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Halibrand Wheel Project

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Halibrand might be the most famous (and coolest IMHO) wheels in racing (road racing, Indy, drag).  They made some great street car wheels as well.    I thought I would start a project to catalog as many of the wheel types as I can.  When possible I will include a kit/aftermarket source.  I would welcome any and all contributions.  All I ask is that you please please please include a photo.  

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FIA Cobra - Historic Racing Miniatures

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So you just want the 6-spoke ones?

Looking at the above, I wonder if that's the look Chevy was going for with the '65 Corvette wheel covers. Hmmmmm.

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427 Cobra - Revellogram Cobra

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Fujimi Cobra

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Road Racing Kidney Bean - HRM

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Studebaker - AMT Avanti

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GS Corvette - Accurate Miniatures

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Those "Studebaker" wheels were available as aftermarket parts to anyone, and another set can be found in the old Revell '31 Ford sedan kits...

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Replica & Miniatures - Various

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You guys beat to the post in regards to the Replica & Miniatures and the Accurate Miniature Halibrands but here are a couple more which may be related and of course Halibrand slot wheels can be found in various Revell hot rod kits.

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The parts that were used to master the R&M P-147 set shown above appear in the original Revell C1141 "Competition Wheels and Mags" parts pack.

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The wheels on Mickey Thompson's Challenger I were cast by Halibrand too, and are well represented in the Revell kit...

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Sprint - AMT '49 Ford

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The wheels on Mickey Thompson's Challenger I were cast by Halibrand too, and are well represented in the Revell kit...

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Sprint - kit source?

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AMT definitely did a set of those in an old kit, but without the center cap. I had some come in that had been swapped on to an original AMT AlaKart gluebomb by the first builder. The way they fit the old generic AMT bias-ply tires, it was pretty obvious they were made to...but I don't know which kit they originated in.

 

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These early sprint-car Halibrands appear in the Revell Orange Crate kit, but in a scale 15" diameter.

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These similar solid-center Indy-car wheels (with nice period Firestones) are in the old Monogram Kurtis Indy Roadster.

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Replica & Miniatures - Various

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I don't think I've ever seen these referred to as "Halibrands" before. I've always known them as Romeo Palimides or Americans. Halibrand made them too?

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I don't think I've ever seen these referred to as "Halibrands" before. I've always known them as Romeo Palisides or Americans. Halibrand made them too?

I didn't think Halibrand made 12 spokes either but was taking R&M's word for it.

These say American Racing.

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I didn't think Halibrand made 12 spokes either but was taking R&M's word for it.

These say American Racing.

I don't have a definitive answer, but there are some extremely light spoked magnesium wheels floating around out there with no cast-in ID. There is speculation they might be Halibrands, though to the best of my knowledge, there is no all-encompassing catalog of everything Halibrand ever made.

Magnesium never sleeps

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Sprint Car - Revellogram Super Modified

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There's an unusual set of supposed-to-be Halibrands on the front of the Tony Nancy 22 Jr. '29 Ford that I've never seen anywhere else...

I've been looking for something to use as a starting point to master these, as I'd really like to model this car. So far, no dice.

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Competition Resins has these - also have rear and other styles available

These are the fronts from the Bruce Larson Vega pro-stock - unfortunately, that's the only kit that had them

60's Gasser Front Drag Wheels

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