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  • 52-fan
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    Originally posted by nwi-region-rat View Post
    mopar has little plain button caps for those rims....check out a dodge charger police car when you can...no emblems in the center, just a chrome dot...would look killer on those rims
    Are these the caps you mean?
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  • Bradford
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    Originally posted by wilcoxgarage View Post
    It will rub if I try to turn sharply. I have 225/60-17 on the front and 235/60-17 on the rear. If I went to a 205/60 or 55 on the front it would be better but I'll put up with it because I like the way it looks now.
    Wheels are late model Dorman Chrysler 300 17" x 8" 10 hole steel wheels. Plugged the holes and sanded smooth, primed and painted. Less than $250.00 in all four.
    AWESOME!
    I love that

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  • wilcoxgarage
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    Originally posted by nwi-region-rat View Post
    mopar has little plain button caps for those rims....check out a dodge charger police car when you can...no emblems in the center, just a chrome dot...would look killer on those rims
    Thanks for that! I will look. I was definitely wanting to put caps on it but the more I see it without it's kinda growing on me.

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  • nwi-region-rat
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    mopar has little plain button caps for those rims....check out a dodge charger police car when you can...no emblems in the center, just a chrome dot...would look killer on those rims

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  • wilcoxgarage
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    Originally posted by Andy R. View Post
    I really like the plain white wheels with that blue!
    Any rubbing/clearance issues with the front ride height?
    It will rub if I try to turn sharply. I have 225/60-17 on the front and 235/60-17 on the rear. If I went to a 205/60 or 55 on the front it would be better but I'll put up with it because I like the way it looks now.
    Wheels are late model Dorman Chrysler 300 17" x 8" 10 hole steel wheels. Plugged the holes and sanded smooth, primed and painted. Less than $250.00 in all four.
    Attached Files

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  • Andy R.
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    I really like the plain white wheels with that blue!
    Any rubbing/clearance issues with the front ride height?

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  • wilcoxgarage
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    Originally posted by r1lark View Post
    Beautiful stance on that car! What did you specifically do to lower it?
    It really is all about the stance and wheels isn't it? I cut 2 full coils in front and installed 3" blocks in the rear. I drove it for a few weeks at stock ride height and with the stock hubcaps on, then switched to the smoothie wheels and dropped it 4-5 inches. The thumbs up the car gets has shifted noticeably to a younger demographic.

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  • wilcoxgarage
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    Originally posted by Studeous View Post
    I like the Laguna Blue Color and it has my favorite narrow stainless down the side.
    Thanks, I like the trim too. Simple but looks great with the body line.

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  • Studeous
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    I like the Laguna Blue Color and it has my favorite narrow stainless down the side.

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  • r1lark
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    Beautiful stance on that car! What did you specifically do to lower it?

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  • wilcoxgarage
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    wilcoxgarage '65 Studebaker Commander

    Here's one I recently bought from a gentleman nearby. Mostly original, with one repaint years ago. The only thing I've done is change wheels/tires and lower it. Oh, and drive it every day.
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    Last edited by wilcoxgarage; 12-30-2015, 12:42 PM. Reason: no picture
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