Pie Crust Slicks

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Bob Hagerty's 1931 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan of Wheaton, Maryland. Bob, who was a member of the Coach Masters of Wheaton, built the car himself. The build took two years, and it was completed in 1964, featuring M&H Slicks. Bob's tudor was shown on the East Coast as "Jade East."
The Firestone Dragster Cheater Slick 1000-15 2 1/4 Inch Whitewall is a popular 15 inch Pie Crust Slick by Coker Tire. The pie crust slicks, named so after its appearance was made necessary because they were wide treads recapped onto passenger car or truck tires. The true, Inglewood Pos-A-Traction slicks, for instance, had 10" treads on 7" wide carcasses. The pie crust ribs were trusses to support that overhanging tread. Once tire manufacturers started making new carcasses designed for the wide tread, there was no more need for those trusses. All later pie crust tires have those notches for decoration, they serve no purpose. Coker's Pie Crust Slicks can be ordered online through Amazon.com. Click here to check price and availability.
The cheater slicks got its name after a minimal amount of grooves was engraved in the tire, solely put there to make it street legal and satisfy the law. The Firestone Dragster Cheater Slick 820-16 1-7/8 Inch Whitewall is a popular 16 inch Whitewall cheater slick by Coker Tire. Coker's cheater slicks are available online through Amazon.com. Click here to check price and availability.
Nothing can take away the coolness of a traditional whitewall pie crust slick. Coker's Firestone slicks are also available with a solid Blackwall if you prefer that. Click here to check price and availability for the Firestone Dragster Cheater Slick 1000-16 Blackwall on Amazon.com.

The pie crust slicks, named so after its appearance was made necessary because they were wide treads recapped onto passenger car or truck tires. The true, Inglewood Pos-A-Traction slicks, for instance, had 10" treads on 7" wide carcasses. The pie crust ribs were trusses to support that overhanging tread. Once tire manufacturers started making new carcasses designed for the wide tread, there was no more need for those trusses. All later pie crust tires have those notches for decoration, they serve no purpose.




 

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