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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Painted Wheels
« on: December 01, 2023, 02:13:20 PM »
Getting ready to paint my red girl and the question came to me: have any of you painted the wheel portion to match the body paint?

I've seen different color wheels, black white etc, but not matched to the body color.

In this case the wheels would be red, with chrome center caps and beauty ring.

I just wonder if it would make it look like a chick ride? I'm not a girly man so maybe that's the underlying question.

Also, these wheels (while I like stock) look like every other C/K out there. Maybe a subtle band of red wouldn't be bad....
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2023, 04:26:14 PM »
JP, I powder-coated the Wheel Vintiques on my 98 C2500, which is white, and I did them in a light blue to give the otherwise "vanilla" truck some color.  (I'll post a pic if I can remember)

Yours however, I would leave argent, as the red already provides character.

Just my opinion though.
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2023, 04:31:34 PM »
Thx Shifty! Would love to see some pics.
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2023, 05:41:24 PM »
FWIW, I agree with Shifty.
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2023, 08:18:37 PM »


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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2023, 08:21:52 PM »
So those are aftermarket? Looks like they have the boss' to fit dog dish caps, no?
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1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2023, 09:39:09 AM »
Ja, Wheel Vintiques 82-series, 16x8's.  All of the stock stuff fits well.  I really wanted slotted mags, but finding them for 8 lug, and not be 16.5 is tough. 
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2023, 12:43:58 PM »
I agree, I painted mine Argent Silver with a matt clear coat.
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2023, 01:25:58 PM »
Tough to beat that look.... ;)
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2023, 02:04:01 PM »
I have factory painted wheels on my ram, the tan is actually a clip in plastic accent.

My uncle has painted turbine wheels on one of his cars.  If done properly, they look good.
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2023, 03:51:28 PM »
A hot rod buddy of mine used to have a purple AMC Javelin with the turbines painted purple as well....they did look good.
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2023, 04:17:11 PM »
Thx for the pics goatman! Those inserts give it a subtle accent. The old wheels look good too!

Purple Javelin would be sweet to see...any pics?
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2023, 04:46:46 PM »
Man JP, if I was only into taking pics back in the day....I had so many Chevelles, El Caminos, Camaros, Novas and one 55 Belair post, and only a couple pics because other people took them.  Add that to all my hot rod friends, and you'd swear we had our own magazine....heck, my lady-friend even had a Pontiac Ventura that we crammed a 400 Ram Air in...
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Re: Painted Wheels
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2023, 07:33:51 PM »
Right?!?

I have a few of my favorites but MANY are missing :(
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction