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Old 10-04-2013, 10:16 PM   #61
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I'm 75 and have owned my 29 tudor 52 years. Wheels are black, car is vagabond/rock moss green. White tires look better to me. Sure do like it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:38 PM   #62
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When I was younger all my Model A's had white wall tires. I thought that the white wall spare on the back might be a safety factor when driving at night with one tail light. Now all of my Model A's have black wall tires because of tire prices.

Nothing worse than "yellow wall" tires on yellow wheels, as on my A's back in the 80's. Remember the Allstate white walls that would turn back yellow before they were dry no mater how much Bleche-Wite you put on them?
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #63
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Since we are using the age thing to track a trend I am 42 and really dislike whitewalls. Rod
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:35 AM   #64
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I like white walls on certain cars and blackwalls on others. The pickup I went with blackwalls and the sedan has whitewalls.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #65
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I don't think either makes a car look bad. My grandpa always used whitewalls on his A's. They looked good. When I purchased new tires, I went with blackwalls for the sole reason that it was a lot cheaper ($75 per tire) with the brand tire I was buying. I'd go back to white walls if I got a good deal on some tires.

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #66
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I have white walls and am very happy with them. My '39 Ford pickup truck has 3 white walls on Momma's side.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #67
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I just turned 69 tuesday. When I acquiired my tudor, the white walls (dual sidemounts) were already on there from the late 80's. Tires still good so haven't changed (no money) over yet to 16" and blackwalls. I do however like WW's on some A's more than others, I also thnk they look good on mine. JMO
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:21 PM   #68
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Do I have a choice ? My 28 roadster has it's original spare and runs on Atlas tires My 30 Fordor is on 55 year old Goodyear tires with like new tread , and still look pretty good .All are black wall .I don't do hi way traveling .
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:27 PM   #69
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I happen to think a lot of cars look good with white walls, including some of the A's. As a personal choice, however, I prefer black walls on my 1930 Town Sedan..... Just looks more authentic to me, and I also doubt many Model A's were equiped with white walls back in the '30's...... Money was way too tight, and just owning a car in the Model A class had to be a challenge for most. Period photos seem to bear this out. I am 69.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:43 PM   #70
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I have no tires for my 29 (21inch ) so if anyone's not happy with what they have Ill take them....not very concerned at this point
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #71
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I paid for my car and could care less what some one else thinks I should like.
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:21 PM   #72
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Brother Hesekiel, no. 59 post, those aren't Model A wheels, whether they're white wall or not.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #73
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This is a matter of, "To Each His Own".
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:00 PM   #74
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I paid for my car and could care less what some one else thinks I should like.
Yep, like Ricky Nelson sang, if you can't please others, then you gotta please yourself.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:50 PM   #75
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What? A truck with white walls? Trucks were trucks until after the war. Came the late '50s we started seeing non farm women driving a pickup and some white tires. Never before then!
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:44 PM   #76
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I thought this thread died???
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:31 AM   #77
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Talked into blackwalls for my 31 and aways wished I had went the other way. Just bought a set of ww for my 30 roadster. well worth the money and trouble for the look.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:36 AM   #78
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I have them on my 30.
I will be replacing them soon with more whitewalls.
Current age 27

Good debate though - while I like the way they look on my car, other cars look awesome without whitewalls.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:28 AM   #79
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Talking with my dad years ago he said that during the depression tires were of such poor quality that they were lucky to get a few months out of some tires. If they traveled any distance they would they would carry two or three extra tires. So whatever Henry put on the car was pretty short lived. I think most people were just happy to have tires with air in them. Maybe it would be appropriate to have different style tires on each wheel.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:51 AM   #80
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There were whitewalls on my '30 Dlx Coupe when I bought it 14 years ago. When I replace the tires, they'll be blackwalls. I feel that black tires more correctly represent what the car looked like when it was new. That's my opinion and I'm 76.
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