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Studedude
03-29-2010, 10:51 PM
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55coupe
03-29-2010, 11:13 PM
You have a great looking car why listen to or ask anybody about it. IMO you got it going on with your car. By the way I'ed realy like to see more of that door detail handles etc.

41 Frank
03-29-2010, 11:43 PM
That Iowa cornfield background has served you well Dave ;)

JDP
03-29-2010, 11:43 PM
I love the Tork Thrusts, just as you do.

JDP Maryland
Disclaimer:
None of the discussions of my Studebakers are a invitation to buy nor a promotion to sell, I'm just sharing the hobby the way I practice it.

okc63avanti
03-29-2010, 11:49 PM
Hey Dave you can get the Halibrand 5 spokes (look sort of like AR Torque Thrust) and add a knock off style spinner versus a center cap.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/MISC/37Chevy_Halibrand5spokeCU.jpg

John

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/AvantionLift.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/jgheads_pandp.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/NewPistons.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/Headson.jpg
63R-2386 under restoration & modification

Lark Parker
03-29-2010, 11:55 PM
I prefer the current look. The dark wheels are a balance to the dark glass. That is the only presentation, so far, that doesn't draw the attention away from the lines of the car.
LP

Milaca
03-30-2010, 12:13 AM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude


Suggested by Steve T:
http://www.davesplaceinc.com/sdcforum/stevet.jpg
My opinion: BEAUTIFUL! Uh... isn't that just what everybody does?

www.davesplaceinc.com

Umm, how about you paint those spokes in the same color red as the car. Or better yet, apply a woodgrain finish to the spokes! You'd be starting a new wood spoke wheel trend! It would then be unique, right? If all else fails, go back to factory wheelcovers. ;)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4433339561_ba2ae59231_t.jpghttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4474452014_a8c55af208_t.jpg
Wild Red Hawks admiring their reflections.
In the middle of Minnestudea

avanti76
03-30-2010, 12:20 AM
Stock Studebaker Speedster wires would look nice I always liked the 55 look. PS, Great looking car Studedude

Skinnys Garage
03-30-2010, 01:03 AM
Hope you don't mind me touching 'Sheba (I was a perfect gentleman), but I really like the new Weld Pro Stars on her.[8D]

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/mytoygarage/Copyofcurrent.jpg

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/mytoygarage/f893982a.jpg
Skinny
Watertown, SD

clonelark
03-30-2010, 05:41 AM
I wasn't so nice to her, I put lipstick, rouge, and oiled her down. Rubbed her body all over.:D
http://i42.tinypic.com/71s8ck.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/2vnnq1d.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/2dnw2f.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/24v0h9w.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/107unid.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/20zsg13.jpg

53k
03-30-2010, 09:28 AM
I really like the look of your current wheels best. If you have to change, how about raised white letter tires?
BTW, what happened to your vent wings?



Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%20broken%20circle.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20002.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20004.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20006.jpg

DEEPNHOCK
03-30-2010, 09:54 AM
Here's what you need.....
Sheba would love the 22x9.5's...
I am only here to help ya' out;)
Jeff[8D]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb3THwZjnHY

http://customwheel.com/custom_wheels/images/pimpstar_scan2_2.jpg
http://customwheel.com/custom_wheels/images/pimpstar_scan_2.jpg


quote:Originally posted by Studedude

As mentioned in another thread, we are considering a new look for 'Sheba.
<snip>


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/1937CEBearfootingArtwithLabelgif-1.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/SDClogo4forum.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/StudebakerTruckFarmerStickerA-1.jpghttp://www.racingstudebakers.com/avatar_01.jpghttp://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/GatorDadBigjpg-1-1.jpg

http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

52-fan
03-30-2010, 11:02 AM
I personally like the Torque Thrust wheels, but I would have the spokes darker for this car. You would have the same kind of balance you have now only with a different look.
IMHO Stay away from the hoops and rubber bands. They don't look right on these older cars.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

StudHawk60
03-30-2010, 11:15 AM
I've always been partial to the Torq Thrust w/raised white letters.;)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll60/k2wilson/P3230019.jpg

sbca96
03-30-2010, 12:20 PM
Torque Thrusts are sooooooo played out its not funny. I think your
best off sticking with what you have, unless you want to go up a size
or two for better options in performance tires (I assume the current
wheels are 15").

