Holiday Greetings From Truespoke® Wire Wheels
Updated: May 12
We wish you and your loved-ones a phenomenal Christmas and New Years. We are taking time to thank all of our customers and followers for their support through some very difficult challenges that we have faced over the last, almost two years.
Hopefully, this coming year, 2022, will be full of joy and peace for the world and our nation. We are very optimistic about the future for Truespoke® Wire Wheels as we enter our 48th year. We intend to launch new and improved products next year.
Here are some developments we would like you to know about.
There is not a day that goes by that we don't receive emails or telephone calls about this fabulous wheel. The most frequently asked question is, "when can we be able to buy a set?"
We frankly are not sure just when. It was our intention to have this greatly improved wheel style on the market last summer. Our plans have been put on-pause for the time being. Suffice it to say that there are legal proceedings taking place in the Federal Court that have to be decided before we can launch this wheel again into the stream of commerce. If you are on this mailing list, you will be the first to know more details and you will be at the head of the line! Thank you to all of you who have encouraged and supported us. We thank the folks at Cragar® who have also placed the responsibility for continuing this wheel style for another 40 years and longer.
Trueclassic® Wire Wheels
We are currently producing the Trueclassic® wheels in sizes 13, 14 and 15 inches at the present time and we can offer larger sizes on special order. Gold plating is available. We only use 24K gold plating. In the coming weeks, we will offer this wheel with gold plating on the medallion, harking back to an earlier version of the medallion that was made of plastic and very popular. Our version will use chrome plated metal with gold highlights. Pictures will be released in the near future. These wheels have a special method of attaching the hubcaps so they don't easily come off. Great for theft prevention.
Truespoke® 50 Spoke Wire Wheels
First designed, patented and trademarked in 1974 is the above wheel style. By far, our most popular wheel type. We build them in 13 to 17 inch sizes, both standard and reverse. On special order, we can also build a 45 spoke version for those who demand originality for their Chevrolets in particular. We do not plan on making any changes to this iconic style of wheel, however, we are constantly working on ways to make our chrome shinier and our precision building, the highest possible quality.
The above photo shows a Truespoke® Wire Wheel that we applied 24K gold plating on. We have the capability to plate certain portions of the components or the entire wheel. We use one of America's top gold platers to do our work for us.
45-Spoke Truespoke® Wire Wheel
If you were wondering what the difference is between a 45 and a 50 spoke Truespoke®, we thought we would show you one and let you judge the difference. Only Truespoke® enthusiasts with a sharp-eye for detail can tell the difference. There is an extra cost for having us build you a set, but, you won't see them very often.
Trueray® Wire Wheels
The Trueray® is available in 13 to 17 inch sizes. The 'Ray runs 60 spokes. Shown above is the straight-lace version. The hubcap is called the "HEX" style due to its 8-sided pattern. The medallion is a General Motors licensed restoration part. Some of our customers will request the Trueclassic® hubcap be used instead of the Trueray® styles, especially if the wheels are headed for another brand of car, such as a Lincoln or a Riviera as examples.
Trueray® 60-Spoke Cross Lace Pattern
This style wheel can now be ordered with spokes that cross each other as shown. Trueray® Wire Wheels that were built in a cross-lace pattern were first introduced in the '70's and are still popular today. We think this is an elegant wheel design if you aren't keen to have straight-lace style wheels.
Dayton Wire Wheels
It may come as a surprise that Truespoke® would offer wire wheels that we didn't build ourselves. Since 2007, we have been in-fact, selling the Dayton line of wheels. Why you may ask? Truespoke® Wire Wheels does not build any knockoff style wire wheels ourselves. All of the Truespoke® line of wheels are direct bolt-on style NOT knockoff styles. To better serve our customers, we became an authorized Dayton dealer, selling their legendary wheels to owners who prefer knockoff style rims. Both Truespoke® and the Dayton brand of wire wheels are elite brands and we make a great fit with each other, our being able to offer both types of wheels. Keep us in mind if you want more information on Daytons or wish to order a set. Our same fast and friendly advice is available to you.
Lowrider of the Year Honors
Representing Truespoke® Wire Wheels at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November of 2021 is Mr. Steven Wilk showing the Impala owned by the late Ernie Macias and his his wife. This is one of the top, custom paint jobs we have ever seen in many moons. The wheels are our off the shelf, 50 spoke Truespoke® Wire Wheels with 3-Bar spinners. These same wheels may be ordered in 13 or 14 inch sizes. The Premium Sport 5.20's may be added in our wheel and tire package.
Classic Car of the Year Honors
This 1956 Chevrolet Nomad runs our Trueray® 56-Spoke Cross Lace Kelsey Hayes style wheels. Size: 15 X 7 inches with Chevrolet spinner caps. The car has been lowered. The tires are American Classic steel belted radials. Size: P205/70R15. This same package is available in standard or reverse styles from 14 to 17 inches. The owner wishes to remain anonymous.
Please remember that Truespoke® has no dealers. We sell factory-direct to the public. We have had too many reports about people who thought they were buying real Truespokes® but ended up buying poor quality and unsafe fakes. We hope that none of you were tricked by these unethical sellers. If you are unsure what you may be buying, simply give us a call. Fast and friendly service is always a phone call away.
Have a happy new year from all of us at Truespoke®