GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
Lots of Rust
2012 - 2011
2008 - 2007
2006 - 2005
2004 - 2003
2002 - 2001
The Futurliner will
be needing new tires to complete the project. Don Mayton met with Coker Tire
and they have agreed to produce the wide white wall tires for free! However, to get the
original raised letters 'GENERAL MOTORS", "PARADE OF PROGRESS", "U S
ROYAL", "FLEETWAY" on the tires, it will require a mold change. The mold
will cost $35,000. We will have to work on finding a way to raise the money since this
will be a part of the restoration.
The original Futurliner tires were 10:00 x 20 U S Royals with a very
large wide-white. In the white area were the raised words: "U S Royal."
"Parade of Progress" and "General Motors." In the photo (above
left), supplied by Joel Dirnberger, you can just make out the words "Parade of
This tire looks just as bad in real life as it does
in the picture. It's hard to believe that it will even hold air. Don would like to obtain
a good set of "skins" for the duration of the project. Tire size for the
Futurliner is 10:00 X 20, which was is a common truck tire size for the 40s and 50s. If
you have a few you can spare, please let him know.
Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
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