Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Question for guys from 50s and 60s re: appearence
View Single Post
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2012, 04:27 PM
75gmck25 75gmck25 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,757
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 66 Times in 64 Posts
I grew up in an area with snow and I had a '69 Torino Cobra that had too much power for winter driving with stock tires. I used Cragar mags with my summer-time tires, and I put chrome reverse wheels and dished hub caps on when I switched to winter studded tires. I remember buying the hub caps from JC Whitney, but I don't know where I got the wheels.

The most popular tires were Goodyear Polyglas bias ply tires. I used either 6" or 7" wide wheels and 70 series tires, so it never caused any problem with bearings. Mustang also offered 60 series tires starting in about '69, but they were sized so that they fit very well in the wheel wells.

Bruce
Reply With Quote