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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by justinsr, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. justinsr
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    So after my tire disintegrated last week I am going to have to put new rubber on the Buick. The debate is to go another set of narrow white walls or wide whites this time?

    I am looking for opinions and if someone could photo shop wide whites into the pic so I can see what it would look like that would be awesome!

    Thanks for your respected advice!
     
  2. 49styleline
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    what wheel are they going on?
     
  3. justinsr
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    Sorry the computer wouldn't let me add the picture

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  4. justinsr
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    black steelies with trim rings and spider caps
     

  5. Ask someone to Photoshop some fat whites on that picture for you
     
  6. 28TUDOR
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  7. DaPeach
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    I like the narrow, more serious business. I could see the wide making the car too busy/clownish with the paint.
     
  8. Narrow. Dig the car man!


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  9. lht
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  10. Mr48chev
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    Narrow, wide would be overdoing it on that car. They were already getting away from the really wide white walls by 57 anyhow and with the flames and wheels on it you have more of a mid 60's build look than a 50's build look.
     
  11. Fat is where its at!
     
  12. Dane
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    Wide for sure.
     
  13. dad-bud
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    Wide
    Wide
    Wide
    No, really, wide.
     
  14. papajohn
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    If you want a 50's custom feel, go wide.
    If you want a 60's custom feel, go narrow.
    If you want to be a rebel, go vogue. Just watch out for the HAMB police.

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  15. Them skinny whites cant even compete with the almighty wide whites!
     
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    I whipped out a black rendition just to further complicate things.... He he he!

    Either way I love the car, really think whites take away from the black background of the car and foreground of your flames. Simple is always better to me.


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  17. wister cropps
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    i'd go wide, nice car
     
  18. fasharley123
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    I like the black walls with that paint, take off the beauty rims. eitheir way car looks very cool.
     
  19. DaPeach
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    this, if it were an option.


    narrow, if you just have to.
     
  20. Want to stand out in the crowd?,,Go with the wide whites.

    If you want to be subtle go with the Black walls. HRP
     
  21. olds vroom
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    The wide whites complement you interior.
     
  22. SuRfAcE_RuSt
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    If you wanna look like a guy with shallow pockets go blackwall.

    Another vote for wide
     
  23. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
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    skinny whites are way cooler IMO
     
  24. Wide....then get some bitchin hubcaps t
     
  25. 2 1/2 to 3 inch whites not 4". Killer more door!
     
  26. 73super
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    More and more I'm liking the look of the narrow over the wide. I think you have more wheel choices with narrow too. Wides can sometimes be a bit much and takes away (in my opinion) from the rest of the car.
     
  27. Another vote for wide whites. That's what I run on my '54. Firestone bias with black wheels, trim rings, and spiders. Nice car, by the way! I checked it out at Mass.
     
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  28. n847
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    I'd go Wide if your gonna run those whites on that car, but it looks pretty tough with black walls, so that would be my vote!
     
  29. I'm thinking the wide whites but with caps. Actually 57 Buick caps with a bullet in the center look cool with the wide whites. I built a 55 Chevy back in the late 50s with that set up and they looked good. Got lots of compliments.
    Later,
    Dick
     

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