Re: Early Fords and wheels......
Old cars are exactly that,... Old, and because of that they have what I would call "Classic Lines", or Classic Styling". To mix this look with new wheels, depending on which one's of course, can seriously make a car look confused. Some people just like to retain the look of the era. If the car has been built with with a classic retro theme troughout, then the mix is generally good but to put new, flash 17" wheels on an ordinary 70's falcon imakes the car look odd IMO. Every has different tastes so at the end of the day, each to their own. As for twelve slotters, thay must have been the most popular rim of their times and are still being made now. They came out on a lot of Ford's collectable cars which makes them a popular choice for owners who want to keep their car true to their heritage.
At the end of the day, if you like that look of old meets new, go for it but don't question other peoples choices because you choose to do something else.