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Buck
07-30-2006, 08:38 PM
My 64 Hawk sat in a garage for 12 years and now my ole bias belted tires have flat spots on them. Will that ever smooth out or do I have to get new tires? Thanks for your response.

Dick Steinkamp
07-30-2006, 08:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by Buck

My 64 Hawk sat in a garage for 12 years and now my ole bias belted tires have flat spots on them. Will that ever smooth out or do I have to get new tires? Thanks for your response.


They might, but I personally wouldn't be comfortable with 12 year old tires (and yours may be older than that).

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Tom B
07-30-2006, 08:50 PM
The SDC recommends replaceing tires every ten years, regardless of condition. Your tires may self destruct before the flat spots come out.

Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built cars

GTtim
07-30-2006, 10:11 PM
The problem is, Buck, that the rubber breaks down regardless if the tire is going around or just sitting. It's time for new ones.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

Guido
07-31-2006, 12:24 PM
HMMM, is everyone saying that it might be time to replace the ORIGINAL tires on the back of my 1946 fire truck? I was hoping I could squeeze another 10 or 15 years out of them as they have only traveled 2350 miles! :D (BTW, the PO did break down and replace the fronts).

Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

1946 M-16 fire truck
1948 M-16 grain truck
1949 2R16A grain truck
1949 2R17A fire truck
1955 E-38 grain truck
1957 3E-40 flatbed
1961 6E-28 grain truck
1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck
1962 7E-7 Champ pickup
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1964 Avanti R2 4 speed
1964 Cruiser
And various other "treasures"
Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond & Louisa, Va.