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Old 03-03-2003, 09:37 AM
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Post 40 Ford wheel size-help please

Need help on width of wheels and tire size to use for big and littles on 40 Ford, will narrow rear end to fit.

What wheel width/backspace and size tire would you recomend for front and rear. I plan on new steel wheels/stock hub caps/etc for the oldie look.

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On my '40 coupe with a 4" dropped I-beam front axle and Ford 8" rearend, I'm running:

Front: P185/70 SR14
Rear: P235/70 SR15

btw, the rearend is an original width Ford Granada on Chassis Engineering parallel leaf spring setup.

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I also have a 4" dropped axle and the stock rear end.

165X80X15R on the front (stock 56 F100 rim)

235X75X15R on the rear ..7" rim with 3.5 to the curb and 4.5 backspace

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That Std. Coupe is a beauty, too. I used 47-48 Merc 15" wheels on my 40 205-75R-15 on the front and 215-75R-15 on the rear. Used 42 Hubcaps and 40 trim rings. Looked good!
I believe the Mustang (65-68), Maverick(all years), don't forget the Maverick looking Merc Comet, and the Granada (Merc version called Zephyr) rears are all the same. Fit well, don't require shortening.
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