Those are the stock wheels, known as "12-Slot" and they are factory painted with machined rim and section where the caps went.
Matching center caps are off for now. I might try the look with them on sometime, but I like the look without them, showing the chrome lugs. I was looking for somewhat of a NASCAR profile without going overboard.
It seems to be working. Entering the freeway at 0430 this morning I got tired of waiting for the little import to either back off and let me in or show off and get out of the way...BUT, NO! He just diddled along, so I stomped on it and went ahead.
This apparently hurt his manhood or something, 'cuz he came screaming ( potato pooper mufflers to the rescue! ) up the right lane past me after I'd settled in to the speed limit.
I have to do something with the rusty center parts of the axle/front hub when the weather is better.
As for chrome wheels...not on this car. It would detract from the lettering on the tires!
I mentioned that I took off the extra decals and just left the minimum striping and Goodyear letters on. The car is intended to be close to stock looking, but with the added AMERICAN MUSCLE look with RWL tires and the new exhaust I'll be having put on.
It ain't a race car; it ain't a rice car; it'* a 'nice racy car'...if that makes sense.