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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 47ragtop, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. 47ragtop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    I loved the look of my 40 coupe with wide whites, Just couldn't pay the $$$ for Croker or Diamondback tires. These black tires ride ,drive, handle and Balance so much better than the Crokers for 1/3 the price. No rant on any brand but the ALL WWW are just to much for me ! Being retired, I am very fortunate to have my car.
     

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  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Looks more like a Hot Rod with the black walls. Nice!
     
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  3. Blue One
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    Very nice ride. :cool:
    I like your car much better with the black wall tires although I’ll admit to being biased that way because I despise white walls on anything.
     
  4. Blue One
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    Agreed Fred.
     

  5. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    While I love the look of wide whitewalls- I blame it on the Monogram "Big T" kit, I'm such a klutz that mine are scratched up already and the car still hasn't really left the garage. Lots to be said for blackwalls.
     
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  6. If you're happy and you saved a few frogskins to boot, what's not to like? "Better" is a relative adjective. It means what you want it to mean and nobody can argue with that.
    Nice car either way. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. The black walls make it more comfortable looking, the www make it more showroom, don't touch looking .
     
  8. wood remover
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    Try buying them as a Canadian !!!!
    700.00 for 2 215 75 15
    Removed my 2 that I have
    Bought 4 blackwalls locally 415.00
     
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  9. Atwater Mike
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    Those wide whites looked pretty 'snazzy' on this '40...Whitewalls state era, so there's forgiveness in changing to the blackwalls.
    ...And there's only one 'R' in Coker'. And lots of $$$$'s.
     
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  10. 32fenderless
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
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    Beautiful ‘40 either way. I like the blackwalls better.


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  11. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
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    I like them , looks more like a driver than a show queen.
     
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  12. 2935ford
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    I dreaded keeping my www clean and then they turned yellow on me! No more of those!
     
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  13. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    You have a great car, not a lot of us have big wallets, we do the best we can. Don't apologise for a car we all would love to own. :)
     
  14. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Beautiful hot rod.
     
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  15. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    Sand your down and paint them. ;)
     
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  16. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
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    from Buffalo NY

    Bought my tires from Craigslist
    With a kid in college and other things..we make do. Great ride
     
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  17. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    Have always had black walls on my Standard Tudor. Sometimes with old aluminum slot mags. Love your red coupe!

    Dave
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  18. WB69
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    Great looking car either way! As Saltflats stated, there are a lot of people grinding them down if you really want them and not wanting to dish out the coins.
     
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  19. Rckt98
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    Blackwalls. I opted for them on my coupe (in avatar) and I think they suit the car better.
     
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  20. mgtstumpy
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    Either or? Both suit the car, a very nice coupe:D
     
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  21. tub1
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    dam nice car both ways but I prefer the black walls
     
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  22. The good thing about your 40 Ford is that it would look good with just about any tires on it. Well, not those skanky bigass two foot tall "rims" with the rubber band tires.
     
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  23. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
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    from wareham,ma

    DSCN1268.JPG DSCN1530.JPG I did some snoopin , very nice
     
  24. Atwater Mike
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    Textbook example, Harpo...^^^^

    The first '40 Coupe I did extensive work on was an early SBC installation. It was done in 1956, a 265. A friend bought it from the 'installer', a college student.
    1958, Rick had me do some repairs, then drive the car for any 'problems'...
    I could immediately see the 'why' of this particular swap.
    Sure 'smoothed out' the driveability of that '40!
     
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  25. patmanta
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    You can probably get a set of Whitewall Inserts (or spats) for around or under $100. I think a company called Atlas still makes them and maybe a few others. Mooneyes has some too.
     
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  26. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
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    I love the look of your car with either type tires!
     
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  27. oldiron 440
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    The kolor makes your car!:)
     
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  28. I really like the white walls, I really like the black walls, the problem is I like them both! HRP
     
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  29. Times have changed, I used greased lightning, spray on let it set for a few minutes and run your brush around the tire a couple of times and rinse and they look brand new. HRP

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  30. 47ragtop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    Thanks for all the comments. The car is just a driver, never cut or buffed acrylic enamel , no clear and No interior !! Just what I had (with a flat motor) in 1962 when I was 16 !! One thing is still the same , No money then and no money now.
     
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