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  • Monte101
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    Now I am ready to get my car on the road lol.... I am so ready to take her out and enjoy the open road... But I know the time will come... Love the Truck! It is so nice to see so many Studebakers still on the road!

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  • jims53
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    IDYSD the wife and I took the red truck for a ride down the lane to the woods to checkout the corn.
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  • RadioRoy
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    Back in the old daze, some tires used to have a small paint dot on the sidewall. This dot marked the lightest part of the tire, degree-wise. the idea was to put the dot adjacent to the tire valve so the extra weight of the valve would offset the light part of the tire, to some extent.

    I have observed some tire mounters ignore the dot entirely.

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  • Flashback
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    Really nice truck You about out of garage space now?

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  • jims53
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    I installed some LED headlights on the red truck this morning, can't wait until it gets dark to try them out.
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  • StudeRich
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    That must drive the Neighbors Crazy, never knowing which one they'll see!

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  • jims53
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    My biggest problem in the morning is trying to decide which vehicle to drive!!!
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  • Silverplate
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    That’s a beautiful truck Jim. Phil Harris is a big help to a lot folks. Enjoy it...Mike

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  • jims53
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    Thank you for writing, looks like two of us do it that way!!!
    Jim

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  • foggydogg
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post

    Are you saying He removes and re-positions the TIRES on the Wheels?
    When I got my very first job - still in High School, ca. '65 - it was at a Phillips 66 station. In the first week, they sent me to the main service station downtown, and made me sit through a couple films (!), and then go into the bay for oil change, chassis lube, lamp replacement &c.
    Then tire change and balance lessons from a really ancient (to me, remember I was sixteen) fellow who taught me to do just that; mount the tire, spin it, and if it took over an ounce total, break it down and turn the tire on the rim, repeat as necessary. When I have access to the equipment, I do the same thing to this day.

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  • jims53
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    [QUOTE=StudeRich;n1892770]

    Are you saying He removes and re-positions the TIRES on the Wheels?


    Yes, he take the tires off the rims and repositions them, because they have tubes, he puts powder on the tubes, so he can so he can reposition the tire on the rim. He also trues the tire to make it round, some tires are not round. You lose some rubber, but in the long run it's worth it, the tires last longer, and you get a very good ride,

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  • StudeRich
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    Originally posted by jims53 View Post

    /Cut/My tire man takes the wheels off the rim, then puts them back together for the best balance. Then spin balance them together, what a smooth ride!
    Are you saying He removes and re-positions the TIRES on the Wheels?

    Otherwise, the Wheels would have to be Older Truck 3/4 or 1 Ton Wheels to be TWO piece, and this is a Half Ton, Short Bed that came with ONE Piece Wheels.

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  • ChampCouple
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    Very nice looking pickup.

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  • jims53
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    Originally posted by Jeff S View Post
    Nice Champ! I have a 1961 Champ I am restoring. Mine has the 8 ft. box. Would like to see more pictures if you have the time and inclination.
    The truck has a 1957 289 and automatic transmission and installed a 3:54 rear end from Phil Harris. The seats and door panels were redone by Sure-Fit Auto Care center. Yesterday I had the Coker tires (6.50-16) and wheels balanced, they had not been balanced before. My tire man takes the wheels off the rim, then puts them back together for the best balance. Then spin balance them together, what a smooth ride!
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