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Hot Rods Want to see: Pics of mixed ww and bw tire cars

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by touchdowntodd, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,068


    Let's see em...

    Mixed blackwall, www, or pin ww tires on same car ..

    Seems like I see a decent amount of this in old pics, especially drag pics

    Thanks guys
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  2. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    Maybe not
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  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,608

    Jalopy Joker

    maybe done back whenever - not a common look now
  4. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,068


    Agreed.. but Blackwall front whitewall slick rear I like.. or vice versa
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  5. chopndrop
    Joined: Feb 8, 2005
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  6. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,473


    If you can't afford 4 WW's just put 2 of them on the same side. You can only look at one side at a time.:D
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  7. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,063

    Staff Member

  8. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Staff Member

  9. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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  10. Not mine..



    Was mine..

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  11. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 2,200

    Dago 88

    The first one that sprung in my mind. 271057-Ford32%20LilCoffin%202a.jpg
  12. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
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    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    I tried it on my 54 Stude...didn't like it.


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  13. joeyesmen
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 494


    Almost traded for this one last month . . .
    Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 12.17.08 PM.png
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  14. My old "T" Coupe.
    I regret selling.

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  15. Craig Owens
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    Craig Owens

    My 30 Model A coupe Mags and slicks 5-1-17 007.JPG 4th & Sea Cruise-In 7-30-17 074.JPG
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  16. car doctor
    Joined: May 25, 2011
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    car doctor

    IMG_20180602_101158.jpg My son's coupe IMG_20180930_112625.jpg
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  18. touchdowntodd
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  19. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    Actually, this UNKNOWN 4 door Willys (1959 Riverside Raceway) may do the trick… 4 doors, powerful motor, cool cruising looks, black tires with Moon Discs in front, rear whitewall slicks, etc.


    Thanks, to the newly posted 8mm drag racing movie from 1958-59 on the HAMB.

    Harry's 8MM Drag Racing Videos
    It (not my own 16mm films) shows additional footage from those fun times growing up at the dragstrip. But, like in my own films, there are only a certain amount of places one can film the drag racing action. To us, it was the safety inspection, pop the hubcaps, empty the trunk, and get into the designated lanes for a run down the Lions track.

    Life was simple and fun for many time trial runs on full acceleration.(despite constantly racing against our nemesis in the brown Impala.) In these times, it was race your daily driver against your friends. It allowed bragging rights in the local high school or cruising, gathering spots.

    Most factory hot rods came with whitewalls, so they were prevalent in most of the photos. Then as tastes change, different combinations of tires made the scene. Blackwall slicks, cheater slicks, the expensive Vogue Tyres also made the scene. Pull those blackwall slicks out of the trunk and go racing on Saturdays. Time trials only, (not during eliminations) otherwise the pure stock car would be put in the Gas Coupe/Sedan Class, just for the slicks and open cut outs.

    Lions Dragstrip
    1958: Pop the hubcaps and go race.

    1959: Blackwalls (Bruce Slicks) and whitewalls, a fast combo.
    1960: Silver painted rims, blackwalls with whitewalls turned inside.

    Impala total

    Then when the skinny whitewall tires era faded out, our group went to all blackwalls with a myriad of rim colors thrown in the mix. The easiest was to use black paint and blackwall tires. With the additions of small hubcaps or full size combinations, it kept the cost of mag wheels out of the picture.
    upload_2019-1-26_3-30-39.png 1962 High School Newspaper

    We enjoyed the aspect of taking the wheels off and putting on the slicks. When people saw my 58 Impala with the mix of whitewalls in front and blackwalls in the back, they knew a race or two was coming up at the “Cherry Ave. Drags.” Teenagers, all liked style and what not, but a mixture of whitewalls and blackwalls was just not an ordinary thing.

    The “typical” scenario of whitewalls/blackwalls was telling someone that you have a flat tire and are using the spare. But, we did use that look when it was necessary. Our “Easter Vacation/Spring Break” cruising drives, down south to Newport/Balboa, it was usually blackwall/whitewall combination. We knew there would be some face to face action somewhere on that long cruise in and around Merle’s drive-in. So, those Bruce Slicks were on the back ready for anything, except for a mist, puddle or the 12:01 a.m. foggy scene along the coast.

    One final movie: K.S. Pittman 120 mph record holder in B/Gas with the red Willys coupe:

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
  20. I change my wheels and tires around all the time. ;) Ron.......... 1531.jpg the time. 289.jpg
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  21. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,839


    I always like redlines up front and street slicks on the rear, but it falls a few years outside HAMB scope.

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