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mitka88
08-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Hey everyone!

I thought it would be fun to see your collections of classic tires! Got a ancient set of tires on your car or something even older in the boot?

Here are the (soon to be replaces) K-Mart KS 100's that Sporting my car!

744697447074471

StudeRich
08-10-2018, 05:57 PM
We don't got no "Tyres", but we do have some TIRES! :D

74472 I had 4 Montgomery Wards Department Store Tires from Nov. 29, 1996, but they're gone to Australia on my '64 Daytona Hardtop along with this Spare that I can't read the Brand on.
All were Radial P205X75R15 narrow white.

sweetolbob
08-10-2018, 06:34 PM
How about a non-stude with Coker B.F. Goodrich Silvertones. It did become two Avanti's however.

74473

Bob

StudeNewby
08-10-2018, 07:53 PM
Looks like "Falken", Rich...?


We don't got no "Tyres", but we do have some TIRES! :D

74472 I had 4 Montgomery Wards Department Store Tires from Nov. 29, 1996, but they're gone to Australia on my '64 Daytona Hardtop along with this Spare that I can't read the Brand on.
All were Radial P205X75R15 narrow white.

TWChamp
08-10-2018, 08:03 PM
My recently purchased 50 Land Cruiser came with a variety of wide whitewalls, including a Coker Classic, but they were too weather checked to trust, so I replaced them with modern radials. Here's the Seiberling Safety that came in the trunk. Not a bit of weather checking and lots of tread left. As long as it stays in the trunk it should outlast me. Too bad it isn't a wide whitewall, as that's what came on the car from the factory.

BTW, in the 70's my cousin from Akron, Ohio treated me to a tour of the Seiberling mansion, and it's worth the visit to see it.

74474

62champ
08-10-2018, 09:26 PM
https://i.imgur.com/Jv8D44ih.jpg

Goodyear - not sure what year...

https://i.imgur.com/JHm2j3Ah.jpg

lumpy
08-10-2018, 10:32 PM
Crap...now I gotta go take pics of my rock hard casler cheater tyres ...I'm British so the spelling is correct:lol: . Tomato tamato whatever...

mitka88
08-11-2018, 03:07 AM
We don't got no "Tyres", but we do have some TIRES! :D

74472 I had 4 Montgomery Wards Department Store Tires from Nov. 29, 1996, but they're gone to Australia on my '64 Daytona Hardtop along with this Spare that I can't read the Brand on.
All were Radial P205X75R15 narrow white.


Seeing that nice paint, makes me want to paint mine! I think a coat of powder coat when I replace tires next time!:D

mitka88
08-11-2018, 03:09 AM
Crap...now I gotta go take pics of my rock hard casler cheater tyres ...I'm British so the spelling is correct:lol: . Tomato tamato whatever...

Can't wait to see them old tyres! :!!:

mitka88
08-11-2018, 03:15 AM
My recently purchased 50 Land Cruiser came with a variety of wide whitewalls, including a Coker Classic, but they were too weather checked to trust, so I replaced them with modern radials. Here's the Seiberling Safety that came in the trunk. Not a bit of weather checking and lots of tread left. As long as it stays in the trunk it should outlast me. Too bad it isn't a wide whitewall, as that's what came on the car from the factory.

BTW, in the 70's my cousin from Akron, Ohio treated me to a tour of the Seiberling mansion, and it's worth the visit to see it.

74474

Well it's got Safety written on them! It would probably get you home if you get a puncture... Also you won't wait around to replace it for a new white wall again:lol:

mitka88
08-11-2018, 03:16 AM
https://i.imgur.com/Jv8D44ih.jpg

Goodyear - not sure what year...

https://i.imgur.com/JHm2j3Ah.jpg

Yess thats a classy tire! haha good pice of marketing all black = Executive

r1lark
08-11-2018, 06:17 AM
US Royal wide white, which was the spare in my '62 GT Hawk when I got it 30+ years ago, pic taken a year or two ago:

74481

Skip Lackie
08-11-2018, 06:37 AM
No pix, because I just sent them to the re-cycler. A pair of 7.00 x 16 Goodyears that had been on my 37 LaSalle since the car was built. Had been retreaded once during WWII. Still held air with decent tread and mild sidewall cracking. But hard as a rock.

53k
08-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Hey everyone!

I thought it would be fun to see your collections of classic tires! Got a ancient set of tires on your car or something even older in the boot?

Here are the (soon to be replaces) K-Mart KS 100's that Sporting my car!

744697447074471
I had dozens of "classic tires" until a few years ago when I gave up and took them to recycling (one of my less than smart buys). All I can show now is the original Firestone 500 in the trunk of my Avanti.

studegary
08-11-2018, 09:37 AM
Two Pauls posted pictures of original spares that had some use. I had a low mileage 1963 Cruiser (27K miles) that had a spare that had never been used. One day, at work, this happened to come up in conversation with a few guys around. I didn't regularly drive the car. The next that I drove the car to work, it had a flat when I left work. I put the unused spare on, which of course damaged the bolt hole paint. After, I put air in the tire that I took off and it was fine which supports my theory that someone just let the air out of it. I never could figure out who did it. Life is too short to worry about it, but I have not forgotten the incident.

studegary
08-11-2018, 09:39 AM
No pix, because I just sent them to the re-cycler. A pair of 7.00 x 16 Goodyears that had been on my 37 LaSalle since the car was built. Had been retreaded once during WWII. Still held air with decent tread and mild sidewall cracking. But hard as a rock.

Makes me think of "All in the Family".
In the 1970s, I worked with a guy that had a 1940 LaSalle coupe that he was trying to sell. I wasn't interested.

r1lark
08-11-2018, 09:46 AM
Here's another, not mine -- got it off the AACA website, a Kaiser guy has some wheels for sale (and no extra charge for the tires :) ). It would be really cool to have two wide whites on the back of a Studebaker, say a '50 or '51, at a cruise-in. You sure would generate some discussion!

74485:

studegary
08-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Around here, wide whitewall snow tires were VERY rare. People just put blackwall snow tires on for the winter, even if their other tires were wide whitewalls.

lelshaddai
08-11-2018, 02:43 PM
Here are the mix and match tires from a 54 I bought.
https://s19.postimg.cc/e4khyivlv/tires2.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/6pv65nhar/tire3.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/lxb5q91ib/2018-08-11_12.15.36.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/ybxxqkt0f/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/bahckugib/2018-08-11_12.15.44.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/lkjrk36dr/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/i0xtu9o8j/2018-08-11_12.16.17.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/6ol8chfjj/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/3ui2z1l37/2018-08-11_12.16.24.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/oemwxj0u7/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/drt3s484j/2018-08-11_12.16.33.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/3ui2z20in/)

studegary
08-11-2018, 07:05 PM
lelshaddai - At least none of them date back to 1954. They do appear to be mostly cheap brands to start with.

(S)
08-11-2018, 08:30 PM
74503 racer

tsenecal
08-11-2018, 09:16 PM
No pictures, but I'm sure most of you remember the old sawdust snowtires. They were pretty common around Montana, when I was a kid. They were a recap with sawdust integrated into the rubber. As they wore, the sawdust would come out , leaving new "traction". They actually worked well, but didn't last very long.

6hk71400
08-12-2018, 12:18 AM
Does anyone remember Fisk Tires?

Bob Miles

(S)
08-12-2018, 12:35 AM
74505 'nother racer

TWChamp
08-12-2018, 03:53 AM
Does anyone remember Fisk Tires?

Bob Miles

Sure do. I bought this 1957 NOS Fisk tire sign in the mid 70's at a swap meet. It's about 3' x 4'.

74506

TWChamp
08-12-2018, 03:56 AM
And here's another FISK tire sign I wish I owned. I don't know the date, but it appears to be much earlier than my sign.

