Wire vs Halibrand Wheels

Photos of my car with Halibrand wheels and then two hours later with Borrani wire wheels.

In 1967, 1030 had Borrani wheels but by 1969 they were replaced with Halibrand wheels. It was time for new tires and I decided it was time to go back to the Borrani wheels.

I've had the Borranis sitting in my closet for twenty years, so I forget where I got them from as refurbished wheels. One of the "new" Borrani wheels has "1045" stamped on the rim. I can't help wonder if it came from 1045, a Mk I road car.

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You can't see it, but in the nose there's an original Borrani spare wheel that came with the car.

For street use, I think the Borrani wheels look nice.
 

Larry L.

Lifetime Supporter
You're right. They DO look great. 'No question. But, like any wire wheels, they're heavy relative to the Halibrands...they're a nightmare to clean...they need "tuning and truing" now and then...and they rust. ;-)

IOW, they're too much work for a lazy duff like me! ;-)

(We had a set of True-Spoke wires on my Mrs' LeBaron Town & Country 'wagon a few decades back. 'Darned near wore me out cleaning 'em!)
 

Neil

Supporter
One downside to magnesium wheels----

I bought a 1965 Pontiac GTO when they first came out and put a set of American Racing magnesium wheels on it. These were real magnesium, not fake aluminum "mags" and they were polished nicely. Dogs would come from miles around just to pee on those wheels!
 
Are you planning to repaint the tire label on this car? I prefer the wire wheels on this classic car, but as the other member says the car looks nice either way.
 

Larry L.

Lifetime Supporter
One downside to magnesium wheels----

I bought a 1965 Pontiac GTO when they first came out and put a set of American Racing magnesium wheels on it. These were real magnesium, not fake aluminum "mags" and they were polished nicely. Dogs would come from miles around just to pee on those wheels!
2-legged or 4-legged?
 
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