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Old 04-08-2014, 12:56 PM   #101
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I must be color blind, I either see black, yellow or a dingy tan walled tires.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:15 PM   #102
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You must not be looking at the right cars, mine are perfectly white. Probably should get to the eye doctor quick.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:04 AM   #103
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I have them on my 31 Roadster
Do not have them on my 31 Sedan
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:29 AM   #104
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I have numerous antique pre 1935 vehicles. Whitewalls on all except my truck! Obviously I think they look great. Wayne
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:56 AM   #105
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I never ran whitewalls on my ccpu,I don't think it would look that good on a truck.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:41 AM   #106
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I'm a 1942 model.
1955: First car was a Model A with blackwalls
1956 Second car was a Model A with used blackwall radials from my neighbors Porsche.
1958 First car that I could legally drive: blackwalls, then whitewalls when I could afford them
1958-1962: All whitewalls.
62-mid 70's: Blackwalls on all hot rods and sports cars. WW on modern cars
late seventies to present: All blackwalls
Seems like the mid fifties to mid seventies whitewalls were required to be really cool. The coolest were the Vouges sp? with the checkered whitewalls and the V painted red. Never could afford those. I remember this was and remains a hot topic from the mid fifties to the present. None of this is the final word, only another old man's rambling about how it was in my day and my neighborhood.
PS I think whoever set up the spell checker likes whitewalls because it always changes blackwalls to blackballs. I think blackballs are a condition you get from bouncing down the freeway on ridiculous big wheels with little thin tires. ;<)
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:19 AM   #107
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White Walls are COOL. Over 60 and "goin like 60"
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:56 AM   #108
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Well lets talk price...to hell with aesthetics. Just got my new Brattons catalog. No complaints as I understand all the issues with bringing a product to market. BUT! it will be a cold day before I shell out over $200 per tire for whitwalls. I have them now but will replace the BW.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:02 AM   #109
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Building the 31 Sport Coupe for my wife. I made my plea for blackwalls... she insisted on whitewalls. Damn the price or my suggestion.
She is happy, so I am too.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:06 AM   #110
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What ever happened to making a Model A look like a Model A from the factory ? just watched 2015 pancake breakfast on youtube 1/2 cars had 16" wheels most had white walls ,talk about puke. makes me angry to look at em.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:24 AM   #111
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Women are not known for admitting their age so all I'll say is I'm somewhere between 72 and 74. I can relate to JBill and the cheap whitewalls of white rubber paint or the ones that fit under the rim. I felt soooooooooo cool in my 51 Stude convertible and white walls. At 50 mph or 50 feet they looked ligit. It's hard not to relive my youth thru my Model A with WW's. My fleet is split between BW and WW. Most I purchased already had the WW's..Maybe that's why I bought the car, for the WW tires. :

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Old 04-27-2015, 12:22 PM   #112
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My dad will be turning 95 this year. He has told me that the Model A back in the 30s was a cheap car and he can't recall seeing one with whitewalls. I don't like them myself as IMHO they look like lipstick on a pig. Don't like straw colored wheels either and prefer black. I am painting over them on my 29 pickup with black tire paint. But to each his own.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:52 PM   #113
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We have ran black walls on our Model A Fords for about 40 years because I could not afford the extra price of the whitewalls. We are finally financially secure and now we have white walls and I like them best. They do look sharp! I don't like cleaning the whitewalls though. I am 70 years old.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:27 PM   #114
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Nice looking cars. At 78 I still like white walls on some cars.
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Old 04-27-2015, 01:42 PM   #115
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Nice looking cars. At 78 I still like white walls on some cars.
What cars George? About the only one I like with them is a 40 Buick Roadmaster coupe with clear road lights. PS, I'm 79
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:15 PM   #116
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Blackwalls, red wheels...
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:05 PM   #117
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What ever happened to making a Model A look like a Model A from the factory ? just watched 2015 pancake breakfast on youtube 1/2 cars had 16" wheels most had white walls ,talk about puke. makes me angry to look at em.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:08 PM   #118
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I went looking through old 1930 vintage photos to find white walls. Whether you like them or not, they were certainly not a common sight in the 1930's. I think so many Model A Fords have white walls because when they were first restored in the 1950s and 60s white walls were common and a big deal.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:24 PM   #119
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What cars George? About the only one I like with them is a 40 Buick Roadmaster coupe with clear road lights. PS, I'm 79
This 1956 Chev for one
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:39 PM   #120
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Brent is dead on as to their availablility. And dead wrong about his elders. Me I am 78, never had a white wall, and never will on a Model A Ford. hee hee...
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