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Hurst presents you the white tire

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODRUBBER, Apr 21, 2011.

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  2. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Muscle Machines did a run on die cast cars with white tires. I always knew one day someone with deep enough pockets would do a set. I dig em but I'd hate to have to clean them.

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  3. Different strokes for different folks.....and I'm having my stroke right now. Me no like....
  4. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,297


    So I guess a white tire makes black smoke in a burn out....;-)
  5. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,283

    from Missouri

  6. xlr8
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 698

    from Idaho

    They used to have white tires back in the Model T days, Non-Skids, I think.
  7. duck279
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
    Posts: 441

    from SC

    Cool but not my style.
  8. Silvair
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 189


    Those are cool!
  9. terd ferguson
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 3,718

    terd ferguson

    For the record...

    As to not lasting, I've seen a grip of solid white forklift tires on forkilifts used inside warehouses. No issues with lasting. They got dirty, sure. But I imagine they were NEVER cleaned since new. I would imagine a weekly treatment of Westley's Bleach White would keep those clean just like it does with regular whitewalls. The tread would clean itself as it is constantly being worn away.

    And also for the record...

    I LOVE what you did there. I think if you produced them, you'd make a stack of money.

    ***EDITED TO ADD***

    I seem to recall BFG producing colored parts of treads for the tuner market 10 years or so ago...

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  10. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,761


    I don't get it. What is so traditional bout those?

  11. From that wiki-

    Early automobile tires were made entirely of natural white rubber, however, the white rubber did not offer sufficient traction and endurance so carbon black was added to the rubber used for the treads. Using carbon black only in the tread produced tires with inner and outer sidewalls of white rubber. Later, entirely black tires became available, the still extant white sidewalls being covered with a somewhat thin, black colored layer of rubber. Should a black sidewall tire have been severely scuffed against a curb the underlying white rubber would be revealed, it is in a similar manner that raised white letter (RWL) tires are made.

    They are fucking cool as hell !
  12. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 534


    Worth the work, never seen anything close to it, awesome!
  13. terd ferguson
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 3,718

    terd ferguson

    Colored motorcycle tires...


    Colored bicycle tires...


    More colored bicycle tires...


    And et cetera...
  14. I want to see the ones the pimp had they would look good on bobwops willys I bet
  15. onelowponcho
    Joined: Apr 8, 2005
    Posts: 238


    I want to see them on a real car
  16. Those are just too cool!

    Would love to see them on the Dart!

  17. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,400


    Been done before. [​IMG]
  18. BeyerAutoSalvage
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 121

    from Trenton FL

    Love 'em. A nice channeled roadster in a goldish orange heavy metalflake, with bone white scallops and bone white tuck interior would do these tires justice. Hell, if I had them I might go so far as to paint my engine block white just to match..... hmmmmmmmm
  19. Terd, you cant say "colored" anymore......:rolleyes:
  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,019

    from Michigan

    Those remind me of the Tyco slot cars from the early '70's.... :eek:
  21. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,019

    from Michigan

    Maybe they'd look good on a purple car...???
  22. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,357

    from Oregon

    They're fugly.
  23. 40FordDeluxe
    Joined: Dec 21, 2010
    Posts: 414


    Definitely will be hard to keep clean. But i'm sure the car they're going on gets pushed in and out of where ever it goes anyway. Nice job. I'm assuming you accomplished this by injecting the white rubber first?
  24. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,097


    I plan to put pink tires on the new Henry J
  25. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,496

    from Wa.St.

    They look great, had a set almost like them on my '33 Willys back in the day!

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  26. Few things come to mind.....if a black tire creates a white smoky burnout, does a white tire make black smoke?

    How the heck to you keep them clean?
  27. wow those tyres would look cool if you swapped the colours around and put the white on the sidewall and the black on the tread:rolleyes:. seriously tho i think they look bad and are only "shock value" "attention getters"
  28. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    "Pandora will not go back into her box!":eek:



  29. zmcmil2121
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 625


    Epic, anyone know anything about this... stuff?
  30. lol, I think it was yokohama that made some tires that had colored ribs so they left different colors on the pavement, so do these leave white skid marks? but wtf is with the blackwall? did they run out of white rubber?

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