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studeclunker
03-27-2007, 10:32 PM
I did a search on wide white wall tires and this was listed. Thought everyone might find it interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9d57F_8vDc

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JDP
03-27-2007, 11:09 PM
That's how they make the radial wide whites, but they have a machine that does it.

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Blue 15G
03-28-2007, 06:39 AM
I got exhausted just watching the process. Can you imagine the mess and smell while grinding the tire? Then you have to do it 4 times, or 5 if you want your spare to match.

Very interesting though. Thanks for sharing!

BShaw
03-28-2007, 08:07 AM
I liked the part where he said, "Sure, the edges are a bit wavy". [:0][:0][:0]

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Neal in NM
03-28-2007, 08:34 AM
I would be very concerned with the structural integrity of the tire afterwards! I don't believe that the tire manufactures put any extra material on just for looks. Neal

glen
03-28-2007, 08:35 AM
Learn something new everyday on this forum :)

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studeclunker
03-28-2007, 10:45 AM
I must confess, at 160 to 200 dollars a tire (before shipping) I'm tempted.

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Magnum
03-28-2007, 03:39 PM
Yeah, I'd never put those on MY ride. Maybe if I did a rat rod...

BTW, did you see some of that guy's other Youtube postings? Yikes! Its easy to see why he likes "white" walls.

Mike

ST2DE5
03-28-2007, 07:45 PM
Last year at our orphan car show there was 51 Nash with wide whites done that way. At 20 footer [as JDP says] they looked good. But up close they looked terible. I'd use a paint brush before I would do it. Just my 14 cents worth. [thats how much gas went up today]

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bige
03-28-2007, 08:22 PM
There were guys making a living years ago hitting the dealerships and "cutting in" whitewalls. They did it like cutting a flywheel. Stationary cutting tool and a motorized roller turning the tire. The whitewalls were not smooth and didn't stay nice very long.

ErnieR

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rockne10
03-28-2007, 09:29 PM
While this was loading I decided to do something productive, so I cleaned the oven; took about 45 minutes. I remember the guys Ernie refers to.
I still think, when my coupe's done, I'll opt for new WWW's.

Brad Johnson
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Harv
04-01-2007, 10:56 PM
I didn't notice Jeff wearing a respirator. Sure hope that he didn't have any breathing issues later on from all of that rubber dust. I know that I would be coughing, still, if I had done that. SAFETY FIRST! [8D]

StudeBakerHarv

stude freak
04-02-2007, 05:02 PM
In 1971 I went to work for Pennsylvania Tire Company.The way white wall tires are made is that white rubber is added to the carcass before curing.It was a strip about 3/16 of an inch thick.Then it goes thru a high speed buffer that grinds it to the proper width.I wouldn't trust that guys tires on junk yard cars.The side wall thickness is seriously thin.

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