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Hot Rods Halibrand sprints with white wall tires?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hot-rod roadster, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,019

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Has anyone put whitewalls on there Halibrand, Real Wheels or American Rebel wheels? It just seems wrong as Halibrand seem more HotRod and white walls seem more Custom but would like to see pictures if anyone has tried this.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021
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  2. Whitewall cheater slicks used to be a thing. So given the right car they may not be too far off.

    I have never been a whitewall type, but maybe that would be an example of a hot rod type of a tire with whitewalls.
  3. Yeah I've seen it before, and I agree with you, it sends mixed messages.

    With one exception... a white wall on a pie crust slick on the back of a period digger or gasser is OK.
  4. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,348


  5. White walls look better on steel wheels, stock or smoothies (imho)...
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  6. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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  7. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,771

    from oregon

  8. I've always felt that the whitewalls detract from the wheels, in essence, they become more of a focal point, when it should be the wheels themselves that are the focal point. This feeling goes back to when I would see people put whitewalls on Cragar SS mags. It just never seemed right to me.
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  9. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Is nothing sacred?
  10. grumpy65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
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    Not seen often, as it makes it very hard to keep lunch down......................:rolleyes:
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  11. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
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    Bob Lowry

    Nope, too, 2X DDDenny

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  12. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,711

    from Nebraska

    Please don't! :eek:
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  13. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,319

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Yeah, I put a pair of white wall tires on a pair of Halibrand copy, Sprint front wheels.
    Looked horrible. They stayed that way about two days..!
    The same front wheels are on it, but the rear wheels have been changed...the whitewalls...are gone.


    Last edited: Feb 25, 2021
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  14. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,863

    from omaha ne.

    Whitewalls on crager ss now that is a whole different story.
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  15. White walls on Halibrand wheels is completely wrong and there is no historical precedent for doing it!

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  16. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
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    Blake 27

  17. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 3,140

    from so-cal

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  18. Doing so will put a pox on your car.
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  19. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,173

    rusty rocket

    Sure Isn’t my thing, never cared for the look
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  20. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
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    I think it works fine if you are going for an early '60s "Autorama" show car type of look.:)
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  21. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,771

    from oregon

    As per the OP's thread title Halibrand Sprints.
    Where are the "sprint" style, most of those shown have been "kidney bean" style.
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  22. Shitty pic
    Chinabrand copy with hurst racing pie crust cheater slicks and triple pinner
  23. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,944


    My opinion; only if you have to to accurately recreate an old historic hot rod. Otherwise, no way......
    However... Looking at the photo of Ivo's roadster I can't imagine any other combination looking better. Why is that?
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  24. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,529


    Whitewalls, no matter if they're pinstripe or four inches wide, don't belong
    on a "mag" style wheel. I don't care if the wheel is a Sprint, kidney bean,
    Cragar GT, Keystone, Torq Thrust, etc. I guess a guy will do what he
    feels he needs to do if he just has to clone a car instead of coming up with
    his own style. Then again, a Cragar SS with a narrow whitewall works on
    lowriders, can't explain it, don't understand it, but it does. I guess it's really
    just a matter of "to each his own".

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  25. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,262


    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should...
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  26. I tend to associate whitewalls with full wheel covers and hubcaps, sort of like peanut butter and jelly. But it's also true that you can have jelly on a biscuit or peanut butter on a cracker if you want.
    If you're taking a poll, I think you have your answer. But if you don't always follow the rules and color inside the lines, then follow your own bad self, you crazy rebel you!
  27. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,576

    from kansas

    I've seen whitewalls and halibrands together in numerous old car magazines, show, race etc.

    So I say its your car and your wallet do what ever you want.

    As for me, I'm cool with it, just depends on want look your after...
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  28. ^^^^Loving the food references^^^:D;)

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