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Hot Rods Tires-BW or WW??????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirty old man, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    dirty old man
    Member Emeritus

    When I bought my roadster as a mocked up rolling chassis it was already shod with a set of Coker bias ply WWs that already had been on it for a number of years, and since then it took several years for my worn out 80 year old ass to get it at least roadworthy and reasonably presentable, and the tires are quite old..
    Now I just plain don't trust those old tires any longer, plus they are so hard that the 8.20X15 rears won't even leave any black marks, they just scrub the pavement clean, LOL.
    Been trying to decide between more WWs or BWs, with the WWs costing about double the BWs and just couldn't decide which way to go. Had a lot of expense lately and money is sorta tight.
    Then I got the idea from another thread to try to get it photo shopped form WW now to BW, contacted Moose here on HAMB and he is going to photoshop BWs onto the photo below which is a driveby with my Son and DIL in the car. I will contact Moose and he will photoshop when he has time.
    Your comments are welcomed and appreciated.
    BGII pic.JPG
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  2. For me the white walls always look better on painted rims. With chrome or polished rims I prefer black wall.
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  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,559

    Jalopy Joker

    WW makes it look pretty - BW will give a true Hot Rod look - either look will be good for such a nice ride
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  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,832


    It looks like it's photoshop time for one of the photo shop guys to give D O M a look at it with black walls,

  5. If you want it to look like a "traditional" '40's - '50's rod, put whitewalls on it.
  6. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 8,706

    Bandit Billy

    I own a very cool pair of 20 year old Air Jordans and I wear them once in a while when I'm dressed appropriately, say black jeans and a Chicago Black Hawks jersey. But I don't wear them with a tuxedo. I think your classy tux of a roadster will look more at home with black walls IMHO. (and maybe black wheels)
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  7. OK Dave...I hope this helps.........

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  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,952

    from Michigan

    Looks great with or without the white walls... :)
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
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  9. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,092


    Could go either way, but really like the white walls.
  10. JohnCox
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  11. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,198


    WWW really make it pop !
  12. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    A 32 black roadster with red rims, WW only
  13. dirty old man
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    dirty old man
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    Thx Moose, I gotta say that I do like it with the WWs better.
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  14. dirty old man
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    dirty old man
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    I well remember Porta Walls, and I also remember being a passenger in a '57 Ford in a late night street race that was purely top end on a deserted divided 4 lane road and the centrifugal force tearing those porta walls to bits!:confused::eek:
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
  15. Well now Dave I really like white walls on black Roadsters!! IMG_5302.JPG
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  16. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,057


    White walls, Black walls, both are a choice thing. It would be pretty damn hard to make that little Black Roadster look "Bad" which either way you go, but hell Dave you already know that.

    So what is the real thing here? Getting your ass back on the road in a car you trust and have faith in, that is what is most important....
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  17. dirty old man
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    dirty old man
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    Appreciate Moose doing the photoshop, and all the nice comments and compliments.
    After looking at it both ways, I've pretty much decided to stick with the WWs. To me it just stands out with a nice contrast as well as being more in the style of my long ago gone days of youth:cool::)
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  18. chopnchaneled
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,424

    from Buford Ga.

    I'm with you on the WW's
    One question, Are your wheels red or orange ? or is it my screen?
  19. dirty old man
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    dirty old man
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    Joe, the wheels are a Chevy engine enamel orange. There are 2 shades of Chevy engine orage and they are the one that is the "reddest" of the 2. Matched to the engine paint, as I didn't think it would look right using red and orange so close to each other.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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  20. I have to agree,the whitewalls make a statement,but the blackwalls really look old school. HRP
  21. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,230

    from NC

    Same car, different wheels, tires & hood. fullsizeoutput_4bd.jpeg IMG_6151.JPG
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  22. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
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    The 39 guy

    I like it both ways Dave. To me it would come down to how much I want to clean white walls . Mine require some attention each time I wipe down the car, which is just about every time I take it out......
  23. skipperman
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 1,837


    WHITE WALLS ....... they WAKE it UP ... Just look at my Avatar ...
  24. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,613

    Rusty O'Toole

    Buy the blackwalls and use the money you save to fill the gas tank. When you are behind the wheel you can't see them anyway.

    I think the car looks better with blackwalls but that is just me.
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  25. I'm a whitewall guy, Dave, but the outside pipes want the black walls.
  26. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,870

    Bill Rinaldi

    Dirty----I like the car either way. It's been a WWW tired car for a long time. The car is also your "trademark"---It's you. I'd go with the WWW---IMHO Bill
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  27. Save the 5 hundy and get some BW!
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  28. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,832


    I can remember seeing chunks of porta Walls laying in the street. Quite often where a car had scuffed them on the curb. Or seeing a car going down the street with a big chunk of one missing.
  29. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 324


    I vote BW.
    But my opinion is tainted. I have owned lots of cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles over the last 6 decades but have NEVER run a WW tire longer than the time it took to drive newly purchased vehicle home. :cool:
  30. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,226

    from California

    in my world wide whites are best saved for stockers and customs and they look best with full hubcaps. I'd put blackwalls and American 5 spokes on that A if it were mine.

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