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Old 01-09-2020, 05:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone used AlloyGator wheel rim protectors on a Model A wheel?
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:12 PM   #2
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Looked at their website. Pricey ! ! What are you trying to accomplish??
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I don't think they are necessary at all on a model A.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:59 AM   #4
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There are fewer and fewer purists these days because it is way too expensive to practice, and results in an unsafe Model "A" for touring. So there is no need to apologize to that rare bread, the "Purist."
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Old 01-11-2020, 04:27 PM   #5
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If you want to drive and occasionally get on the freeway, it might be better to be impure. Mine has a modified A motor, F100 steering, F150 synchromesh OD trans, and 15” wheels. ... seat belts and more. I am not afraid to get on the freeway with my cabriolet, but still have to use caution and stay in the slow lane, always a bit worried some other driver will cut in front and unsafely reduce my braking distance needs.

I have the highest regards for the work of a purest, but drivability is most often lost on such a car.
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:23 PM   #6
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There are fewer and fewer purists these days because it is way too expensive to practice, and results in an unsafe Model "A" for touring. So there is no need to apologize to that rare bread, the "Purist."
Please explain why, besides $$$, why it is unsafe to drive a Master Restoration Awarded car ?? I have seen a LOT of junk Model As out on the road that I would not get in.. Never mind I get it..

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Old 01-11-2020, 06:25 PM   #7
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Please explain why, besides $$$, why it is unsafe to drive a Master Restoration Awarded car ?? I have seen a LOT of junk Model As out on the road that I would not get in..
Safety concerns for me are primarily about sharing freeway space with drivers in cars having better handling and braking, who have no idea of what our cars have as limits to our ability to stop or avoid their hasty maneuvers. I have no concerns on the freeway if drivers of modern cars are not trying to share the road with me.

A well restored should be safe to drive anywhere, if not for consideration of extra care needed when surrounded by modern cars driving at freeway speeds.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:02 PM   #8
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Reason I was looking at the trim rings are the rims are kinda beat up and pitted around the edges, the trim has good reviews but has a sharp grip that goes against the tire and I was wondering if any one had encountered an issue around the tire/tube.... not looking to protect anything just dress up the wheels...
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:43 AM   #9
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I have not used that particular product but i once used something that looked like split tubing to cover the edge of a rough rim. That was held on partly with tire pressure so i guess it was not a terribly useful comparison to this adhesive version.
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