Artillery Wheels, what's your take?


"Artillery Wheels" ? Really ?    48 votes

  1. 1. What's your take on artillery wheels ?

    • I like them
    • I don't like them
    • Too "trendy" for me.
    • What are "artillery Wheels" ?

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Posted (edited) · Report post

Where the heck did this trend come from?

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Edited by Greg Myers

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Posted · Report post

Why is this thread posted twice? :huh:

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Posted · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

It's been around. I like it.

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Posted · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

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

Sometimes they are just out of place.

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Posted · Report post

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.

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Posted · Report post

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

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Posted · Report post

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

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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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Posted · Report post

I likey.

B)

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

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