Re: Armstrong Norseman Tires?
Charlie Ekertson? No. Broncos?
You mean the Bill Stroppe Broncos built for PJ and the Unsers?
Come to think of it, I went through several sets of Norseman's, maybe the rubber was butyl, soft, sticky but didn't last long.
Dick Cepek himself sold me my first Gates Commandos - he made me custom wide (8") wheels for my '66 Datsun PU - in '66. (In '66 8" wide was big). He was the first to start building one piece wheels, till then we'd been welding wheel halves together.
That was when he had a little tire store in South Gate before anybody ever heard of him. One of his sons mounted them for me.
I went through a couple sets of the Commandos, then Dick talked me into the Norsemens when Gates dropped the Commando.
Dick had Armstrong change the molds on the Norseman for him about the same time Armstrong dropped the Norseman. He changed the name and on the outer corner lugs he imbedded DC.
The Norseman's were quiet, the Fun Countrys were noisey by comparison.
I had several sets of those till I sold my '55 Willys Wagon.
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