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Old 05-20-2014, 05:23 PM   #99
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I think those wheels are a tad unsightly. I normally don't say anything unless I have something nice to say, but I just want it to be clear that I think those wheels and tires should remain unseen.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:20 PM   #100
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I think those wheels are a tad unsightly. I normally don't say anything unless I have something nice to say, but I just want it to be clear that I think those wheels and tires should remain unseen.
...aw Lance....you're killin' us here !!! To me, all of this kind of stuff has to be viewed in context. If a person is trying to make something look like a specific "idea" from a certain era, then to my eye, something like the blue wheels, "fits". To me it looks like something that might have been done as a custom touch in a period of the 1960's.
Would it be something I would do ? Well, no....but then I am a boring guy that prefers not to stand out in the crowd. I'm a olive drab and khaki kind of person.
But.... I do admire some of these custom touches, and to me, I like the blue wheels.
All of which has gone waaaaay off topic of this thread. We now return you to your regular scheduled "wheels falling off and passing me on the highway" thread....
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:22 PM   #101
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I think those wheels are a tad unsightly. I normally don't say anything unless I have something nice to say, but I just want it to be clear that I think those wheels and tires should remain unseen.
What? Really?

I want to think you meant that to be tongue in cheek but without one of those goofy smiley faces, I have to assume you mean what you said.

To that point I would say yes, you should have stuck with your principle of not saying anything if there's nothing nice to say. You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but what value is there in telling someone you think their work is ugly when not asked?

And since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I'll chime in with my $0.02 and say I think those wheels (and the whole ggoat rig) is gorgeous. Not that anyone cares or has asked my opinion either.

Back to our regularly scheduled shenanigans.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:34 PM   #102
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Can white wall tires carry a load? Are those from Coker tire?
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:04 PM   #103
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Wheel snapped off in the Keys

I clicked the link on the painted wheels and got a cabinet thread.

But I think I know what wheels were supposed to have been shown, if so, IMHO they look bitchin, totally cool in my book. (Missing hubcap thread?)

Aluminum wheels have become passť in my view, many of them are over the top and downright gawdy.
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White walls can carry a load if they are load rated.

Diamondback also carries a line of white walls.
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I'm not a whitewall car kinda fellow. I just assumed reproduction whitewalls were a parade restore type tire.
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Coker makes from scratch whitewalls, I don't know is they make a set that is load rated, probably not, but I have a set of Cokers on my 55 Lincoln that were made in 05, they are good tires and I drive the car at highway speed without trepidation.

Diamondback converts tires to whitewall, my son runs a set on his 64 Falcon, they are good tires too.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:24 PM   #107
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I'm a big Comer fan. I can find tires there that just don't exist elsewhere. Thought of getting a set of 15" bias plys for my Excella.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #108
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I have ordered these new wheels for our Airstream for when we get back home; I think it will make good style statement.

4 on the floor... all set to travel again!

BTW, we had a visitor in our campsite today...
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Brad,
I've got one word for 'ya. " Spinners"
....now THAT would make a statement on the A/S.
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When you run out of ice, sunscreen and bizarre stories its time to go home.

Can't wait to see the AS with your new wheels. Gonna put hydraulics on it too and make it hop a bit with a remote control?

Iggy was looking for scraps or burnt tourists, he knows the drill.

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Old 05-20-2014, 08:15 PM   #111
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We're leaving the keys tomorrow... hope we don't leave anything more than a sewer hose or something. Wish us luck, and thanks for all your support (moral and otherwise), margaritas, and technical advice. Couldn't have done it as well without you all!
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We'er leaving Thursday. As a next day tail gunner we will pick up any spare parts you leave on the roadside. Will also have the margaritas at the ready just in case.
BTW if your getting the new wheels and hydraulics you gotta go all in and get the low rider dingle balls, purple running lights, and shag carpet.

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