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Do it yourself wide whites

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  • Do it yourself wide whites

    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


    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
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    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
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    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

  • #2
    That's how they make the radial wide whites, but they have a machine that does it.

    64 Commander 2 dr.
    64 GT Hawk R2 clone
    64 Daytona HT
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    63 Avanti R1
    63 Daytona convert
    63 Lark 2 door
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    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      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!

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      • #4
        I liked the part where he said, "Sure, the edges are a bit wavy". [:0][:0][:0]

        BShaw,Webmaster

        60 Hawk. 49 2R5, 39 Champion
        Woodbury, Minnesota
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        Rush City, Minnesota
        1960 Hawk - www.northstarstudebakers.com
        "The farther I go, the behinder I get."

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        • #5
          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

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          • #6
            Learn something new everyday on this forum

            Glen Brose
            East of Chino Valley, AZ
            The Home of "Charlene"
            53 Champion Tudr Sedan

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            • #7
              I must confess, at 160 to 200 dollars a tire (before shipping) I'm tempted.


              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
              Lotsa Larks!
              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
              Ron Smith
              Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
              Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
              K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
              Ron Smith
              Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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              • #8
                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

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                • #9
                  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]


                  7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
                  As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                      • #12
                        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
                        StudeBakerHarv
                        * 1950 Champion Starlight Coupe (Cathcart Stg 4 Engine)
                        * 1971 Avanti II (RQB-1659).

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                        • #13
                          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.

                          David Baggett Mantachie,Ms.

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