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Hot Rods 60's style tire ??? show rods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ratster, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. what kind of tire did they use on late 50s-60's style show rods.
    what kind of street tires available today?
     
  2. here's a few.........

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    Coker tire, M/T slicks, Hurst slicks,......... but you already knew that, didn't you?:rolleyes::D
     
  3. i found the tire i need, there on the back of Moriarity's trike
     

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  4. Hurst can groove their slicks like that, and I think that Coker may have had a few of those dirt track tires in the wider sizes but I don't know if they are making them or not.
     

  5. I like the 50's and 60's look.
     

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  6. Slick........
     

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  7. one more
     

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  8. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    S.F.
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    THey used US Royals alot too
     
  9. thanks guys.. btt for Moriarity
     
  10. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Maybe a Goodyear Supercushion from late 50's Corvette on a 15" rim up front..

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  11. Chopt 34
    Joined: Jan 20, 2002
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    Chopt 34

    A narrow whitewall really defines a 60's 'show rod' to me, even though the wide whites were also fairly common. For a current day build or restoration, it helps with the defining the visual theme between 50's to the 60's. It seems like the typical rod on the street was more into the black walls. My older brothers ran the Firestone indy tires on Americans on the back, still one of the best looking tires ever in my opinion.
     
  12. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Moriarity
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    The tires on the back of my trike are goodyear bluestreak stock car specials 8.20 x 15. they are from 1967
     
  13. neonloverrob
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
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    from newton, ks

    WOW!!!! Thats the baddest assed bad ass trike I've ever seen!!
     
  14. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Moriarity
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    thanks man, heres a couple more pics

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  15. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
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    That trike is beautiful and has mid 1960's all over it !
    I love it ! How well does it handle on the road ?

    RetroJim
     
  16. Vicious_Cycle
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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    Sorry to continue the threadjack, but that trike is fuckin awesome!
     
  17. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
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    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    I had these custom made by Cody and Steve...

    6" wide pie crust
    single groove down the center
    28 3/4" tall

    you want them to go straight up from the side of a 15x6 mag.

    I had these made for my roadster... I can't wait to mount them. I was gonna wait until I posted a big update...

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    then up front you want to run 5.60x15's...
     
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  18. mark, it was good talking to ya on the phone.

    thanks for the replys guys.
     
  19. tuck, sweet tires
     
  20. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    If you look back in littlebooks you'll start to notice a lot of single groove pie crust slicks- that dragster that was found here in minnesota had a set... so did the beach boys coupe-
     

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