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History White inner fender wells

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. straykatkustoms
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    Thanks to Jeff Myers I really like to see white inner fender wells. White walls, large or thin sure seem to pop when they are next to the white inner fenders. I'm not sure who started it but it sure adds style to your Kustom. Below are some examples. Please share pics (new or old) if you have them....

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  2. < My 56 had that when I bought it.
     
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  3. Many cars used to do the tuck and roll inner fender covers..now that’s really Kustom
     
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  4. KoolKat-57
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    In the 60's I had a friend who painted the front and rear wheelwells on all his cars white.
    These were daily drivers and were a bear to keep clean, but they sure looked good when they were.
    Just another fad at the time, but look great on lowered customs now!
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  5. 'Mo
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    It looks like someone else would agree!

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  6. This happened around 1954, everybody in So Cal got the white house paint and a brush and did as much of the undercarriage as you could. Wheelwells, "A" arms, rearend, and Package tray with white tuck and roll.
     
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  7. 40StudeDude
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    Back when I had a '57 Chevy ( 1961) in Iowa, where I grew up, that was one of the very first things we did...paint the front wheel wells white...!!! My '57 150 two door was Highland Green, so I painted the rims Candy Green over a gold base, ran baby moons and added Porta-wall whitewalls....with a slight rake from the J-hook suckers on the front coils, that car really looked good and everyone in western Iowa knew whose it was.

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  8. Slopok
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    My first car was a 59 Pontiac Catalina 2 door, white with blue interior, jacked up in front with chrome reverse. I went to the quarter car wash and cleaned the under carriage and wheel wells really good, $2.00 worth, then brush painted them with flat white outdoor house paint. Then I got 6 blue 99 cent clearance lights and put 2 in each front wheel well up high so only the glow was visible, not the light itself and put the other 2 lights under the dash all on the same switch so I would know when they were on. When parked out in the woods at nite or at the outdoor drive in it looked so cool, almost neon like. The ones under the dash were known as pussy lites. Seems like 59 Pontiacs have all but vanished from the face of earth, can't remember the last time I've seen one around here anyways.
     
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  9. Atwater Mike
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    My '48 Cad (Santa Clara, CA) got the white fenderwells in '56, then the under-fender lights (white, 6v. in little brackets) from a separate switch. Also, one under the rear. I had a chromed meat cleaver welded to the center of the diff, looked like a narrow escape from refusing to tip at a Chinese restaurant!
    Santa Clara cops were actually ticketing guys for these lights! (also for 'too low', 'license plate too low', mainly on the fronts of raked cars)
    There was a lot of cleaning under the rear of that Cad...lot of white housepaint, too!
     
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  10. straykatkustoms
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  11. 'Mo
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    Does it count if they're scalloped? ;)

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  12. straykatkustoms
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    I might have to paint my inner fenders white this weekend....

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  13. a boner
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    Painted inner fender wells were the street version of the old white Naugahyde inner fender well show car fad.....just part of looking "cool" while cruising around! That, along with flipper hubcaps.....just before the mag wheel era took off.
     
  14. 'Mo
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    That will complement the car's other white accents nicely. :cool:
    Another solution might be in attaching a cover with sheet metal screws. (Sheet Styrene, perhaps?)

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  15. 'Mo
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    I'll be watching....:D
     
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  16. Roger O'Dell
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    At least 5 of my current cars have white wheel wells, including Watson’s T-Bird
     
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  17. MercDeuceMan
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    Two of mine have upholstered wheel wells. They are made of quality materials and have held up very well.
    One set has been in the car since the early nineties and the other set since about 2004.
     
  18. straykatkustoms
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    I didn't get my spiders back on but my inner front fender wells are white.

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  19. 'Mo
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    Get on out-a-here wit' yo bad self!
    Ain't nuthin' ta do now but scallop that b*tch!
     
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  20. corncobcoupe
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    Mark Moriarity probably has 1000 pictures of cars with white inner fender wells..

    Maybe Mark will post 5-6

    ( Hint Mark - don't post 1000)
     
  21. Yep. Simple scallops on the corners, white on the body and body-color on the roof.
     
  22. My old 63 starfire with white wheel wells 63starfire.jpg
     
  23. 'Mo
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    Silver will do. ;)
     
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  24. Moriarity
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  28. verde742
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    Silver covers EVERYTHING and looks WHITE in pictures..
     
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  30. verde742
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    Now take your wipers/wiper arms and put them in the trunk, and put on some acorns covers, till it rains:rolleyes:


    IF you had narrowed your grille between the headlites , they would be at the SAME ANGLE, :: STRAIGHT AHEAD, :rolleyes: (refer to post # 12 )
     
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