CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 22, 2014, 04:52:46 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
105646 Posts in 12336 Topics by 4753 Members
Latest Member: stpatrick
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  CRG Discussion Forum
|-+  Camaro Research Group Discussion
| |-+  Originality
| | |-+  Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires?  (Read 547 times)
Bryan302
Member
***
Posts: 45


View Profile Email
« on: June 01, 2014, 08:11:43 PM »

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?

Thanks,

Bryan
Logged

Bryan S.
1968 RS Z/28, 12E, PNT R2, TR 749
1969 Z/28 X33, 05A, PNT 52 52, TR 719, endura bumper
janobyte
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 752


1968 z/28

bajcer@msn.com
View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 09:27:21 PM »

That's a good question. In the 67 Z road test article, the test car had white stripes.
Logged
MO
Member
***
Posts: 308


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 09:48:12 PM »

No production Z's had white stripe tires.
Logged
Bryan302
Member
***
Posts: 45


View Profile Email
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 10:00:45 PM »

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
Logged

Bryan S.
1968 RS Z/28, 12E, PNT R2, TR 749
1969 Z/28 X33, 05A, PNT 52 52, TR 719, endura bumper
69Z28-RS
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2458


owner since '76


View Profile Email
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 10:13:29 PM »

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

Gary W.  /  69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood all tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
MO
Member
***
Posts: 308


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 11:05:43 PM »

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.
Logged
firstgenaddict
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1248



View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2014, 01:29:44 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.    
Logged

James
Collectin' Camaro's since "Only Rednecks drove them"
 
Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
https://picasaweb.google.com/112392262205377424364/1969_Z28_Restoration
69Z28-RS
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2458


owner since '76


View Profile Email
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2014, 08:44:12 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.   

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...?
Logged

Gary W.  /  69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood all tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
firstgenaddict
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1248



View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 10:31:24 AM »

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.
Logged

James
Collectin' Camaro's since "Only Rednecks drove them"
 
Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
https://picasaweb.google.com/112392262205377424364/1969_Z28_Restoration
68camaroz28
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 974



View Profile Email
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2014, 05:29:13 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.
Logged

Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.084 seconds with 17 queries.