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Finally

a "dead on" accurate replica of the long talked-about famed #7011 Halibrand wheels that were offered as a dealer option by Studebaker for the 1963-64 Avantis, Hawks, and Larks. The new wheels are both affordable and 100% USA made. They are made out of aluminum not magnesium as the originals were. They are being produced and offered by Real Rodders Wheels who has over 30 years experience making the finest one-piece cast wheels in the hot rodding industry.

Real Rodders Wheels starts by using only the finest 356 virgin aluminum alloy with no regrinds or remelts. All wheels are one-piece cast just as the originals, in our US foundry using today's state-of-the-art tooling and casting methods.Unlike the originals, today's Wheels are manufactured up to OEM specs and testing, with today's safety standards built in such as tire safety beads, rim and tire bead seat angle,radial cornering and crash testing etc and are tubeless..

Wheel molds were made from an original OEM NOS wheel supplied by Studebaker Club authority Jon Myer. Upon Jon's suggestion we added equally to each side of the wheel to arrive at a 15 x 6 width for both better handling and tire selection.

Wheels are offered in the original standard finish of oxidized magnesium gray centers over cast wheel, with machined highlights on the rib face and outer rim with custom finishes also being available. Bolt patterns 5 on 4 ½ standard, plus custom patterns The wheels can also be custom widened to 15 x 10+ inches. The spinners are also exact replicas of the originals and are being offered thru Myer's Studebaker Parts. 15 x 6 aluminum wheel pricing starts at $349.00 each plus spinners.

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A message from Real Rodders Wheels to our customers: In appreciation for our great and loyal customers, we're happy to announce our first ever major sale on all of our wheels and sizes. Now you can have the very best for le$$ than the imports or cheap wannabee imitators. We've eliminated the reason to settle for the also-ran wheels. Why buy inferior wheels due to lower price when you can have the BEST?? Typically the no-name needs to be 1/2 the price of the top brand, but with our Customer Appreciation sale prices, we're even lower than the imitators. Take advantage of our sale and enjoy owning the best for less!!!

Thank you,
Pat O'Brien
Owner
Real Rodders Wheels
www.RealRoddersWheels.com
Phone: 805-402-2212

ORIGINAL SPRINT STYLE Aluminum

  SALE PRICES!!!
Wheel Size Regular Show
Polish Price
As Cast
Sale Price
Regular
Production Polish
Show Polished
Front Only
Show Polished
Both Sides
14 x 6 $500 $259 $299 $299 $329
¹15 x 4½ $500 $239 $299 $299 $329
15 x 5½ $500 $259 $319 $329 $349
15 x 7 $525 $269 $329 $339 $359
15 x 8 $550 $275 $339 $355 $375
15 x 8 Trick $575 $285 $349 $379 $399
15 x 10 $600 $299 $364 $399 $419
¹16 x 5 $550 $275 $335 $339 $359
16 x 8 $600 $299 $359 $379 $399
¹16 x 8 Trick $935 $335 $405 $440 $455
16 x 10 $635 $365 $435 $465 $485
¹ NEW!!!

SPRINT SPINDLE-MOUNT STYLE Aluminum

  SALE PRICES!!!
Wheel Size Regular Show
Polish Price
As Cast
Sale Price
Regular
Production Polish
Show Polished
Front Only
Show Polished
Both Sides
15 x 5½
(bolts showing)
$600 $329 $399 $429 $449
Custom
bolt-from-behind
Inquire (805) 402-2212


Why we're the best:

  • Meets all OEM specs
  • Cast out of 356 aluminum
  • T-6 heat treated
  • ISO 9000 certified machining facility
  • Double filter alloy when casting
  • Incorporate rotary flex de-gassing

TESTED TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS THE BIG 3 USE:

  • All aluminum wheels 100% x-ray tested.
  • All magnesium wheels 100% zyglow tested and batch x-rayed.
  • Radial tested to a 1,000,000th cycles
  • Rotary tested to 100,000 cycles
  • Impact tested
  • Fatigue tested
  • 100% leak tested.

REAL Name Brand quality for less than the cheap imitators!
Used by multiple AMBR winners.
Choice of leading builders and champions for over 30 years.
More custom finishes offered than anyone else in the business!
We create finishes-others copy (or at least try to)!
Virtually limitless custom machining capabilities.
Unparalleled service-get your questions answered, not just your order taken!
As seen in Rodder's Journal, Street Rodder, Goodguys, etc. regularly.

