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Post  Longroof on Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:21 pm

Hi Guys,

Anyone know if there is an Australian supplier for the above? I can't seem to find anything and thought I should have a look before looking at options from the USA

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Post  DaveG on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:26 pm

Hi Sam
I've also been looking at these I spoke to a guy 3 - 4 months ago at a show he's got a Blue & White 57 Ranchero
He told me to try Rocket Industries, I havent as yet here's thier number (02) 8825 1911
Keen to know how you go.


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Post  Longroof on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:08 pm

Hi Dave,

I gave the number a call and it was their fax line, talk about sending me on a wild goose chase!!

Only kidding. Checked the website and they stock the Halibrand version



Which I am not sure about as they look good in some pics but not in others. I am after the Unique wheels version as seen below, I think they are a much cleaner look.



Some interesting reading here about the history of the supreme, there were some dodgy versions made for a while and there has been cases of the inner seperating from the outter!!!!

http://losboulevardos.blogspot.com.au/2008/08/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know.html


I see Johns Riviera is running some in a couple of the pics in the COTM thread, maybe he can shed some light?

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Post  The65 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:46 pm

Hi guys, I got my unique wheels from American republic wheels in Hallam and I am very happy with them.

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Post  Longroof on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:34 am

The65 wrote:Hi guys, I got my unique wheels from American republic wheels in Hallam and I am very happy with them.

Thanks for the response John, can you remember what size and offset your set is?

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Post  The65 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:52 am

They are 15 x 7, cant remember the offset but they knew what I needed.

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Post  Longroof on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:54 pm

Thanks mate.

Dave, gave them a call and they can get them but have to order them in so you have to wait for next sea freight container to leave USA.

I priced up 15x8 and they were $260+GST each

They have a container leaving in the next couple of weeks but I will wait as I need to spend my $$ on other stuff just now

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Post  DaveG on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi Guys
Sorry about the Wild Goose Chase Sam I think it was Cragars I spoke to them about.

That's great Info thanks John I do really like the look of those wheels. I havent seen a car yet that the 5 spokes didn't suit, they give it more of a Custom look and the price is pretty good too, Wheel spacing is going to be my problem, you cant fit much under the back of the TBird and still retain the spats. I think the wheels I've got are 3 x 4 spacing 7 x 15 rims. which aint alot of offset. The Supremes are very similar to the original Dragway wheels that Ian Splatt was making. I had the second set that Ian made on a big block HQ a mate of mine Bob Grambau was also mates with Ian, Bob had the First set made on his 350 EH Holden that was 1973. I'm gonna look for some photo's of these two cars to put up.




I even quite like the Cragars


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Post  Longroof on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:50 pm

Yea they suit a lot of cars and with different width/offsets and tyre combos can give different looks.

I am keen to get them as a second set of jandals for the wagon so can switch between them and the current steels/WWW combo I have on there

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Post  DaveG on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:56 pm

That's exactly what I was planning Sam
would have liked to fit all new whitewalls to the new wheels as well but at $300 a pop that makes a full set Rims and Tyres $2300
A lot to have sitting around in the shed. so i might just go with new rims and sell the smoothies.


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Post  Longroof on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:01 pm

Yea I feel your pain mate, my white walls were about $1600, it seems the bigger the white wall the more $$

I was planning on running with a smaller white wall and profile on the supremes which should make the tyre cost quite a bit lower

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Post  DaveG on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:06 pm

Yeah mine are a 3" white wall I must admit i took a deep breath when I was quoted the price.
Oh well it's only money !!!!!!! affraid


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Post  Longroof on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:15 pm

Yea mine are BF Goodrich with 2 3/4 white wall. Once the bank account recovers it is worth it, cant beat the look of some freshly cleaned wide whites!!!

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Post  DaveG on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:29 pm

Longroof wrote:, cant beat the look of some freshly cleaned wide whites!!!

OH YEAH couldn't agree more. Very Happy


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Post  BulletBird1962 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:50 pm

Dont get the cragars because I want them.
Dont worry I have change my mind . I like cragars ELIMINATOR now in chrome.



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Post  DaveG on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi Arthur
yea the Eliminator is a nice retro look wheel, a guy I know from Philip Island has them on his compact Fairlanelooks cool, Hang on I've got a photo here somewhere, I'll be back. Not big on the Knock Offs prefer the plain look, this is not a great pic of the wheel.



Here's the Wheel.



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Post  BulletBird1962 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:22 pm

American Republic had a store at flem a couple weeks ago , they did stan out but dont know how good they look , until their on your beast



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Post  DaveG on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:28 pm

Yea would be good to see both Cragar models & the Supremes on a TBird to get a better idea,
Maybe some photo shopping needed.


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Post  BulletBird1962 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:30 pm

Photo shopping is cheaper



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Post  DaveG on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 pm

BulletBird1962 wrote:Photo shopping is cheaper

Yea I like that fits right into my budget.

I'm trying to learn it now but it is involved i wanna try some tricks on my car wheels custom pait effects etc,


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Post  BulletBird1962 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:38 pm

I thougt that you might have some ideas on custom paint after watching my video of hosier lane.



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Post  DaveG on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:22 am

BulletBird1962 wrote:I thougt that you might have some ideas on custom paint after watching my video of hosier lane.

I doubt i could ever recreate that look. I havent got the patience for that much masking.

Probbably not a bad way to get a custom paint job, find a couple of Graffiti artists give them some pressure pack cans blow some clear over it when they've finished. Pro Heart would be envious.


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Post  DaveG on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:17 pm


Here's a better shot of the wheels



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Post  BulletBird1962 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:41 pm

It still too hard to tell , when there on a nother car.
If its chrome it should look good on cars with dark paint work.



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