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Congrats on the tire!!! Now you just need four more!!!
 
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Yes.. and using the car puts you squarely in the cool guy catagory racer


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Two days ago it was 68, today is 22 with snow and ice on the way for a white X-mas

 
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BTW.... NEWS FLASH I spoke with my neighbor last night about reproduction tires. He works for a company that makes replica vintage Harleys...everything from the ground up. They even make their own exact replica tires!!! HHHHMMMM!!! Got my wheels turning again. He tells me that a mold just has to be made from a mint tire and you need to have a company that makes tires turn them out for you. I may have access to a mold maker, I just need backers and a mint tire to get the correct Firestone D70-14s going!!! This may be doable! Anyone???

Mike
 
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Mike,

This tire is not mint, but is decent. Has mild weather checking. I sure hope somebody is inclined to commit. How much money is one talking?

 
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Is this the tire you bought from Team Camaro? I also had an interest in it, but he said it was sold. I've got a Firestone in fairly good condition.
 
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TomW,
Your Pacer turned out gorgeous!!!It really is eye candy for the 67 fanatic and I could look at it all day long. Beautiful job! How did the wife like driving it? Nice score on the tire too. Great addition to the Pacer.



Tom,

she really enjoyed the car but is afraid that something may happen to it. Yes, your right about me almost giving up on a real deal PC and almost bought Ian's little 04A Black nose/blue topper back then. He and I agreed at 27K back then. They say good things comes to those who wait.
 
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Yes, this is the one from the site in San Diego. Post yours up...
 
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Not sure what we are talking. I was told that molds are very expensive. I do have a connection that has a mold maker. The downside of all of this is that a mint original tire will be lost in the process. But I know from the work that I have seen lately I am extremely positive that it can be done. I am thinking of contacting a few friends in the Camaro/parts industry to gauge interest. I just need to get a feel for what people would be willing to pay for a correct Firestone reproduction. And in addition to this the amount of people that would actually be interested in purchasing tires.
 
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I get the whole possiblility quite clearly: What needs to happen is that there has to be a perfect NOS tire used or else the mold of the tread will not show the pissa little details.. also the tire will need to be PRE DOT so that there is only a mold # and not a DOT number.

Mike... The number I suspect would be very big to ramp up for something like this.. between the mold and a minimal run of say 100 tires you'd blow past 25 thousand dollars in a hurry.

If you could get firm numbers first and then presell the sets... The ones available now are over $170 each so five would be a minimum of $850.00 per guy ( Don't start thinking there is going to be any money deals here boys.. thats not happening if we ever expect to recoupe the start up and tooling costs Roll Eyes)

I had spent time writing letters and trying to contact the 3 big repro tire guys in the past... they all either ignored or said that with the current version out the demand wasn't there... this sadly is true... we are running very thin on truely anal restorers.. please keep that in mind as well

So that brings me to my last point... Why not consider reproing the Goodyear instead? That would create variety and I have a killer original... It would hurt to part with it but not if it means I can buy brand new exact ones and get to drive on them Cheers plus the occasional smokey holeshot? checkered flag


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Either way I am thinking it would be a good thing. Maybe if the Goodyear were reproduced and Coker lost all of their D70-14 sales they would step up and make the right tire. I was figuring about 10k for the mold (Tom ?) at probably twice the cost of the current repros with a limited run of tires. Does that sound about right? Yep, anal retentive guys are a dying breed!!! Wink Red Face Mad
 
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I thought I would get some of you jump started with initiative on your projects with a few pics. Today is 70 and gorgeous!!! The car runs strong and is a blast to drive. NOS wheel well moldings are in the mailSmiler

 
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super nice! great job Cheers
Tyler
 
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