Monday, June 25, 2012
Milk truck wheels were just that-wheels from old Divco milk delivery trucks. In the very early days, a few hot rodders discovered that these trucks had really tall wheels, which gave a usefully tall final drive ratio for speed events. But, they were pretty heavy, and kind of plain, and never really caught on for street-driven rods.
Genuine Divco wheels were also hard to find (although I bet a lot of them were just thrown away back in the day), and even more so now. But, other manufacturers used a similar pattern-I think these are actually Plymouth "high clearance" wheels-but any milk truck style wheel is a neat style choice.