Author Topic: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration  (Read 5128 times)

Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #260 on: January 14, 2018, 12:40:33 AM »
My dining room, 4 tires and a box of parts. Anyone else?

Though the 4 Coker tires all came from Summit and arrived on the same day, each pair is wrapped differently.
2 looked to be shrink wrapped and 2 loose wrapped. Called Summit, checked the numbers, they're the same tires.
Just wrapped differently. Would this freak anyone else out or am I just being a chick? Summit said they're all the same
and guaranteed for the life of the tread... just weird. Anyone?

Laurie
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
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1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
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1975 Sedan De Ville

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Offline 35-709

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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #261 on: January 14, 2018, 09:05:13 AM »
Laurie, here is a link to how to read tire date codes ---   https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI25661trX2AIVhrrACh2pTgaDEAAYASAAEgL1yvD_BwE&techid=11&s_kwcid=AL!3756!3!231171456889!p!!g!!how%20to%20read%20tire%20dates&ef_id=WltvDAAAAYA-N9Yx:20180114145404:s

My opinion ---

I would say that if your new tires are all approximately the same date (and within a year or so of when you bought them), you are good to go.  A wide discrepancy between tire dates (a couple of years?) might be worth another call to Summit.

Another thought, due to their construction and the type of "rubber" compounds used, radial tires can and do deteriorate just sitting on the shelf.  10 year old (sometimes less) radials can be (are) dangerous no matter how much tread is left on them.

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Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #262 on: January 14, 2018, 09:19:08 AM »
Laurie, here is a link to how to read tire date codes ---   https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI25661trX2AIVhrrACh2pTgaDEAAYASAAEgL1yvD_BwE&techid=11&s_kwcid=AL!3756!3!231171456889!p!!g!!how%20to%20read%20tire%20dates&ef_id=WltvDAAAAYA-N9Yx:20180114145404:s

My opinion ---

I would say that if your new tires are all approximately the same date (and within a year or so of when you bought them), you are good to go.  A wide discrepancy between tire dates (a couple of years?) might be worth another call to Summit.

Another thought, due to their construction and the type of "rubber" compounds used, radial tires can and do deteriorate just sitting on the shelf.  10 year old (sometimes less) radials can be (are) dangerous no matter how much tread is left on them.

P.S. Happy Birthday!

Great info, thank you so much!
Laurie! (on her way to work on a Sunday)  >:(
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Offline WTL

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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #263 on: January 14, 2018, 12:54:17 PM »
I'd probably have like tires installed together on the front or rear. 


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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #264 on: January 14, 2018, 12:59:09 PM »
Absolutely!  I think Laurie's concern was that some had sat around for a while because of the different wrappings which I would want to clarify also.
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Offline Cape Cod Fleetwood

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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #265 on: January 14, 2018, 04:13:57 PM »
Zactly on both previous comments.
Laurie!
There are 2 kinds of cars in the world, Cadillac and everything else....

The Present -1970 Fleetwood Brougham

The Past -
1996 Deville Concours
1987 Sedan De Ville "Commonwealth Edition"
1981 Coupe De Ville (8-6-4)
1976 Sedan De Ville
1975 Sedan De Ville

The Daily Driver and work slave -
2008 GMC Acadia SLT *options/all

Offline Chuck Swanson

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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #266 on: January 15, 2018, 11:02:07 PM »
My dining room, 4 tires and a box of parts. Anyone else?

Though the 4 Coker tires all came from Summit and arrived on the same day, each pair is wrapped differently.
2 looked to be shrink wrapped and 2 loose wrapped. Called Summit, checked the numbers, they're the same tires.
Just wrapped differently. Would this freak anyone else out or am I just being a chick? Summit said they're all the same
and guaranteed for the life of the tread... just weird. Anyone?

Laurie

Look like 62880, if so looking good and good choice!!   ;D

Just don't lean the black part of tire on the whitewall when unwrappped, as it can mark up the whitewall...remind your tire person when installling :) Chuck
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Re: Laurie's 1970 Fleetwood Brougham Restoration
« Reply #267 on: Yesterday at 07:16:47 AM »
Zactly on both previous comments.
Laurie!

I would suggest contacting Coker directly and see what they have to say.
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