74507

mitka88
08-12-2018, 04:48 PM
Sure do. I bought this 1957 NOS Fisk tire sign in the mid 70's at a swap meet. It's about 3' x 4'.

74506

Ohh that's sweet!

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74503 racer

Nice! Salt lake special:woot: Put it together with the other racer for extra effect!

mitka88
08-12-2018, 04:50 PM
Here are the mix and match tires from a 54 I bought.
https://s19.postimg.cc/e4khyivlv/tires2.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/6pv65nhar/tire3.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/lxb5q91ib/2018-08-11_12.15.36.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/ybxxqkt0f/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/bahckugib/2018-08-11_12.15.44.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/lkjrk36dr/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/i0xtu9o8j/2018-08-11_12.16.17.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/6ol8chfjj/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/3ui2z1l37/2018-08-11_12.16.24.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/oemwxj0u7/)
https://s19.postimg.cc/drt3s484j/2018-08-11_12.16.33.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/3ui2z20in/)

Those got plenty of life in them still:ohmy:

mitka88
08-12-2018, 04:51 PM
Two Pauls posted pictures of original spares that had some use. I had a low mileage 1963 Cruiser (27K miles) that had a spare that had never been used. One day, at work, this happened to come up in conversation with a few guys around. I didn't regularly drive the car. The next that I drove the car to work, it had a flat when I left work. I put the unused spare on, which of course damaged the bolt hole paint. After, I put air in the tire that I took off and it was fine which supports my theory that someone just let the air out of it. I never could figure out who did it. Life is too short to worry about it, but I have not forgotten the incident.

Old spares never die!

mitka88
08-12-2018, 04:52 PM
US Royal wide white, which was the spare in my '62 GT Hawk when I got it 30+ years ago, pic taken a year or two ago:

74481
Nice! My spare has been changed at one point...

mitka88
08-12-2018, 04:54 PM
I had dozens of "classic tires" until a few years ago when I gave up and took them to recycling (one of my less than smart buys). All I can show now is the original Firestone 500 in the trunk of my Avanti.

At least the spare Survived. :!!:

mitka88
08-12-2018, 04:56 PM
Here's another, not mine -- got it off the AACA website, a Kaiser guy has some wheels for sale (and no extra charge for the tires :) ). It would be really cool to have two wide whites on the back of a Studebaker, say a '50 or '51, at a cruise-in. You sure would generate some discussion!

74485:
Wow looks like a heavy duty winter white wall threads! It's rear and nobody cares:D

Jerry Forrester
08-17-2018, 05:09 PM
My '53 faux dirt track car.
https://i.imgur.com/oDgMvoJ.jpg?1

Jeff_H
08-17-2018, 06:12 PM
If I remember this thread next time I am at the farm, I am pretty sure I could find a few... I know 100% there are some 1960s tires and probably some older around there.

tomlewis
08-17-2018, 10:15 PM
74861This is the spare that was on my 40,000 original miles '35 Commander when purchased a couple of years ago. It's a Firestone and the tread pattern matches all photos of tires in the '35 shop manual. It might be original equipment. I have no way of knowing. The local Firestone dealer couldn't date it.

The wheel has the seldom-seen correct striping.

Tom

Studebaker Wheel
08-17-2018, 11:39 PM
If your vehicle is not equipped with genuine Studebaker tires it is liable for point deductions (four pts per tire). The original of this image clearly shows the name "STUDEBAKER - WULFF CORD.
74862 74863 74866

Green53
08-18-2018, 12:37 AM
I have a set of Atlas 670-15's in Omaha. Back in the 70's Standard Oil got out of the tire business I bought all the locals inventory. Probably had close to 50 white wall tires and supplied many of our chapter members plus myself with all we needed.

