New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Anything H-body related, but please use one of the topic-specific forums below if appropriate

Moderator: Moderators

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby SeniorSavage » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:53 am

:cheers:
Last edited by SeniorSavage on Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The fleet;
1975 Buick Skyhawk 3.8 V6 turbo - total restore ongoing (soon!)
1980 Buick Riviera 5.7 Olds 350 Rocket - restored.
1984 GMC G30 5.7 350 Chevy sbc 20' Okanagan motorhome - restored.
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9 300 I6 8' cap and box - working original.
2004 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic 88ci 1450cc. - custom original.
2007 Ford Escape XLT 3.0 V6 AWD (wifes truck) - working original.
User avatar
SeniorSavage
 
Posts: 352
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 2:00 am
Location: Vancouver Island BC Canada

1975 Buick Skyhawk


Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby zeke » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:36 am

Joined the FB group and read the whole story, seems like it could happen.

Order is up to 156 with my six! A couple extra to inhale. :burn:

I'd like to put off the 5 bolt conversion for a few years.
User avatar
zeke
 
Posts: 2216
Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:27 am
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada

1979 Chevrolet Monza 2+2

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby 73 307 GT » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:27 pm

Did anything ever come of this tire purchase?
'73 Vega GT - 307/350/Monza rear w/ Powertrax locker
'85 Corvette Coupe - 350/4+3 trans/Z-51/no cats
'95 Blazer 2 door - 4.3/4wd (daily driver)
'01 Blazer/Trailblazer (wife's)
'86 Suburban - 350 w/ Vortec heads (tow vehicle)
'93 S-10 - 4.3/2wd
User avatar
73 307 GT
 
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:21 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby Biscayne John » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:42 pm

I contacted him told him I needed two sets, I reached out two more time looking for an update and no answer. If he was looking for front money this is not a good way to go about it
John Mahoney
Long Island NY/Ocala FL
AACA
VCCA
NIA
CVOA
The Fleet
1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe
1953 Chevrolet 150 2 door Sedan (all original unrestored)
1954 Chevrolet Belair 4 door Sedan (now my Son's, was my Dad's)
1960 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 348/340HP (nice original)
1962 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 409/409HP(the last one to do)
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne 2 door Sedan 327 Auto (AACA Grand National Winner)
1975 Cosworth Vega # 0718 (nice original)
1977 Monza Mirage 4 speed
1985 Caprice Classic 9 Passenger Wagon
1987 Celebrity Wagon (was my mother in laws since new 42K miles)
2011 28' Bendron Titan Enclosed Trailer; what they travel in when we go
2012 GMC 2500 Sierra Diesel Crew Cab; how we get them there without sweating
2015 Cadillac CTS
User avatar
Biscayne John
 
Posts: 446
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:29 pm

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby 79440bird » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:04 pm

These maybe new,but what's the date on them. If people are actually looking for some new older tires 13", I can check a place out an see if this guy still has them. I was looking for some tires a few years back and this guy took me out to a trailer. Well I remember seeing these 13" tires an thought Damn those would look good on the back of the monza. (I have 15" on all my cars) Don't remember what brand but they were definitely old school @$&#. And they were new. Well let me know I will stop by the place
79 sunbird 440 chrysler motor indy cyl heads12bolt leaf springs 80 sunbird 3800supercharged everything from a 99 bonneville 75 cosworth 350 dual quads 84 efi vette intake mod for carbs 78 Buick skyhawk 350 buick motor A/C &TA performance intake
User avatar
79440bird
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:11 am
Location: Shelby twp. Michigan 48317

1980 Pontiac Sunbird

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby hammerdown7 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:53 pm

I believe they are looking at newly produced tires. The one set that started this were dated 2015.

Dick
User avatar
hammerdown7
 
Posts: 3328
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:53 pm
Location: Clawson, MI

1976 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby RobR » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:30 am

hammerdown7 wrote:I believe they are looking at newly produced tires. The one set that started this were dated 2015.

