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:confused I have some ordered and wanted to know if they were common.
if you do could you please post some pics?
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I don't have any Smoothies but I do have a set of Boyd Coddington wheels on my daily driver. I don't mean to rain on your parade, but you need to SERIOUSLY consider some other brand of wheels. In my 25+ years of hot rodding never have I paid more or got less for a set of wheels. My brand new "Codzilla" wheels have taken turns cracking at the weld and generally falling apart since I got them. I have currently been waiting 2 months for them to repair the right front for the THIRD time in 3 years.

If you ever watch the show American Hot Rod, look at the view they show of the scrap pile outside the shop. Almost entirely composed of old wheel hoops. There is a reason for this. Most of their wheels are of a 2 piece design. The two types of aluminum expand at different rates and consequently they crack at the weld and leak air. They have "re-hooped" mine 3 times (not counting the current time). In short, these wheels are badly designed and their own customer service guy has admitted that they re-hoop a LOT of wheels. Trouble is, all it does is reset the countdown to the next time they crack. I guess the wheel shop is as badly managed as the hot rod shop. Save yourself the trouble and look at other brands. If not, don't say you weren't warned.
 

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I was going to have a set of boyds maid I don't think so now all the feed back is bad very bad after watching that show would you want those guys working on your car or truck ? I don't think so
 

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AVOID THE BOYD

These are the reasons Boyd disappeared a few years ago. The wheels cracked at the hubs on a $10,000 set of one-off wheels. He was sued. He cleaned out his account, filed bankruptcy and walked away with millions. Why do you think the ex-wife is still around? Eye candy?

Later, he regrouped under his son's name and the B.Coddington Wheels monicker.
I like some of his cars, but after watching that show a few times & seeing the way he treats his employees on camera....

Try Foose, that's another Boyd story & I was happy to see Charlie & Mike make the switch to Chip's shop. Try So-Cal Speed Shop, GhostRider, Newstalgia, anything but BOYD. You risk your own life if those hub welds crack at high speed.

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Not to make this a Boyd-bashing thread, but I bought a set of 17" Boyd's for my Turbo New Beetle, and although they were gorgeous to start with, there was no clear coat, so once a month it was time to clean the wheels.

Secondly, I could never get them to balance correctly and when someone finally took the time to really look at them, we found out that they were out of round.

Like AusTwexKid said, I was so disappointed on what I thought was going to be one of the BEST additions to the car, but ended up being the worst.
 

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No problems sofar.
 

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FUZZY has had a set of Smoothies for just about a year. Don't know the current status but I know he had some work to do on them before he put them on the truck. I'll bet if you PM him, he'll tell you the straight story.

P/P

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Not gonna go there

Purple Penelope said:
FUZZY has had a set of Smoothies for just about a year. Don't know the current status but I know he had some work to do on them before he put them on the truck. I'll bet if you PM him, he'll tell you the straight story.

P/P

Peace:flag

Yep still got em.

All I'll say is, Don't get the smoothies unless you reallly want o work hard at polishing them when they arrive (since ahh hhhuummm was to #*@#!$ lazy to do the job they should have for the money).

Nough said,

Please continue with your normally scheduled thread reading.
 

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Info please - more more more

Wildcat69 said:
No problems sofar.
'cat69

Please describe your wheels & tires as to make, model, size, etc.

P.S. Do you have a larger version of your avatar available for casual viewing?:reddevil :jester
 

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I've got more of Meghan than I can't show on this board!

I'll post the tire size.The brand is BF Goodrich KDW2 (great tire) The front wheels are 18" and the rears ore 20"
 

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Thanks Wild

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I've got more of Meghan than I can't show on this board!

I'll post the tire size.The brand is BF Goodrich KDW2 (great tire) The front wheels are 18" and the rears ore 20"
Thanks for the info

I was really trying to identify the buildings in the avatar background:jester :lol
 

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RodNut said:
Thanks for the info

I was really trying to identify the buildings in the avatar background:jester :lol
I bet you was, but I am pretty certain the blue building is the fifth third bank building. :lol :lol
 

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there's something in the background?

oh so there is....
the finish on my smoothies isn't up to snuff either, but the style is worth the downfalls. I've bent both fronts (and had them straightened) no cracks or broken welds yet, I wouldn't suggest low profile tires to anyone with as little diligence as I have for road hazards.
Fuzzy, may I ask what you had to do for your beautiful finish? I took mine to a local polish shop and they flat refused to even try because of the size and design of my smoothies.
all 'n all I like my boyds:flag
 

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RodNut said:
Thanks for the info

I was really trying to identify the buildings in the avatar background:jester :lol

Guess the location in the picture and I will send one of the pics that I can't post on the website!

Get the BF Goodrich KDW2s and they have a bumper ridge on the tire that protects the wheels (great tire too).

GO CATS BEAT UCONN!
 

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Polishing

Mike,

I spent 16 hours sanding the rims with 400 grit then 600,1000,1200,1500,2000 and then polishing with aluminum polish and finally with JEWLERS ROUGE TO BRING OUT THE FINAL SHINE. They look 100% better than they did when they arrived.

A whole lotta sweat and elbo grease to get them there.
 
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