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bkozlow 05-13-2016 12:45 PM

Billboard letters
 
Has anyone experience with the letters from tredwear.com?

Bill K

G-Pete 05-14-2016 01:29 PM

I put about 3500 miles on it and the new owner 2000. No problems....still looking good.

Sawdust 05-14-2016 02:51 PM

I have bought the treadwear kit but have not installed them yet. A few others have installed them and they look great. Search "Avons & Treadwear" and you should find the posts

jacobsed 06-05-2016 11:07 AM

Installed my tredwear kit
 
Here it is, just installed it...........http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/pict...=15483&thumb=1 http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/pict...=15489&thumb=1 ]

FUNFER2 06-05-2016 03:25 PM

How well do they go over the real lettering, so you don't get lines across the vinyl ?

fordracing65 06-05-2016 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jacobsed (Post 1393764)

The pictures look like it covers them perfect. I actually like the dull look. Makes them look original to the 1960's.

jacobsed 06-05-2016 03:59 PM

Just sand down the nubs and thicker raised letters. Before gluing you can put them on the tire to see how they will lay. It's an easy process overall, just take your time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNFER2 (Post 1393810)
How well do they go over the real lettering, so you don't get lines across the vinyl ?


FUNFER2 06-05-2016 04:12 PM

I have a set of new Billboards from 7 years ago, but have never mounted them. :rolleyes:

If,....their not usable (because of possible age dry rot) when I get the Cobra engine done, I will buy a set of the vinyl's Eagles, as they do look good.

jacobsed 06-05-2016 04:22 PM

I wanted billboards in a bad way but the lack of DOT and accelerated aging properties were just not acceptable. The Avons are superior and the billboard kit does exactly what it is supposed to do...looks awesome.

MCoop 06-16-2016 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNFER2 (Post 1393810)
How well do they go over the real lettering, so you don't get lines across the vinyl ?

Here are some pics of my Tredwear letters. I sanded down the Cooper Cobra letters with a palm sander and 100 grit paper.

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/pict...ictureid=15096

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/pict...ictureid=15097

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/pict...ictureid=15095

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/pict...ictureid=15098

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/pict...ictureid=15099

FUNFER2 06-16-2016 10:35 AM

Good idea and looks great.

nicho 06-17-2016 10:05 PM

I see tread wear have them in 4 sizes , what sizes are the two that posted pictures running?

Sawdust 06-18-2016 03:26 AM

nicho they are the 2" kit

Mark IV 06-18-2016 05:07 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fordracing65 (Post 1393815)
The pictures look like it covers them perfect. I actually like the dull look. Makes them look original to the 1960's.

No,

The 60's Goodyears were much smaller and did not use the "Eagle" brand. Why does everyone think this is a "vintage look" as it only dates to the mid 80's!

Cashburn 06-18-2016 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark IV (Post 1395173)
No,

The 60's Goodyears were much smaller and did not use the "Eagle" brand. Why does everyone think this is a "vintage look" as it only dates to the mid 80's!

The 80s are vintage now.

Buzz 06-18-2016 05:02 PM

Lol! Good point!

MK VI ;) , You're right though - I imagine the reason the billboard look is so popular is because of the look and the reality that many of us just don't realize the blue streaks are more period correct.

FUNFER2 06-18-2016 05:18 PM

It's too bad for use Cobra guys that no company's will make new radial Billboard's. Just not enough buyers. :(

Jethrow 06-18-2016 09:49 PM

Hi all.
I am considering these to put on my 17" tyres. But what size should I use?

There is four options, being:
1″ Modern Stretched Billboard
2″ Standard Vintage Tire Kit
2.25″ XL
2.5″ XXL

But I am not 100% sure what the sizing means? Is it the height of the letters? What looks best on a 17" rim?

Thanks

fordracing65 06-18-2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark IV (Post 1395173)
No,

The 60's Goodyears were much smaller and did not use the "Eagle" brand. Why does everyone think this is a "vintage look" as it only dates to the mid 80's!

I was 4 years old in 1980. Lol

Blacklemming 06-19-2016 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jethrow (Post 1395234)
Hi all.
I am considering these to put on my 17" tyres. But what size should I use?

There is four options, being:
1″ Modern Stretched Billboard
2″ Standard Vintage Tire Kit
2.25″ XL
2.5″ XXL

But I am not 100% sure what the sizing means? Is it the height of the letters? What looks best on a 17" rim?

Thanks

I have the same issue,1" doesn't do it
2" is too big
:confused:


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