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Hot Rods Wide whites or thin whites?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by red3, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. red3
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 186


    So after Two years in my garage our 53 has come out of hiding. It was sitting the entire time I was in Iraq. I want to put white walls on it but not sure how theyed look. If any of you photo shop pros can help me out I would realy appriciate it.[​IMG]
  2. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 7,129

    Special Ed

    Using those wheels?
  3. Bilko-1949
    Joined: Feb 24, 2007
    Posts: 124

    1. GMB

    Sorry I can't help with photo shop but what a nice looking car Red. I personally would run wide whites! And also thanks for your commitment to our country....
  4. W I D E whites & thank you for serving.

  5. red3
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 186


    Yea these wheels, I thought about some wheel covers but cant decide on the right set. I am open to suggestions if you got any.
  6. wide whites and i would ditch the caps , cool ride and thanks for serving man!
  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,845


    wide unless you are going for a mid 60's mild custom look. Narrow whites with the chrome reverse wheels and moons looks pretty mid 60's but I graduated from highschool in 65 and that was what the big guys had then.
  8. Wide whites, ditch the caps and run spiders then stripe your graphics. Done.
  9. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 7,129

    Special Ed

  10. BettyBlue
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 377


    Wide whites and mine is about to go in storage as I am getting close to deployment myself! Good luck with her and thanks for your service.

    DS SSG Merritt
  11. 1bdsinner
    Joined: Jun 6, 2006
    Posts: 544

    from phoenix

    I say thins cause of the rims I just dont like chromes with wide whites gotta break it up a bit. thow some caps with wide whites wld look good...See ya at rumbler thunder!
  12. CadillacCorey
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 111


    I personally like the wide whites better myself, but here you are. Welcome home, BTW.

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  13. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    Member Emeritus
    from Caro,MI

    ditto on both
  14. INKed
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 85


    Wide Whites....
  15. Agree.
  16. greasy50chevy
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 547


    wide whites for sure
  17. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,925


    Wide whites... nice ride by the way
  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,872


    I agree on the wide whites. I'm guessing that your wheels are a dual-pattern so they aren't a good cantidate for running without the center cap or with spider caps. But a set of the bullet center caps that are availible (also known as shannon cones) would look real nice on those wheels with the wide whites. I could dig up a picture if you want to see what I'm talking about. I agree that the baldy caps are a bit too 60's for the car.
  19. acadian_carguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 793


    With those wheels/baby moons, which I like, go with the thin whites. The 60's custom look is cool!
  20. Welcome home!!

    If your going to keep those rims. I would say wide whites. I think shannon cones would look cool on the instead of the caps. If you wanted to change it up, a set of supremes and pinner whites would look great with that paint scheme. Todd
  21. red3
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 186


    Hey squablow A pic of those caps would be great. I think i know what they look like but my dad used to call em "tits"
  22. Justin5000
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 28


    I like the mid 60's look too, but a set of 3 and a half inch gangster white walls usually do the trick...
  23. studhud
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,403


  24. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,872


  25. The graphics are a bit past a 50's feel, just about any 5 spoke will look good on this car with pinner whites. actually a double stripe might work well
  26. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,303

    hombres ruin

    the widest white walls you can find and drop it in the weeds.....glad your home safely.
  27. Del Clark
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 629

    Del Clark
    from DeLand,FL

  28. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

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