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airdefenz
02-06-2013, 01:13 PM
Hello - I am painting my original 66 Coronet Rims the color of my car (red) and will put dog dish caps on those rims. Does anyone have a suggestion for tires? I found that non-Hemi Coronet's came with Blackwalls and whitewalls. Hemi cars came with blue lines (possibly some coating that used to wash off?).

I would consider some nice Redlines if anyone may know if they are period correct? I also like the Goodyear Bias Polyglas white letter tires as they would add to the "sleeper" look of my car.

Any thoughts on which tires to put on and perhaps where to get them? I have looked at Coker, Classic Industries and others. The rims are 14's.

Thanks!

Drag-Net
02-06-2013, 04:24 PM
66 hemi cars came with blue streak tires, and no it did not wash off.
67 saw the introdution of the red lines. I think the red lines would be ideal for a 66 with red paint and red wheels.
just my two cents

4264door
02-06-2013, 05:09 PM
Yup, red line tires on a red car with red wheels would be so NICE!

SmartPatrol
02-06-2013, 05:28 PM
They also came with skinny whitewalls. 1" i believe. Check out some of the advertisements.
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ws27
02-07-2013, 12:07 AM
For some reason I believe blue streak was either for HP cars or Hemi cars.

I agree the red streak would look great on a red car. Go with blue only for origionality if preferred.

Racer Brown
02-07-2013, 10:33 AM
66, I belive was the only year for Blue Streak tires and they came ONLY on Hemi cars, yup, I'd go with the redlines!!

fastcoronet
02-07-2013, 12:28 PM
Red line tires here also.

Avenger
02-08-2013, 10:59 PM
I run RWL tires but i just love the way they look :)

honcho
02-09-2013, 12:49 AM
5" back space will get you 255's on the rear