Which whitewall tires? - Vintage Mustang Forums
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By arbys
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
heavymetal69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 88
Which whitewall tires?

Hey everyone...anyone, I hope you can help!
I have a white 69 Mach 1 and have been restoring it to as close to original as possible. Following my Marti Report the car came with whitewall tires so I am looking to get the best "original looking" radial whitewall tires without breaking the bank, no Coker tires too much $$'s! Size 215 70R15's Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FL0114-172766_1.jpg (52.7 KB, 29 views)
heavymetal69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 07:59 PM
Senior Member
 
arbys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Richland Mi.
Posts: 905
There was a lot of equipment that came with these cars that was ditched shortly after delivery. You may want to consider that.
Huskinhano likes this.

64 1/2 coupe 260 automatic
Mfg date 8 days after the Mustang debut
arbys is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 08:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: sw. florida ,port charlotte
Posts: 4,569
I just bought two 235/75/15 whitewall radials thru a link on walmart/tires webpage for my 1990 caddy brougham for 150 delivered
mustang656man is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 08:18 PM
Senior Member
 
jsturner66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 112
Garage
I have Toyo Eclipses on my '66 and Hankook Optimo H724s on my '68, both with whitewalls. I like them both. I think the Toyo is a little better-looking; the Hankook has more molded-in graphics on the sidewall. Mine are 195/75R14, but I think both tires are available in 215/70R15 as well. Be careful of off-brand whitewall tires; I have a set of those where the whitewall turned brown a few days after they were installed.

jsturner66 is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
heavymetal69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 88
I have been looking at the Cooper Trendsetter SE whitewall's , has anyone looked into these?
heavymetal69 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 09:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Woodchuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Peoples Republic of Vermont
Posts: 33,322
Send a message via Yahoo to Woodchuck
Cooper Trendsetter.. (see image).
eMail me at [email protected] if interested for a quote.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg TRENDSETTER SE_z.jpg (66.7 KB, 23 views)

Bart

What, me worry?
- Alfred E. Neuman

Woodchuck is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 11:21 PM
Senior Member
 
NEFaurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 8,877
Send a message via AIM to NEFaurora
+1 on the Cooper Trendsetters...Sold by Sears by the way... and the next cheapest alternative is the Hankook 724 Whitewalls... I have them on my '65... The Hankook 724 Whitewalls are usually sold at the "Discount Tire" tire store chains across the U.S. ...a premier supplier of them.

That's about all I know today that still makes and sells radial whitewalls. The majority of tire makers just don't make them anymore.

)

Tony K.



Tony Kovar
Melbourne, FL (Formerly from Long Island, NY!)

1965 Mustang Convertible 200cid I6, 3spd Manual (Soon to be swapped for a '65 Date Coded C4!)
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Registry Owner/Moderator
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Convertible 200cid I6, C4 Auto
2007 Mustang V6 Convertible w/ Pony Package
MCA#70001

Getting Ready for the 2020 Melbourne, FL MCA Nationals!
NEFaurora is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 02:13 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 89
I have Uniroyal Tiger Paws that are whitewalls tires. They look good too!
must is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 02:21 AM
Senior Member
 
tx65coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 2,412
My friend has Cooper Trendsetters on his 63 Caddy. They seem like a quality tire and look nice. If I had that car, I would be inclined to go with white letter Cooper Cobras it already has, just me.


1965 Mustang 302, T5, 9 Inch
Instagram @a65stang

tx65coupe is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 01:11 AM
Senior Member
 
66conv6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Santa Monica
Posts: 1,427
Quote:
Originally Posted by must View Post
I have Uniroyal Tiger Paws that are whitewalls tires. They look good too!
I have those too on my 66 (from Sears). Main reason I got them is at least they sound American. When you go to a car meet up you won't see any Asian words like "Hankook" on the tire sidewall.



Driving a stock Mustang is like driving a sofa. I'm Real Good at driving sofas!
66conv6 is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
heavymetal69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 88
Has anyone looked into the Milestar MS775 whitewalls? Narrow whitewall and a good looking tire... online.
heavymetal69 is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
heavymetal69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 88
Trying to find styled chrome rims for my 69 Mustang. Coker and Scott Drake are 5 to 8 weeks out!! Any idea where I can pick up some 15x7's?
heavymetal69 is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 09:44 PM
Moderator
Supporting Member
 
Shaummy66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Romeoville, IL
Posts: 1,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66conv6 View Post
I have those too on my 66 (from Sears). Main reason I got them is at least they sound American. When you go to a car meet up you won't see any Asian words like "Hankook" on the tire sidewall.
Same here..I put Uniroyal Tiger Paws on my '66 also..Mine are 14's but I'm sure they have 15's too.

Shaummy
66 convertible 289 C Code Sauterne Gold with Black power top.
Shaummy66 is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 10:26 PM
Senior Member
 
NEFaurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 8,877
Send a message via AIM to NEFaurora
"I have a white 69 Mach 1 and have been restoring it to as close to original as possible. Following my Marti Report the car came with whitewall tires so I am looking to get the best "original looking" radial whitewall tires without breaking the bank, no Coker tires too much $$'s! Size 215 70R15's Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? "

Just thought of something here after I went back and re-red your post...

What wheels are you putting the white walls on??

If you are thinking of putting them on your Magnum 500's, Forget it. #1. The Magnum 500's didn't come from the Ford factory on a '69 Mach 1 Mustangs originally. They only came on the Boss 429 cars originally. I don't think that they came on Boss 302's either. Your Mach 1 would have come with the Argent or Chromed '68-'69 Styled Steel wheels or just a plain steel wheel and dogdish hubcap. Besides, White wall tires on a Magnum 500 wheel just look absolutely horrible. Magnum 500's look best with either just a blackwall tire, or a Raised White Letter Blackwall tire.

)

Tony K.



Tony Kovar
Melbourne, FL (Formerly from Long Island, NY!)

1965 Mustang Convertible 200cid I6, 3spd Manual (Soon to be swapped for a '65 Date Coded C4!)
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Registry Owner/Moderator
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Convertible 200cid I6, C4 Auto
2007 Mustang V6 Convertible w/ Pony Package
MCA#70001

Getting Ready for the 2020 Melbourne, FL MCA Nationals!
NEFaurora is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
heavymetal69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 88
My Marti Report says Styled chrome wheels with whitewalls. I can't find Styled wheels anywhere. Everyone says they are back ordered for 6+ weeks! Any ideas where to find them?
heavymetal69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome