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pbrown
10-02-2013, 06:10 AM
While searching for wide whitewalls I came across these pics of a Cadillac Kendigit built for Olympic skater Apollo Ohno. Very interesting way to achieve the look!

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According to KinDig-It Design: Look closely at the picture and understand that the whitewall is actually part of the billet wheel. :eek: This is a 22" wheel with a low profile tire. The outer edge is machined and painted white to replicate a 17" wide white wall.


I'll bet they cost a bunch!

More pics can bee seen at:

http://www.ridetech.com/garage/2011/12/kindigit-1964-cadillac/

Phillip

Swifster
10-02-2013, 07:37 AM
There was an hour long video on this build that aired a couple years ago. I can't remember if this was on Discover or the History Channel, but it was one of them.

DEEPNHOCK
10-02-2013, 07:53 AM
They look good, but I'll bet a week old donut they ride hard as heck....

52-fan
10-02-2013, 09:18 AM
I love the creativity, but wonder why bother. The original size components would still work except for installing huge disc brakes that you don't need.

Sdude
10-02-2013, 04:00 PM
It looks cool but those rubber band tires are hard riding. Why bother when I'm sure it cost a whole lot more than the original. I saw the build show on that car and I couldn't figure out why. If it looks the same as the cheaper and better riding tires, why do it?

Somebody 'splain that to me. JBYCDMYS

swvalcon
10-02-2013, 06:17 PM
Some people just have so much money they need to spend a ton to have something different.

52-fan
10-03-2013, 11:22 AM
It looks cool but those rubber band tires are hard riding. Why bother when I'm sure it cost a whole lot more than the original. I saw the build show on that car and I couldn't figure out why. If it looks the same as the cheaper and better riding tires, why do it?

Somebody 'splain that to me. JBYCDMYS

The TV shows are all driven by advertising dollars. The builds include lots of things just to showcase certain products. That is why many people think you have to rip out the original suspension and engine in any old car or truck to make them serviceable. The younger people have never experienced a good stock version so they don't know any better.
Of course, there is also that group who like to show off their expensive rods. Most of those cars hardly ever get driven.

sochocki
10-03-2013, 01:07 PM
Very creative and unique, and they look cool too. But for no other reason, the cost (as others have noted) must be sky high. I'll bet you can get a decent Lark for the price of just one of those wheels, much less for of them! I agree about the rock hard ride also. But neat to see anyway!

Commander Eddie
10-03-2013, 01:42 PM
And what do they look like the first time you rub a curb?