SMALL KIDNEY BEAN STYLE Aluminum

  SALE PRICES
Wheel Size Regular Show
Polish Price
As Cast
Sale Price
Regular
Production Polish
Show Polished
Front Only
Show Polished
Both Sides
15 x 4½ $500 $239 $299 $299 $329
¹ 15 x 5½ $500 $259 $319 $329 $349
16 x 8 $600 $299 $359 $379 $399
¹ 16 x 8 Trick $935 $335 $405 $440 $455
16 x 10 $635 $365 $435 $465 $485
¹ NEW!!!

SMOOTHIE STYLE Aluminum

  SALE PRICES
Wheel Size Regular Show
Polish Price
As Cast
Sale Price
Regular
Production Polish
Show Polished
Front Only
Show Polished
Both Sides
15 x 4½ $500 $239 $299 $299 $329
¹ 15 x 5½ $500 $259 $319 $329 $349
16 x 8 $600 $299 $359 $379 $399
¹ 16 x 8 Trick $935 $335 $405 $440 $455
16 x 10 $635 $365 $435 $465 $485
¹ NEW!!!

PARTIAL LIST (20) OF FINISHES OFFERED: (don't see yours-call us-we can probably do it!)

  • Machined as cast
  • Machined as cast with hand-finished satin lips
  • Polished
  • Chrome
  • Machined as cast 100% Retro finish
  • Retro finished with hand-finished satin
    brushed lips or machined lips
  • N.O.S. Retro finish
  • E Z Care Magnesium
  • Ceramic finishes complete or with polished lips
  • Satin black with hand-finished satin brushed
    lips or machined lips
  • Machined as cast satin black finish
  • Machined as cast polished lips
  • Show Polished by the best polisher, used by AMBR
    & Detroit Ridler winners!
  • Smoked Chrome
  • Machined as cast 100% Dow 7 finish
  • Dow 7 with hand-finished satin brushed lips or machined lips
  • N.O.S. Dow 7 finish
  • Combination Dow 7 lips with Retro center
  • PVD coatings in both bright and smoked chrome
  • As well as all powder coating capabilities



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Pricing for Custom work (anything other than purchase of a stock wheel):

  • Custom narrowing, widening or shaving is done by Vaughn Machine (a separate company from Real Rodders Wheels). RRW is happy to facilitate custom orders for you at the following price levels, or alternatively you can work directly through Vaughn.
  • Narrowing adds $300 per wheel, which includes shipping to/from Vaughn Machine.
  • Widening adds $350 per wheel, which includes shipping to/from Vaughn Machine.
  • Shaving or custom bolt patterns: 5 on 5, 5 on 5 1/2, or 6 on 5 (by themselves, without other work) adds $85 per wheel, which includes shipping to/from Vaughn Machine. With other work adds $35 per wheel, per treatment (shipping to/from included in other work pricing).

Should you opt to work directly through Vaughn, we'll be happy to ship your new wheels to him directly to complete the sale and save you from double shipping (to you, then you to him). All shipping charges include shipping, handling and insurance.
Call with any questions.

Payment options:

For Domestic (US) orders we accept Visa, Mastercard, checks and cash.
For International orders we accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, wire transfers, checks and cash.
ALL orders have additional shipping, handling and insurance charges.

Shipping information:

Domestic orders are usually shipped UPS Ground unless otherwise requested at time of order.
International orders can be shipped UPS directly (most costly) or shipped UPS to a port for container shipping (takes longer, but much cheaper). Let us know what you prefer and we can refer you to some international shippers. In the last case you will have two shipping charges: UPS to port, port to port.
We encourage international buyers to price themselves online to make the most informed choice. The "from" address for pricing purposes is:

Real Rodders Wheels
1884 Eastman Ave Ste 110
Ventura, Ca. 93003

 

        "McGURK'S LAW"     

 

          STROKER sez ....        

" REAL RODDERS want REAL RODDERS WHEELS ! "

          

 

The Brand New "Winged Express" 

                      

Click on pictures to enlarge.

