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Old 12-08-2007, 08:30 PM
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1972 ford f-150 wheel width

hey i was wondering what the width in the front between wheel to wheel on a 1972 ford f-150 and is it the same as a 1981 ford f-150

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Old 12-08-2007, 08:39 PM
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I don't believe there is such a thing as a 72 f 150..
there is an F100,250 and 350.

I have a 72 f100 with stock wheels in my driveway...I'll go measure it if you'd like.

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yes please that would be very helpful to my project and go from like the king pins are something thanks derrick
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I will do it in the morning..

It's too cold for that right now.

It must be about 50 degrees out there...Brrrrr.

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k thanks cause my dad had his 48 f-1 on a 72 frame and the wheels where inside the fenders and trying to figure out if a 81 ford frame is the same so i can put my 48 on it thanks
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trying to figure out if a 81 ford frame is the same so i can put my 48 on it thanks
WHY ???

Is you 48 frame missing, badly bent or rusted ??
As a general rule ... the BEST frame for a 48 Ford pickup is the frame that came under it ... with upgrades to it ... the original frame.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:16 PM
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Lol i have never had the original frame
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I went and measured my Old Yeller F100 front end...without taking the wheels off, I measured 75" outside the tires, those are 235-75 r15 tires on 6" rims.

I measured the kingpin C/L at the bottoms and got 57 1/4"

I did some additional measuring and a little math and came up with 66" hub to hub with drum brakes.

The 1970 ford truck facts dealer book I have says the track width of a 70 F100 is 64.4". That measurement is the centerline of the tread on a stock truck with stock tires and rims. The 70 and 72 are about the same exact truck.


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I can't tell you widths.

What I can tell you is that the ford 9" under the trucks from 57 to 72 were the same width. They transplant them in our old trucks all the time. It is almost bolt in for mine.

In 73 the track width got wider on the rear axle. I would assume the front did as well, but I am not positive. The 73+ rear axle will not work under our old trucks unless they are narrowed.
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