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big fat whitewalls
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tacochris. I'm still undecided if I did the right thing by doing slotted wheels. I can always do some smoothies for this car, and put these on my 67. I went with the slotted wheels because the 356 Porsche wheels had similar slots. Dean
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great choice. Slotted looks sick.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I think of widened smoothies, I have a picture of Herbie in my mind, something like (below image courtesy of samba member Jim Douglas Jr.):

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EDIT: A search of Jim's gallery also reveals the ready-to-rally "no hubcaps look," below, very cool:

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I have been thinking about doing up a similar-style set of wheels & tires for my '60 Bug (not a Herbie replica).

Will continue to watch this thread for ideas, and really enjoying all the various different interpretations on the theme.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a pair of 10s and 12s..looking for a pair of 6s or 7s for front. Anyone got some? thx

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm working on a pair for the rear of my '64 using 5.5" Porsche 912 rims. They don't have a safety bead so the lip is smooth all the way out. The drop center is farther inward than most so they look deeper than they actually are.

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Will be painted L289 Blue-White and L41 black with a narrow portawalls to match the original spare.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Widened Smoothies Pictures Reply with quote

Dubbydubdub wrote:


DTA, hawt stuff
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Thanks for posting my car!! I uploaded it one night and it spread all over the internet like wildfire. Well I was bored one night and decided to take pics because the car had been sitting on these widened steelies for about 2-3 years i forget, and had never really been driven sat in my side yard the whole time. So i decided it needs to be out and about more.

Here is a front shot.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love how flush the wheels are to that rear fender. perfect.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theastronaut wrote:
I'm working on a pair for the rear of my '64 using 5.5" Porsche 912 rims. They don't have a safety bead so the lip is smooth all the way out. The drop center is farther inward than most so they look deeper than they actually are.

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Wow, nice work! Nice color combo!

I redid some stock smoothie wheels recently for moogie32's Pacific Blue '63 Ghia Convertible, that needed L289 Blue White inners (which looks more to me like a light mint green), and black outers. This picture unfortunately doesn't do the color justice:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: 1958 ragtop Reply with quote

Needed to change my look for 2013!!! 5.5" up front with 135's on a 6" powder coated beam and 7" in the rear with 185x60x15 1 click.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice. I like the color.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

big fat whitewalls wrote:
Looks nice. I like the color.


Same here--wow, what's that color called? It's kinda like Mango Green on steroids.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good Danny.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

love that combo man.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

couple more hot pieces i saw last night
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks to you, how was the party?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

took a cruise today and some pics as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Gold wheels.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally able to take pics outside!!!
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