 

 

These are the brand new "Winged Express" wheels. It comes in 15x4 with bolts showing or without. The pictures are of a prototype rough machined out of billet aluminum. To make this wheel the actual wheel off of the Winged Express was used. So for the first time ever we're offering the wheels off of arguably the most famous AA fuel altered in history. I would like to thank Al "Mousie" Marcellus for the wheel allowing and us to use it. For more details please call at (805)402-2212. 

 

 

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

 

"By the way, I've really been enjoying your Web site. I've found myself so caught up in all of the photos and stories that I have to stop myself and say, Whoops, I gotta get back to work!

Thanks again for your help!"

Patrick McKinley - Gale Banks Engineering - Azusa, CA

 

 

"You have a great business! Your professionalism, your products, and being courteous to your customers does not go unnoticed."

Alex Idzardi - Riverside, CA     

 

 

"Thanks for making such a quality product!"

Ken Schnieders - Northern KY

 

 

"Absolutely perfect rims! We appreciate all your work."

Don and Pat Sauberan - Lake Havasu City, AZ

 

 

"Pat - I want to tell you how pleased I am with the quality of my new wheels. The castings are beautiful!"

Tom Brawner

 

 

 

Dear Pat,

"As you can see on my 1953 Allard J 2-X, your vintage Kidney Bean wheels really made a huge difference, giving it the correct historic look that the car needed, and it sold! Thanks again, and keep up the good work."

Wes Abendroth - C.E.O., Corvettes and Classics, Washoe Valley, NV

To see more of this car, check out Wes's pictures here

 

 

 

CHECK THIS OUT !! 

We now have pictures of our new NOS Dow 7 finishes

                      

 

 

OUR GUARANTEE

Our As-Cast, Machined, and Polished wheels come with a 30 Day Unconditional Guarantee. This applies to wheels that have not had a tire mounted on them, been altered or damaged in any way, and they must be returned to us in the original factory box. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

 

THE 30 DAY UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE  APPLIES ONLY TO OUR AS-CAST, MACHINED, AND POLISHED WHEELS.

SPECIAL ORDER FINISHES INCLUDING OUR N.O.S. DOW 7, EZ-CARE MAGNESIUM, AND RETRO FINISH ARE NOT RETURNABLE.

THE CLEAR COAT FINISH ON OUR WHEELS HAS A 12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY.

 

 

 

Check out Tom Brawner's beautiful '56 Chevy with our NOS DOW 7 Original Wheels

 

To see more of the NOS DOW 7 wheels, check out Dave Rocha's pictures

 

 

     

 

For more cool cars with Real Rodders Wheels, visit our Show Your Car page

 

 

 

 

Take a look at our new patented "EZ-Care" polished  magnesium-look below on the right. You can really see the gold in these wheels, especially when compared to our beautifully polished aluminum wheel on the left.   Click here for more

         

 

 

 

 

Rich Guasco's "Pure Hell" AA/Fuel Altered

 

"The wheels are absolutely beautiful!"

Rich Guasco - Owner, Pure Hell AA/Fuel Altered - Pleasanton, CA

 


Easily one of the most famous of the highly popular AA/Fuel Altereds of the 1960s, Rich Guasco's Pure Hell was first driven by Dale Emery in 1964 with a small-block Chevy from Guasco's previous Top Fuel dragster. The Chevy was replaced by a Chrysler Hemi for the 1966 season. Not only was Pure Hell one of the most-booked cars on the West Coast, but it also toured the country, racing against other AA/Fuel Altered legends such as Willie Borsch's Winged Express. The car was taken out of action prematurely when it was damaged in a New Mexico towing accident, and the engine was placed in the chassis of Ed Carter's Proud American early Corvette Funny Car. Guasco eventually rebuilt the original Pure Hell, and it resides in its restored form at the museum.

 

 

 

 

"OUR NEWEST PRODUCT"

HEADLIGHTS

available now  -  $325 per pair

    

 

The headlight on the left is a King Bee, the middle one is our product, and the one on the right is the Dietz. This is to show you a comparison between the styles. 

 

Check out these hand crafted headlights here

 

 

 

 

 

NEW !! 

 REAL RODDERS WHEEL POLISHING KIT

$69.00

 

The Polishing kit includes 2 Applicators, Polish, and 4 Towels.

