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Steve

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« on: March 20, 2008, 04:35:35 PM »

I have this set of wheels.  They are 7" wide off one of my 5th Aves.   I thought maybe I could now put these on Polaraco and add a set of WHITE WALLS !



 
I can put the road wheels on VOAB since it won't be a daily driver.
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 05:07:11 PM »

I say go for it Steve! It will look sharp

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 06:09:02 PM »

Steve, would I be in the same situation I would become practically associated with the phrase "In a New York minute"
What?? Are you STILL reading this? Git 'er done already!


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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 06:22:03 PM »

They look sweet!!! I've always liked ww's better anyhoo! Go for it!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 06:39:09 PM »

Here  This is better
 

 
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 06:44:55 PM »

MMMMM
 
Changes the look of the whole car with the white walls! 
 
Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a profile, side view pic of a plain ol' white wall tire?  I had to make that out of about 4 layers!  Sheeesh
 
Guess I better got those rims swapped off the the parts car and get those to a tire shop huh?
 
I was doing the 2nd set of pics while you guys were agreeing with me.  Thanks!
 
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 06:45:50 PM »

YEAH!!! is it done yet!?!?!?!?!
The WIDERthe better!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 07:01:35 PM »

I've always said it would look better with white walls, but those wheels don't work for me on that car.  Same goes for road wheels on the '67.
I'm certainly no purist, but I do think wheels of the correct vintage look better.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 07:55:53 PM »

Yeah I know what you mean Dan.
 
Those current road wheels came off a 75 Cordoba, but are correct for a 72 also.  The difference between them is the dome on the center cap is slightly different.
 
The white walls YES.  Definitely.  VOAB is going to be a topic I'll have to work on later.  I might just stay steel with wheel covers.  But the original covers are 14" so I'll have to find somethig vintage correct.  I'm putting disc brakes in the front.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008, 06:39:45 AM »

i'm for the white walls too

i think you could do a better rim choice.

but if you like those then go with em.


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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2008, 02:00:44 PM »

One werd...
 
YUCK! 
 
If it was up to me I'd leave Polaraco alone and spring for a set of Magnum 500's fer the VOAB!  Those M-body wheels do nothing for Polaraco and I didn't like them when they came out back in the day.
 
Just being honest Steve, no offense
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008, 02:14:02 PM »

Then again,the pattern of the 5TH Ave wheels remind me of the "milkcrate" days!!! LOL   
Maybe that's why you really like them!! HHHmmm??
 
As for the VoaB,poach the 15" plain steel wheels from the other 5TH..I have the correct 15" wheel covers for 67-69 C's.
You can have them if you want them.
That will increase your tire size options.
14" tire sizes are getting tougher to get. 2157514 are hard to find-except if you own a trailer.Repro 8.25-14's are not cheap,either.
I have decided to go with the 14" wheel covers I bought of RBrogle.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2008, 02:24:20 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
I have this set of wheels.  They are 7" wide off one of my 5th Aves.  



 

Milkcrate wheels!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008, 02:29:20 PM »

1. factory 1972 full wheel covers and white walls.
2.White painted wheels,dog dish caps,blackwall tires.
My two cents recommendation.
After looking at the photoshop pic of the milkcrate wheel on the Polaraco,I dont think so..
Sorry.
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008, 02:42:29 PM »

I don't like the white wheel idea.  I agree the white walls would make a difference. . .
 
I'm going to do some wheel shopping and see what I can muster up.  I was more interested in the performane of a lighter wheel then total appearence satisfaction.  Those wheels don't seem to be set as deep as the road wheels I have.  Would widen the track an inch or two.  When looking at the fronts, it looks like it needs it.  I just want something on there that is not bent, will improve the ride and handling and be pleasing to look at.
 
This is why I asked you guyz.  The way it is with whites might help. 
 
I'm trying to be cheap about this.  Maybe I can throw them on for now until I have some money to burn.  VOAB season is about to start.  But I did spend the winter buying parts.  I can go for a set of tires, but Rims and Tires are another thing.
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