I honestly wouldnt change it - looks great.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

N8N
03-30-2010, 01:01 PM
I would think a BBS "LM" would keep the same look we all know and love - they're a similar wheel to what you have, but more "open" in pattern. You'd have to go to 17" wheels though, that's as small as they come, so you'd have to get some appropriately blingy brakes to fill out all that space...

http://www.harrisonmotorsports.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=16&products_id=254&zenid=67332952dab2bf14b48a7956da0cecb3

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

StudHawk60
03-30-2010, 01:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

Torque Thrusts are sooooooo played out its not funny.



Gee, why do you say that? Maybe it's because they're a good looking nostalgia wheel?

Chris Pile
03-30-2010, 01:47 PM
quote:I've always been partial to the Torq Thrust w/raised white letters

A perennial classic! Love it.
(in spite of what Tom thinks)

Chris Pile
http://midwaystudebakers.tripod.com/

JRoberts
03-30-2010, 02:12 PM
I have already said the my first choice is what you have already got, and my second choice would be the Salt Flat wheels. I have thought of another possibility. I have seen several GT Hawks and Avantis with late model Mustang wheels. I think they would look really nice on Sheba as well. Especially the 16" ones with the black highlights.


Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

bams50
03-30-2010, 02:15 PM
I've really come to love these:

http://www.customwheelsdirect.com/html/images/wheels/American_Racing_Vintage_Wheels/SaltFlatGrey.jpg

http://www.customwheelsdirect.com/html/wheels_brand/wheel_detail.php?id=51955

http://www.customwheelsdirect.com/html/images/wheels/American_Racing_Vintage_Wheels/SaltFlatPolish.jpg

(edited to add fully polished version)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

N8N
03-30-2010, 02:35 PM
another option that would look good would be the fake BBS 16" wheels from a late model Crown Vic. (and I bet they'd be cheaper than real BBS wheels...)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

53k
03-30-2010, 03:07 PM
I don't have Photoshop so I can't doctor Sheba's picture, but how about Magnum 500s?

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Convertible%20left%20rear.jpg



Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%20broken%20circle.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20002.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20004.jpghttp://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/Copy%20of%201-1-08%20006.jpg

COMMANDERPINK1
03-30-2010, 03:13 PM
Looking at all the various wheel combos (and they all look good ) Sheba takes on different personallity in each.

Tom

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx240/TOMLSEXTON/Iowa036.jpg

N8N
03-30-2010, 04:09 PM
another thought - how about the baby moons/trim rings but with the wheels painted cream color not red (to accent the red paint- maybe "Wimbledon White" or the factory '63 wheel color?)

Personally I think that is the wrong vibe for the car though as the interior is very modern and steel wheels are more appropriate for a 60's style hot rod

of the suggestions that others have made, I do like the "salt flats" AKA fake Halibrand kidney-beans. how about Halibrand Sprints? (similar to a 70's 5-slot mag, but with a little raised detail around the "slots" and fully polished - or in other words, similar to a polished "salt flat" but without the raised ribs)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

Pat Dilling
03-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Chrome Smoothies or Wires with wide whites have a timeless appeal. I went through a similar exercise with mine and it made my head hurt. So I will stick with my current look until something just jumps out and grabs me. I like the color pattern Sheba has, maybe as others have said she would like spoke wheels that are still chrome rims with black centers. Simpler wheels are definitely a plus when it comes to maintenance and cleaning. I've noticed that black, or black center wheels are coming in vogue lately. Maybe she is a trend setter and in the Studebaker tradition, "ahead of her time." :D

Pat

Pat Dilling
Olivehurst, CA
Custom '53 Starlight aka Stu Cool
'54 Conestoga Future Project
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n194/stucool53/StuCoolsmallerSigpic.jpg
LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/journal.php?action=view&journalid=33611

bams50
03-30-2010, 08:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

[navy][b]Here's what you need.....


Hey Jeff, what were you searching for when you found that- "pimp" or "panties dropping"?;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

DEEPNHOCK
03-30-2010, 09:10 PM
The Internet is an amazing (and scary) place, isn't it?
As a side note... I have a set of light up valve stem caps that 'turn on' at about 15 MPH...
They give you a colored 'ring' at speed..
That's how the LED spoke things work.
At a stoplight they are just some flashing bulbs...
But at speed.....
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by bams50
Hey Jeff, what were you searching for when you found that- "pimp" or "panties dropping"?;)

bams50
03-30-2010, 09:21 PM
Be that as it may, I want a set! $14,085 get you all 4 wheels, PLUS the wireless control!

