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« on: May 24, 2013, 03:34:53 PM »

I always see Firestone and Goodyear tires as being the original tires for our cars but what about the other tire manufacturers that were used? 
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Darrell Cook

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 04:19:15 PM »

They also used Uniroyal.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 09:52:43 PM »

Has anyone ever seen a redline Tigerpaw?

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Darrell Cook

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 11:30:09 AM »

Yes, look at this post
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 12:06:14 PM »

Yes, thank you Phillip.  I was curious what denoted which car got which tires.  I guess that would have been the better way to ask my original question.  Original spare tire from my fathers 68. 



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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 12:37:42 PM »

Great pictures!  Looks like that spare never came out of the trunk.  Is your father the original owner?
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 12:44:46 PM »

Yes he was the original owner.  Also have the POP as well & yes that spare has only seen the ground once or twice.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 01:02:45 PM »

Could you post pictures of the trunk, jack and lid?  What's the build date?
Original 68s with decent documentation are getting hard to find!  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 06:26:37 PM »

Ill get some pics the next time Im where the car is being stored.
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 12:01:23 PM »

Ok here are some pics.. 























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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 06:49:41 AM »

Thanks a million!
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 10:14:21 AM »

Can you post the length of the valve stem also - from the rim to the tip?  Thanks
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 10:36:39 AM »

Darrell, can you also post a close up picture of the date stamp on the jack rivet? It appears to be 0L which would be November of 1970!

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