Author Topic: 1950s wheel rim color  (Read 887 times)

Offline july76

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  • Name: Julio Fernandez
1950s wheel rim color
« on: November 06, 2015, 04:32:53 PM »
  I''ve just began the restoration of my 1953 series 62 sedan. The first step will be to repair and paint the wheel rims
  and install new tires. I wonder what color comes with the wheel rims from the factory. Red?

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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  • Name: Dan LeBlanc
Re: 1950s wheel rim color
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 07:10:17 PM »
What colour was/is the exterior?  Usually they are colour keyed to the body. Vincennes red was an option.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Offline july76

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  • Name: Julio Fernandez
Re: 1950s wheel rim color
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 03:38:57 AM »

  Wheel rim color is something that isn't detailed in the literature and that you don't usually see in photos because
  is covered by the hubcap. I've heard that they were usually red or beige. Colour keyed to the body has more
  sense to me

Offline P W Allen CLC# 20193

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  • Name: Paul W. Allen
Re: 1950s wheel rim color
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 06:46:38 AM »
Yes, color keyed to the body color.
Paul
53 Coupe
Twin Turbine

Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: 1950s wheel rim color
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 09:37:20 AM »
According to the color charts in my 1955 Master Parts List, in '53 wheel colors could either be body color or Vincennes Red, which is a bright red.  In the case of 2-tone cars, the lower color is the body color the wheels can be.
1949 Cadillac 6107 Club Coupe
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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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  • Name: Dan LeBlanc
Re: 1950s wheel rim color
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 09:51:27 AM »
I believe the only exception to that rule is if Court Grey was ordered in which case the wheels were Vincennes Red as standard.  Court grey wheels were the optional colour.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Offline Joe G 12138

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  • Name: Joe Gibeault
Re: 1950s wheel rim color
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 11:35:07 AM »
I recently stripped the paint off of the wheels on my 1950 series 62. The bottom layer was the original body color.    Joe G

 

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