Dick
This is correct. From what I have from Bob is that he is trying BFG to make a run of these tires so they would be, in fact, brand new tires.
Rob
75 Cosworth 576
04 GTO
User avatar
RobR
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:35 am
Location: Diamondhead, MS

1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby stage169 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:55 pm

Anybody know the odds of being able to purchase these tires in Mexico and having them shipped to us? If anybody lives in El Paso TX maybe they could check? I'm just assuming it wouldn't be an additional charge to call from El Paso but if so I'll call. I just did this search and it looks like they are available, I know the shipping would be killer but it would be nice to check. Brian
Attachments
Tires13.jpg
Tires13.jpg (112.21 KiB) Viewed 188 times
Tires13.1.jpg
Tires13.1.jpg (108.11 KiB) Viewed 188 times
Image
User avatar
stage169
 
Posts: 1697
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:43 pm

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby res0o7eb » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:57 pm

Very interesting Brian.
The Mexican BFG Website does show the 13" Tires.
Anyone speak Spanish? Call those dealers in Mexico and see if they do indeed have them in stock or can get them from BFG.
User avatar
res0o7eb
 
Posts: 3775
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:53 pm
Location: Near Seattle, WA

1977 Pontiac Sunbird Hatchback

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby 1oldmf » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:25 pm

NOT BFG. but they are 205-60-13
http://www.onlinetires.com/user/vehicle ... rands.html

from $56 to $139

I have purchased from this company for over 10yrs,
1oldmf
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:55 pm

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby stage169 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:08 pm

I called and got hung up on a lot. I did get a quote and it has the exact code number that the BFG web site has for the tire.

I'm hoping a co-worker can come through for me and bring a set home. We will see.....
Image
User avatar
stage169
 
Posts: 1697
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:43 pm

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby Sunula66 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:19 pm

Looks great...how is it insured that the tires will arrive..is the money in trust?...I posted new 13's last year from a supplier in Yorkton Saskatchewan and they're always available and he will ship anywhere with a guarantee...they are made by Petlas..and you can look that up on line...Petlas Tires .com...I bought 2 already till the conversion is complete..they stick like glue and even caused wheel hop lol..great little tires for 90 bux Canadian..he is the Canadian Dealer...I sent pics to Zeke and /or Harry..forget but they are for real...just sayin...took years to find out about them..after NO from Cooper to buy out their moulds..and sourcing overseas..and couldn't get more than 6 people interested...so last post for tires...
"remember... not everything is good on TOAST!"
3 Birds of a Feather...
#1 the Silver '80 W-66 code Formula purchased 9 years ago
#2 red "80 W-66 code Formula purchased Mar./16
#3 black '78-9 coupe with spoiler kit and 4spd 305...parted out to a Terrific H-Buddy
2015 Cruze Turbo Diesel/ Just replaced by the 2016 Sonic
'98 GMC 1/2 ton with corporate 3/4 ton driveline still makin' it all possible
User avatar
Sunula66
 
Posts: 942
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:00 pm
Location: Ontario, Alberta, Canada

1980 Pontiac Sunbird Formula

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby stage169 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Thanks for the link, I see they have a 185 70 13.

I've not been able to get someone from Mexico to say they will ship the tires. The quote I got was from filling out a form on Tersa's website. At least it proves the BFG Radial TA is still available there. So now I've talked to a co-worker who's Son goes there often so I'm waiting to meet him and see if he is interested. That is all the closer I am. Brian
Image
User avatar
stage169
 
Posts: 1697
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:43 pm

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby fyrftr50 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:33 pm

I had considered this till i recalled my Spyder had this tire size on it when I bought it in '01. The 205/60s did not fill the wheel well very well, in my opinion. I would much prefer the 195/70R13s that are being considered for reproduction on facebook ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/7654211 ... f=NEWSFEED
Bryan
fyrftr422@hotmail.com

12 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT
12 Chevrolet Cruze LT/RS
00 Jayco Eagle 12SO
80 Chevy Monza Spyder
79 Buick Road Hawk

The ROAD HAWK ... http://roadhawk.homestead.com/roadhawk.html

MONZA, SKYHAWK, STARFIRE & SUNBIRD ... http://monza.homestead.com/monza.html
User avatar
fyrftr50
 
Posts: 2301
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 2:36 pm
Location: Brighton, ON, Canada

1980 Chevrolet Monza Spyder

Re: New 13 Inch Tires Contact Bob Weber

Postby starfire » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:03 pm

When I bought my car it had 205/60's Cooper Cobras on it. I agree, 205/60's do not fill out the wheel well on our cars sufficiently, not to mention the speedo is off. I'm running 185/70 blackwalls on mine right now, but would love to get some 195's in RWL.
Alan

1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Convertible
1978 Oldsmobile Starfire Firenza
1987 Oldsmobile 442

"Starfire, the Oldsmobile you didn't expect"
User avatar
starfire
 
Posts: 675
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:03 pm
Location: Southeast Michigan

1978 Oldsmobile Starfire Firenza

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests