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Projects Before & After

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zeke Fishburn, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Before: 225/75/15 Fisk Edition Discount Tire El Cheapo radials

    After: 6.70x15 BFG Silvertown 2.5" WW bias plies

    The H.A.M.B. has had an effect on my tire choice in a positive way. She is just about the most beautiful car I've ever seen with the wide whites. Drives nice too.

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  2. Very nice.. I like the colors of the car too
  3. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

  4. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,275

    general gow
    Staff Member

  5. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 672

    from Media, PA

    No doubt about it, it looks much better with the wide whites.

    I love the two-tone paint, too.
  6. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,666

    Kan Kustom

  7. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,874


    Much better!!Very clean lookin ride!!
  8. RalphyBoy161
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 915


    great looking car! excellent look with the new tires.
  9. Draggin wagon
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 206

    Draggin wagon

    It is amazeing what a nice set of wide whites will do! looks great!
  10. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 2,166

    Stefan T
    from Sweden

    It's like a new car, much better
  11. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,515


    That's the right tire for your '56. Big change for the better. Beautiful car.
  12. That's a sharp lookin' car! I like it.
  13. Thanks! Her name is Pearl.

    Had her since March of 1994. She's been in my family since new. I'm the fourth generation to own her.

    She is my pride and joy.

    64,500 original miles, 235 and a glide, some bondo and rust, originally all turqouise but got the two tone way before my time.

    Original engine, interior and differential. Trans rebuilt once. Front end rebuilt completely, complete Praise Dyno Brake "brake in a box" kit all the way around and some stiff KYB shocks.

    She drives really, really nice.
  14. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Sweet 56...Old cars should have bias-ply tires........
  15. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo

    Great-looking '56 !
  16. TheRookie
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 137

    from Sparks NV

    There is always talk about how crappy the ole bias' tires ride. Once I put my bias ply back on my 61 chevy it was like night and day. Totally happy with the ride, way better.(although I will say I was caught on the freeway in a CRAZY rain storm once. and with my by's on it really gave new meaning to calling my car a boat!) I always day dream about how the suspension on these ole cars were designed for bias ply's. So they HAVE to be the best ride. I really doubt that my thought on the subject can "hold any water"... I digress, Beautiful car. KEEP then bias ply's on the road!
  17. CyaNide
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 224

    from Texas

    Looks better with www. Now lower it into the weeds.

  18. How would you do it if it were yours? Get as detailed as you like. Would appreciate your perspective.
  19. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Huge improvement with the new rubber.

  20. Senica
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
    Posts: 34


  21. Looks good, whats next cheater whitewalls and a blower. Just kidding.
  22. tjet
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 1,272

    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Here you go...

  23. tjet
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 1,272

    1. Early Hemi Tech

    & the chopped version - sorry about the roughness, working with paint
  24. I like that one. Just noticed its a 6 cly.
  25. No apologies needed. You efforts are appreciated. I was thinking last night as I went to bed that I needed to photoshop a lowering job. Didn't think about a haircut too.

    I woke up to email alerts of replies to my thread and, viola, you did what I wanted done and more.

  26. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,310


    Wow, night and day difference. Looks a hell of a lot better.
  27. tjet
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 1,272

    1. Early Hemi Tech

    No problem. The 56 is my fav year. IMO, I wouldn't chop it, just a slight lowering is all I would do. I was oh-so-close to buying a yellow '56 in Redondo beach in '93, but the dealership did not want to budge on the price. It had a very cool "California" front bumper on it. It was thin & I've yet to see another one.

    I like the w/w tires, but I also really dig the all business look of blackwalls...
  28. Me too. Looking for a set of 15x7 black steelies to put some 235/70/15 blackwalls on with some 41 Chevy baby moon caps. That will be my second set for swap out purposes.
  29. A 28" tall tire will look good. You cant see it on the avatar but i have 15x7 with 255/70/15 with stock dog caps.

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