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Studebaker1965
09-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Hi guys,
I saw this on the Facebook Studebaker Group, and would like to contact the owner with some questions about the car. Does anybody know who owns this beautiful Wagonaire?38091

stude dude
09-30-2014, 09:39 PM
I think this is a very low mileage Florida car that popped up on ebay about a year ago. I cant remember what it sold for but it was very good value.

Chris.

Studebaker1965
10-01-2014, 06:29 PM
Guess it's a good thing I didn't see it on eBay. It could have been bad for my marriage. I was hoping to get tire brand and size. I like the way they look.

StudeRich
10-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Guess it's a good thing I didn't see it on eBay. It could have been bad for my marriage. I was hoping to get tire brand and size. I like the way they look.

The square-ish shoulders on those Tires usually indicate the Bias Ply Type only available today at places like Coker Tire and not very good riding, wearing or handing tires.

Those could be pretty Old Tires or an Old Picture.
The best choice Today in my opinion, is the Cooper Trendsetter Radial still available in the correct for '63 to '66's; Narrow Whitewall in P205X75R15, very few tires still are.

http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Passenger/TRENDSETTER-SE.aspx

Studebaker1965
10-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Yea, I have coopers on now and they have lasted a long time. However, I am going with bias ply this time. Maybe I'll regret it and go back to radial next time around. I was curious of the size. I can't get 7.35 tires and I'm thinking of getting 6.70 - 15 for my 65 stude since that was a correct size for 64.

StudeRich
10-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Wow, you are more of an Originality NUT than I am! :ohmy: I sometimes have to compromise some things for cost, safety or reliability issues.

Actually the '64 non-Wagonaires had 6.40X15 Firestone Deluxe Champions on most, but not all U.S. Built Studes.
Later in the year, they were being called 6.40/6.50X15.

Studebaker1965
10-01-2014, 07:30 PM
Yea. I like things original. Were 6.70s an optional size?

62champ
10-01-2014, 08:39 PM
Yea. I like things original. Were 6.70s an optional size?

I am sure most, if not all, wagons had 6.70s - they were meant for utilitarian use and other than the 6 cylinder Challenger, the 6.70s were probably standard on all wagons.

I am with you - love the bias ply so much I saved up and got a set for my Champ - my Lark has always had them. These vehicles were never made for radials, and I drive them with full knowledge of what the limits are - corner slower, brake sooner, and both hands on the wheel... Besides, my wife always comments how much smoother the Lark rides than either of our brand-X newer vehicles...because I run the recommended tire pressure from the operators guide - 24 lbs in the front - 20 in the rear... good luck.

BobPalma
10-01-2014, 08:47 PM
The vehicle in the OP is a 1964 Commander Eight Wagonaire.

According to the 1964 Studebaker Advance Specifications I have here, all 1964 64V-P4 Commander Eight Wagons had 6.70X15 tires standard, with no optional sizes. :cool: BP

Studebaker1965
10-01-2014, 09:43 PM
So 6.70s won't look too big on my commander? I just turned 30 this year, so I don't remember bias ply tires, but I want to enjoy the cars the way they were originally. Turn on the 60s music and hop in the commander and experience the car as it was originally built.

RadioRoy
10-02-2014, 05:06 PM
Once you drive on a rutted, twisty road, or any freeway that's a bit lumpy, you will want to go back to radial tires.

Coker is making radial tires that look like bias ply tires. That might be a good compromise.