Hey, Doc - there's a high-healed woman's shoe like the one in the photo located just off the 'Strip' entrance to the Cosmopolitan Hotel Casino in 'Vegas that you might be able talk 'em out of and use in a similar project!
I generally find that the larger the wheel, the tougher the work around the bead is.. Great idea, Jac!I hate low profile tires and it seems to join that club your obliged to park your car hard against the curb and even bend the rims in the process. However one thing I would like to see is a tyre manufacturer who makes tires with say 15" outer bead dia and say 19 or 20 inner bead dia. That would allow larger brakes etc while maintaining the 'classic 15'' higher sidewall look from outside. I wrote to a couple of manufactures, Hoosier & Goodyear IIRC, No answer. Tire fitment would be easier-only the outer bead to fight with.