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vintage tires that need to be reproduced

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scrape, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. You can by those on
  2. BigBlockMopar
    Joined: Feb 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,360


    They're still listed but no sizes shown;

    Here's a pair from a friend of mine I tried on one of my cars once;




  3. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    so thats it.... no other tires need to be reproduced????
  4. BFG Sport Truck T/A's 315/70-15.

    They're ~32.5" tall and have a 12.5" section width.
  5. daddyo54
    Joined: May 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,402

    Member Emeritus
    from Denison Tx

    We've had alot of conversations about tires SCRAPE and how they make or break a car. It's been said already but I LOVE the goodyear double eagles they NEED to be reproduced along with the us royal masters. The Atlas Bucrons need a mention too for the right car. Who made the slicks with the two white lines with a redline between??? I would build a car around some of those!! haha
  6. Troublemaker427
    Joined: Jun 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,838


    Firestone Lightning cheater slicks. These were original equipment on Thunderbolts. I've only ever seen one set in person and they are posted here. I think these would sell well with T-bolt owners and other vintage race cars. I dig the tread pattern.

    Hey Coker, they are Firestones!!:D

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  7. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    I liked the BFG Radial TA in the 70's not the newer ones. They switched early 80's maybe late 70's?
  8. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,075

    from Colorado

    Another vote for Goodyear Blue Streak Dragway Specials
  9. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    Now these guys have the right idea. Nothing got traction in the 50's like the Atlas (Humble---Exxon) 800X820 x 15 tire. The worn out ones worked the best for me and they were free at most Humble stations just to get rid of the carcus.
  10. times 3

  11. Which along with BF Goodrich is now owned by Michelin. I know, since on slow days, I may have to build tires for all three brands!

    Yes, behind the curtain, michelins are made under anal retentive rules. But then so are the others these days too, but not as much as the mitchies.

  12. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,504

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    A nice old 7-8 inch drag slick ,,old compounds that is NOT a retread

  13. X 2
    Plus the BFG T/A 345 55 17

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  14. And 285/70-15 T A's for the greaseslapper!! :cool:
  15. MarkX
    Joined: Apr 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,232

    from ...TX

    Royal Masters
  16. HATED1
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 95


    they were illuminated by light bulbs mounted inside the wheels. supposedly they were made from a single piece of synthetic rubber sometime around 1961. they were featured in the life magazines 30 dumbest inventions.
  17. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    yea,, i cant believe the "us royal masters" havent been repoduced...
    i also cant believe me and you are the only ones who love the "double eagles"..
    thought more people would have posted on this tread.... haha....
    maybe if 'Bass" would have made this post....:D maybe i should have put his name in the title.... haha.. (just kidding brian)....
  18. holeshot
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,519

    from Waxahachie

    hey SCRAPE...cooker tires has most of the original molds, no i'am not kidding- so check them out. i'am not saying they have 100% of the oldies, but you might be surprised at how many they do have...POP.
  19. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,693


    Pirelli Super Stelvio - as used on the front of many gassers in the 1960s. Note the piecrust type pattern on the sidewall.

    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 770


    HURST a la mode

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  21. Here's another (sort of). The Goodyear Blue Streak Stock Car Special. I say sort of because they make a similar "Sports Car Special" in large Shelby sizes and larger still but nothing in a size to fit the old stock cars. THIS TIRE, the "Stock Car Special" was the first special compound tire specifically designed for NASCAR use and was the dominant tire until Firestone brought the F. 500 to compete with it.

    So I'm saying Goodyear Vintage makes some Sports Car Specials but NOT in the old sizes suitable to all the early NASCAR cars that are being cloned or to get that look for the street cars.

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  22. vinmanr2d2
    Joined: Sep 17, 2008
    Posts: 144

    from new jersey

    they may have melted when the sun was too strong, but i used to love those PRO-TRAC 50"S................
  23. I freaking love these!!!!!
  24. senior fried
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,032

    senior fried

    I would like a set of these, just trying some different combos.

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  25. I'd go with the chandelier...
  26. man-a-fre
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,311


  27. Several mentions of the El Matador's tires, here are the tires when I owned it in the seventies.

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  28. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    i was talking to david guymond the other day and he said all the molds for "us royal masters" were destroyed.....
  29. BenD
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,591

    Alliance Member

    12x16 actually.

    There's lots of 10x16" wheels on shelves right now waiting for them.
  30. A 31 MO FO
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,416

    A 31 MO FO
    from D/FW

    What a trophy whore, but the tires look swell:D

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