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ClaymoreWW
11-27-2009, 02:19 PM
While photographing my transport today, I decided to look at my variety of Johnny Lightning Champ Trucks.

I can't remember if I mentioned this before, but I have five trucks and all have different wheels and tires. I am very surprised that JL would take the time and trouble (and cost) to create so many variations on the wheels and tires. Are the differences noted here consistent with the models identified - or is the variation haphazard?

As for the tires , one is narrow tread and four are wide. One truck with the wide tires has no tread. One has Hoosier lettering and one has wide whites. I will identify the tires and truck with the photos below. Large photos linked under each photo.

The blister packs interfered with clear photos - sorry. By the way, the Monopoly truck package indicates "Studebaker Champ" is a trademark licensed by the Studebaker National Museum.

Monopoly Champ - narrow tires - wheels the same as my JL Avanti.
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/thumbs/lrg-940-champwheels01.jpg
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/1_-_studebakers/studebaker_toys/champwheels01.jpg

Lava Mama Surf Rods Champ - wide tires, no tread - Cragars
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/thumbs/lrg-937-champwheels02.jpg
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/1_-_studebakers/studebaker_toys/champwheels02.jpg

Xmen Wolverine Champ - wide tires, tread, no lettering - steel (type) wheels
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/thumbs/lrg-938-champwheels03.jpg
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/1_-_studebakers/studebaker_toys/champwheels03.jpg

Orange Champ with Camper - wide tires, tread, wide whitewalls - five-spoke wheels
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/thumbs/lrg-943-champwheels04.jpg
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/1_-_studebakers/studebaker_toys/champwheels04.jpg

Bob Kabchef-style Champ - wide tires, Hoosier lettering - six-spoke wheels
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/thumbs/lrg-936-champwheels05.jpg
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/photos/images/1_-_studebakers/studebaker_toys/champwheels05.jpg


--george


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wolfie
11-27-2009, 02:29 PM
Yes, they are normal. There is also a white plastic wheel and a wider white spoke wheel as well as a solid white tire on other variations. Might be some others. Steve

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/wolfie_53/T-cabhoodsprings015.jpg

kurtruk
11-27-2009, 05:09 PM
posted by ClaymoreWW:

I have five trucks and all have different wheels and tires. I am very surprised that JL would take the time and trouble (and cost) to create so many variations on the wheels and tires.

Well, they got [u]you</u> to buy 5 different trucks now didn't they...:D;)

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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