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need help on IDing this wheel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by alec78, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. alec78

    alec78 1/2 ton status

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    I'm trying to find out if this wheel has a name, so I can call junkyard's.

    (NOTE: I posted in the "wanted" section for anyone who might have one)

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  2. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    i have herd them called turbines and thrusters but i dont know just say you want some 6 lug wheels like the general lee had lol

    balzer
     
  3. neverendingproject

    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    IIRC they cam on old (60ish to 72) 2wd sport trucks.
     
  4. theperfectgarage

    theperfectgarage 1/2 ton status

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    Western is the brand as I recall. Once very popular on vans.
     
  5. 468k5

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    Western turbines, you just need one?
    what size?
     
  6. K30CJ

    K30CJ 1/2 ton status

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    That's what I remember being called "Hurricanes". I have four in my personal "junkyard". I think they're 15x10, six lug. They're still on the axles I pulled to do an axle upgrade on a truck several years ago.
     
  7. M-1028

    M-1028 1/2 ton status

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    Bo and Luke Duke yee haa
     
  8. K30CJ

    K30CJ 1/2 ton status

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    Heck with them, Daisy is what I'm talkin' about.:eek1:
     
  9. big83chevy4x4

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    i remember then being called hurricanes also. a buddy has a set of 16.5x10 8 lug that style that he was trying to get rid of.
     
  10. original balzer

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    called my friend who bought my wheels like that just happens he has them off right now, hes cleaning them and polishing the top of the vains and going to paint the inside gunmetal metalic then clear coat them. he claims there are about 4 differnt wheels simular to those you have to count the vains. he also said the ones he got from me are american racing turbines and have the least # of vains. american racing told him they no longer make that wheel but sold alot in the 70's and 80's hope this helps

    balzer

    P.S. i have seen some in 8 lug too
     
  11. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    my friend's 79 f-150 had those on it
     

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