The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #1
DPete
Registered User
 
DPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Farmington, Ca.
Posts: 82
Old school mags

Been looking at wheels that would be correct for the 56' (not to modern) I like the old style 5 spoke mag but can't find in 6 lug, anybody know of any? Checked mostly on American Racing site, only available in 5 lug.
__________________
56' 3100 shortbed
DPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
mr48chev
Registered User
 
mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toppenish, WA
Posts: 9,104
Re: Old school mags

They didn't make any that I know of. Early alloy wheels for six lug would be slot mags and I don't remember seeing mags on trucks until the mid 70's unless it was a 53/56 F100 or and AD or TF with a hub and axle swap.
If I ever find the albums with my rod run photos from Texas in the early 70's I can probably put more light on it. Thing was then that most rod runs were 48 and earlier only with the F100 clubs often being invited and exempt from the pre 48 rule.

The wheels you see on Hogfarm's truck here are what you would normally have seen as far as "mags" go in the early 70's Either in as cast with a polished rim, polished or painted as his are. In the 50's and earlier there were no mag wheels except some real mag wheels on real race cars and a few high end sports cars. in the early 60's some showed up an around 1965 or so you saw Cragers, Keystones and the cast five spokes show up on street cars along with a lot of chrome reverse wheels.
Attached Images
 
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

My ongoing truck projects:
48 Chev 3100 that will run a 292 Six.
71 GMC 2500 that is getting a Cad 500 transplant.
mr48chev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 12:52 PM   #3
mr48chev
Registered User
 
mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toppenish, WA
Posts: 9,104
Re: Old school mags

I just got to thinking, since I am a month short of being 71 (THS Class of 65) Old school is 50's/60's to me. If you are younger it may be 70's /80's or even later. If you are trying to build a period correct build you need to find a bunch of rod magazines from that particular time frame and start cataloging the details as what wheels were used and what other trinkets were used or not used.
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

My ongoing truck projects:
48 Chev 3100 that will run a 292 Six.
71 GMC 2500 that is getting a Cad 500 transplant.
mr48chev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 01:11 PM   #4
DPete
Registered User
 
DPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Farmington, Ca.
Posts: 82
Re: Old school mags

Looking for wheels as pictured above, guess if I want them bad enough I'll have to change to 5 lug which I am trying to avoid as everything is new installed by the PO. Here's what's on it, to gaudy and modern I think. OT but had a guy pinstripe the Chevrolet on the tailgate yesterday, thought I'd share
Attached Images
  
__________________
56' 3100 shortbed
DPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 01:29 PM   #5
CG
BlahBlahBlah
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Monroe, Wa.
Posts: 13,443
Re: Old school mags

You cant get five spokes for 6 lug the bolt pattern doesn't work with only five spokes. You can get American Racing 6 spokes in 6 lugs. But they are the newer model. Here is a set on Tim Christians GMC.

You might consider a set of nicely polished slotted mags. They are period correct and can be had in 6 lug.
Attached Images
 
__________________
.
.
.

THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK
CG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 01:32 PM   #6
mr48chev
Registered User
 
mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toppenish, WA
Posts: 9,104
Re: Old school mags

OH boy, the gaudy bling wheels. Can't blame you a bit there those are what the local tire stores sell to the owners of late model truck who aren't who aren't real truck guys but want to look like one.

I found out that you can play around on the American wheel site a bit and see what they look like on the truck http://www.americanracing.com/wheel/...9-ansen-sprint That is the Anson sprint style slots.
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

My ongoing truck projects:
48 Chev 3100 that will run a 292 Six.
71 GMC 2500 that is getting a Cad 500 transplant.

Last edited by mr48chev; 10-08-2017 at 01:43 PM.
mr48chev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 02:05 PM   #7
DPete
Registered User
 
DPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Farmington, Ca.
Posts: 82
Re: Old school mags

Like these? Looking for opinions. http://www.americanracing.com/wheel/...9-ansen-sprint
__________________
56' 3100 shortbed
DPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 02:07 PM   #8
mr48chev
Registered User
 
mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toppenish, WA
Posts: 9,104
Re: Old school mags

They are 17 inch but take a look at Crager 61 C S/S 6 spoke wheels.

https://www.cragarwheel.com/wheels/w...t-direct-drill

You would want to do some serious price shopping as you would on any wheel though.
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

My ongoing truck projects:
48 Chev 3100 that will run a 292 Six.
71 GMC 2500 that is getting a Cad 500 transplant.
mr48chev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 02:22 PM   #9
DPete
Registered User
 
DPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Farmington, Ca.
Posts: 82
Re: Old school mags

Not bad either, 17" might look a little big, wouldn't want any bigger than 17
__________________
56' 3100 shortbed
DPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 06:31 PM   #10
mr48chev
Registered User
 
mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toppenish, WA
Posts: 9,104
Re: Old school mags

Even a 16 like that woudn't be bad bit the pickings are rather slim for 6 lug that are presentable on old trucks. Tons of terrible looking 6 lug wheels though.

Some guys might not even notice that the Cragers were six spoke.
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

My ongoing truck projects:
48 Chev 3100 that will run a 292 Six.
71 GMC 2500 that is getting a Cad 500 transplant.
mr48chev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2017, 10:20 PM   #11
iowaboynca
Registered User
 
iowaboynca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Side of the valley, CA
Posts: 810
Re: Old school mags

http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/ca/full.aspx?Page=77

LMC truck sells wheels too.
__________________
Build: "1950" GMC -Charlotte
iowaboynca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2017, 01:54 PM   #12
hogfarm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Appleton Washington
Posts: 285
Re: Old school mags

Quote:
Originally Posted by DPete View Post
I remember these wheels had them on my 1960 vette back around 1974
hogfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2017, 03:26 PM   #13
DPete
Registered User
 
DPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Farmington, Ca.
Posts: 82
Re: Old school mags

Quote:
Originally Posted by hogfarm View Post
I remember these wheels had them on my 1960 vette back around 1974
Ordered a set, should look OK.
__________________
56' 3100 shortbed
DPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com