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  • #31
    Ok gang, living proof here. I wanted the 50's look on the 51 Bullet Nose hot rod I built. So, to save money I went with the afore mentioned white wall paint. It looks good and wears well on the rear tires. They were off of another project and seasoned well. The fronts are brand new and the black keeps leaching thru. The paint seems to stay on the fronts ok. By that I mean a better sanding of the tire would help I think. I have repainted the fronts about 4 times and will again. This time I will sand with the D. A. sander and see how well it sticks. It comes off around the lettering so I want to remove that. The attached picture will tell all.
    Don

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    • #32
      quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
      ...Back in 1967 I had the only Radial available in America, the Michelin "X" a skinny little thing used on Renault and Poujough (whatever- French word) that came in 6.70 X 15 tubed type radial imported from France on my '63 Wagonaire when I bought it from the original owner. ...
      They must have been early vintage ('63-'65) Michelins because I had my wife put Michelin radials on my '64 Wagonaire in '67. They were 185x15 tube-type with a very narrow whitewall. They should have been 195- poor advice from tire shop. I got more than 50,000 miles on them even though they were too small. The '63 Avanti and remains of the '64 Avanti that I got from England both had the 6.70x15 blackwall tube-type Michelins which were probably installed in '64 or '65.
      To get back to the topic of the thread, I used to paint the sidewalls on my '47 Dodge convertible. I used paint that I bought from the local Western Auto store. It didn't stay on very well for me- sometimes had to repaint in a week.

      [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
      '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
      '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
      Museum R-4 engine
      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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      • #33
        quote:Originally posted by StudeRich
        ...Back in 1967 I had the only Radial available in America, the Michelin "X" a skinny little thing used on Renault and Poujough (whatever- French word) that came in 6.70 X 15 tubed type radial imported from France on my '63 Wagonaire when I bought it from the original owner. ...
        They must have been early vintage ('63-'65) Michelins because I had my wife put Michelin radials on my '64 Wagonaire in '67. They were 185x15 tube-type with a very narrow whitewall. They should have been 195- poor advice from tire shop. I got more than 50,000 miles on them even though they were too small. The '63 Avanti and remains of the '64 Avanti that I got from England both had the 6.70x15 blackwall tube-type Michelins which were probably installed in '64 or '65.
        To get back to the topic of the thread, I used to paint the sidewalls on my '47 Dodge convertible. I used paint that I bought from the local Western Auto store. It didn't stay on very well for me- sometimes had to repaint in a week.

        [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
        '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
        '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
        Museum R-4 engine
        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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        • #34
          quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

          So it appears that I was unaware of other makes having these tires as options, even though I kept up with what the "other" makes had, I only drove Studes. Does that mean that Chrysler was that far behind, or I just never heard of those radials being available before?
          I 'borrowed' this from the Imperial Owners Club website. It appears Chrysler didn't recommend them in 1973![}] (www.imperialclub.com)



          Craig

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          • #35
            quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

            So it appears that I was unaware of other makes having these tires as options, even though I kept up with what the "other" makes had, I only drove Studes. Does that mean that Chrysler was that far behind, or I just never heard of those radials being available before?
            I 'borrowed' this from the Imperial Owners Club website. It appears Chrysler didn't recommend them in 1973![}] (www.imperialclub.com)



            Craig

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            • #36
              Pep Boys used to sell a white paint pen you could use to do touch-ups on whitewalls and white letters, or do your own thing. I had one at one time, used it on the Oldsmobile I had. I didn't want whitewalls, so I had the tires turned in when they mounted them, but I did like the idea of white letters ... you get the idea.

              Not sure if they're still available or not, but it wasn't a bad product. The paint wore pretty well, actually.

              Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

              Currently driving an '87 Ford F-150, but I dream of having a Hawk one day. Don't we all?
              Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

              KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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              • #37
                Pep Boys used to sell a white paint pen you could use to do touch-ups on whitewalls and white letters, or do your own thing. I had one at one time, used it on the Oldsmobile I had. I didn't want whitewalls, so I had the tires turned in when they mounted them, but I did like the idea of white letters ... you get the idea.

                Not sure if they're still available or not, but it wasn't a bad product. The paint wore pretty well, actually.

                Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

                Currently driving an '87 Ford F-150, but I dream of having a Hawk one day. Don't we all?
                Jacob Newkirk - Owensboro, KY

                KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL! Drive a Studebaker!

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