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    WHAT IS THE CORRECT SIZE FOR THE WHITE WALL ON SPEEDSTER TIRES

    Joe


    Joe Parsons

  • #2
    Joe, I've seen them wide and almost wide...all over the map. The first show cars may have had different WWs than the production cars. My Cokers were wider that the Diamondbacks I have on there now. The Cokers almost looked too wide. Good luck. Hope someone can tell you.
    Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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    • #3
      IIRC, about 4 inch is correct.
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        Here is a correct looking one Joe:

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ID:	1702987 No way to measure it, but it looks like 3 to 3 1/2 Inches at the MOST, Firestone of course was the OEM Supplier to Studebaker of about 90% to 100% of the '55 Tires.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          Stude Rich thank you for the update and photo
          Joe


          Joe Parsons

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          • #6
            If you do an advanced search for "Just Finished" in for title only you can see a couple of pictures of my Speedster. The tires are Coker American Classic and have a 3 inch whitewall.

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            • #7
              Ellagee , not sure how you mean to do an advance search ...can you send me photos to my email joebetsy6@gmail.com
              thanks , Joe


              Joe Parsons

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              • #8
                Coker, American Classic, 7,10 x15. Radial tire with bias ply appearance. 3 inch actual whitewall size.

                Paint color: Dandelion Yellow and Grass green!
                Attached Files

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                • #9
                  You'll get various opinions on this Joe, but these B. F. Goodrich bias ply 'COKER' tires on my Speedster have a 2 5/16" whitewall....and, to me, they look just right.....anything bigger tends to overpower the car! (IMHO)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ellagee View Post
                    Coker, American Classic, 7,10 x15. Radial tire with bias ply appearance. 3 inch actual whitewall size.

                    Paint color: Dandelion Yellow and Grass green!
                    Your tires do look correct to me. They also look like more than 3 inch whitewall. Is that what they actually measure at?
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

                    SDC member since 1968
                    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                    • #11
                      On a recent post by Richard Quinn he had a picture of several 1955 new unsold Speedsters and there were 3 different whitewall sizes used by Studebaker so you should be able to pick the one that you like best.

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                      • #12
                        Looking at the 5 speedsters in the picture, it appears to me that the cars with the "wider" whitewalls (second and fourth cars) have the wheels(rims) painted white. So.... , is the whitewall wider or just appears to be wider because of the white wheels? Cars 1,3,and 5, presumably lemon/lime have the rims painted the lower body color.. green. Cars 2 and 4 , with lower body color white have the rims painted white. So it appears. I could be wrong.

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                        • #13
                          studegary,
                          My whitewalls are exactly 3 inches. I measured them yesterday.

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                          • #14
                            The www's on my 55 Conestoga are 2-3/4 coker wide whites, i took off bias ply 7:10-15 2-3/4 wide whites.
                            Last edited by clonelark; 12-14-2015, 03:41 AM.
                            101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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