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Old 09-14-2006, 10:34 PM
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ford wire wheels

I came across a set of what i think are early ford wire wheels. The lug pattern is 5 on 5"(16" tire), I thought that 28-48 cars were all 5 on 5.5"? could these not be fords?

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Old 09-15-2006, 12:46 AM
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28-48 Ford cars were all 5 on 5.5 inches. Could be a set of wheels from an early GM product or probably a whole lot of other makers. Seeing as they are 16" rims they would come from the mid 30's. Model A's came with 21 and 19 inch rims. Post some pics and maybe we can help you out.
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??wire wheels

Here are some pics of the wheels.
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Those are Ford centercaps, but the wheels don't appear to be Ford. Ford had welded spokes whereas your's screw into the rim.
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Homebrew- 36-39 fords used the wide five pattern.

Here is a spiffy thread by wheelkid with some pics

Early Ford Wire Wheel Tech

There are some pics of aftermarket wheels of that era in that thread.

I'll bet a PM to wheelkid asking for some help is in order
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Homebrew- 36-39 fords used the wide five pattern.
You are right!

redsin - Are you sure that you are measuring that bolt circle pattern correctly?
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:17 AM
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I think those are some kind of plymoth wheel, let me do some research (ask my dad when he wakes up) and I'll have a more definate answer for you in the morning, Definatly not a ford wheel
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I talked to my dad, and he says you must have measured wrong. He says its an 18" Motor wheel. An aftermarket thing for fords. The bolt pattern is 5 on 5.5
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I wonder how they got those 16" tires on that 18" wheel?
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I wonder how they got those 16" tires on that 18" wheel?
Lots of rubber lube

Hey wheelkid- did you misread something???

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I thought that you used rubber lube for something else.
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Here is a shot of the measurements measured from the outside of one hole to the middle of the third hole. 5" 17"rim
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I thought that you used rubber lube for something else.
Having materials that can be used for multiple purposes cuts down on storage, inventory and confusion when choosing the right stuff for a given job.

I use the same stuff for putting tires on, drilling, tapping, lubing up my rubber shirt so's I can get it on before a big rock show, parting on the lathe, cleaning grease off my windshield, bug repellant, bringing back that factory fresh shine to my shovelhead, keepin my hair from being all wild between haircuts and at lunch time it makes a super dressing for my taco. Oh, and it drives women crazy.




Make it a part of YOUR tool kit

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I could have sworn it said 6.00-18 on the tire. Are you guys sure it doesn't?
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6.00-16 looks like 18 in that pic.
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