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I dug these out of a bin at a sale this week. I recognized it as the chrome tree for the 53 Ford pickup, however, I don't remember these wheels on that tree. Is this an early issue that had them deleted later? They are the main reason I picked out the tree.

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21 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Those were in the early version, later replaced and restored in the latest version.

Thanks for the info. I had seen and have a couple issues of the Ford but had never seen these wheels. Thinking of using them on a late 50's- early 60's hot rod 32 Ford.

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Those are definitely the original "custom wheels" (wheel covers) in the AMT 2153 '53 Ford Pickup kit from 1963.

They were part of customizer George Barris' contribution to the custom parts in the original kit.

They lasted through the '60s until 1969 when they were replaced by five-spoke mag wheels on the AMT T270 '53 Ford "Baja Patrol" kit.

The Barris custom wheel covers were restored to the kit in 2019 by Round2 (AMT882) and also appeared in the same year in the AMT Custom & Competition: Custom Caps 'n Wheels parts pack (AMTPP021).

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18 hours ago, blizzy63 said:

Those are definitely the original "custom wheels" (wheel covers) in the AMT 2153 '53 Ford Pickup kit from 1963.

They were part of customizer George Barris' contribution to the custom parts in the original kit.

They lasted through the '60s until 1969 when they were replaced by five-spoke mag wheels on the AMT T270 '53 Ford "Baja Patrol" kit.

The Barris custom wheel covers were restored to the kit in 2019 by Round2 (AMT882) and also appeared in the same year in the AMT Custom & Competition: Custom Caps 'n Wheels parts pack (AMTPP021).

mint-amt-53-ford-pickup-truck-1953_1_09c35bc5363e88d94040fbab9c8cebd7.jpg

AMT-T-270-2.jpg

50964087626_6958d72ccc.jpg

1969449159_AMTPP021CustomCapsnWheelsPartsPack2018.jpg.a173a69c32930a3d5babfa52b48d1e12.jpg

Great info. Thanks!

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