69 galaxie- wheel size help anyone?
I hate to post this question because, although i have spent some time reading through old posts, im sure its been addressed somewhere before, but any help- or if someone can point me in the right direction- i would be very grateful. Ive a 69 ford galaxie. I want to put 17 inch wheels on it, but im not certain if can do this, and with how wide a tire. I know my factory wheels have 4in backspacing and 4.5 inch / 5 lugs. Im not sure if the wheels are 6in or 7in (havent dismounted the tire from the wheel)- I just dont want to order the wheels and find the wont fit without rubbing . it looks like i could put just about anything smaller than a washing machine in the wheel wells, but just curious if anyone has any experience with this vehicle and wheel sizing. Thanks ! (and do i need to get a "heavy duty" wheel or if i can find a fit- but a tire/wheel package from "tuner" wheel dealer?)