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JimC
07-14-2012, 12:55 PM
Literally! :D
16298

Before:

16299


After:

16300 & 16301

I know some folks might not go for a whitewall on aftermarket rims, but I think it gives the car a little more "pop", and since it's my car and my money... :woot: :cool:

63t-cab
07-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Looks fine to me Jim and I like the looks,though somewhere a sky will fall !

LarkR2Clone
07-14-2012, 01:19 PM
Looks good to me
James

tutone63
07-14-2012, 01:21 PM
Personally, I like it. I always wanted to do that. It fits the car's personality, for sure!

Dave Bates
07-14-2012, 01:22 PM
Looks good on those rims.

1962larksedan
07-14-2012, 01:24 PM
To be honest: I like the thin whitewall tires on mag wheels for an Old School car.........read that the whitewall is about 3/8" or so in diameter. :)

BobPalma
07-14-2012, 01:25 PM
Cute, Jim. AMC wheels, right? BP

JimC
07-14-2012, 01:26 PM
Personally, I like it. I always wanted to do that. It fits the car's personality, for sure!Hey, if you're ever in the area, the local guys have a breakfast at the Village Inn on Broadway. I was there this morning, blocks away from where it all began (at least for me!). I also met the parents of the guy you bought the car from, and I got to hear some great history on it. It was a blast, for sure.

JimC
07-14-2012, 01:29 PM
Cute, Jim. AMC wheels, right? BP

Right on Bob. According to the guy who put them on, they were original to an AMC, and did some hard time on a Buick (!!) before coming to find a home on this car.

41 Frank
07-14-2012, 01:37 PM
Around here we are also known as the "Saturday Diners Club"! GGG

Hey, if you're ever in the area, the local guys have a breakfast at the Village Inn on Broadway. I was there this morning, blocks away from where it all began (at least for me!). I also met the parents of the guy you bought the car from, and I got to hear some great history on it. It was a blast, for sure.

1962larksedan
07-14-2012, 03:16 PM
Right on Bob. According to the guy who put them on, they were original to an AMC, and did some hard time on a Buick (!!) before coming to find a home on this car.

Buick? I've never heard of any GM vehicle with a 5 on 4.5" bolt pattern...........although the 1961-63 Pontiac Tempest may be the one exception.

JimC
07-14-2012, 04:12 PM
That's what I was thinking too, but the original owner who installed them didn't explain on how it came to be. Maybe some sort of resto mod? Who knows. I might ask him for more details next time we chat.

kmac530
07-15-2012, 12:34 AM
I think it looks disgusting. I do not think you deserve to drive it and should just hand it over to someone who will treat it the way it should be treated....LOL ;)

BobPalma
07-15-2012, 06:58 AM
Right on Bob. According to the guy who put them on, they were original to an AMC, and did some hard time on a Buick (!!) before coming to find a home on this car.

Boy, I'd sure like to see that Buick, Jim; it must've been a real oddball! I can't think of any Buick that uses the 4 1/2" bolt circle diameter common to Studebakers and AMC products, as well as most Ford and MoPar RWD automobiles.

I suppose it makes a good story, but Buicks have either a 4 3/4" or 5" bolt circle diameter. (Don't go back and tell him, though, I'm sure he knows what he is talking about...if you get my drift, as Fonzie would say...) ;) BP

The Gravedigger
07-15-2012, 07:31 AM
Very nice! Just like it has been said, "thin ones" fit very to these rims.

Congrats for the car!!

BRGDS

SusieQ
07-16-2012, 08:21 AM
Very nice, hope you enjoy it... well done Roly Hamilton SDC

Pat Dilling
07-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Looks good to me. Enjoy!