: 2464
20001001001001002525

 

those wheels look amazing on that car and you can pull off a wide whitewall with it. Great classic quality look. I might look into those as long as they aren't 2000$ a rim but they don't look cheap.

 

not horribly expensive, around 400-500$ a piece. Not cheap of course but those are nice.

 

http://www.customwheelsdirect.com/wheel/model/3035/intro-wheels-imperial-polished-finish-vintage-rwd

these billet specialties are nice looking also.  they are like 650$ a rim.   If they look like a "hubcap" they usually are pretty nice.

 http://www.billetspecialties.com/wheels/gs-series/gsseries/gs68/

 

 

 



Edited by mikes2nd 2018-01-22 12:24 PM




(GS68.jpg)



(25427-300x300.jpg)



(27154-300x300.jpg)



(AMERICAN-RACING-WHEELS-VN478-TURBINE-POLISHED-RIM-300x300.jpg)



(25866-300x300.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments GS68.jpg (54KB - 10 downloads)
Attachments 25427-300x300.jpg (12KB - 10 downloads)
Attachments 27154-300x300.jpg (19KB - 10 downloads)
Attachments AMERICAN-RACING-WHEELS-VN478-TURBINE-POLISHED-RIM-300x300.jpg (30KB - 9 downloads)
Attachments 25866-300x300.jpg (18KB - 10 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1960fury
Posted 2018-01-22 1:59 PM (#556747 - in reply to #556714)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?



Expert 5K+

Posts: 5030
500025
Location: northern germany
mikes2nd - 2018-01-22 12:26 AM

I plan on using some of these chromed and I will trim the gap out of the dodge spinners and use them for center caps.

so imagine this all chrome with a knights head in gold.



i always wanted to put spinners to a painted wheel with dog dish type hub cap, that way the chrome spinners reach into the painted areas of the wheel. i have never seen that before on any car and thought it would look nice and period correct. this looks similar. nice clean wheel.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
mikes2nd
Posted 2018-01-22 4:52 PM (#556759 - in reply to #543590)
Subject: Re: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Expert

Posts: 2464
20001001001001002525
I can experiment a little if I get the wheels all chromed, I can mix and match the lip and center with paint(prob white).

Im thinking about 16 inch rims.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
51coronet
Posted 2018-01-25 11:02 PM (#556936 - in reply to #556728)
Subject: RE: aftermarket wheels that look decent?


Veteran

Posts: 221
100100
Powerflite - 2018-01-22 10:19 AM

I think those are going to look really good on there Jon.


That looks awesome! Wow that works so good, nice job!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [50 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread


(Delete all cookies set by this site)