aftermarket wheel?

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aftermarket wheel?

Post #1 by papawfalcon » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:59 pm

I have Ranger wheels on my Ranchero and hoping to upgrade. I don't know alot about wheel technoligy . Is there a term when looking for wheels where the lug nut are not exposed. Center cap that covers the lug nuts?
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Re: aftermarket wheel?

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:03 pm

There are two ways that can be done if your talking about the small size center caps (sometimes called poverty caps) Ford used wheel centers with three or four nubs on all their wheels from about the early 1940's and at least into the late 1980's if not longer. The custom wheel market also used the same plus they added what they called smooth centers starting in the late 1960's. Ford stared using these smother centers on their Aloy wheels in the 1980's. With full wheel covers you can install them on any Steel OEM or aftermarket wheel. In the link below you can see both types (1990 Mustang) Good luck :nod:

http://www.originalwheels.com/ford-whee ... 90rims.php
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Re: aftermarket wheel?

Post #3 by papawfalcon » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:40 pm

Yesb I was looking for aluminum wheels. I had a set of 4 lug ultras that are on my son Falcon. They had a cover similar to the ones on the top of the page you linked to. I have seen some aftermarket one but not may. Am I the odd ball old man?
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Re: aftermarket wheel?

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:14 pm

papawfalcon wrote:Yesb I was looking for aluminum wheels. I had a set of 4 lug ultras that are on my son Falcon. They had a cover similar to the ones on the top of the page you linked to. I have seen some aftermarket one but not may. Am I the odd ball old man?


If you are then I am probally much worse :rolflmao: My all time favorites are still some the custom aftermarket wheels from the late 1960's into the later 1970's i.e. like the Kidney beans (real Magnesium), Rocket Mags, American Torque Thrusts, Dish Mags, and the Centerlines they are the best looking to me. Good luck :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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