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Tire size

Post by AndreFordT » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:07 am

I just put a TT truck back on the road but I have problems with the tires.
The tires are plain rubber.
On the front they are 30 x 3-1/2.
On the rear the rubber is so far gone I can't find any indication on them.

I think it should be 33 x 5 but I need to be sure before ordering any new tires.

How can I identify these tires?

Are these plain tires still available some where??

Thanks
Andre
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Re: Tire size

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 am

You cant just order replacements for those tires. They are solid rubber and are bonded to the rims. The rims don't look like Ford so would have been after market sold to replace the stock Ford TT rims for people that still wanted solid rubber in the rear. I think you will ether have to live with them or look for Ford rims. The rims would be measured from the bottom the channel the tire sits in from one side to the other. I do not see a break in the bead area (snap ring), at least on the side you show, so don't know how you would get a tire on the rims if you could get the old ones off. The wheels them self look to be correct Ford wheel. You can still get the solid tires, but cost would be high to ship to US to have it done.
https://cantonbandag.com/wp/antique-solid-rubber-tires/
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/223494-so ... ber-tires/
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1473175856
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Re: Tire size

Post by AndreFordT » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:47 pm

the photos again.

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