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#21 Casey

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:10 AM

Just a reminder, per Erik's request in post #1:

 

**Please** - DO NOT POST WITHOUT PHOTOS OF THE TIRES AND THE KIT INFORMATION. 

I would like to keep the thread relatively concise and provide pictures and sources.

 

 

1/25 AMT Fast & Furious Toyota Supra:

 

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1/25 Goodyear Wrangler AT tires from AMT Snap Fast Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup:

 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

I don't have them on hand either, but I can tell you from experience that they're narrower than the Pegasus Pilots.  Probably in the 225/50-17" or 18" range.  



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:04 AM

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The Lindberg 64 Belvedere and Dodge 330 have some decent blackwall versions of the Goodyear Super Cushion like those shown in the PM/Revell '58 'Vette.   A little wider than the PM/Revell tire and without the tampo whitewall.  Makes a neat period-correct bias-ply tire for mid-sixties sleeper Super Stocks, plus you can white wall or white stripe them as well. Cool tire if you just gotta have your stuff on bias plys. (I prefer scale radials - they ride better :P

 

Here's a shot showing them (right)  along with the PM tire (left), and an old MPC version (center) of the same tire (original photo credit Stu Neil from TRak in Scale).   


Edited by Brett Barrow, 12 April 2013 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

Lindberg included them in the 61 Impala's too



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:25 AM

A few more shots of the Lindberg '64 Plymouth Belvedere tires:

 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

I found the AT Wrangler tires from the SnapFast Dodge in the AMT F-150 '92-'96 Flareside shortbox and '97 Styleside longbox pickup kits too. '95 Styleside Longbox does not have them. It is possible they are in other AMT/MPC pickup kits too.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

It is possible they are in other AMT/MPC pickup kits too.

 

They are also in the AMT '96 Chevy Blazer.  They make great rears for nostalgia rods if you shave the lettering off.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:26 PM

Goodyear Custom Nylon tires from original issue Revell '55 Chevy:

 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

Goodyear Custom Nylon tires from original issue Revell '55 Chevy:

 

 

These tires which are 6.40 x 15 can also be found in the Beatnik Bandit. Combine them with the tires from Revell's Ed Roth 1956 Ford Pickup which are 8.20 x 15 for a nice big and little tire set.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

You've seen good, here's inaccurately molded and butt ugly... :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Except for the poor depiction of the tread, the AMT Firestone Super Sports Wide Ovals aren't that bad.  It's just that the real deals are so ugly -

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:58 AM

Should have done more research on those Firestones; assumed the lettering was molded wrong way out. Other than that, I like the tires. The rally gt and t/a tires are what I was referring to as ugly, they're the first tires I ever immediately threw out upon opening a kit. And continue to do so...

 

 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:37 AM

Should have done more research on those Firestones; assumed the lettering was molded wrong way out. Other than that, I like the tires. The rally gt and t/a tires are what I was referring to as ugly, they're the first tires I ever immediately threw out upon opening a kit. And continue to do so...

 

 

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The whitewall groove is a little too close to the outer edge of the tire, too.  Lots of folks thought the lettering was upside-down when they first came out.  These were factory tires or day-two upgrades on lots of cars from around 67/68.  They should have done the more normal later RWL Wide Ovals, that would have made a better choice, IMHO. 



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

Actually Brett, The white line [possibly red line?] is correct for some . Note the tire at the top left of this ad.

 

They did have the line further out on the tire than most, but I think they're still a little off, I'd say if the white line was located just inside of where it is on the AMT tire it'd be dead-on.  Maybe like 1 scale inch.  I have some painted up with white letters and white walls around here somewhere, I'll snap a pic when I get the chance.  They're just ugly 1:1 tires, if you ask me.  Somewhere I have a vintage pic of a really cool "day-two" Chevelle wearing a set of them in white red line (oops, misremembered!) and white letter that I've always wanted to replicate, I'll see if I can dig that up too, but I think it's on my work computer. 

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:47 AM

They exist! Goodyear Eagle ST big 'n' littles, found in the Revell-Monogram Pro Modeler '40 Ford Convertible:

 

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The execution is a bit lacking though, as the tread grooves look a bit too wide, the raised band on the sidewall should be flush with the rest of the sidewall, and the raised tires size characters didn't survive the molding process.

 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

They exist! Goodyear Eagle ST big 'n' littles, found in the Revell-Monogram Pro Modeler '40 Ford Convertible:

 

The execution is a bit lacking though, as the tread grooves look a bit too wide, the raised band on the sidewall should be flush with the rest of the sidewall, and the raised tires size characters didn't survive the molding process.

 

Those tires with the Goodyear lettering can also can be found in older issues of the '34 Ford Snap kit.  They're a bit funky because the inside of the tire is a larger size than the outside due to the design of the wheels.  Not sure if they're the same way in the '40 Ford, but I would think so, they look like the exact same tire. 



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

Kinda surprised to not see any of Aoshima's tyres in here yet. I found a few pics on my computer, so I thought I'd post 'em up.

 

Here's one of their 18" tyres, I was very pleased with the sharpness of the details.

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Here's their 19" tyre also. A little flash on some tyres, but the crisp detail more than makes up for that in my opinion.

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I have a few more photos lying around here somewhere too, I'll post those up when I find them.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

Goodyear Blue Dragon slicks from the Monogram Pro Modeler '70 Ford Torino GT kit:

 

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:58 PM

Those Blue Dragons are in the Revell '67 Charger kit too. Or, were at least- I'm not sure about the current release.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

Kinda surprised to not see any of Aoshima's tyres in here yet. I found a few pics on my computer, so I thought I'd post 'em up.

 

Here's one of their 18" tyres, I was very pleased with the sharpness of the details.

 

Here's their 19" tyre also. A little flash on some tyres, but the crisp detail more than makes up for that in my opinion.

 

They are great looking tires, but they have limited appeal and use due to the low profile etc. But I agree, VERY nice sidewall detail and treads.