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Broomehq

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Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« on: May 24, 2012, 02:17:59 AM »
Hi all,

I have spotted some bar tread tyres online

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tractor-Tyre-6-00-16-NEW-suit-Front-Lug-Bar-Tread-/200549392655?pt=AU_Motorcycle_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2eb1ace10f

Apparently they are a Deestone BAR Tread D501 Lug 6 Ply Tyre and they 'suit early Land Rovers'.

Just wondering if they will fit my SIIA GS 109, (standard rim size) and if so, are they road legal?


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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 07:25:43 AM »
600.16 tyres are ideal for Jeeps and Series one Land Rovers but the military Rovers in Australia were fitted with 7.50.16 tyres and these are getting a little more difficult to find.
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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 07:27:01 AM »
Ahhh, Glen just beat me to it.  ;)
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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 07:29:19 AM »
They're 6.00x16. You'd best look for 7.50x16. (It's a width thing)
I've seen lots of vehicles with bar treads on the road so I can't see why they're not road legal.
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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 09:48:19 AM »
Bar Treads are legal.....they just make driving in the rain really, really interesting   :o
Don't they Ho?
« Last Edit: May 24, 2012, 09:58:39 AM by RobHay »
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1968 Series IIA 109 GS. ARN 174-217. and a Sankey Trailer.
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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 10:06:33 AM »
Hi, I just bought some Olympic trojan bar treads 750 x 16 from a guy in sydney, they are original tyres and vary in wear and good condition. He is on ebay as noelsandy, but call Noel 0408 675 850. Tell him Scot from Ballarat put you onto him and he'll look after you. About $80 - $100 each

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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 03:38:26 PM »
Do you think I'd be lucky enough?
Do you think he'd have 9.00x16's?
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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 09:45:09 PM »
Do you think I'd be lucky enough?
Do you think he'd have 9.00x16's?

Definitely worth a call

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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 09:48:05 PM »
Olympic Steel Treks 7.50 R16

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Olympic-Steel-Trek-7-50-R-16-LT-Tyre-landrover-tyres-4x4-off-road-mud-steeltrek-/350560135846?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item519f032aa6#ht_839wt_1180

I bought some Steel treks from Noel in Sydney as well as the bar treads they where $80, he also has NOS Hi Milers at $120 and 80 - 90% tread Hi Milers at $100, he seems very trust worthy and can drop at freight depots.

He still had Bar treads left as of yesterday....

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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012, 10:03:31 PM »
Olympic Steel Treks 7.50 R16

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Olympic-Steel-Trek-7-50-R-16-LT-Tyre-landrover-tyres-4x4-off-road-mud-steeltrek-/350560135846?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item519f032aa6#ht_839wt_1180

I bought some Steel treks from Noel in Sydney as well as the bar treads they where $80, he also has NOS Hi Milers at $120 and 80 - 90% tread Hi Milers at $100, he seems very trust worthy and can drop at freight depots.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4-Wheel-Drive-Light-TruckTyres-750-x-16-x-10-ply-/180889493558?pt=AU_HeavyMachinery&hash=item2a1ddaa036

He still had Bar treads left as of yesterday....

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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 12:06:55 AM »
The Steel treks come up at the auctions regularly.......I bought a pallet load a while back.

Bar treads (Non-Directional Tyres 'Tires' ) can be bought new from Vintage tyres in Melbourne...but you going to pay for them or.....you can buy them from the States from a few places here is a link to STA

http://www.stausaonline.com/light-truck/non-directional.html
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1968 Series IIA 109 GS. ARN 174-217. and a Sankey Trailer.
In this job you have to be able to either run very fast or fight very well.......I am too fat to run

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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2012, 02:39:44 AM »
Great stuff looks like Noel is the tyre guy. Those Hi-milers are actually equally as appealing as the bar treads to me,
I remember them looking great on our old series 3 109. Chunky as. Though they are probably not correct military uniform.

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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2012, 03:01:27 AM »
Thanks for the treasure trove of info, its this kind of help that keeps our vehicles alive and healthy :)
   
Has anyone ever gone a little extreme and fitted muddies before?
I know it's sacrelige to modify an ex-army land rover, for reasons of military preservation and pedigree,
but what about massive tyres, those front cut guards look like they could do with a big set of muddies
to fill them up, plus with the military lifted shackles, they would fit fine, with no damage to vehicle.

Thinking of having a set of muddies/wheels rims for fun/spare
and primarily using bar tread/standard rim. 

Any thoughts?

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Re: Bar Tread Tyres for Series 2a GS 109"
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2012, 03:23:03 AM »
Master_Chief has or had a set fitted to one of his Workshop trucks and it did have a certain appeal to it.  8)