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    Cool Show us your classic tyre!

    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!

    Tyre 2.jpgTyre 3.jpgTyre1.jpg
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    We don't got no "Tyres", but we do have some TIRES!

    64 Budd.jpg 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.
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    How about a non-stude with Coker B.F. Goodrich Silvertones. It did become two Avanti's however.

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    Looks like "Falken", Rich...?

    Quote Originally Posted by StudeRich View Post
    We don't got no "Tyres", but we do have some TIRES!

    64 Budd.jpg 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.
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    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.

    Seiberling 1.JPG

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    Goodyear - not sure what year...


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    Crap...now I gotta go take pics of my rock hard casler cheater tyres ...I'm British so the spelling is correct . Tomato tamato whatever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StudeRich View Post
    We don't got no "Tyres", but we do have some TIRES!

    64 Budd.jpg 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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    Crap...now I gotta go take pics of my rock hard casler cheater tyres ...I'm British so the spelling is correct . Tomato tamato whatever...
    Can't wait to see them old tyres!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWChamp View Post
    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.

    Seiberling 1.JPG
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62champ View Post


    Goodyear - not sure what year...

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

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    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:

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitka88 View Post
    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!

    Tyre 2.jpgTyre 3.jpgTyre1.jpg
    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Lackie View Post
    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.
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    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!

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    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.
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    Here are the mix and match tires from a 54 I bought.






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    lelshaddai - At least none of them date back to 1954. They do appear to be mostly cheap brands to start with.
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    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.

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    Does anyone remember Fisk Tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6hk71400 View Post
    Does anyone remember Fisk Tires?

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    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'.

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    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.

    Fisk Time to Retire.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWChamp View Post
    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'.

    Fisk Tire Sign NOS 1957.jpg
    Ohh that's sweet!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelshaddai View Post
    Here are the mix and match tires from a 54 I bought.






    Those got plenty of life in them still

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    Quote Originally Posted by studegary View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1lark View Post
    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:

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53k View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1lark View Post
    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!

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

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