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#21 Erik Smith

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

Erik, I just started another tire thread specifically for tires sizes.  Didn't see this.  For those of us 3D printing it would be nice to have a resource for the tire sizes also so that we can design to them.  I would request that that would be great information to add.

 

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=70198 

 

Great idea, Norm.  This is something I didn't even consider.  When I post some more tires, I will get out the caliper and post along with the tires and sources.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Here's the complete set.Attached File  DSCN2316-vi.jpg   56.69KB   105 downloads



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

Erik, let me re-post here and I will re-direct people from my thread, unless Harry wants to just delete it.  These four are from Pegasus....

 

#1277 http://pegasushobbie...oduct_info.html"Hella's" Chrome 24.5mm OD 20.3mm ID 11.4mm wide
 
#1601 Tires S02's 225/50-16 26.0mm OD 19.1mm ID 11.7mm wide
 
#1603 Tires Pilots 245/45-18 27.7mm OD 20.5mm ID 13.0mm wide.  Note these are not showing on their website any longer  They are out of stock and having issues with re-stock
 
#2305 http://pegasushobbie...oduct_info.html"Holli's" 23" Chrome 28.5mm OD, 23.35mm ID, 12.35mm wide

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

The Stacey David Rat Roaster from Revell has some all-new tires, and they're not too shabby.  ^_^

 

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

An FYI on the new Pegasus wheels and tires. The tires on the soverigns are smaller than the chromes and crossbars. Bernard Kron found out that there is a "big and little" Chrome reverse set, but we dont know the part # yet. I put the soverign littles on a chrome reverse, and it looks great. Also the bigger tires found on the crossbars look better on the "soverign astros". Is that to much info? 



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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).   


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

Lindberg included them in the 61 Impala's too!!

 

Wonder if Round2 will update/re-issue their version?

 

Interesting that ALL 3 from Different Manufactures in 2 different Eras got them so Close 

to each other in size.

How many times do 2 different companies do that!!

 

I have AMT & MPC G70's and MPC's are the Better.

AMT's are the same size as MPC's F60 and Polyglass GT 

Tread was Almost Non-existent!

They did 2 different side walls 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 2 AMT F-150 Pickup kits too.

NOT SnapFast either!!

 

Glue versions only. 92-96 Flareside Shortbox, & 97 Styleside Longbox!!

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

I found the AT Wrangler tires from the SnapFast Dodge in 2 AMT F-150 Pickup kits too.

NOT SnapFast either!!

 

Glue versions only. 92-96 Flareside Shortbox, & 97 Styleside Longbox!!

95 Styleside Longbox does not have them.

 

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 24 April 2013 - 04:25 AM

Anyone know where to get the "wider" whites on the 4 bars posted in the pic above of the 4 new Pegasus items? Its the one on the bottom right in the pic posted by RJWood. Also, anyone have pics of the so called big and little chrome reverse by Pegasus? I've only seen one size so far. 



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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:

 

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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.

 

I'm sorry I can't post photos.



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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. 

 

found it -

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