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Jet Green Daytona
09-14-2012, 10:19 AM
Ok, this question is really about aesthetics, more than anything. I've been considering putting wide white wall tires on my 64 Daytona 4 door. I know they did not come that way, they would have come with the 1" white wall, but I really like wide white walls tires. Has anyone done this before? And more importantly does anyone have pictures of a 64 4 door sedan with the wide white walls so I can see what they look like before I make the purchase, since I am sure once I buy them, I can't take them back, just because I'm not happy with the way they look.

Todd

JBOYLE
09-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Your car, your choice. :)
It would be interesting to see a photo of a 64 with wide whitewalls.
The 64 redesign of the basic shell made the Daytona look more modern than the Larks...and the more modern a car looks, the odder wide whites look, in my opinion.

Avantidon
09-14-2012, 11:12 AM
Like John says it's your choice. I personally wouldn't do it as I do not think the appearance would be appropriate. However I might change my opinion if I saw a picture of a 64 Daytona adorned with wide whites

Jet Green Daytona
09-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Like John says it's your choice. I personally wouldn't do it as I do not think the appearance would be appropriate. However I might change my opinion if I saw a picture of a 64 Daytona adorned with wide whites

I agree with you that it might not look appropriate, that's why I am hoping someone else has done it and has pictures so I can judge for myself before I spend the money. I am planning on keeping the stock wheels and full wheel covers, regardless of which tire I choose, wide white walls or just go with black walls.

As far as opinions go, I have never been a fan of Cragar wheels, but after seeing this months cover car with Cragar wheels, even my opinion of those has changed, that car looks perfect with the Cragar wheels.

Todd

cultural infidel
09-14-2012, 12:17 PM
I suggested this in another thread today. But post up in the photoshop thread on the HAMB and see if someone can do it for you. They do a great job over there.

studegary
09-14-2012, 02:38 PM
IMO, the car is too "new" and boxey looking to look okay with wide whites. I have seen cars and pictures of cars with them and I think that they look terrible. To me, 1955 is the most recent Studebaker that looks good with wide whitewall tires or to 1961 C/K or 1958 sedan bodies with not so wide whitewalls.

GEEMAC
09-14-2012, 02:44 PM
By chance someone may have a old set of the wide ones that just slipped under the edge of the rim, deflate the tire and slip on or use double tape to get the look Mac.

sasquatch
09-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Try Portawalls first. Lot less money than tires. :D http://lucasclassictires.com/PORTAWALL_GUIDELINES.html

cultural infidel
09-14-2012, 03:20 PM
or if you have a spare pair of "yard" tires with the thin whites, grind 'em out and put them on.

There is a video how to in my blog:
http://theotherstude.blogspot.com/2012/04/took-grinder-out.html

mbstude
09-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Here ya go.

http://www.raylinrestoration.com/CompletedProjects/Lockhart-A.jpg

cultural infidel
09-14-2012, 03:58 PM
Here ya go.

http://www.raylinrestoration.com/CompletedProjects/Lockhart-A.jpg

I am a fan of the look, sans wheel covers. I think if it has the caps only the wide whites look better. Just my $0.02 though.

klifton1
09-14-2012, 04:00 PM
Try a 2 1/4 in white wall.
Klif

ivorydan
09-14-2012, 06:29 PM
Try Blackwalls! My 64 Hawk has P215R75 15s. The bigger blackwalls make the Hawk look more modern and less of a relic, as compared to the skinny P195R75 Whitewalls I removed. Dan

Jet Green Daytona
09-15-2012, 09:38 AM
Thanks Matt, that was exactly what I was looking for. I am pretty sure I like the way it looks.

Todd

SN-60
09-15-2012, 09:46 AM
Of course, there are wide whitewalls....and then there are W-I-D-E WHITEWALLS!

dictator27
09-15-2012, 11:03 AM
Don't forget the extra effort needed to keep them clean. Number one reason I stay away from whitewalls.

Terry

swvalcon
09-15-2012, 11:26 AM
I agree the wide whites kind of date the car. The 64 gt that I bought has wide whites on it. I will be putting smaller whites on it when I restore it.

StudeRich
09-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Yep, wide whites always make them look like GANGSTER CARS! Certainly NOT the look I am going for. :eek:

jts359
09-15-2012, 07:02 PM
Why not the gangsta car look , after all Todd is from New Joysee

Jet Green Daytona
09-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Why not the gangsta car look , after all Todd is from New Joysee

Well, said Ed. In my opinion nothing wrong with the Gangster look.

"Try Blackwalls! My 64 Hawk has P215R75 15s. The bigger blackwalls make the Hawk look more modern and less of a relic, as compared to the skinny P195R75 Whitewalls I removed"

So here's your warning, here comes the sarcasm. Isn't the entire purpose of owning a 64 Studebaker because it doesn't look modern??? Of course that's just my opinion.