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Discussion in '1947-1954' started by ol' chebby, Feb 25, 2010.

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to ripple or not to ripple?

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  2. nay

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  1. ol' chebby

    ol' chebby Member

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    What I have:
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    Just got some ripple caps:
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    Can't decide wheather I like the ripples as much as the rims/ trim rings. If I keep the ripple caps, I will add the bullets to the center.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Kens 50 PU

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    51% ripple 49% "whatcha got". My view? Keep 'um both, that way you can run 'em like you likem! Doing hairpin turns at Goodguys? Ripples might become spinners, spinning down the track!:D
     
  3. Zig

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    Did you say ...Ripple?

    I LOVE ripple!!!:p

    Seriously~ They look great, BUT. It would be interesting to compare them with your truck jacked up to normal running height. It would also help if the spinners where on.

    I agree with Ken. Keep both. If people see you running ripples, they'll know you are just cruising. But if you just have the rings, LOOK OUT.:cool:

    If you decide you don't want the ripples, let me be the first to say, "I'll take them!!!!":D
     
  4. vwnate1

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    Who's Paying ?

    I won't post on the poll as I think you should run what you like .

    It looks good both ways .

    me , I run red 16" wheels with wide whitewalls , trim rings and '41 ~ '47 Passenger car hubbies , that's the look I've liked since in was in short pants , I don't care if it's ' correct ' ~ it's My truck and I'm paying the bills here .

    Did I mention your truck looks good no matter what ? .
     
  5. booger

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    what does the cat like ?
     
  6. bigtimjamestown

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    I like them both and since you can't see both sides at the same time..........lol
     
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    Hypnotized a bit of the futuristic site of them. Reminds me some of Greyhound busses with there ripling alluminum panels. Wonder how they work when your truck is moving , do they give an spiral effect? Keep them if you like them your self.


    Martinius.
     
  8. ccharr

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    The look of your truck is great no matter which way you drive it.

    I like B-rings and hub caps, or deep chrome rims and baby moons, but your truck has a look some would divorce their wife for, so the wheel dressing is just adding more candy. :D
     
  9. Bill Hanlon

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    Cat likes a warm hood.
     
  10. ol' chebby

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    Here they are with the bullets on...

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  11. Kens 50 PU

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    Go, Greased lightning, go greased lightning:cool::cool:
     
  12. vwnate1

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    Dang !

    Do you do all that striping freehand ? .

    if so , I need to drive a few of my klunkers to N.C. for a bit of your handiwork .
     
  13. Zig

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaang!

    So anymore questions?:cool:

    That looks (to me) sooooo friggin cool, it ain't EVEN funny! I mean seriously~ Look at the last pictures you posted and then zip back up to the -naked- wheels. No contest!

    Where did you get all that?

    If (and I'm sure it does) it has a great sound system with clear, big bass, the hubcaps would reflect the thump that would be vibrating out of the cab.

    Too cool!
     
  14. Larrys 48

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    Dimples

    And no snow...looking much better, uh rather, BAD!:D
     
  15. ol' chebby

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    Yes, I do the pinstriping. Yes it has a pretty good sound system. I made it out of the leftovers from my mintruck/ stereo install days. I installed for 3 1/2 years for Best buy and then an independant shop. I have a pair of Cerwin Vega 6 1/2: seperates in the kick panels, a Vega 12 behind the seat, a pioneer 4 channel amp, pioneer cd player.

    The ripple caps came from Speedway for $89, the bullets from www.kingofdice.com, $10/ each. 1/8" threaded rod and a few nuts to mount them.
     
  16. tallen

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    Hi love your truck very nice are those decals on the bottom of front fenders ? If so do you know where you got them........... Thanks
     
  17. 48aero

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    I like both of the looks. To me it's all about the look of the truck to express it's attitude. The ripples and low stance is real cool low ride and custom, especially with your pin stripping. The trim rings and small hub caps and a little higher stance is the hot rod look. Man, you got the best of all worlds, you can go show at any kind of car show and be welcome. And depending on how you feel that day change the look. Good job!!
     
  18. ol' chebby

    ol' chebby Member

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    The moon eyes are stickers....no respectable hot rod should be without them They are available from speedway, mooneyes, or Richard's Stuff, and probably many others.
     
  19. ol' chebby

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    Ripples and nipples it is!



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    And aluminum side rails made by Lee and I...Ground in a flyin eyeball for good measure.....keeps an eye on things to the sides.

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  20. Zig

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    Good choice!

    The spikes on your front bumper really compliment the look!
    To cool! :cool:
     

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