 

 

 

"JERRY KUGEL'S AWARD WINNING CARS

USE ONLY REAL RODDERS WHEELS"

 

 

To All Of Our Sponsors,

This year at the 60th Annual Grand National Roadster Show, our Muroc Roadster Race Car won 1st Place in its category - Altered Competition Roadster. We just wanted to let all of our sponsors know that we are so proud of this car, and all of the attention and recognition it has received.

Thanks so much for being part of the "family" and part of this awesome little car. FYI, our other Muroc, the Full Fendered, also won for "America's Most Beautiful Roadster - Outstanding Engineering". Not bad, huh?

The Kugel Family

 

 

 

 

This famous '28 Chevy has been around since the beginning. It used to have Halibrand wheels, but Hugh replaced them with Real Rodders Wheels because of the beauty, durability, sheer ease of maintenance and, of course, the correct vintage look they give this car.

 

 

 

 

 

"CHECK OUT OUR NEW BOLT-ON SPINDLE MOUNTS!"

Visit our Aluminum page for more details

          

 

Here you can see our Bolt-On Spindle Mount wheels in both versions. The lug nut version is shown on the front of the '32 roadster below, and the bolt-from-behind version is shown on the front of the '34 sedan above. 

Click on the car pictures to see close-ups of the wheels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"TRANSFORMERS"  MOVIE UPDATE 

A customer sent us an email recently, informing us that he is building a replica of the first version of the BumbleBee Camaro in the movie. "I want the exact same brand, style, and size as the rear wheels on the character car in the movie" Marko said. He sent us this picture of one of the movie cars being transported on a trailer. We gladly obliged Marko.

We supplied the movie production company with several sets of our 15 x 10 Original wheels for the several Camaros they used up in the movie, as shown below. Like the "General Lee" '69 Dodge Charger, the "BumbleBee" '76 Camaro is quickly becoming a popular project car for replica car builders.

 

If you want it to be "Original", it has to have Real Rodders Wheels

 

Also, check out another of our customer's reproduction efforts at www.ProjectBumbleBee.com.

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

For more cool cars with Real Rodders Wheels, visit our Show Your Car page

 

 


 

 

 

 

If you have been to Bonneville lately you would have noticed a lot of our wheels on the hot rods out there. Ken Schnieders has some tips on how to keep your Real Rodders Wheels looking good on the salt flats. Check out Ken's secrets here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      NEWS FLASH     

 

"HALIBRAND COMES IN A DISTANT SECOND TO REAL RODDERS WHEELS!"

It's Official!

Of the top 75 32's in history at the 2007 Grand National Roadster Show, 50% more were seen in Real Rodders Wheels than in Halibrand Sprints. Americans, ET's, Cragars, and all the others were not even in the running - proving once again that Real Rodders Wheels is the brand most often chosen to adorn the legends.

Halibrands just ain't real, folks!

 

   

 15 x 10 Original, as cast, with a Flat Plate

 

REAL RODDERS WHEELS   

 

made in america

 

CLASSIC DESIGN  -  SUPERB QUALITY  -  SOLID ENGINEERING  -  VINTAGE LOOK

 

 

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Proudly Made in the U.S.A.

"IN GOD WE TRUST"

 

 

 

OUR GUARANTEE

Our As-Cast, Machined, and Polished wheels come with a 30 Day Unconditional Guarantee. This applies to wheels that have not had a tire mounted on them, been altered or damaged in any way, and they must be returned to us in the original factory box. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

THE 30 DAY UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE  APPLIES ONLY TO OUR AS-CAST, MACHINED, AND POLISHED WHEELS. SPECIAL ORDER FINISHES INCLUDING OUR N.O.S. DOW 7, NEVER SHINE MAGNESIUM, AND RETRO FINISH ARE NOT RETURNABLE.

THE CLEAR COAT FINISH ON OUR WHEELS HAS A 2 YEAR YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.

 

 

 

Check out this year's 

REAL RODDERS WHEELS "2008 ULTIMATE CAR of the YEAR"

 

Of all of the beautiful and special cars on our "Show Us Your Car" page,

Ron Bloomquist's Willys created the most interest, including several offers to buy it.

Check out Ron's pictures here

 

  

 

 

 

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