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coupedup 04-23-2009 08:26 AM

1940 ford deluxe -rims and tires
 
the car is completely stock but i am looking for some really nice rims and tires...soemthing that will fill up the wheel wells nicely and something that will also lower it a little bit...

any suggestions ?

Deuce 04-23-2009 03:18 PM

On my basically stock suspension 1940 Ford standard businessman coupe ... I just used a set of 55/56 F-100 rims on the front. They come in a 15 inch rim size and I had 165/15/80R Kumos on the front. On the rear I had a widened rim with the F-100 center and used a 225/75/15R tire.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...r/0afb6c52.jpg

I also had a dropped axle and a reversed eye spring in the front and a rear spring de-arched.

:thumbup:

coupedup 05-12-2009 09:11 AM

bolt pattern
 
any clue what size the bolt pattern is ?
thanks for your help...nice coupe!!

cobalt327 05-12-2009 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coupedup
any clue what size the bolt pattern is ?
thanks for your help...nice coupe!!

The pattern is 5 on 5-1/2".

That IS a nice coupe!

coupedup 06-02-2009 09:17 AM

1940 ford coupe stock rims and tires ??
 
does anyone have a stock coupe with aftermarket rims and tires ? i am trying to finish my dads coupe for him and i cannot figure out what to do . the axles stick out on it so the moon hubcaps work but what else will work onthere...
i might be forced to runs stock rims and new tires on it with the moon hub caps and trim rings ...

thanks guys

Deuce 06-02-2009 11:14 AM

A lot of rodders just use a set of mid 50's F-100 rims. I did :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...r/0afb6c52.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...r/f38f19bd.jpg

The original wheel pattern on a 1940 Ford is 5 on 5.5 and that is the same as Ford pickups for many years ( not current ones ). It is a big pattern and not the most popular pattern for the aftermarket mag wheel manufacturers.

Wheel adapters are available, but only make the track width wider and uses up valuable room when trying to use aftermarket rims.

coupedup 06-18-2009 01:49 PM

what size tires are you running ?
 
thanks for the help !!

aralph 03-19-2013 10:15 PM

How wide are 40 ford rims and how bog of a tire will go no them?

aralph 03-19-2013 10:19 PM

40 Ford rims
 
How wide are 40 Ford rims and how big of a tire woll go on them??
Thanks

cobalt327 03-20-2013 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aralph (Post 1658546)
How wide are 40 Ford rims and how big of a tire woll go on them??
Thanks

Stock '40 Ford car wheels were 16" diameter x 4" wide. Coker can give details on tire fitment, or check at HAMB. A lot of guys went to the Ford 15" wheels, 5-1/2" wide, used on 1/2 ton trucks beginning around '57 or so. Much better tire selection for these wheels using 15" tires.

68NovaSS 03-20-2013 02:12 PM

Your two threads for the same issue have been merged here.


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