Wonder if they take food stamps...

Back OT, customwheelsdirect.com has a nice selection wirh lots of choices that might look good on Sheba.

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

PlainBrownR2
03-30-2010, 11:27 PM
quote:
The Internet is an amazing (and scary) place, isn't it?
As a side note... I have a set of light up valve stem caps that 'turn on' at about 15 MPH...
They give you a colored 'ring' at speed..
That's how the LED spoke things work.
At a stoplight they are just some flashing bulbs...
But at speed.....
Jeff


Ohhh yes, the TireFlies. While I do have an indifferent opinion those, they are readily available at any Autozone for the rest of ya's :). I shouldn't be too vocal about it as I want to make some Angel Eyes for the '55, either in red or white-blue.

As another suggestion, I suppose Sheba's not a Gunmetal type of vehicle is she? [}:)]

[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

sbca96
03-31-2010, 12:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by PlainBrownR2

Ohhh yes, the TireFlies. While I do have an indifferent opinion those, they are readily available at any Autozone for the rest of ya's .

Apparently illegal in California (but what isnt these days?)


quote:Originally posted by PlainBrownR2

I shouldn't be too vocal about it as I want to make some Angel Eyes for the '55, either in red or white-blue.

Yah, dont mention that, I figured they would be a natural on the Euro
styling of the Avanti, but I got some strong opinions on the forum, and
in my inbox - like when I put the 17 inch "rubber band tire baby buggy
wheels" on my Avanti (according to a high post Forum member). I got a
few very degrading and demeaning emails from a few here, its amazing to
me that someone would take the time to send such hurtful messages to a
fellow SDC member, for something as simple as a choice of wheels.

Tom

bams50
03-31-2010, 01:29 PM
quote:Originally posted by sbca96

I got some strong opinions on the forum, and
in my inbox - like when I put the 17 inch "rubber band tire baby buggy
wheels" on my Avanti (according to a high post Forum member). I got a
few very degrading and demeaning emails from a few here, its amazing to
me that someone would take the time to send such hurtful messages to a
fellow SDC member, for something as simple as a choice of wheels.



Well too bad if you don't like it Tom, but your choice of wheels for your own car has negatively impacted my own life in immeasurable ways- and you need to be soundly criticized for that. Shame on you!!

:D

It's understood that unhappy folks look to medicate themselves by picking on things that don't otherwise affect them a whit; but I can't get why you'd get bugged by them?

Let 'em pick, wish them the best, and keep on truckin'! Life's too short to let that stuff infect (sic) you[^]

Back on topic, I'd love to see a picture of Sheba with those painted salt flats on it...

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

JRoberts
03-31-2010, 02:15 PM
Well, Dave you've got a lot to work with here. You know, if you can't make up your mind and can narrow the choice down to two you could put one kind on one side of the car and another kind on the other side.;):D[}:)] Hey, I'm just trying to help.....:)[:p]

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

JBOYLE
03-31-2010, 02:21 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50
Well too bad if you don't like it Tom, but your choice of wheels for your own car has negatively impacted my own life in immeasurable ways- and you need to be soundly criticized for that. Shame on you!!


I think we've all got grounds for a federal class action lawsuit.
When wew get done with Tom, he won't be able to afford a tank of gas, let alone an Avanti.
:D:D:D

Seriously, I may not be thrilled with some of the stuff members do with their cars, but anyone who sends a genuine (as opposed to just "yankin' your chain :D ) email over somethig as trivial as tire choice needs to chill out.

Remember folks, were spending time and money on old cars most peopele have forgotten were ever maide, we're not curing cancer here. :D

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

sbca96
03-31-2010, 05:19 PM
I was commenting on it, not letting it bother me really, the positive
comments on how they set the car off GREATLY outweight the ignorant
comments made by a few bad seeds. I can say that the car gets a LOT
more attention from the younger crowd (teens to mid 20s) then it ever
got with the stock hubcaps. Wheel choice is a personal matter, just
like what color to paint your car is.

I wasnt hating on Torque Trusts, just they are on most cars I see at
the local car shows, and to that end, if I was the OP, I wouldnt spend
the money to copy whats been done over and over. Some of the newer
retro styled wheels might "pop" though.

