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April 25, 2017 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Cerakote Colors

At HRBB we take pride in our designs and the custom finishes we come up for them. A big part of the success we have with how are finished wheels come out is due to the amount of time we spend detailing each and every wheel and the quality coatings we apply to them. Hot Rods by Boyd is proud to use Cerakote as our coating of choice for most of our wheel line up. Not only is it a durable finish that holds up to the high temperatures of the assembly process but it has an amazing look to it that transforms even those plainest of billet designs into a work of art. The links below will take you to different examples of the Cerakote colors used on different wheels that have left our shop.  

Charcoal

Silver

Titanium

Bronze

Black

Tungsten

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July 2, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

HRX-1 – Part of the new HRBB HRX Series

Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd are proud to announce the first of four designs that will make up the new HRX Series. The HRX 1 is shown here in both a polished finish and a brushed and polished combination finish. Our goal at HRBB was to expand our line of Pro Touring and Performance styled wheels. The HRX1 is race inspired and built to handle the most challenging¬† aspects of running a high performance car around the track. Each HRX series wheel is 100% Made to order and made in the USA. The HRX Series will be available in 18,19 and 20″ diameters and in a range of widths up to 15″ wide. Custom widths are also available in this series. The HRX series will also feature a new machined cap that is unique to the series. For more information about the HRX series give us a call at 714-855-4808. hrx1brushedcropped HRX1 polishedsmall
April 20, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Bringing back the 90’s | Tri Fan

Another release into our Retro Series is the Tri-Fan. Designed and built back in 1990 by Boyd Coddington the Tri-Fan was the first 3 spoke true directional wheel to be offered for sale to the public. The Tri Fan turned out to be a truly iconic billet wheel design featured on such vehicles as the Boyd Built, Mitsubishi powered, Aluma Coupe. Today Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd are bringing back some of the older designs but offering them in a wider range of sizes and fitments. Pictured below is the Tri-Fan in 22″ with a soft lip. For more information about this wheel or if you would like an older design recreated please give HRBB a call at 866-612-2693. Tri Fan 22 inch
March 16, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

We have the Solution for the Solution

We have the Solution for your polishing woes. Our ceramic clearcoat is a great option to lock in that nice polished or brushed finish. The ceramic clearcoat option comes in gloss and low gloss. For fully polished surfaces and some brushed we recommend the high gloss. For fully brushed wheels the low gloss clear softens up the finish and makes it maintenance free. For more information give us a call at 866-612-2693

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January 14, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Some of our new 2016 lineup of wheels

Check out some of our latest 2016 wheels. Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd are proud to release the latest and greatest wheels. Amarillopainted Chinook 20160105_141625-1 Spartan camachopainted camacho brondo
September 3, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

LN-11

The new LN-11 shown here in 20″. Brushed and Charcoal finish. The LN-11 is available from 18-20″ to fit most 5 lug applications. Like the rest of the HRBB line of wheels the LN-11 is 100% made in America. Hot Rods by Boyd can do a variety of finishes with the LN-11 from polished to brushed to painted combination finishes. For more information check out hotrodsbyboyd.com or call 866-612-2693. LN-11
August 26, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Amarillo with painted accents

Here is another version of our Amarillo wheel out of our Signature Series using our Coddington Coatings Charcoal ceramic paints. After a high luster polish is achieved we go back and mask off parts of the wheel and then apply our special charcoal paint. The variations are endless. This is the latest variation thought up by Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd. For more information about the process and our unique finishes give us a call at 866-612-2693 1-DSC_4354
July 7, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Inside The Wheel Design Process at Hot Rods by Boyd

I thought I would share with you part of the process that goes into coming up with a great wheel design at Hot Rods by Boyd. I’d like to tell you that these things just pop in my head overnight and we hit some buttons on a machine the next day and BAM a wheel pops out a few minutes later. The truth of it is some of these designs are works in progress overs weeks, months, and sometimes years. With having only 17 to 20″ of space(sometimes bigger) to work with and the constraints of bolt patterns and offsets it’s hard at times to keep coming up with new wheels. A lot of what the wheel industry comes up with are remakes of older designs. Which is fine because in the custom car world we live in a 5 spoke world or some variation of it. What separates the good from the bad is how well the designs are executed.

I come up with most of the designs myself but on some of the designs I like to work with professional designers. One of my favorite designers to work with is Eric Brockmeyer. Eric worked with my father for many years and when the idea for the Columbus wheel started in my head I knew Eric had to be involved. During our phone conversation and my describing what I wanted, Eric mentioned that he thought he had something we had previously worked on together. A few minutes later Eric sent over an email from 8 years prior and some renderings of a motorcycle wheel he was working on with my dad and I. Eric tweaked it a little bit more to get it where I thought it needed to be. Once Eric and I are happy with the design we then take it to one of our progammers to take the drawing and turn it into a functional 3D model. Working with designers that have some background in manufacturing is a plus. Nothing wastes time more than drawing out something that really can’t be machined or must be changed so much to be machined that it ends up being a totally different design. While Eric has probably never set up and ran a machine he has a great mind and an eye for what can and cannot be machined. So after a little back and forth with our programmer we give the machine shop the green light to cut to the first piece. Technology these days allows for you to see what you are going to get before you cut and to eliminate any guess work or surprises.

Learning a lesson from my dad I like to work with some of the best talent out there. Besides Eric Brockmeyer we work with some of the best programmers, machinists, and finishers in the business. Having a solid team with experience helps take our wheel designs to another level. In the end we were all happy with the way the Columbus wheel came out. Our Salt Flat/Halibrand style influenced wheel exceeded our expectations with the range of fitments and finishing options we have come up for it. Below are some pictures of the entire process from Eric’s sketches to the initial 3D renderings to the final product.

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April 1, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

20″ Pro Sports

The 80’s and 90’s were a great time for the Coddington family. The billet boom was hitting and sport trucks rolling on 15″ and 17″ billets were the thing. One of the earliest directional wheesl that I can remember my dad producing was the Pro Sport. While the Tri-Fan received a lot more attention the Pro Sport holds a soft spot in my heart for being one of the cooler directional wheels my dad did when I was a kid. We just finished these up for a customer and I am excited to see an older design like the Pro Sport built in a larger diameter and soft lip. If you have an older design you’d like us to build feel free to give us a call. We’d love to do them. 866-612-2693 HRBB Hot Rods by Boyd Pro Sport