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Old 12-17-2008, 09:17 PM
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Ford Bolt Pattern 4.25 inch?

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I was under the impression that "most" Ford bolt patterns for common alluminum type wheels were spaced at 4.5 inches. Is there such a thing as a 4.25 inch Ford bolt pattern? The reason I ask is because I am looking at these wheels,

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and he has them listed as a 4.25 inch bolt pattern. Is he mistaken or could they be a 4.25 inch bolt pattern for a Ford?

Second question, this listing person says that by polishing these wheels

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

you will be able to remove what looks like a dog whiz stain. Will polishing remove urine stains (I can't see it on the wheel)?

Finally, can someone please confirm whether or not I am measuring the back spacing of a wheel correctly. If I take the wheel off the vehicle and lay it face down (lug nut side down) and then lay a straight edge across the wheel, it is my understanding that the backspacing distance is the measure from the back of a bolt pattern hole, to the edge of the straight edge. Am I correct in this assumption?

Thanks to all that respond.

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Most Fords had the 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern.
I believe some Mopars had a smaller 5 on 4.25 pattern ... but I am not positive

The eBay links were removed because it looks like a sneaky way to advertise. I see you are not in the locations listed on the auctions ... BUT

Most stains can be polished out/off but some wheels have a coating on them from the factory ... and if that coating has been compromised ... all bets are off.

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Thanks Duece. And no, definately not my Ebay listings. I would like to purchase one of the sets though.

Am I correct with the backspacing measurement?
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Thanks Duece. And no, definately not my Ebay listings. I would like to purchase one of the sets though.

Am I correct with the backspacing measurement?
You are correct in your method of measuring ...

Maybe you should be HAPPY the eBay listings are gone ... someone else here may BID them up on you !!
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Ok thanks Duece. Any yeah I thought about someone else bidding on them, but I figured it was worth the risk to show you guys what I was talking about. I'm pretty determined to end up with the set that has the dog pee on them.
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Duece is correct,Mopar had that wheel bolt pattern for a few years. the Mopar guys refer to those as the small Mopar wheel.
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Hate to jump in contrarily BUT. Most Mopars are 5 on 4.5 as are most Fords, they have a smaller pilot hole in the middle or would fit on a Ford...ask me how I know. Ford DID have a 5 on 4.25 pattern on the T-birds and Cougars with IRS( I believe '89 when it was first introduced until they stopped in the 90s sometime). If you look in a Ford Racing Parts catalog at the wheels they list all the different patterns with the wheels. I've been a lifetime Ford guy and although they used that diameter before it was with 4 lugs, those are the only ones I know that Ford had the 5 on 4.25 pattern. The later 'stangs and GT use the 5 on 4.5 as all the earlier ones, with a different offset. I have never figured out why they used that pattern on those singular vehicles???

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wheels

some Ford and Mopar are the same.. Small mopar used a smaller 5 bolt patern... valiant dart, baracuda etc. later mopars parts can swap to early morpar to used Ford -Big mopar wheels.. Early mustang and ford compact wheels had a smaller center hole ... bolt spacing was the same... Galaxie wheels would fit a 5 bolt mustang but if you put the small car wheels on a big car you couldn't seat the wheels and if you ran them it would crack the wheel center
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Take a look at this...

http://www.bacomatic.org/~dw/library/txt/wheelpat.htm

HTH

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Smaller MOPAR wheels such as those used on the 70 Dusters and early A body cars were 5 on 4 inch bolt circle.
All other Mopar cars and some trucks were 5 on 4 1/2 like Ford,
but some Dodge pickups had 5 on 5 1/2 like Ford pickups.

As for center register holes, generally you can put Mopar wheels on Fords, but not necessarily in every case.
There might be disc brake interference.
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Excellent list. Thanks.
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4 1/4" Ford housing

I bought an 8" Ford rear housing out of a '64 Falcon that had a 4 1/4" bolt pattern. It's a big paperweight in the shop now, as redrilling the axles was more than I paid for the entire rear
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I bought an 8" Ford rear housing out of a '64 Falcon that had a 4 1/4" bolt pattern. It's a big paperweight in the shop now, as redrilling the axles was more than I paid for the entire rear
4 or 5 lug??

If it was a 4 lug, it belonged to a Sunbeam Alpine or Tiger...

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it's a 5 lug set up
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ford 5x4.25

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Gents,

I was under the impression that "most" Ford bolt patterns for common alluminum type wheels were spaced at 4.5 inches. Is there such a thing as a 4.25 inch Ford bolt pattern? The reason I ask is because I am looking at these wheels,

xxxxxxxxxxxxx

and he has them listed as a 4.25 inch bolt pattern. Is he mistaken or could they be a 4.25 inch bolt pattern for a Ford?

Second question, this listing person says that by polishing these wheels

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

you will be able to remove what looks like a dog whiz stain. Will polishing remove urine stains (I can't see it on the wheel)?

Finally, can someone please confirm whether or not I am measuring the back spacing of a wheel correctly. If I take the wheel off the vehicle and lay it face down (lug nut side down) and then lay a straight edge across the wheel, it is my understanding that the backspacing distance is the measure from the back of a bolt pattern hole, to the edge of the straight edge. Am I correct in this assumption?

Thanks to all that respond.
FYI,i kno most fords are 4.5 like my 66 stang, but one of my buddies just bought a pair of mags for his 69 stang with what he thought was a b5x4.5 but as it turns out his is a 5x4.25!! so they do have them also his is a 9" rearend so go figure that out, heres the kicker, he has the origenal 15" "GT" wheels on it and a pair of old chrome wheels with the 4.25, leave it to ford to do things diff. butch
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