Torque Thrusts :
http://camaromuscle.com/new%20paint5.jpg

These are retro Halibrand style :

http://stg.home.bresnan.net/M1R-Halibrand-Rear.jpg

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

bams50
03-31-2010, 08:20 PM
http://www.davesplaceinc.com/sdcforum/Bams.jpg

Love those! And would easily take spinners if you still want 'em

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.patrioticon.org/images/flag1-1.gif
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Daan
03-31-2010, 08:44 PM
I was poking around looking for wheels earlier tonight and came across this site, with OEM wheels for several brands, WITH PICTURES of them. You could mix & match to your heart's delight looking for wheels on here, plus they should be reasonably available. www.tirerack.com has an application where they show you what your car looks like with whatever of the "custom" wheels you pick, but they only seem to have late-model age vehicles in their data base so I'd guess they don't have 50 year-old cars... anyway, hope this helps.
Oh yeah these http://www.detroitwheelandtire.com/products/search/20416/?make=149&year=&model= are the CRown Vic wheels that "N8N" talked about above. I'd like to see a photoshop of those.

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

Nelsen Motorsports
03-31-2010, 09:08 PM
Ansen Sprint wheels!

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss29/NelsenRacing/n1558086144_30050401_419-1.jpg
Alex Nelsen, 15 year old Studebaker nut.
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA

PlainBrownR2
03-31-2010, 11:19 PM
quote:
Yah, dont mention that, I figured they would be a natural on the Euro
styling of the Avanti, but I got some strong opinions on the forum, and
in my inbox - like when I put the 17 inch "rubber band tire baby buggy
wheels" on my Avanti (according to a high post Forum member). I got a
few very degrading and demeaning emails from a few here, its amazing to
me that someone would take the time to send such hurtful messages to a
fellow SDC member, for something as simple as a choice of wheels.


At the moment I'm not gonna fret it. This was another one of those long standing projects, which involves some clear rod, a coffee can, a Dremel cutting disc, and a 300 degree oven. I like em myself, as they cast that angry look when they're switched on, if they're done right. LOL, the way I see it at the moment, I'm wheels deep with some real oddball projects on the two cars and the truck, so I should expect some criticism. I will say since I chat with guys of the import car set on another room, I've seen stuff that pales to what I've seen here. We're talking the 22 inch wheels, the wings, the graphics, the tireflies, the underbody neons, the electronic speaker that mimics a BOV or a V8, all on the same vehicle [:o)]. That's my way of saying, I've seen weirder than what I'm doing, lol. That also means that while I'm not gonna criticize another's work, I do know what the stuff is. I may or may not like it, I'll probably keep my own comments inside my own head here, but I know what it is, most likely, like the TireFlies. I've seen the Honda guys here with them, this stuff can usually be bought from Autozone, or Pepboys, or Walmart in some cases. I think some of that is indeed illegal, especially for Illinois as they are a light that can be a distraction, that are not cab or off road lights, that are not white, red, or amber, and that they are supposed to be off once a person leaves the show field. Anyway, what that also means is I'll use some of the ideas, I retained some limits on that front as to how wild I want to go, you know.




[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010531-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/55%20Studebaker%20Commander%20Streetrod%20Project/P1010550-1.jpg[/IMG=left]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/Ex%20Studebaker%20Plant%20Locomotive/P1000578-1.jpg[/IMG=right]
[IMG=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/My%201964%20Studebaker%20Commander%20R2/P1010168.jpg[/IMG=right]

okc63avanti
03-31-2010, 11:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

As mentioned in another thread, we are considering a new look for 'Sheba.

CurrentSuggested by Steve T:
http://www.davesplaceinc.com/sdcforum/stevet.jpg
My opinion: BEAUTIFUL! Uh... isn't that just what everybody does?

I can't argue as to why... they [u]are</u> right for the car... but, let's keep lookin'... 'Sheba likes to shop!

www.davesplaceinc.com


Dave these get my vote, they look like the Halibrand 5-spoke with Halicoat finish that are going on my Avanti. The Avanti will be painted similar to Sheba but not quite the same (Dodge Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat). Just think Sheba and my Avanti posing together is a nice picture .... I can't wait to see my Baby... I'm going to Ohio in two weeks !!!

John

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/AvantionLift.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/jgheads_pandp.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/NewPistons.jpghttp://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq16/okc63avanti/Profile/Headson.jpg
63R-2386 under restoration & modification

Daan
04-01-2010, 12:38 AM
OK How about "Minilite" style wheels? http://www.team3wheels.com/ac/images/32A-18X12-LT.jpg they are somewhat like the Torq-thrusts but different enough to be...different. Plus I always thought they looked super cool.
Edit: I found this link thru a Camaro site, so these wheels should be available in a size you can use, not just MG/Miata size like the 4000 other links to them...

