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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Monk67, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
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    Monk67
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    from St. Louis

    I assume this has happened to many on the forum.
    Saturday night at 9:00 PM.....debris in road.

    One tire ruined and will need some body work.

    Shit happens.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. We have all had a flat tire or cut tire,,that's traditional! HRP
     
  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,472

    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    ...... But dealing with it is not...:mad::rolleyes::(
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  4. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    Actually dealing with it is traditional and is something probably every car guy has had to do at least once in his life.
     

  5. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,729

    GassersGarage
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    Thank God for AAA!
     
  6. ... beats putting on chains in the snow.
     
  7. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    Member
    from Wisconsin

    But not many go without a spare with a huge trunk like that 55.
     
  8. You would think there would be enough room ,wouldn't you?

    Oh yeah! HRP
     
  9. Godda have that clean look at the show ya know!
     
  10. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
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    Monk67
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    from St. Louis

    I went through last two years of high school.....'66 & '67 without a spare but had a jack.

    Yeah I got room for a spare.......took many road trips without issues.

    What show?
     
  11. The car looks pretty clean so I figured it sometime sees the occasional show. Sounded like a good excuse for no spare to me.;)
     
  12. Monk67
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    Monk67
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    from St. Louis

    Gotcha ........do more cruising than shows.
    They're too time consuming.

    The battered tire will serve as a new spare.

    My wife......in her wisdom........pointed out that it would probably
    be handy if I had tires all the same size.
     
  13. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
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    Dane
    Member
    from Soquel, CA

    Yep! :D

    I gotta jack up the rear of the frame in addition to getting the wheel off the ground so I can get the fat tire out of the wheel well. Nobody ever said Hot Rods were easy... [​IMG]
     
  14. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    Engine man
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    from Wisconsin

    Driving without a spare tire is like having sex without protection. You might get by with it many times but it only takes one time to have a big problem. Even if you're going to a show, the spare can be removed from the trunk.
     
  15. I'm just a kid ... didn't they have "run-flats" in 1955? lol
     
  16. Dane
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    Dane
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    from Soquel, CA

    Like this? :D

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  17. Monk67
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    Monk67
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    from St. Louis

    That post should've came with a warning.......just spewed beer on my key board
     
  18. You mean they actually made that many Metropolitans? :eek:
     
  19. That's the dealers front line waiting for the first sale.
     
  20. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
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    All my cars have a tool box, spare tire (WITH air in it :)), a jack and a fire extinguisher.........because I don't own a cell phone.
     
  21. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,392

    manyolcars

    I was 80 miles from home this morning when the right rear tire came apart. Put the spare on and kept moving
     
  22. no.scar.no.story
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 325

    no.scar.no.story
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    :(Happened to my wife's OT pickup a couple weeks ago. She lost two new (under 1k mi.) tires
     
  23. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 56

    Monk67
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    from St. Louis

    Got these coming from Towel City Tire
    Pie crust radials

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  24. you might be surprised to know they made 94,968 of them!:D
     
  25. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
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    Monk67
    Member
    from St. Louis

    Out of town tonight ......as usual........but Towel City Tire really came through.
    Herb sent these tires out on Monday and they showed this afternoon.

    My son stopped by and took this pic.
    Can't wait to get home and get 'em mounted..........also thinking about ordering
    up some chrome reverse to mount them on later.

    [​IMG]
     
  26. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
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    Monk67
    Member
    from St. Louis

    Tires installed

    [​IMG]
     
  27. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,757

    Jalopy Joker
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    so, you guys must be working out and all have six packs. I carry my spare tire with me everywhere I go.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013
  28. castirondude
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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    Yea it's hard when a tire comes apart. I've driven on a tire with a nail in it for a week just airing it up every day. Since the particular size i had wasn't available anywhere except by mail order.

    Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
     
  29. Monk67
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 56

    Monk67
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    from St. Louis

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  30. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,449

    Swifster
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    Where is this yard at?



     

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