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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mrspeedyt, Sep 23, 2021.

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    79.8%
  2. or not?

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  1. Stogy
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    Perfect thanks for verifying that @j hansen...literally just before all hell broke loose...well, it already had but regionally speaking...
     
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  2. Daddy_O
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    Don't remember the source of the photo, but labeled as Jerry Dilbeck altered '34 5W coupe.
    What's not to like??
    Jerry Dilbeck Altered 34 Ford Coupe _2.png
     
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  3. Mr48chev
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    That is a point that all too many guys especially the younger ones miss all together. When the narrow white walls showed up in the early 60's fresh customs were quick to have the "new width" latest white wall. You were the local high roller if you had Royal Masters. Walk through a show in the early 60's and see a set of Royal Masters on a custom and you knew it was a high dollar car.

    To me the width of the Whitewall on a a car one of us builds now should match the time frame the car is supposed to be set in when you build it. A car that is built to be as it would have been if it was fresh in 1962 wouldn't be the same as one that represents a 1949 Build time frame.
    Story on myself, Late in 1968 I had my dad order a new 69 Cutlass S for me and I specified black wall tires and small hubcaps. The salesman had a fit that I wanted to order a car with black walls and without the chrome wheel well trim . I love white walls but not on everything.
     
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  4. BrandonB
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    Had them on a few of my cars.
    IMG_5444.JPG IMG_E5791.JPG IMG_E5793.JPG 34 W:Whitewalls2.png
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  5. Bursonaw
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  6. Stogy
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  7. Stogy
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    Get your votes in...:)
     
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  8. Stogy
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    68.jpg

    :rolleyes:...WWs (note double sided) even go with the Stuffed animal collection...:eek:

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  9. hudson48
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    On the Hudson and Roadster wide whites are a must for the style. On the Riviera narrow bands suit it better. didn't have time to clean them that morning!!
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  10. rockable
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    Yeah, I like them. Here is three of mine. They are a PITA to keep clean, however. 1021191139-1.jpg IMG_2140.JPG 20140412_150519.jpg
     
  11. michaelvz51
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    No but there’s headlights….
     
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  12. Elcohaulic
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    I liked them on Dyno Dons 61. I'm guessing they are Vogue tires. Those are real chrome reverse wheels..

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  13. Can't argue with the master!
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  14. michaelvz51
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    They should be standard issue on a Merc
     

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  15. 51 mercules
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    My old T and my old 56 with whitewalls! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. Shamus
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    They just look right on this car. fullsizeoutput_4bd.jpeg
     
  17. wutnxt
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  18. fastcar1953
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    Thanks for new avatar. Nice whitewalls too.
     
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  19. can't believe that all these are that hard to keep clean,...been drivin mine for about 5 years and have only scrub'd em a few times...
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  20. mrspeedyt
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    184AC312-9CDF-4E00-A7C6-1E3F1DDB8776.jpeg four ladies like them.
     
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  21. Stogy
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    Agreed, I like the driven look...its a balance with the rest of the Hotrod...But most have been okay in this Thread and the polls are reflective of that...Tell you what...I'm going to clean the Ole Hotrod and wipe the Walls while I'm at it that would be Twice this year...my arms twitching as we speak...:D

    They are actually well due as is the rest of it...;)

    Early ride for Mel Payne___.jpg

    :rolleyes:...WWs win the race...well they did that day anyway eh!

    Mel Payne back in the day...

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  22. Stogy
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    Wild Willy Carter with Car owned by John Burger___.jpg

    Early 60s?

    Wild Willy Carter with Jalopy Hotrod he Raced...

    Added Wing is Wild early days for this look I believe...downward pressure on rear or down pressure centralized?

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  23. Stogy
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    rodcustommay54.jpg

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  25. Stogy
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  26. Stogy
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    Gall Dang Whatta Show!!!!
     
  27. Clevername
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    Impala at the upholstry shop.jpg Impala WWs.jpg

    I just put wide whites on my shit. Thin white is more period correct, but I like the WW look. For some reason the pictures make the stance look different -it's not.
     
  28. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Its the hood open...that'll do it every time...:oops:...:p

    The angle is slightly different too...I would tend to think both old and new trends were done as I don't think it ever went out of style for those who preferred the older widths and truly OEM trends influenced, but since when is following the OEM direction a Hotrod/Custom thing...again I was 1 year old so I'm making assumptions but there were those that did and those that didn't and around here many that didn't are now praised for restraint and not venturing down the trendy later 60s and on...​
     
  29. Elcohaulic
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    Wide whites were around in the early sixties.
     
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