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Tim Kelly

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« on: November 04, 2008, 01:55:33 PM »

The tires on my 69 300 vert are about due for replacement. I drove this car alot this year and it is time to replace the bolony skins it's currently wearing.
The current tire is 235R/75/15 with a 1" WW. I want to replace them w/ raised letter tires, but can only find 235R/70/15. BF Goodrich, Uniroyal and Goodyear all make this size but not in 75.
Are there any other mfg's making this size or is the 70 the way to go?
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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 02:09:19 PM »

If you want a 23575R15 in a white letter,you will end up buying a truck/SUV tire.
23570R15 will work fine on your Fusey.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008, 02:20:10 PM »

When talking to the clerk at the tire shop I got the impression this size is a common size for trucks and not cars too. I just wanted to check with the experts here to confirm it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2008, 04:22:27 PM »

If I could post some pictures from here in the office I'd show you my '70 Newport with TA Radials on it.  I have them mounted on Slotted Mags.  Fogel has them on his 300-Hurst with Chrysler Road Wheels.  Both look great!  I recommend them! 
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 03:08:23 PM »

The "70" in the size is just a little wider tire than the "75" otherwise its pretty much the same tire. I think you will be very happy with them.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 01:35:08 PM »

A 75 tire has a higher profile than a 70; 70 is wider.  I would not put 70s on a rim that is smaller than 6.5" wide.  They work great on 7" rims.
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 09:03:25 AM »

Here's my car when I first mounted the wheels and tires.  I wish I had gone with a size or two larger.  Fogel used a larger size after seeing mine, and they look more "correct," if that makes sense.
 
http://img61861.pictiger.com/images/17298517/
 
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 10:13:14 AM »

the link werks for me!!
Good info Snottster!!! (as always!!)
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008, 08:24:07 PM »

Thanks Brother Ar.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 03:28:20 AM »

That is one great looking car - I love the clean sides with minimal trim. And it's green!!

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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2008, 10:21:27 AM »

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And it's green!!
 
I appreciate the comments, but that last one hurts.  You must not know that I dispise this color.    If I can ever afford it, I am going to return the car to its original Silver, or Metallic as the Chrysler Fliers called it.
 
Thanks, just the same! 
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 08:11:38 AM »

Yeh, I'm one of the weirdos that lieks green, must be because the best
car I ever owned  - my '71 Fury III - was that color. I do think
that '70-71 was the zenith of C body design...!

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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 10:14:01 AM »

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I do think that '70-71 was the zenith of C body design...!
 
I agree, but must toss '69 in there as well! 
 
Honestly, I never thought I would even own one of these '70 Newport ragtops due to the low number of production.  I always thought I'd own a '69 if I ever had one at all.
 
But not green.....
 

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 12:07:25 PM »

'69 too for sure! Especially Chrysler & Dodge, the '69 Plym looks too much like a '66 Chevy to me!

Look at the back end!!  Front too for that matter...



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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2008, 10:27:57 AM »


Look below and you'll see I've got RWLs on my R-body New Yorker and they look great (at least, I think they do).  I agree with the prior poster who said to drop a profile size - forget 75 profile tires and go with 70s.  They'll work just fine and you won't have to use truck tires.


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