I've been looking around a bit trying to find a set of the older "knobby" tires to put on my F-3 when I get it done. The best I've found so far are the military NDT (non directional treads) bias plys. They aren't super cheap, but they will give me the look I want. There are a few differant places that have them, Coker included.
Doesn't it sort of depend on what size you're looking for? Have you tried Lucas Tire, Universal Tire, Denman, and Cooper on-line in addition to Coker? In my search for 7.50x17s I found local shops (Neal Tire and Midtown here in Springfield) that could get them in a traditional looking snow tread in bias ply. And if I'm not mistaken, they're US made.
I've used CARLISLE SURE TRAIL, PAC * STAR 902, REMINGTON's, 8 ply bias-ply 7.00x15LT tires & they sell for $65 each @ the local Tire Shop.
These of course are just Regular LT tires, but I've seen bias-ply Snow Tires in my Local Tire Shops catalog.
Just go to your Local Independent Tire Shop, NOT one of the Chain Tire Stores, & have them look through the catalog for what you need, as they are still available.
The Indy Tire Dealer will, in general, get the Type & Style of Tire for you that you request & not attempt to Bully you into something you do not wish to purchase.
Coker is to Bloody expensive for what you get, @ about $200.00 a pop per tire.
Last edited by Col Flashman; 01-02-2007 at 03:27 PM.
If it was my truck, and I wasn't overly concerned with originality, I'd go with a radial snow. P235/75r15 became the default 1/2 pick up size some time ago (after L78-15 etc) and will be readily available at any tire store. I checked to see if Cooper still makes the Courser Traction, and they do in 700-15 and 750-16, but they're limitied production now and very expensiive.
I am assumeing that you are refering to whats called a cross bar tread design. I have a book here that shows some vintage 4X4 trucks when new with these tires on them. They are very easy to find at any ag co-op down here.