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i44/DansStudes/

StudeRich
04-01-2010, 01:38 AM
I don't think we can accurately judge how the various wheels look with that terrible pic of the car with no shine, just the "Wheat look" reflection going on! :(

I know that car is not oxblood brown-red, after seeing pics of it hundreds of times, it's Candy Apple Red! [:0]

StudeRich

johnod
04-01-2010, 10:21 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Daan

OK How about "Minilite" style wheels? http://www.team3wheels.com/ac/images/32A-18X12-LT.jpg they are somewhat like the Torq-thrusts but different enough to be...different. Plus I always thought they looked super cool.
Edit: I found this link thru a Camaro site, so these wheels should be available in a size you can use, not just MG/Miata size like the 4000 other links to them...

I was just going to suggest these,I'd like to see them photoshopped, if someone can. Of the choices I've seen here so far I'd have to go with A- what you have
B- Painted center torq thrusts
C- Painted center salt flats

Just my 2 cents
Love your car tho was checking it out on your site, great colour!!!

DEEPNHOCK
04-01-2010, 10:27 AM
Shoot Dave... Six bucks of Wal-Mart spray cans and you could have yours this color[:p]
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Studedude


quote:Originally posted by Daan

Oh yeah these are the CRown Vic wheels that "N8N" talked about above. I'd like to see a photoshop of those.
http://www.davesplaceinc.com/sdcforum/DaanN8.jpg

N8N
04-01-2010, 12:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Nelsen Motorsports

Ansen Sprint wheels!

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss29/NelsenRacing/n1558086144_30050401_419-1.jpg
Alex Nelsen, 15 year old Studebaker nut.
1954 Champion Coupe
Lizella, GA


Alex, I got a whole stack of 'em if you want 'em for your own car. They're all 14x7 though.

nate

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sbca96
04-01-2010, 12:22 PM
You didnt do a photoshop with these yet ...

http://stg.home.bresnan.net/M1R-Halibrand-Rear.jpg

Tom

4961Studebaker
04-01-2010, 08:56 PM
Have you given any thought to

Black Chrome?

ChopStu
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/kkad0711/IMG_5411.jpg
115 weeks till completion.

Andy R.
04-02-2010, 01:27 PM
I've always been partial to Bonneville Discs.

Radir Street Pro is vintage, but less common.
http://www.rightcoastcars.com/pages/Giveaway/2006/pics/New%20Completed/PA150013.JPG

...or maybe the Halibrand re-pops John Myer is taking orders for:
http://www.myersstudebaker.com/

Andy
62 GT

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/3069855932_de3d120955_t.jpg

johnod
04-03-2010, 10:53 AM
Thanks studedude for the photo shop, I'm not sure they work great tho, maybe if the centers were painted( black?) they'd work better, but so far I gotta stick with my previous choices.

N8N
04-03-2010, 10:59 AM
I like the Minilites. I didn't think I would, but I do. Maybe paint the "spiders" black or a darker color? (edit) again, this is one of those wheels where disc brakes and careful brake detailing (paint rotors and calipers to match the car?) will really make them "pop."

Dave, you'd already stated that you had a couple favorites from the suggestions. Care to share so maybe our suggestions would be more tailored to your tastes? Or are you trying to get as many varied suggestions as possible before revealing what you like?

I also think that seeing as Sheba is more of a modern-themed street rod rather than a 60's style hot rod, a 16" wheel rather than 15" might not be a bad idea to fill out the fenderwells a little, but not so much as to give a "rubber band tire" appearance.

nate

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woodysrods
04-03-2010, 12:19 PM
Didn't look at this post all week. But now I am glad I did[:p]
I personally don't like the minilites. I too am trying to choose wheels for my 56 Power Hawk project. I love Halibrand kidney wheels and Torque Thrust II's. Have you looked at Crager 390 series?;)
Thay are chromed, so are very bright and easier to keep. Come in big sizes. I am considering 17" - 18" combination.
BUT! Whitewalls!!! Studebakers come alive with whitewalls. That's what has made my M5 stand out from the crowd for the past 6 years;).
Good Roads
Brian