Denny L

studegary
08-18-2018, 09:41 AM
If your vehicle is not equipped with genuine Studebaker tires it is liable for point deductions (four pts per tire). The original of this image clearly shows the name "STUDEBAKER - WULFF CORD.
74862 74863 74866

Was this rubber company related to the auto manufacturer, other than the family name, or was it like the watch company?

Buzzard
08-18-2018, 10:51 AM
Richard,
Were you ever able to identify the cutie on the tire swing? She is probably the mother of one of us!
Bill

Hawklover
08-18-2018, 11:31 AM
Ah yes, the horrible "Nylon" 500:-(
I had dozens of "classic tires" until a few years ago when I gave up and took them to recycling (one of my less than smart buys). All I can show now is the original Firestone 500 in the trunk of my Avanti.

Hawklover
08-18-2018, 11:35 AM
Yes! corporate offices were located within 250 West 57th Street, NYC.....still known as the "Fisk" Building!
Does anyone remember Fisk Tires?

Bob Miles

Studebaker Wheel
08-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Richard,
Were you ever able to identify the cutie on the tire swing? She is probably the mother of one of us!
Bill

No, but I could make something up! And to answer Gary's question I do not believe there was any connection between the South Bend Studebakers and the tire company. However they all considered themselves "cousins" and still do.

mitka88
10-14-2018, 08:56 AM
Original spare? Firestone Delux champion. All my tires are being replaced hopefully this week with 15" 225-70 Radials with 34mm white stripe. :!:
76351

studegary
10-14-2018, 07:30 PM
Original spare? Firestone Delux champion. All my tires are being replaced hopefully this week with 15" 225-70 Radials with 34mm white stripe. :!:
76351

What size is that tire? Original spare for what car. In your original post the wheelcover indicates perhaps a 1961, but the wheel color doesn't indicate 1961. What car are you asking if this is the original spare for?

EDIT: That does not appear to be an original valve stem, but that may have been changed without changing the tire.

8E45E
10-14-2018, 07:42 PM
US Royal wide white, which was the spare in my '62 GT Hawk when I got it 30+ years ago, pic taken a year or two ago:

74481



BP showed us a photo of the Canadian version of that U.S. Royal tire here: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?68360-Factory-Tires-Hamilton-Plant&highlight=dominion when it still used 'Dominion' Tire & Rubber. In 1967, all individual brands were merged and became Uniroyal.

Craig

StudeRich
10-15-2018, 01:49 AM
That Firestone Deluxe Champion is likely a 1970's replacement, the Whitewall looks to me like it is too narrow for an original '63 or '64 like the Wheel and narrow W/W indicates, as narrow W/W Tires were not used prior to 1963 and the wheel color started in 1962.

studeclunker
10-15-2018, 02:48 AM
I was tempted to go take a photo of the tyres on my '58 Miley. However it's a horse trailer and though the tyres are most likely original, they wouldn't count. However they're Dunlop 5-rib Hi-way specials!

mitka88
10-17-2018, 07:23 AM
Before
76418
After
76417

Just got 5 new tires fitted! Figured I might as well replace the spare while I was at it... I got Vitour Galaxy 15-225-70 34mm white walls. I think it looks much sweeter + it feels much nicer on the road! Not the best quality tires in the world, but not to pricy either:rolleyes:

TWChamp
10-17-2018, 07:38 AM
Before
76418
After
76417

Just got 5 new tires fitted! Figured I might as well replace the spare while I was at it... I got Vitour Galaxy 15-225-70 34mm white walls. I think it looks much sweeter + it feels much nicer on the road! Not the best quality tires in the world, but not to pricy either:rolleyes:
That's a nice looking car, and the wider whites look perfect on it.

DougHolverson
10-17-2018, 08:23 AM
Brand new new wide white radials on a '51 Land Cruiser with less than 41M miles on it.
76419

TWChamp
10-28-2018, 08:29 AM
Here's an old tire I saw the other day.

76640

mitka88
11-10-2018, 08:46 AM
Just love the font style they used back in the day!