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Cfcooper
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I recently purchased the De Agostini model of 1966 Toronado. It came with black wall tires.

I had tires from another car and I replaced them as shown on the right hand picture.

What I would really like to do is find a set of narrow whitewalls as shown on the real car at the left.

I’ve looked online with no real luck except some decals that could be used, really would not like to waste the $.

Have anyone of you solved this problem? 

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Chazy.R
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In the old days, you could contact Amanda at Brooklin and she could send you a set of the skinny WW tires. There has been discussion on the parts left over from Brooklin recently on this forum. Hopefully, someone involved in the parts takeover will respond to this. Best, Chuck


   
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David H
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I found a sheet of decal white walls that I've been clipping on for quite a while.  Here it is, along with the only information I have.  Sometimes they work.  Decals and I just don't always get along.  Happy hunting!  (And it's a great looking model!)

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John Kuvakas
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Mo Brown is handling the Brooklin parts. You can contact him at mbrown2262@aol.com

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Cfcooper
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@jkuvakas thanks John, I emailed Mo about the parts. Will see what happens.

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Christopher Moroni
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When whitewalls are not to my liking (either too wide or too thin) I've either added white paint or "subtracted it."   

Reducing the inside & outside whitewall diameters (ID & OD) is easily accomplished with various size washers and fine to extra fine tipped Sharpie black markers. To create the "slim-band" whitewalls you desire, reducing both the ID & OD would be necessary.

Using washers as templates or guides, simply trace the OD, for example, with the extra fine black Sharpie, then fill in the "outer excess whitewall" with a thicker black Sharpie.  The ID is accomplished in the same fashion, using a different size washer of course.

Here's a quick example of reducing the OD of a "too-thick" whitewall using this method. Yes, it's a larger scale but I've done 1/43s too. Good luck!

Whitewall is too wide for 1959 (looks more like 1951!)

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Corrected using washers & a black Sharpie

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If ANY mistakes are made (your marker "wanders," covering up a bit of whitewall) simply apply white acrylic paint and start over (re-trace).

Here's an example of reducing both the ID & OD...just like YOU need to do:

Again, whitewall too wide for 1963 but just reducing the OD would still be incorrect

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Corrected ID & OD (thus, creating period-correct "slim-bands")

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Cfcooper
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@chris thanks for the Sharpie idea. I added a small circle to the inside diameter and it did the trick I was looking for.

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