'64 Valiant Convertible - Perky Plymouth

One of the things we love about classic cars is their wide range of variation in shapes, sizes, and styles. Some classic cars appear aggressive and muscular, with wide flared fenders and gaping grill openings, while others appear poised and refined, with intricate chrome ornaments and sweeping lines. If we had to use a single word to describe this 1964 Plymouth Valiant, that word would be cheerful. The wide-set round headlights, bright red … Continue reading »






'85 Chevy C10 - Slick Square Body

Up through the 1960s, GM trucks were famous for their smooth sculpted lines and aerodynamic curves. Even though the 1967-72 models were a slight departure from the curvy styling with their beveled beltline, the C10 trucks still retained their sleek look into the early seventies. Then, in 1973, everything changed with the introduction of what soon became known as the "square body". The 1973-87 square body trucks appeared to be just that—square. Ironically, … Continue reading »






Wheel Weight & Why It Matters

There's no question about it—one of the most important parts of any car project is choosing the right set of wheels. First of all, you've got to pick the right style. Do you want vintage rally wheels, classic mag five-spokes, or something more aggressive and modern? Then, you've got to select the right size, and make sure they'll fit properly on your vehicle. However, there's one more crucial point to consider before … Continue reading »






Wheel Backspacing and Offset - Understanding the Wheel

What are wheel backspacing and offset? What's the difference? Unless you go through a lot of different wheels and tires or spend your free time with suspension engineering, the terms backspacing and offset probably do not come up very often. Thankfully, Classic Industries is here to help with simple explanations and a useful diagram. What is Wheel Backspacing? Backspacing is the simply the distance from the bolt circle mounting surface … Continue reading »






W23 Recall Wheels

Once upon a time, one of Chrysler's wheel manufacturers came up with a cast aluminum wheel design that drew inspiration from magnesium wheels used on mid sixties Cobras. It was offered as an option under Sales Code W23. Unfortunately, aluminum casting was a recent innovation, and later tests showed that W23 wheels had a tendency to cause the lug nuts to loosen, allowing the wheels to come off. Chrysler issued a recall barely a week before the cars were officially available.






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