I have to agree. My truck outlasted 2 farmers in the same family. And I'd imagine both of them would roll over in their grave if I put whitewalls on their truck. Don't get me wrong, IF my truck were perfectly restored, I would consider them, but I just like the original look of plain blackwalls.
Here's another option for you guys wanting radial tires with the older classic "plain jane" look. I bought these for my dad's Custom 50 car about a month ago from Diamondback. These are just a basic tire from Cooper that is specially prepared for Diamondback so that the whitewall can be added later. The sidewall is completely blank on one side (in anticipation of the whitewall process). My dad refused to put whitewalls on his car, so I found these and they look really nice and original. Ignore the wheel weights. I hadn't even had time to touch up the rims with paint.
Tape weight suck... they work ok on aluminum wheel... But on steel wheels they don't... I like the look of a steel wheel with weights on them... they have that older look... just my opinion...
Oh definitely not razzin the elders - they are the reason I got it to start after 8 years of slumber, you guys know what you are talkin about and it is nice to have the help.
I'm just a wee 36 year old... past that "don't trust anyone over 30" barrier and actually looking to the elders for knowledge and experience now.
As far as my asking for "the elders" - I was thinking anyone with 1st hand experience: i.e. they were actually alive in 1948 (I wasn't, heck my dad wasn't - he was born in '50). Just see if anyone else corroborates what I have been told.