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Help me pick a wheel color

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    So since all you guys are manly, and normal, thought I'd give you all a chance to help me pick a color for my 1969 gmc c10 pickups wheel color. The pickup is orange, with a white top. The wheels that came with it were 1980'ish, and south of the border style. I had a blown tire today, and thought well, it's time to fix this ugly wheel issue. I'm going with a solid steel wheel, that takes a hubcap. But, I'm not putting caps on. The color I'm deciding is powder coat flat black, or shiny white. What do yo guys think?
     
  2. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Black for sure.
    Pics would be nice. :)
     
  3. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    White and chrome hub caps.
     
  4. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    Definitely white.
     
  5. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    You cannot go wrong with gloss black rims that have some chrome lines.
     
  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I have flat black on my 75 fj40 with a 35x18 and I looks good. Not sure about shiny black.
     
  7. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    My pick for a half-ton 67-72 Chevy.

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  8. Cheesemaker

    Cheesemaker Tillamook Active Member

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    I'm with Redcap on this. But also a picture of the rig would help us too. Since factory GM came with white wheels with hubcaps. But if I had a 69 C10, which is my dream truck, I would drop it about 4", and put some Torque Thrusts on it, and some 60 series tires.

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  9. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    White looks pretty on classic old trucks with matching white bumpers but might require some attention to keep clean.

    I've always liked a truck with wheels the same color as the body, like a bigass Tonka toy.

    Flat black or low-gloss looks like business.

    Gloss black might be cool with a pinstripe matching the body color.

    All depends on what image you want the truck to project.

    Maybe google GMC images and same year Chevys (or any brand) to see if anything sings to you. Would be fun to see pics of whatever you choose.
     
  10. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I suppose the color of orange would make some difference - are we talking classic GM "Omaha Orange"? - also the color of Caltrans trucks fyi. If in that shade you could go either way - white would be the classic look but black would give you a halloween or HD look...
     
  11. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    White is right.
     
  12. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Racist! :laugh:
     
  13. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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  14. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Here is what flat black looks like on my fj

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  15. Glockman19

    Glockman19 Hillsboro Active Member

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    Im all about black wheels but I think white would compliment the truck the best.
     
  16. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Gotta cast my vote for white, but either would work.
     
  17. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black
     
  18. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    White
     
  19. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    White seems right, but black adds some edge to the pickup.
     
  20. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :needpics: ...Of the wheels and tires you are thinking of putting on that nice looking old truck.