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GasTT



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PostSubject: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:56 am

Since I have a stock pile of whitewall tires in my basement I decided to give the DIY wide whitewall a try.

I had 2 caprice alloys with whitewall tires hanging around from my old white 95 caprice. One was flat and had a gash in the sidewall. Perfect for practice!

I used a sander/grinder thing with an 80 grit disc. Then I used a "medium" grit foam sanding block to smooth it out.

After watching some videos of people doing this with the wheel mounted on the car I decided it was best to take it off. The technique I used was to gently grasp the sander. Then, let it just glide over the surface of the tire and do all the work. It's not perfectly even but there is barely any gouging this way. At first I didn't do this and I experienced some gouging. I didn't expose all of the white, I worked from the inside outward keeping the sharp inner line.



You can see the width poking through the sidewall already.





These are what I have to work with for the front of the Buick, the rears are regular size white walls.



Here's a video of me grinding this tire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELVN0K6L1A

It's dark so I'll post pics of them mounted on the Buick tomorrow. I think it looks pretty good!
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LiveFreeorDieTryin



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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:04 am

looks great! Can't wait to see them on the car!
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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:33 am

I should try it on mine, theyre junk, I hope they get me to the round-up lol
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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:36 pm

GasTT wrote:
Here's a video of me grinding this tire.

You owe me 1:13 of my life back Sleep

Ya I watched the whole thing. Razz















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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:15 pm

Sorry I didn't bother talking because I didn't think you would have heard me lol
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GasTT



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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:28 pm

Heres some car pics





They look as good in person as in the pics!

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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:30 pm

Love the car, love the whitewalls
Hate the ultra-inflated shocks.
Is it just cuz theyre new?

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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:32 pm

GasTT wrote:
Heres some car pics





They look as good in person as in the pics!



Slam that biotch to the ground.
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GasTT



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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:12 pm

They are gabriel air shocks. I like it sitting up.
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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:21 pm

GasTT wrote:
They are gabriel air shocks. I like it sitting up.

I hope so cause this winter you'll be seeing the rear end again & again after your first high speed corner.
So whats next? those wheels for the winter? adding hubcaps?
Car looks clean, those mouldings are glistening

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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:40 pm

LOL once the snow flies im sure I will drop it back down. I am getting some caps at the round up then I will decide which caps to put on the wheels.

Right now I am outside wire brushing and painting underneath. I'm using cheap spray paint and it's not going to last a decade but it will look better under there and will still protect better than not doing anything at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:06 pm

Kickass job, Timmy! Those are even wider than mine were! Sweet!!!!! Smile

But what's with the "phuck me in the ass" stance???? Is that a handicap van? Suspect Let some air outta those things. It ain't a 78 Camaro. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:44 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
But what's with the "phuck me in the ass" stance???? Is that a handicap van? Suspect Let some air outta those things. It ain't a 78 Camaro. Wink
ROTFLMFAO! I almost spit up a cheese burger. cheers

They do look good Tim. Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:10 am

GasTT wrote:
LOL once the snow flies im sure I will drop it back down. I am getting some caps at the round up then I will decide which caps to put on the wheels.

Right now I am outside wire brushing and painting underneath. I'm using cheap spray paint and it's not going to last a decade but it will look better under there and will still protect better than not doing anything at all.

CHAINSAW OIL affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:55 am

M.ROSS wrote:


CHAINSAW OIL affraid
Razz

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96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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GasTT



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PostSubject: Re: Wide whites   Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:24 pm

GasTT wrote:




Close enough Rolling Eyes

OH, I filled the gas tank so she's a little lower now!
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