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White wall tires

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I am searching for any kits or vendors that have/offer whitewall tires that are no larger than 25 mm tall.  No interest in painting them. Thanks

JR

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Don't know for sure, but have you tried Scale Equipment LTD? They have several different sizes of tires and also have whitewall decals. Maybe that would work for you. Links below to their 'Tires' page and another link to tire dimension chart.

http://www.seltd.net/ez-catalog/X344897/26

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Sure do miss Modelhaus!!!

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Thanks Steve. I am also located in a town that claims "Home of the White Squirrels". We also claim "Land of Waterfalls"

JR

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Yeah, your squirrels are what I call white squirrels. What we have here are albinos, pink eyes and all. As strange as it may be, there are dozens and dozens of them here. You see them everywhere. I've got one in my backyard. He visits almost daily. But they are, in fact, all albinos. Really strange to have any mammal continue to produce generation after generation of more albinos. Yeah, ours are white, but not the way I think. I consider your kind to really be white. Oh, well.

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Must be a 13" wheel?

Seems awfully small for anything larger.

I know that Pegasus makes some lower profile white wall tires with "lowrider" style wheels.

I have a set somewhere that I didn't use because they looked too small for a 14" or 15" wheel.

They came with the Dodge Lancer style 4 bar spinner wheels.

 

Steve

 

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Thanks Steve for the reply. I tried the Pegasus Crossbars as pictured but they are about 2 mm too small. The Mobius whitewalls are too tall(30mm). I figure that I'll have to buy some whole kits to get what I need.

JR

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I remeasured and 27mm diameter would work.

JR

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I'm using a set of the rereleased AMT tires and the look about equal to an old 750 x 15 tire. They offer both wide white wall and narrow whites. They also have a four tire set with 4- 6.70 x 15 and 4- 9.00 x 15  sizes so you could mix or match a set. They come in a red and white box at most hobby shops.  

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I remeasured and 27mm diameter would work.

JR

I think that's pretty close to the size of the AMT "parts pack" tires.

Looks like they're about 29 MM.

I suppose that's still a little too big.

 

Steve

 

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Is there any source for the old 70s series width tires MPC made that had a normal white wall on them..?   I need a ton of them for restorations...others do not look right on the wide bodied cars.

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Thanx Steven and Espo. I'll give them a try. Never seems to be enough whitewalls.

JR

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Steven G and Espo. I just received my order of your recommended  AMT Firestone DeLuxe whitewalls. They are the perfect size. Thanks very much for your assistance and advice.

Regards/ JR

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Sure do miss Modelhaus!!!

You ain't kiddin'! I'm still looking for a set of narrow band whitewall tires that would suit compacts such as Corvairs. One of my wish list restos I'd like to do is a '61 four door. True that '61's still would have had WWW's, but I'd make mine an end of model year "day two" car. ;)

 

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I bought these narrow whitewall tires on amazon last week and they are 23-24 mm diameter. (see bottom of page) . They also come in wide whitewalls too. $5.75 plus $5.49 shipping.

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