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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 10, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Was looking for wheels and found a pair of weld draglite skinnies locally. They have weld center caps, and that is the only thing that tells me they are the real deal. They have metal valve stems with a metal nut hold down. Cant find and markings ??? They have old rubber on, is there some ID under there?? thanks larry

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 10, 03:17 PM
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Re: weld wheels

I bought my car with Welds. Always thought they were different in that the hub of the wheel is hollow with an aluminum wheel spacer like piece in the middle.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 10, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: weld wheels

Thanks Lance
OK , these wheels have some sort of metal spacer as you described. Lookin good !! Do your wheels have any markings or producer code anywhere on the metal.

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Re: weld wheels

When I bought mine they were stamped Weld Wheel around the hole where the cap goes... 2 were damaged in my accident and were replaced with new ones... neither is stamped but the shop showed me the receipt from Summit and they were Welds.(no markings at all)

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Re: weld wheels

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....Do your wheels have any markings or producer code anywhere on the metal.
My Weld Racing Pro Stars,which are still on my Camaro(bought new from Summit Racing in the late '90's)have markings as follows :
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  • Pro Star
  • Street Legal
  • Aluminum
  • Manufacturing Date xx-xx
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Re: weld wheels

All wheels have had marks for many years, some are in code, read all these posts
about someone for date code ralley's, all wheeles have some marks.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 10, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Re: weld wheels

thanks guys. No exterior markings , going to pull the rubber off tomorrow and see if they are stamped . They seem real, I will order a pair of 15x8 for the rears.

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Re: weld wheels

Typically the ones I have seen with no stampings with Weld Racing center caps are actually the Cragar equivalent. Usually the stamping will have the manufacture date stamped on them next to the hub logo. At one point I had 22 drag lite wheels and all of them had the stamped hub logo.

i went and looked at Weld's website and it does look like the stamped logo is no longer there.

The summit pic might be older and you can barely see the stamped logo.



I don't think Cragar makes the draglite style wheel anymore. However Summit and Jeg's have a Chinese version but the center hub is vastly different (no dual pattern).

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 10, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Jeff,
thanks for the investigation, I saw the summit wheels but prefer the weld's. Not just for the matching look, I have issues with the chinese metal products. ( was in aerospace and worked there for a few years !!) Pretty sure Weld still manufactures in the USA so I plan to buy those from Summit.

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yep Weld wheels are built in Kansas City.

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