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Hot Rods White wall tires or not

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roder1935, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. roder1935
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 86


    image_20170325_213830_1490503174315.jpg 1128172021a.jpg 1128172021a.jpg Almost ready to hit the road with this project looking for opinions on tires black wall or white wall to me it changes the look a lot my family is split so just wondering what ya all think View attachment 3735930 View attachment 3735930
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  2. F.O.G
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 259

    from Pacific,Mo

    Which look do YOU is your car. If the majority says run red walls what then?
  3. Black walls.... for sure... I'm running black walls on my 36 3w... I like the bottom picture... just my 2 cents worth. In then end it's what you like...
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  4. roder1935
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 86


    I like both and I will of course run what I like still wondering what others like
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
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  5. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


  6. I like the blackwalls as well. Although I'd like to see the whitewalls with black wheels.

    Neat car...
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  7. roder1935
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 86


    Yes either way it will have black rims
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  8. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 671


  9. I like whitewalls but the rear wheels are too wide. HRP
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  10. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,862


    black walls look good with color on the wheels, whitewalls look ok with black wheels.

    Blackwalls on black wheels...kind of dark.

    Whitewalls on red rims...too busy.
  11. Whitewalls. Full caps.
  12. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,413


    Here is a different view for you, drop the trim rings and run the hub caps either with black walls or white walls. Just trying to add to your decision making. Very Nice Car either way you go.
  13. skipperman
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 1,837


    WIDE WHITES ..... look at my avatar ... WOKE THE CAR UP !!!
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  14. WHITE WALLS......LIKE THE DAYS OF OLD...1940-1955
  15. Both look great, but I think that white walls on the black wheel might look awesome.
  16. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,204


    Whites & chrome reverse!
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  17. Packrat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2005
    Posts: 446


    Personally I like the whitewalls on the red wheels. And as HRP said, I think the rear wheels are too wide. But, I like that car, either way it looks good!
  18. Whitewalls on black rims.
  19. Joliet Jake
    Joined: Dec 6, 2007
    Posts: 493

    Joliet Jake
    from Jax, FL

    I like both white and black walls on your car, what I don't care for is wheel color, as Squirrel pointed out.
    Why is it, when someone posts a thread asking honest opinions of us there is at least one person that doesn't get it. They always say something like, "its your car, do what you want". If they knew what they wanted to do they wouldn't be asking for our opinion now would they.
    Nice car by the way!
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  20. I would just like to say, that I love your coupe. I also like changing my wheels and tires all the time. You can have a different look with the same Rod, and it's very easy. And it looks as if you have both sets already anyway. I'd get a set of gray spoke mags and some chrome reverse with W.W.s yet. And then just change them when ever, for another look.. But hay that's just me. ;) Ron...
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
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  21. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 538

    from wisc.

    white,silver painted wheels ....................:cool:
  22. Jack E/NJ
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 597

    Jack E/NJ
    from NJ

    Let's see. White on a black wheel. White on a silver wheel. Black on a black wheel. And black on a red wheel. Rotate often for some variety in life. 8^ Jack E/NJ
  23. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,115

    jimmy six

    Do both... Whites on one side black on the other. Can't see both sides at the same time. Just make sure the rears are within a 1/4-1/2" same circumference. ;):rolleyes:

    PS. I like the white
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  24. I asked the same question several years ago for my roadster and got a split response. I kept the black walls because I liked it better. ( I always thought the photo shopped pic with the whitewalls made my car look like it was wearing tennis shoes ) You should do what you like best. I'd stay with the blackwalls on your car, I think Wide Whites are better looking on a fat fendered 30s or a later 40s or 50s car. My opinion only wide whites 2.jpg done in new paint 021.jpg
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  25. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,871

    from So Cal

    No poll? I like them both, but prefer the black walls on that car. Gives it a more serious hot rod look. The white walls look a bit cartoonish.
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  26. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,676

    Blue One
    from Alberta

  27. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,977

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    To me, the white walls offer more class while the black wall tires offer a more domineering look.

    You have a tough choice to make. Either way is a good choice.
  28. roder1935
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 86


    I totally agree the back wheels on the white walls are to wide the black walls are the same size tire just on a narrower rim it fits the wheel wells much better
  29. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 2,032


    I prefer the black wall tires on that car.

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