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    Had some white letter tires given to me. Thought they look good on the stock wheels. I mounted them on Saturday. Gave them a spin balance on Sunday. Put 500 plus miles on them yesterday.


    What do you think?


  • #2
    The certainly don't detract from the car, cost was right, too.

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    Tom Bredehoft
    '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
    '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
    (Under Construction 564 hrs.)
    '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
    All Indiana built cars

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    • #3
      What brand and size are they?

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      • #4
        They look pretty good in my opinion.

        Dylan
        '61 lark regal 4dr wagon
        Dylan Wills
        Everett, Wa.


        1961 Lark 4 door wagon
        1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
        1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
        1914 Ford Model T

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by JDC

          What brand and size are they?
          I can't quite read the brand, but I'll guess the size for ya- 215/70R15.
          Maybe 225/70R15... [?] [?] [?]

          I'm basing that on what they look like to me. I ran a set of BFGs in that first size on my '65 Cruiser for many years. I still do in fact, just not on wimpy, old Stude wheels anymore!!!

          Dig it, BTW, but don't leave them on those skinny Stude wheels for long...


          StudeDave '57 [8D]
          StudeDave '57
          US Navy (retired)

          3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
          SDC Member since 1985

          past President
          Whatcom County Chapter SDC
          San Diego Chapter SDC

          past Vice President
          San Diego Chapter SDC
          North Florida Chapter SDC

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          • #6
            Those look like Firestone Firehawk "Indy 500s" which unlike the old Firestone 500s actually got pretty good ratings when they first came out. So you likely will be pretty happy with them.

            nate

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            • #7
              quote:What do you think?
              sch[u]WEEET!</u>

              (love the '64-5 Wheel covers, too; classy all the way 'round...)

              Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
              In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
              If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

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              • #8
                The tires look good and your car looks great!

                Could you (or anyone) tell me (a mere noob) why some 63s have the short 62 Daytona trim and others have the longer 63 trim? Is this an owner-installed option or factory?

                Thanks!

                --george

                1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175

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                • #9
                  The '63 Regal (and Custom? I think?) side trim is very similar to the '62 Daytona. Might even be the same pieces on the 2 doors, not sure. The '63 Daytonas got the new full length aluminum piece.

                  nate

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by ClaymoreWW

                    Could you (or anyone) tell me (a mere noob) why some 63s have the short 62 Daytona trim and others have the longer 63 trim? Is this an owner-installed option or factory?

                    Thanks!--george
                    George: There's no hocus-pocus about the side trim; the trim varies between the two 1963 models Lark Custom and Lark Daytona, and was standardized all year long.

                    The gold 2-door shown here is a 1963 Lark Custom; trim level 6 on the body ID tag. I.e, the car shown here is a 63V-F6 (assuming it's a V-8, of course).

                    The higher-priced 1963 Daytona series had the wider trim that went all the way to the rear of the quarter panel; trim level 8. You won't find any '63 2-door hardtops (J-body; Daytona only) with the shorter 1962-style Daytona side trim.

                    (Trivia: For some odd reason, there was no South-Bend built 1963 Lark Custom station wagon, but the Canadian market had a 1963 Lark Custom wagon with this short, 1962-Daytona-style side trim!) BP
                    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                    Ayn Rand:
                    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, Bob! So the Custom side trims didn't say Daytona, then, I assume. But they did in 62, correct?

                      --george

                      1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by ClaymoreWW

                        Thanks, Bob! So the Custom side trims didn't say Daytona, then, I assume. But they did in 62, correct?

                        --george
                        Yes. Correct on both accounts, George. BP
                        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                        Ayn Rand:
                        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                        • #13
                          I have always thought the '63 2dr Custom was the best looking of ALL the 59-63 Larks. Period. NICE car! Makes we wish I never sold mine!

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                          • #14
                            The tires look good, but how old are they? For show is okay, but I wouldn't put highway miles on any tire over ten years old (seven is the recommended limit).

                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                            Gary L.
                            Wappinger, NY

                            SDC member since 1968
                            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                            • #15
                              The wheels and tires look just right on that car! []

                              (especially with the drag racer shoe polish numbers on the quarter windows [8D])

                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA

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                              Dick Steinkamp
                              Bellingham, WA

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