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Hot Rods Score! Original Firestone 18" milk truck wheel and Indy tire!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mike hamel, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. mike hamel
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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    Wow what a day! Doing the usual saturday morning garage sale runs around town today and came across this old lady and she was selling all the rest of her Husband parts that he has had since he raced Bonneville in the 40's. Sold the 34 3-window for a lousy $500 10 years ago but had this wheel and tire. The Tire is NOS and never got ran at Bonneville, the milk truck wheel too is in very nice condition. Now where am I going to come up with another Firestone Indy tire? HELP!
     

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  2. Carter
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    Holy crap. You should just send it to me. You'll never find another...
    Just kidding, nice score.
     
  3. Anderson
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    Damn the luck!
     
  4. HARD EDDY
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  5. SYCO620
    Joined: Jan 26, 2009
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    from Merced, Ca

    WOW! Thats a great score right there. Make us even more jealous and tell us you got it for $5 bucks.
     
  6. vernmotor
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    from ohio

    Better just hang that on the wall ! nice find
     
  7. mike hamel
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    ehhh gosh people are going to hate me but hows a $20 for the wheel and tire.
     
  8. Carter
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    SOLD!!
    I'll take it!

    Haha
     
  9. SYCO620
    Joined: Jan 26, 2009
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    from Merced, Ca

    Oh man you paid too much! Tell you what, im coming up to Tahoe Tuesday and ill swing by and take it from you to save you the embarrassment from your friends. Deal?
     
  10. mike hamel
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    no no haha thats the price I paid!
     
  11. mike hamel
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    Your welcome to come take a look at the wheel and tire. I promise you will like what you see. I might be generous enough for the right person to come to me if they plan on doing something with a restoration project of a Bonneville can on donating the wheel and tire. I dont know, that just came to me and I would like to help someone out if it would go to a good cause.

     
  12. moon man
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    thats a cool peace of history right there... man if it could talk
     
  13. Kevin Lee
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    I have to say finding something like that would drive me insane.

    A great find but pretty much useless unless you can come up with another one like it. Like getting a smoking deal on a single E&J headlight.
     
  14. Hack Attack
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    That'll make an awesome wall hanger.
     
  15. Theo Douglas
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    Man, what a great score!

    Congrats.
     
  16. fab32
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    Your going to look a long time to find a mate to it........................or one might be in Craiglist tomorrow:rolleyes:

    Frank
     
  17. 51fleetline
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  18. I saw a guy at Bonneville in the lanes on a unicycle---I THINK YOU SHOULD GO FOR IT!
     
  19. RichFox
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    Coker is making new "Indy" tires that could be shaved to look like yours. I wouldn't run one at speed.
     
  20. Wildfire
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    You're far more generous than I would be. I'd hang that thing in my living room!
     
  21. czuch
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    from vail az

    I love yard/estate sales.
     
  22. mike hamel
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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    Oh tell me about it! I am going to walk by that thing sitting there in the garage everyday now and trying to find another Tire is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I know they are out there but who and where are they?

    Now what I cant wait to see. The lady told us when she moves out of her house in the next month, she kept all her husband Bonneville memorablia and pictures back from the 40's. Cant wait to see what 34 3-window he drove at Bonneville. I will definitely post those unseen pictures.


     
  23. mike hamel
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    It so pretty in my eyes, it might even end up in my room!


     
  24. 303racer
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    Do you no if they are they making them in a 7.50-16 and 6.00-16 ?
     
  25. inlinr6
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    Nice piece of garage art!
     
  26. 2Hep
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    I say contact the good people at Universal Tire and see if if they could use that tire to make a mold off of it and start reproducing that side wall and tread pattern on new rubber. Awesome score
     
  27. NOTCH
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    nice tire bro! Pm sent!
     
  28. The37Kid
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    Great start on a Harley!
     
  29. mike hamel
    Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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    Universal Tire, ok thanks! I gotta remember that so I could give them a call on Monday. I would gladly supply the tire to allow them to make a mold. Thanks again! Until then keep your eye out for an original one. Finders fee!


     
  30. Mr48chev
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    Yep, put a clock works in the center and you have one nifty conversation piece of a shop clock.
     

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