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg

woodysrods
04-03-2010, 12:58 PM
She does change with the addition of Whitewalls. Liked them on your original wheels:) Maybe that would be the change you need without spending the money on new wheels;) BF Goodrich 215's on the front and 255's on the rear.[:p]
Good Roads
Brian

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg

aarrggh
04-03-2010, 02:28 PM
Dare Too Be Different

http://i44.tinypic.com/28m1tuf.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/2nrj7ec.jpg

N8N
04-03-2010, 08:07 PM
No, Dave, I have to say I don't like that last one at all. I think no matter what you need a little "lip" on the wheels to keep it from looking like a modern grocery-getter. but that's just me.

nate

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JeffDeWitt
04-03-2010, 08:52 PM
Personally I don't think the rubber bands look right on much of anything!

I really like the current look, but those wide whites and wires give the old girl even more class... it's a good look on that car.

Jeff DeWitt
http://carolinastudes.net
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JRoberts
04-03-2010, 11:31 PM
This is kind of like spending somebody else's money, so anything we say doesn't matter much because its your car, your money and therefore your choice. Lots to choose from here some good and some not so good depending on what you like. If Sheba were mine I could live with a lot of the wheel choices (but definitely not all of them), but personally I don't get the wide white thing. I just don't see them fitting the style of the car. That said it is naturally not my choice, but yours. Good-luck making the choice, I know you'll do right by Sheba.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

sbca96
04-04-2010, 02:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude

Too much angle on the pic.

http://www.emperorjordan.com/sbca96/images/Misc_car/halibrand17.jpg

ClaymoreWW
04-04-2010, 04:58 PM
those are almost like Mustang wheels (or vice versa):

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/thumbs/lrg-624-spinners09.jpg

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
53-54 C/Ks, 55 Speedsters, 63 Daytonas, Wagonaires Registries (http://www.teamwetworks.com/stregs/)

http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

N8N
04-04-2010, 06:30 PM
quote:Originally posted by JRoberts

This is kind of like spending somebody else's money,


A heck of a lot easier than spending my own :)

nate

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woodysrods
04-05-2010, 12:13 AM
Can you please photoshop the radir Pro Streets with the whites if you can[:p]
Thanks
Brian

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg

junior
04-05-2010, 12:26 PM
I don't think there is a wheel called the Radir Street Pro, but there are Radir Tri-Ribbs...check out their website, go to the gallery and check out the sweet rides...only thing missing is a red 54 Stude coupe, whaddya say Studedude? A little too pricey for me, but I did consider them...also considered some Keystone Classics. Junior http://www.radirwheels.com

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/retrobaker/stude0909020.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

Rick Courtier
04-05-2010, 06:05 PM
Instead of new wheels. . . how about a Chop Top like the owner. [}:)]



Rick Courtier

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr61/microbrewery/screensmall.jpg
1956 Sky Hawk
1956 Transtar
1905 Farm Wagon

junior
04-05-2010, 09:28 PM
Hey Studedude, I forgot to show the wheels I went with, Unique Supremes. In the first photo the front tires look larger diameter than the rears, but in fact they are about a 1/4" shorter than the rears. Must be the lighting. About Sheba, why not just update your wheels, paint the existing wheels Sheba's body color, and change to polished or chrome spinners, or change to a chrome/polished center cap with red-white-blue lazy-s stude logos. Just a CASO suggestion. Choices, choices, choices. Have fun! Junior

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/aprstu3.jpg

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/aprstu4.jpg

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/aprstu2.jpg

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/retrobaker/stude0909020.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

junior
04-06-2010, 12:00 AM
I haven't really posted photos because it's a 20 footer, but I have come to accept the fact that I'm just going to love it for what it is, and work on it when time and budget permits, and maybe, just maybe it will get a frame-off resto mod,(stress MOD)when I retire...until then it's drive it, fix it, drive it, fix...well you get the picture. Junior

http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss16/studejunior/retrobaker/stude0909020.jpg

54 Champ C5 Hamilton car.

woodysrods
04-07-2010, 03:47 PM
Hey Junior! New wheels look great. Are the chromed aluminum, or steel? Who is marketing them and do they come in all sizes and back spacing?[8D]
Good Roads
Brian

Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg

woodysrods
04-10-2010, 01:18 PM
No pics of Radir wheels yet?[V]


Brian Woods
woodysrods@shaw.ca
1946 M Series (Shop Truck)
http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae283/woodysrods/Concunully004.jpg