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Old 10-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #21
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I have them on my 31 roadster and it is time to for a new set, I had black walls on it for 15 years and I don't like it and it looks much better with than with out. To hell with the judging standards. Im 52
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #22
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I have whitewalls on my '31 std. coupe, got a good deal on them years ago, when I replace them, they will be blackwalls. age 65
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #23
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White or more like gray side walls were available before that in the Model T era. The tire casing were white/gray natural rubber and a black cap with carbon added was put on the casing to make the tire longer lasting.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #24
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"......however old habits die young."

And bad habits last forever. Just sayin......
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #25
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Edsel mustav liked 'em.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #26
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i have them on my 29
i will be removing them from my 29
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Same... except for age. 52.

Working toward black wheels and black tires. Then I'll be at peace. But $$$, $$$, $$$! Got my black wheels, and now saving for tires.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #27
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I think that black walls look more original on a model A and I prefer them. This is the only model A with original wheels that I've ever had with whitewalls. I got a good deal on these. I was going to paint over the whitewalls and turn the black side out. Deb said keep them white and paint the wheels red and that is what i did. I think that whitewalls look best with darker colored wheels. I'm 66 soon to be 67 . In the sixties,if my newer cars didn't have whitewalls, I either used porta walls or white shoe polish to make them white. By 1971 it had to be blackwalls and either chrome or aluminum wheels on the modern cars

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #28
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Might be wise, (just in case one may want to consider what are other family member's preferences), to ask one's wife, girl friend, children, or more mature grandchildren for an opinion on whether they prefer whitewalls & painted wheels in a color, as opposed to black-walls with black painted wheels.

Appears females & the younger group usually tend to keep up more with what the general public will think is more appropriate in any era.

In asking several younger people & females recently for comparison while looking at Model A's in Model A magazines, appears most like whitewalls with straw colored wheels.

Found it quite humorous that most thought that black walls & black wheels made the owner look like a sort of very old scrooge type of stingy, cheap Paw-Paw or Maw-Maw Model A owner -- my generation might have described such a person as a "too old to cut the mustard" old grouch type of person.

However, in my sincere opinion, have sincere respect for the wishes of other Model A owners -- whether thinking originality, numbers of points, or whatever, again, each to his own, & do what makes one content -- life is so short.

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:23 PM   #29
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It is personal thing, your car your money. I for one never really cared what some else though I should like.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:38 PM   #30
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I'm here, why?

I personally don't like white walls on 20's and 30's cars. I especially don't like them on dark colored cars with dark wheels. My background is art and design and to me the just pull the eye to the tire not the whole car. But there's a seat for every ass right?

Here is a perfect example. What is the first thing your eyes are drawn too?

Its a beautiful car but I find the white walls distracting. Just my opinion and schooling.
Heres one for comparison. You take in the whole car not just look at the whitewalls.


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And I'm only 40!!!
Save the whitewalls for your 56 Cadillac!!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #31
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I like them all. not much for the stone guard, but it is his car not mine.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:53 PM   #32
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Had them on when car was purchased. Replace w/o when I redid the wheels which were rustoleum yellow. (avitar) what you see is what I got.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #33
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Can we put this to rest, it is like politics we will never agree completely, and it doesn't matter anyhow.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:45 PM   #34
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I am kinda liking that black 4 door with the yellow 16's. Thanks Tiny.
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Shhh. Don't point that out or we will have to start a new thread about wheels!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:25 PM   #36
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i'm here, why?

I personally don't like white walls on 20's and 30's cars. I especially don't like them on dark colored cars with dark wheels. My background is art and design and to me the just pull the eye to the tire not the whole car. But there's a seat for every ass right? :d

here is a perfect example. What is the first thing your eyes are drawn too?

its a beautiful car but i find the white walls distracting. Just my opinion and schooling.
Heres one for comparison. You take in the whole car not just look at the whitewalls.


and some more examples...



and i'm only 40!!!
Save the whitewalls for your 56 cadillac!!!
i could not agree more!!!!
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #37
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Have them on 29. They came with the car. I like them and will keep them. I am 74 years young.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:48 PM   #38
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My 31's got white walls. I like them cuz they match my hair! (I'm 60)

Is anyone graphing the results of this informal poll on preference and age???
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:18 PM   #39
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ALL: Look at the avatar, and you will know the answer for THIS redneck.
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