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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
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    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
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    Using those wheels?
     
  3. Bilko-1949
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Exactly.
     
  10. BettyBlue
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    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
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    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
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    I personally like the wide whites better myself, but here you are. Welcome home, BTW.
     

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  13. fuel pump
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    ditto on both
     
  14. INKed
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    Wide Whites....
     
  15. Agree.
     
  16. greasy50chevy
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    wide whites for sure
     
  17. skyrodder
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    Wide whites... nice ride by the way
     
  18. Squablow
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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  24. Squablow
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  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
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    the widest white walls you can find and drop it in the weeds.....glad your home safely.
     
  27. Del Clark
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