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White letter tires on 50s cars (pics) Please

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Olds Tinman, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Olds Tinman
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    I know I will get beat up over this but you guy have 50s cars with white letter tires on them. I want to see how they look Thanks:)
     
  2. White letter tires didn't come along during the 50's,,as I recall the later 60's.

    Never though too much about advertising tires I had to pay for,,JMHO! HRP
     
  3. Gator
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    They look like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. flatheadpete
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    I don't see any letters Gator......? Haha! I was thinking the same thing.
     

  5. Dog Dish Deluxe
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    The only reason white letters should be on a 50's car is just to drive it to the tires shop to get some proper white (or black) walls put on. White letters belong in the trash. (IMO)

    This guy thinks they look good:
     

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  6. Don't do it !
     
  7. roddin-shack
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    you just made my day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect.
     
  8. 296 V8
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    They look like 1975
     
  9. redlinetoys
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    Here is one I just saw on an auction board.

    My first thought was, "Cool car!"

    My second thought was, "Hey, those tires and wheels don't look too bad on there for something different."

    My third thought was, "If I bought that, I would have to change the tires and wheels!"
     

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  10. Gman0046
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    In the late fifties it was Atlas Bucron's on the rear.
     
  11. That Buford needs a set of torque thrusts....
     
  12. Rolleiflex
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    The right ones can look very cool...just picture these on a '33-34 coupe or any other early Ford.
    [​IMG]
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  13. Dreddybear
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  14. I was going to say that some race cars had them and they got paid to run them.

    Hey I like flush handles, I flush them every chance I get. That puts them right down there with those politicians that I give birth to everyday.
     
  15. richie rebel
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    just my 2 cents but, i think they look like hell
     
  16. redlinetoys
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    Ha, you guys beat me to the punch. The race cars had em in the mid fifties, but a nice sled still had whitewalls, whether it was factory new or a custom.
     

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  17. .....and grill....and paint.
     
  18. squirrel
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    here ya go. The rear tires are being replaced...they're kind of old and rotted. But you get the idea

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Some people have no shame...
     

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  20. Gromit
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    I like 'em on some cars.. but I grew up in the late 60's 70's so that accounts for my taste. The vintage white letters on those race cars would be neat on a fenderless race styled car, but otherwise, leave them for the Vette's and Chargers.
     
  21. outlaw256
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    i like them on some of the 50s cars.like a street warrior 55 or a really bas ass 57.but no on about any other car.now if we were talkin about muscle cars then yes, but we arent.so overall veiw point is maybe.lol
     
  22. onlyonthurs62
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  23. Seriously?

    I woke up early for this!

    Wait a minute, is this April 1st?
     
  24. gnichols
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    I was never much of a fan for the raised white lettering deal, or any of the other 60's tire trim fads, like red or gold lines, multiple narrow ww, etc. on performance / muscle cars, and I think they'd look totally out of place on most 50's cars. Gary
     
  25. Man, that's some serious race car porn there!
     
  26. THE_DUDE
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    Like a hot Gal with a wang man
     
  27. tfeverfred
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  28. Muttley
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    Raised white letter tires look awesome...........................on your neighbors '93 Taurus.
     

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