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Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« on: June 02, 2014, 01:11:43 AM »
What original tires did early 1968 Z/28's have?  Is it possible for October, November, December 1967 built cars to have red or white stripe Goodyear E70-15's?  What is the earliest know Goodyear Wide Tread GT on a 1968 Z/28?

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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 02:27:21 AM »
That's a good question. In the 67 Z road test article, the test car had white stripes.

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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 02:48:12 AM »
No production Z's had white stripe tires.

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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 03:00:45 AM »
In that case, did striped tires quit at the end of 1967 Z/28 production, and Goodyear WT's start at the beginning of production of 1968 Z/28's?

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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 03:13:29 AM »
What was the P28 option, priced at $90 for 1968 models,... "Wheels, 15" and special tire (added 03JAN68 to AIM)"
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 04:05:43 AM »
In that case, did striped tires quit at the end of 1967 Z/28 production, and Goodyear WT's start at the beginning of production of 1968 Z/28's?

Bryan

That's a good question. Someone here may know more about it, but I think the red stripe tires ended with the last 67 Z and the wide treads started with the first 68 Z.

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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2014, 06:29:44 AM »
What was the P28 option, priced at $90 for 1968 models,... "Wheels, 15" and special tire (added 03JAN68 to AIM)"

There is a guy on the Yenko site with a 68 L78 4.56 or 4.88 car that has the original window sticker and 15" tire option, pretty sure it has DF's & wide tread GT's, someone else remembers a car (was def not a Z as it either had air or was a real auto car) with the 15" tire pressure sticker but had discounted it as being wrong earlier in their life.    
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2014, 01:44:12 PM »
What was the P28 option, priced at $90 for 1968 models,... "Wheels, 15" and special tire (added 03JAN68 to AIM)"

There is a guy on the Yenko site with a 68 L78 4.56 or 4.88 car that has the original window sticker and 15" tire option, pretty sure it has DF's & wide tread GT's, someone else remembers a car (was def not a Z as it either had air or was a real auto car) with the 15" tire pressure sticker but had discounted it as being wrong earlier in their life.   

Would the wide tread GT have been called a 'special tire' in Jan '68?   Was that the standard tire on the Z28 at that time?   If not, what WAS the standard tire on the Z28 in Jan '68?   I was thinking that this 'special tire' might have been red line tires...?
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 03:31:24 PM »
It was an E70x15 according to the air pressure sticker, being available only on the Z28 I would call it special.

By the way the early 69 Z's list the on their Window Sticker a no cost 15" tire option.
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This was dropped sometime between N522xxx and N528xxx based on the Window Stickers in JM's book.
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2014, 10:29:13 PM »
It was an E70x15 according to the air pressure sticker, being available only on the Z28 I would call it special.

By the way the early 69 Z's list the on their Window Sticker a no cost 15" tire option.
PU6 AD - E70 x 15 Tiires
This was dropped sometime between N522xxx and N528xxx based on the Window Stickers in JM's book.

What was the P28 option, priced at $90 for 1968 models,... "Wheels, 15" and special tire (added 03JAN68 to AIM)"

There is a guy on the Yenko site with a 68 L78 4.56 or 4.88 car that has the original window sticker and 15" tire option, pretty sure it has DF's & wide tread GT's, someone else remembers a car (was def not a Z as it either had air or was a real auto car) with the 15" tire pressure sticker but had discounted it as being wrong earlier in their life.   

Would the wide tread GT have been called a 'special tire' in Jan '68?   Was that the standard tire on the Z28 at that time?   If not, what WAS the standard tire on the Z28 in Jan '68?   I was thinking that this 'special tire' might have been red line tires...?

I have an original Goodyear wide tread tire still on the large font DF wheel and the tire is date coded Jan68. JerryM 68 survivor is an earlier 67 built 68 Z so maybe he will chime in.
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 03:48:53 AM »
If a SS got this option, what would the spare tire be?
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2014, 12:42:42 PM »
If a SS got this option, what would the spare tire be?

It has to match the other 4 road wheels.

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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2014, 10:43:20 PM »
If a SS got this option, what would the spare tire be?

It has to match the other 4 road wheels.

Thanks, sorry I wasn't more clear. I'm sure the spare would be a 15" if that's what you mean by "match", but would it be a regular or rally rim. In otherwords, did P28 include 5 rally rims & 5 RWL tires or would it have been a 15" regular rim whitewall spare?
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2014, 10:48:42 PM »
Typically, all five tires matched *unless a space saver option were selected*.  This was true even in cases where the spare tire was mounted on a 'regular' rim rather than a special rim if so ordered.   I'm speaking of the automotive industry in general during those days, as opposed to Chevrolet specifically in 1968...
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Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2014, 05:30:31 PM »
For all applications (except Space-Saver), all five wheels and tires were the same; only the trim pieces (center hubcaps, full wheel covers, and trim rings) were four to a car.
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