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« on: June 06, 2014, 09:00:15 PM »

Hi All,
To make my 68 SS/RS look more like it did in its day, I'm looking at getting aftermarket redline / redwall stripes (RPO PW8) applied on my tyres (tires) and while there are plenty of brochures showing them, I cannot find anywhere with measurements.

Can anyone tell me...
1. how wide the redline stripe is?
2. how far from the rim does it start?
If this is already posted in another thread, I couldn't find it but please post a link.
Thanks in advance.

BTW,
To the moderators, I'm not sure but some of your image storage may be offline as several pics cannot be displayed.
One example Error = The requested URL /15af41d0.jpg was not found on this server.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 09:36:14 PM »

3/8 was the number that always stuck in my head...
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 01:36:54 PM »

1. 7/16
2. inch and 7/16
At least on this OLD TIRE.
It's been laying around for decades. Sorry, not sure what it came off of, but it is a 14 Uniroyal Tiger Paw redline....
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 02:41:01 PM »

3/8 was the number that always stuck in my head...
I agree with 3/8 in., at least that's what they advertise them as.  As for the measurement from the Bead to the Red stripe, I think that varies with the size of tire.  Maybe even brand of tire.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 09:36:56 AM »

Thanks Everyone. The information provided here at CRG is terrific!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 09:49:22 AM »

 Coker Tire makes accurate repro's except for the thread design which had to conform to newer standards.
I have an original Wide Oval tire and also repros Firestone Super Sport Wide Ovals (D70x14) I can take pics of.

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 08:54:35 PM »

Might not help but I checked our 67 Corvette Coker red-line tires and the red-wall is also 3/8" wide.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 09:43:11 PM »

Thanks Mike S & 68camaroz28.
Mike S - Pics of the tire would be great. Can you also measure the distance from rim to redline please? Lakeholme says Inch & 7/16' so a second opinion could confirm that for me.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 06:56:23 PM »

 Here are pictures of an original Firestone Super Sport D70x14 Wide Oval still on its original DG rim in my 67 4B LOS L35. The height from the tread to redline was taken at the base of the tread stamping in the mold so as not to get conflicting numbers due to tread wear.
The other picture is of a reproduction tire set I bought from Coker Tire in 1987 when they first became available.
You can see the differences of where the red line is placed. The original is above the black center line and the reproduction is below the black center line. Aside from the thread design that is different (the Coker was supposed to be DOT compliant per 1980's)
the lettering is the same between the two.
 I do not know if Coker placed the red line in a different position after I bought these but looking at their web page its location looks approximately the same as the one I bought from them in the '80's.

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 04:46:44 AM »

Thanks for the photos & measurements Mike S. There's are blokes out here who paint the red line on the current tyre so at least I can get a "factory look" without having to but new tyres.
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