Western Auto, Sand Blaster, Jackman Wheels OH MY!

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I picked up these three aluminum Jackman wheels today from a old off road racing friend. The gold anodized wheel had Bob Rodine's name written in felt pen on the back. Pretty sure this was a wheel that was used on the Rodine Jack N The Box mid engine Chenowth.
 

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What was the name of the spun wheels that came out about the same time that Tectira Tires were coming out? Kind of like a Centerline and rivets, but I believe they only came polished.
We use to sell these bolt together aluminum wheels at our buggy shop in N CA in the 70s along with Centerline Wheels.
 

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Finally a good catch!😸



These rear ones do have the wider step...



So is this brand called: ” T-6” ...Racing Wheels...or “T-6” is just the model of the wheel?



Thanks Burro8!



We use to sell these bolt together aluminum wheels at our buggy shop in N CA in the 70s along with Centerline Wheels.
 

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I guess the “T-6” is only related to the condition aircraft certification as written in the catalogue...
So the brand could be :”Ultralight Racing Wheels”...couldn’t it?

But they do have bolts...nuts...and washers...not rivets as Centerline...

So the mistery is still on...🤔

Cheers
 

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I guess the “T-6” is only related to the condition aircraft certification as written in the catalogue...
So the brand could be :”Ultralight Racing Wheels”...couldn’t it?

But they do have bolts...nuts...and washers...not rivets as Centerline...

So the mistery is still on...🤔

Cheers
These wheels bolted together!
 

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I guess the “T-6” is only related to the condition aircraft certification as written in the catalogue...
So the brand could be :”Ultralight Racing Wheels”...couldn’t it?

But they do have bolts...nuts...and washers...not rivets as Centerline...

So the mistery is still on...🤔

Cheers
The T 6 wheels bolted together, no rivets!
 

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I think we used to call those Pie tin wheels. What shop did you work at? What part of Norcal?
TRM Racing in Loomis CA. My dad owned the shop.
 

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OK. I remember seeing TRM cars at the VORRA races. I grew up in Santa Cruz County and went to Baylands and Prarie City and out to Weeks, Virginia City, etc... for all the races starting about 1981. I hung with the ORB guys (Lee Evans, Alan Roher and Paul McCain). There weren't many shops back then, We had Bugformoance in Santa Cruz, Donsco in San Mateo, and I remember Blue Max up near Sacramento.
 

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OK. I remember seeing TRM cars at the VORRA races. I grew up in Santa Cruz County and went to Baylands and Prarie City and out to Weeks, Virginia City, etc... for all the races starting about 1981. I hung with the ORB guys (Lee Evans, Alan Roher and Paul McCain). There weren't many shops back then, We had Bugfor
OK. I remember seeing TRM cars at the VORRA races. I grew up in Santa Cruz County and went to Baylands and Prarie City and out to Weeks, Virginia City, etc... for all the races starting about 1981. I hung with the ORB guys (Lee Evans, Alan Roher and Paul McCain). There weren't many shops back then, We had Bugformoance in Santa Cruz, Donsco in San Mateo, and I remember Blue Max up near Sacramento.

moance in Santa Cruz, Donsco in San Mateo, and I remember Blue Max up near Sacramento.

OK. I remember seeing TRM cars at the VORRA races. I grew up in Santa Cruz County and went to Baylands and Prarie City and out to Weeks, Virginia City, etc... for all the races starting about 1981. I hung with the ORB guys (Lee Evans, Alan Roher and Paul McCain). There weren't many shops back then, We had Bugformoance in Santa Cruz, Donsco in San Mateo, and I remember Blue Max up near Sacramento.
Yes we ran VORRA and a few AMSA races.
 

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The point is that I’m trying to figure out what kind of wheel is the one looking like Centerline...also riveted( not bolted)but with the wider step I highlited in pics...that make it unique or so...



Cheers
The T 6 wheels bolted together, no rivets!
 

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The point is that I’m trying to figure out what kind of wheel is the one looking like Centerline...also riveted( not bolted)but with the wider step I highlited in pics...that make it unique or so...



Cheers
Cragar wheels.
 

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Hi Rory!
So do you think this referring to the Cragar sticker on the Bel ray Bullet Funco buggy?
Actually we should ask to Mr.Smith and Mr.Feldkamp...to be sure...😸
I’ll try to find a vintage 70’s Cragar catalogue...

Anyway...in the photo I attached their buggy actually did have this wider step on the rear wheels...

Did you check then your wheels? So the one you have with the wider step do you think it is a Cragar one?
Any label or mark or something like that on it ?
Anyway...good catch Rory!

Thanks!

Cheers

Cragar wheels.
 

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Hi Rory!
So do you think this referring to the Cragar sticker on the Bel ray Bullet Funco buggy?
Actually we should ask to Mr.Smith and Mr.Feldkamp...to be sure...😸
I’ll try to find a vintage 70’s Cragar catalogue...

Anyway...in the photo I attached their buggy actually did have this wider step on the rear wheels...

Did you check then your wheels? So the one you have with the wider step do you think it is a Cragar one?
Any label or mark or something like that on it ?
Anyway...good catch Rory!

Thanks!

Cheers
I talked with Darin Necessary who restored Bobby Ferro's Funco SSI. He stated there was a Cragar wheel that looked identical to the Centerline and his car was sponsored by Cragar in the early to mid 70's. I asked if there was a way to tell the difference and he said he wasn't aware of any unless they still had the small Cragar sticker on the inside of the wheel.

As for my wheels I have no idea. I have recently moved and they are BURIED. Would take me hours to get to them just to see if the step was wider and I am too busy to mess with it at this time. I will get to it eventually though.
 

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Just found this on the web...

Cragar catalogue from 1974...

Sandmaster Funco buggy here...

Maybe veterans here do have this catalogue...

Should be interesting to see the dedicated pages about these wheels...


Cheers
 

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Nice!

Anyway...
I’m pretty sure one of your wheels does have the wider step...You can clearly see it in your picture...

Cheers
I talked with Darin Necessary who restored Bobby Ferro's Funco SSI. He stated there was a Cragar wheel that looked identical to the Centerline and his car was sponsored by Cragar in the early to mid 70's. I asked if there was a way to tell the difference and he said he wasn't aware of any unless they still had the small Cragar sticker on the inside of the wheel.

As for my wheels I have no idea. I have recently moved and they are BURIED. Would take me hours to get to them just to see if the step was wider and I am too busy to mess with it at this time. I will get to it eventually though.
 

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I know for a fact the Belray Bullet and many other cars driven by Malcolm and Bud were on Cragar wheels. I think I said that back a ways in this thread that they could be cragars.
 
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