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04-21-2010, 06:06 PM
Anyone know what brand of tires came on a 1948 studebaker champion convertible? Also the correct width white wall? Where are they available?

04-21-2010, 06:27 PM
This is the original spare tire that came with my '50 Champion. As you can see it's a Firestone. If you want more info on it let me know....:)



1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

04-21-2010, 07:14 PM
My dad, who also formerly owned a 1950 Champion, was later a car salesman. One of his favorite lines when selling used cars was, "Spare tire's never been on the ground!" He'd love this one.

04-21-2010, 08:55 PM
I believe most, if not all, Studebakers of the era left the factory with Firestones. WWW in the vicinity of 2-3/4".
Reproduction bias tires for trailer queens are available from Coker, Universal and a few other suppliers.

If you plan on doing any driving, spring for the WWW radials. It's a move you will not regret and, SDC show judges no longer deduct points for radials as long as all five tires match and are the appropriate size.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknedash.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

04-21-2010, 11:01 PM
Brad, how far do they take the "appropriate size" thing in the stock classes? Is the width and height now measured with specific parameters written for each class, or are obviously much wider WWW tires just docked? I know each meet may be drastically different, but I just wondered how it recently has been executed.