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Post  Ghostcruiser on Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:03 pm

Spent some time on my cheap, new radials with some Krylon and masking paper....



They have faded a little since this pic, because the oils in the tires leached out...shoulda let 'em "age" a while before I tried this, and it woulda looked better... Wink
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Post  dwc43 on Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:32 pm

Not bad. Wanna part with that Willy's Jeep? Very Happy
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Post  Ghostcruiser on Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:49 pm

dwc43 wrote:Not bad. Wanna part with that Willy's Jeep? Very Happy

That's my '43 Ford GPW...it's in the process of being "restored", so I can use it in my WW2 reenacting hobby....I'm getting too old and too fat to be an infantryman any more...I need to ride into battle! Very Happy
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Post  Charlie on Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:00 pm

Nice job on the painting. From the pics, they look like they came that way.

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Post  dmw56 on Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:24 pm

Here's some I ground with 4" grinder and a sanding disc. They were originally narrow white walls and white letters. The first one was practice. You have to be very carefull or you can grind through the white strip.



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Post  Ghostcruiser on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:24 pm

Those look sweet! Very Happy
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Post  dwc43 on Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:10 pm

You do know that you can buy those wide white wall tires again without having to make them? Very Happy
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Post  Ghostcruiser on Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:45 pm

dwc43 wrote:You do know that you can buy those wide white wall tires again without having to make them? Very Happy

Yeah...Lucas Tire sells them, too...now, they're even more affordable than before...because those Coker's are expensive! Very Happy
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Post  dwc43 on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:18 pm

Check Speedway Motors. They have cheater slicks with white walls and the lugs on the side so they look like retreaded 50's style truck tires that they used back in the day. And I know, some of them are costly. I still need to get a set of those old Good Year polyglass tires for my Road Runner. Very Happy
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Post  Ghostcruiser on Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:35 am

dwc43 wrote:They have cheater slicks with white walls and the lugs on the side so they look like retreaded 50's style truck tires that they used back in the day.

I've seen those, and they are cool as hell....I've always thought the Radir's were cool, too....
http://www.radirwheels.com/slicks.htm
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Post  dwc43 on Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:59 am

Those are cool. Here's the link to the tires I mentioned for those that want a look see.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/820-15-FIRESTONE-DRAG-SLICK-BLACK,4892.html
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Post  Big Joe on Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:07 pm

Not bad, like a giant model car! How does it hold up to abuse?
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Post  dmw56 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:18 am

Didin't want to buy them. I had tires and wheels just laying around I want to use up. I have $50 in tires in wheels on my rat truck!

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