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Opinions on torque thrust with Whitewalls

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatblackindustries, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. flatblackindustries
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
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    flatblackindustries
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    from Las Vegas

    Anyone got pictures of American Torq Thrust (polished) with white walls?
     
  2. Gator Mc Klusky
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
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    Here, on my El Camino...
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    By the way, they're spelled Torq Thrust...:D
     
  3. flatblackindustries
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    flatblackindustries
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    from Las Vegas

    Looks good.
    My bad on the spelling. It's late.
     
  4. Gator Mc Klusky
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  5. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    57JoeFoMoPar
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  6. jbon64
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
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    hey gator, damn good look'in elky !!!
     
  7. What size/brand tires?
     
  8. Just my .02.....I've never been a fan of whitewalls and aluminum wheels. They work with a certain theme...just not for me. I have over-analized this taste anomaly and I think it must be regional.
    That said...Gator your Elky rules, I'd drive it as-is.
     
  9. Scotch
    Joined: May 4, 2001
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    I'd consider Radirs with WWW long before I'd ever look at Torq Thrusts...

    Have you considered Radirs?

    Just an idea...

    ~Scotch~
     
  10. ambman
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
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    My opinion is that by the times mag wheels became popular (early 60's) people were into the thinner whitewalls and wide whites were out. There may be a few exceptions with early halibrands being produced in the 40's (possibly earlier) but I think if you want an early 60's look thin WW's and mags work but not wide white walls and mags.
     
  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    one more vote for a big NO on wide whites with torque thrusts...
     
  12. I'm gonna do it anyway! Why? Because I can!
     
  13. Redneck Smooth
    Joined: Apr 19, 2004
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    from Cincinnati

    I've had this image in my head for years of a '59 or '60 GM 2D post car with Torque-thrust mags and wide-whites, pie-cut slicks in the back. Slightly jacked up in the rear. I guess maybe I am a redneck.
     
  14. Why do you say that like it's a bad thing?
     
  15. NITROFC
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    got my vote !!!
     
  16. Redneck Smooth
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    I didn't say it was a bad thing.
     
  17. flatblackindustries
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
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    flatblackindustries
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    from Las Vegas

    I have an existing set of polished American Torq on the truck right now. I am just kicking around this idea so I don't have to spring for new wheels too. Front is 14" - Rears are 15"
     

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  18. That truck is SCREAMING for black 16" steelies and blackwall biasplys.
     
  19. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I agree with this so much I thought I wrote it...
    Except;
    In the case of the first gen style Am. Torq Thrusts like on the El Camino.
    They look ok and usually good with WWWs on a pre '62 because they were around then.
    But the A pickup has 2nd gen style wheels are too new so they wouldn't work with WWW's, skinny whites Red lines, Blue ovals, gold letters what's on it now, but not WWW's

    I think people don't realize that since Coker is popping them out now, WWW's are more available than they were in the 60's.
    I remember when my Older Brother wanted a set for his '53 Chevy in '63 he couldn't find any anywhere except "$pecial Order"

    If you're looking for some color or contrast, paint the truck.
     
  20. I have some unlabled Torq Thrust copies, the spokes aren't curved like those above. They are aluminum spokes and outer lip, but steel undeneath. I also have some E-Ts with painted spokes. Your opinion on WWWs with these?
     
  21. flatblackindustries
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    flatblackindustries
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    from Las Vegas

    The truck will be painted in due time. Gottat finish the body work first.
    Thanks for all the input. This has been helpfull.
    DrJ thanks for the timeframes.
     
  22. Bugman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2001
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    Here's a car from work. It's got TTs with a tri-bar spinner, and Coker radial WWWs. I can get better pics tomarrow if your interested.
     

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  23. This is my old Caddy and the reason I like it with the wide whites is it ties in with the white flaked roof and my caddy had wide white bias plys on it when I got it.
     

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  24. Roothawg
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    I think mag wheels and wide whites looks weird. Don't hate me.....I just think it looks odd.
     

  25. not me...i dig em! what looks weird are wrinkle wall slicks on a vintage dragster!! ;) :)

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  26. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    Now the pie crust slicks look ok cause most old drag slicks were recapped WWW. But guys putting WWW on slots, torq thrusts and basically anything aluminum looks odd to me.

    Oh and the first tire mfg that builds a set of piecrust for a 16" halibrand....sign me up.
     
  27. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from Raytown Mo

    usaly i dont like it but it looks good on that slick up there and its always looked DAMN good on bleeds green roadster
     


  28. that is a 16" piecrust slick, but you don't like recaps. this one is one of HOTRODRUBBER's products. mighty fine in my opinion.
     
  29. DragginWagon
    Joined: Jul 4, 2006
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    from Tyler,Tx.

    Looks good to me!
     

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  30. BigWigRaceCars
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    Here's another one. I like it. I also think it would look as good or better with Radirs.
     

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