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Wide Whitewall Tire Grinding

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Section 8, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    Section 8
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    from AZ

    I found the elusive Doyle Killebrew and had him grind my white letters into whitewalls.

    This guy's a character, and knows all the old-timers. He has a stack of his work in magazines and letters of thanks including one from Dig Daddy Roth.

    Any questions on the process, let me know.

    The tires turned out great, $160 for all 4. He refused a tip.

    My wheels are a little rigged, but are better than the cold-cut slicer look. Still trying to decide between some steel smoothies and Torq Thrust D's
     

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  2. bloodandwhisky
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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    from DFW Texas

    They look great, process please!
    I believe there was a video post recently covering this.
    But if this guy is doing something different, I'd like to hear it.
     
  3. bloodandwhisky
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    from DFW Texas

    heres the vid
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    this is by BUGMAN by the way.
    heres the link to his post,
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=124144
     
  4. chop509
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    Awesome!
    "Smell like burnt rubber", can you imagine the black shit that comes outa your nose?
     

  5. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
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    Section 8
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    He's been doing this since 1976 and "doesn't believe" in wearing a mask.

    The main difference between the do it yourself method with a grinder, and the ones he does, are these are slightly recessed and have really sharp lines and the texture of factory made ones.

    His machine has a drum that rotates the wheel slowly, about 15 RPM.
    It connects to a shaft driven grinder with some kind of milling head located by a couple of arms to hold it stable so it makes nice straight cuts.
     
  6. wvenfield
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    Truck looks far better with the wide whites. I'm sure doing it on a rotating device does make for a better outcome.

    Cheap does have it's advantages though. You really did improve the trucks look.
     
  7. pan-dragger
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    the price sounds high to me. a guy does them here in denver for 15.00 a piece.
     
  8. Section 8
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    Section 8
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    Next time I'll drive to Denver.
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    This is one way-subtracting rubber. Or, try Whitie's Wide Whites that does a process for vulcanizing (adding) white rubber onto your tires.
    Do the math. Whitie's has posts on the H.A.M.B., and offers a discount. Or see his site on MySpace.
     
  10. jchav62
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    I just had a set done in Albuquerque for $60. I just need to get wheels now...I'm not sure if I want to run Smoothies with no caps or Supremes. I like em both...Your truck looks great by the way!
     
  11. mercury Bill
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    8.00 a piece here in NM..
     
  12. y block
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    I like the idear of DOING IT YOURSELF on a couple $10 tires- he says (in the vid) he is only taking 1/16" off- what does this do to the integrity of the tire- surely that black rubber was needed- I don't need a blowout at 60per- I have enough to worry about (brakes, trans, frame....)
     
  13. Kustomz
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
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    Do they not make whitewall tires anymore? Guess I didn't realize they weren't available. Shows how long it has been since I bought a whitewall tire.
     
  14. tstclr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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    If you guys are looking for wide white bias ply tires, ask your dealer if he has any blems. I inquired about a set for my 54 Chevy. Firestone WW's listed at $212CDN. I enquired about whether he had any blems and he did- $163 each. Still pricey but a significant savings. I'm going to have a look at them to see how bad the blems are...
    Todd
     
  15. jchav62
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    Where?? In Albuquerque?? I usually go to this place on N. 4th Street called Classic Cars. He's gone up in the last year though.
     
  16. jchav62
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    Yes they do, but they are priced out of my league... Even if they are blemished. I got about $300 invested in my WW's. I've been around buffed whitewalls my whole life and no one has ever gotten a blowout because of them...I think they are fine...IMO...
     
  17. mercury Bill
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    Bahito lowrider is where...To be honest I wouldnt piss on Classis cars chuckie if he was on fire.
     
  18. jchav62
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    He is kind of shady...him and his son. Thanks for the info about Bajito's. I'll check with them next time.....You going to the Rumbler's show downtown next month?
     
  19. draggin ass
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    tried it on some old skinny WW bias plys.... gummed up right away the second i touched it.....(didnt work)
     
  20. bloodandwhisky
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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    from DFW Texas

    ordered a set of steelie 15s w/tires and WIIIIIIIDE whites from whitie on myspace, gonna pick them up at back to the beach in ventura on the 21st. Ill update you fellas on how they look/ride.
    wayne

    oh. by the way, it was 300 for him to supply the wheels/tires and whites!
     
  21. mercury Bill
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    lol, yea hes shady alright I'll probably go to the show. If I get my merc re-primered.
     
  22. metalman
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    Hey Bill, thanks on the tip, didn't know Bandito's was still around. Classic Cars did my Olds last year, burned right thru on 2 tires, all I got was "sorry"
     
  23. Video was pretty educational,thanks.
     
  24. lexistars
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
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    from Fontana

    Love the Video! i am itching to Try it out.. the mr Wont let me near the angle grinder yet..lol scared I will Get to close to the new tires hahaha
     
  25. Section 8
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  26. me too, what is being removed is minimal and if that make the difference of whether my tire blows out or not, I need to get away from chinese tires and buy american chinese tires:cool:
     
  27. Reverand Greg
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    When you go to the Rumblers show go to Maloneys around the corner good place used work there about ran the place.Lots of smoking up stairs,if you know what I mean
     

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