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June 24, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Signature Series Twisted Columbus

The latest wheel to hit our Signature Series this summer is a twisted version of our popular Columbus wheel. We put a slight twist to the Columbus to give it a different look and we are happy with the results. Shown here in a brushed and charcoal finish. This first set will be featured on a Boydster 1 project currently in the works. You can see these wheels in person at the Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals in Columbus Ohio in two weeks. The Twisted Columbus can be made in a variety of finish combinations. Available in sizes 17-22″ to fit most 5 lug applications. We offer a range of widths to the backspace of your specification. Like the rest of the Signature Series the Twisted Columbus is 100% made in the USA. For more information give us a call at 866-612-2693. DSC_0571 DSC_0574 boyd
April 21, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Camacho Painted Version 2.0

Shown here is our Signature Series Camacho in 20″ with our charcoal and polished 2.0 finish. The top of the spokes have our high luster polish exposed while the windows are masked off on the detail of the spokes then sprayed with Cerakote Ceramic Charcoal. We can mask and paint any of our wheels in a number of ways. We are looking to hearing some of your ideas or just let us come up with one to meet your needs. For more information about the Camacho wheel and our finishing capabilities you can contact us at Hot Rods by Boyd direct 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
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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July 3, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Have a Great Fourth of July

From all of us at Hot Rods by Boyd we want to wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July. columbusamerica Displaying proudly in front of the American flag is a 17″ Signature Series Columbus wheel shown with a fully painted Tungsten center and polished lip  
June 7, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

6 lug Perfected

The new 6 lug version of the Signature Series Perfected is shown here in 22″ with charcoal center and brushed lip. The 6 lug perfected can be made in a range of widths in diameters 17-22″. Like the rest of the Hot Rods by Boyd Signature Series the Perfected is made to order and 100% made in the USA. 6 lug Perfected 6lugperfectedflagshot
January 29, 2015 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Signature Series Patriot

Hot Rods by Boyd is proud to announce it’s latest addition to the HRBB Signature Series line of wheels. The Patriot, shown here in a 20″ polished version, is available in 17″-22″ diameters. The Patriot is made to fit most 5 lug applications. Like the rest of the Signature Series and Hot Rods by Boyd machined wheels the Patriot is 100% made to order and made in the USA. Chris Coddington and his team are excited to bring to you cutting edge machining and polishing techniques to finish the look of your latest hot rod, muscle car, or pro touring project. For more information give us a call at 714-855-4808.   HRBB Signature Series Patriot  
December 30, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd

New Signature Series Amarillo

The new Signature Series Amarillo shown in 20″ full polished. The Amarillo is available in diameters 17″-22″ in a range of widths from 7″ to 15″. Also offered in a variety of our painted finishes. The Amarillo is built to fit most 5 lug vehicles. AmarilloAmarillo profileAmarillo
December 8, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Silver Interceptors on 1947 Ford Custom

A customer sent us these pics of his 47 Ford with some of our 17 and 18″ Interceptors with our Coddington Coating SilverĀ on it. What’s pretty cool is that he actually made his own custom bullet caps for his wheels and did a really good job. Looks great. Interceptors SONY DSC