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"Trailer-ing" or "DIY Whitewalls"

If this works, we'll have saved ourselves about $400.

I'm kind of excited. And wanting to do my tracker as well. Because I'm cheesy like that.

http://www.rangerpaint.com

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firynze
Jul. 14th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
...now I want redlines on my car.
modesty65
Jul. 14th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Quick question, do you think, if you hadn't found such a great deal on the Tear, that you would have considered building one from the ground up?
jatg
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
We actually had purchased plans on building your own teardrop. After looking at them we figured we weren't in a place yet that we could properly do it...there were going to be some things required that we couldn't properly DO yet.

I think some day we may actually build one from the ground up because we're ambitious like that though.
squidley
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Another option to get wide whitewalls would be white wall buffing. It's another hotrodder trick. Essentially a thin layer of the black rubber is removed exposing more of the whitewall.

http://www.nicksteardrop.com/widewhites.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omEAPGnTXws&feature=related

Do it yourself version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9d57F_8vDc

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5766&page=3

It's not the easiest service to find but I'd bet someone around you does it. It's usually only $15 or $20 a tire. The lowrider guys like this trick, so if there's a shop near you that specializes in that, they might do it or know someone who does.

jatg
Jul. 16th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
I've seen that trick. Right now though I'm more comfortable putting paint ON than trying to get rubber OFF.
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