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    Sometimes it still kind a amazes me how the wheels on a car can change the entire appearance of the whole car. The tire size and a choice of wheels makes a world of difference.
    These 66 Impalas look like granny's church and grocery car straight out of the package, but a simple wheel swap turns the appearance into a drag strip demon.






    All that was needed on this 66 was a white wall reverse and a little detail added to the hub caps.





    Even with these 66 Chevelles, the stock wheels and hub caps looked too small to me. My uncle had a cherry red 1966 SS 396 Chevelle with chrome reverse wheels back in the day, and I seem to remember the tires and wheels looking larger and filling the wheel wells much more and a slightly higher stance. I swapped these two and they look now how I seem to remember them.




    This cherry red one is how I remember my uncle's looking...



  • #2
    as usual you did some fine customizing work.

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    • #3
      Those wheels do make a difference I guess just like someone getting a new haircut or shaving a beard or something. That's why I fell in love with wheel swaps on Hot Wheels but I can't outfit all the cars I have unless I'm a millionaire. I like what you done with the brown chevy now she appears to look like a Hot Rod. Lettered tires always look good to me and then you have those conservative dog dishes very cool.

      I remember changing out my wheels on the Ford Ranger from looking like a Roller Skate to looking sporty with American Racing Rims with bigger tires.
      Due to the recent budget cuts,
      the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
      current state of the economy, the light at the end
      of the tunnel has been turned off.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Daniel View Post
        Those wheels do make a difference I guess just like someone getting a new haircut or shaving a beard or something. That's why I fell in love with wheel swaps on Hot Wheels but I can't outfit all the cars I have unless I'm a millionaire. I like what you done with the brown chevy now she appears to look like a Hot Rod. Lettered tires always look good to me and then you have those conservative dog dishes very cool.

        I remember changing out my wheels on the Ford Ranger from looking like a Roller Skate to looking sporty with American Racing Rims with bigger tires.
        I know what you mean Daniel. Very well put my friend... " like someone getting a new haircut or shaving a beard or something "...
        I did this Hot Wheels Edsel to display with the other high end American Graffiti cars and I think this was the wheel swap and detail that impressed me the most...





        It really displays well now with the Racing Champions and the Revells,

        Last edited by Stangfreak; 05-20-2022, 10:02 AM.

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        • #5
          Right wheel choice on the Edsel looks so much better with those shoes and btw I love the movie American Graffiti I love the cars, the music just the whole package. Such a great film.
          Due to the recent budget cuts,
          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
          current state of the economy, the light at the end
          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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