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I'm looking for a set of 4 promo style white wall tires that would fit the AMT Craftsman 1964 Comet.

Thank you.

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Are you talking about those solid narrow white walls David, if so I think I have a set..

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Are they small promos with the thin whitewall Carl. I bought some small whitewall tires at the past show I went to and they were not  promos so they won't work.

I looked at Modelhaustires and put in a request to help me pick the ones I need David. But haven't heard back. I also need some for my 64 galaxy. But the are not promos. 

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No exact match from Modelhaus Tires, David - but you have options: #250 is an exact match but you'll have to add whitewalls. #265 has whitewalls and will fit your wheels but has a different sidewall pattern. #260 has the correct sidewall pattern and whitewalls, but you'll have to drill out the centers and modify the wheels a bit.

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12 minutes ago, ChrisBcritter said:

No exact match from Modelhaus Tires, David - but you have options: #250 is an exact match but you'll have to add whitewalls. #265 has whitewalls and will fit your wheels but has a different sidewall pattern. #260 has the correct sidewall pattern and whitewalls, but you'll have to drill out the centers and modify the wheels a bit.

That is the case with many of the Modelhaus tires.

Occasionally a little modification might be required.

But the product is top notch!

You won't be disappointed!

 

 

 

Steve

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13 hours ago, ewetwo said:

Are they small promos with the thin whitewall Carl. I bought some small whitewall tires at the past show I went to and they were not  promos so they won't work.

I looked at Modelhaustires and put in a request to help me pick the ones I need David. But haven't heard back. I also need some for my 64 galaxy. But the are not promos. 

I know they will fit your 64 Galaxy.. so I will send a set no sweat...

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On 10/24/2019 at 12:20 AM, slusher said:

I know they will fit your 64 Galaxy.. so I will send a set no sweat...

Thanks Carl. I got them today. I didn't try them yet but they look correct. Did you do the whitewall yourself? 

A guy at one of the shows told me he uses a child's record player to make his. I was thinking a portable CD player but I think that would rotate too fast. 

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5 hours ago, ewetwo said:

Thanks Carl. I got them today. I didn't try them yet but they look correct. Did you do the whitewall yourself? 

A guy at one of the shows told me he uses a child's record player to make his. I was thinking a portable CD player but I think that would rotate too fast. 

Those are factory AMT Prestige kit whitewalls.....

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I got the tires from Modelhaus tires. Fit the Comet perfectly. The 1964 Galaxy. I gather I'll have to sand the rib around the middle of the hub caps off. The original tires to the kit have a groove in the middle that the hub cap fit. I guess to keep the tire from sliding off? I wanted to see if they were different than the ones you sent Carl. 

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David, can you post a picture of the Galaxie tire you need, or do you not have any? Is it a promo, annual, or Craftsman?

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Steve. It's the AMT Proshop kit with the yellow Galaxie on the front. I can hardly get the wheels into the original ires from the kit. You can see the rib I'm talking about in the photos. The original tires have a groove inside but I couldn't get a clear shot of it.

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Oh, wow. I have never seen AMT wheels/tires like that. The Craftsman used promo tires/wheels and the annual and Blueprinter (pretty much a Craftsman) used regular wheels with wheelbacks and small wire axles.

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I'm guess I'll have to take a Dremel and grind most of that ridge off. 

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David I forgot those wheels being like that.they are hard to deal with. Those whitewalls will fit many AMT kits. You will find use for them...

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They are crazy aren't they Carl? I can't even get the wheel into the tires that came with the kit. LOL

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They will go in there but it takes some work and luck.if you grind them down they will fit the tires I sent. Before you do any grinding put ther picture in model questions I think you can put them in water the tires and warm them up in the microwave. Try the model questions please first....

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I know if I take the ridge off the wheels. The whitewalls you sent me will fit fine Carl. 

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