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Artillery Wheels, what's your take?

I don\t like them.

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Poll: "Artillery Wheels" ? Really ? (48 member(s) have cast votes)

What's your take on artillery wheels ?

  1. Voted I like them (38 votes [79.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 79.17%

  2. Voted I don't like them (4 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  3. Too "trendy" for me. (4 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  4. What are "artillery Wheels" ? (2 votes [4.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

Where the heck did this trend come from?

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#2 plowboy

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Why is this thread posted twice? :huh:  



#3 rel14

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

artillery wheel ???????????



#4 Erik Smith

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

It's been around. I like it.

#5 jeffs396

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

I don't think they look great on ALL rods, but some do:

 

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#6 Joe Handley

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

On the right car, I think the look good, like on the above Fords!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

I voted for "Like Them" but that is when they are used on the right vehicle.

Sometimes they are just out of place.



#8 Chuck Most

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

I don't see how this is a recent trend- I've seen photos of hot rods from the late '40's and '50's running artillery wheels. Maybe they're more popular now than they were then, but there have always been artillery wheels on hot rods.



#9 midnightprowler

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

I like em too, especially on a f/s vehicle. :D



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

I am due to pick up a 35 dodge from my stepdad and it comes with them. I like them.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

The Rodder's Journal did a feature on "artillery" or "milk truck" wheels a couple of years ago.  If I recall correctly (IIRC) the dry lakes and salt flats racers used them to "overdrive" their transmissions a little since they were larger than the stock passenger vehicle wheels of the time so they could get a little extra top-end speed out of their cars.  Now, of course, they're purely aesthetic.

 

They do have a cool retro look that I like.

 

Jimmy Shine's 34 Ford has a one-off set he built...

 

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#12 Danno

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

I likey.

 

 

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#13 Wagoneer81

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

I like them. Especially on heavier, vintage vehicles like 3/4 and 1 ton trucks.