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Old 02-01-2014, 02:38 PM
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I am seriously wanting to change the wheels on my '62 Fairlane and get rid of the full stainless racing wheel covers. I am also wanting to change the rim size from 16" in the rear and 14" in the front to 15" all the way around. In addition to this I am wanting to use some Ford dog dish hubcaps that a friend sent me See Pic. The problem I am having is finding the proper rim that will accommodate this dog dish caps. The backs are 11" diameter and need a rim that size to snap on to. I am also aware that I may end up in the wheel graveyard rummaging through until I find something but I was wondering if any members out there had any suggestions as to locating some rims. I certainly don't mind buying new rims, if I can find the right ones.


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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheel-Vintiq...ab5bbd&vxp=mtr
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Thanks Gents, BTW my hole pattern is 5 by 4.5 and the nib for the hubcap has to be 11" I.D. to fit the back of the hubcap. Richard, I think I'll call Stockton Monday morning, thanks.

There's a possibility that these hubcaps could be for a Ford truck also.
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I think you are in luck WR. The rear wheels on my roadster are off of a mid 80's Ford LTD police car that ran dog dish hub caps. Unlike most Fords that used 10 1/2 inch caps the police cars used 11 inch caps which happen to be the same size as the 49-50 Mercury caps I needed a wheel for. I gave 35 dollars each for the two I bought.

5 on 4 1/2 inch 15 X 6 inch (IIRC) and nubbs to hold 11 inch cap.
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Hot diggy dawg, thanks John - - - - now I can ask semi-intellegent questions when I call the Retailers.
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It is odd WR. I have been snooping around the internet and have verified that the 49 and 50 merc caps were 11 inch but I have not neen able to prove the police wheels or caps were 11 inches but..... I took the wheels of the police car in the junk yard myself and know they were. I had been told by someone else they would work. Wish I could find verification but for now you will have to trust me.

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OK, here is a link that verifies the 11 inch police car hub caps and I also found pictures of 1988-2001 police cars with them on it.

Set of 4 Ford Crown Victoria Wheel Cover Hub Cap 11" Police Dog Dish | eBay
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Got them dog bowls nailed down and now to find some rims - - - better get under the Fairlane and see what kinda clearance I have so I'll know what width to get.
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Saw your picture of your 64............now I know why you want to change to 15's! (:
Guys on Mustangsteve.com should be able to help you find'em.
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the caps are from a cop car.. bought them for my 89 grandmark.. but totaled before I could put new tires on it.. FWIW they fit the grand mark wheels, but the grand mark was a fire chief car before I got it.. so it could've had cop wheels or the 80-89 box grandmark/crown vic. just used that type wheel under the lame plastic wire covers..
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Saw your picture of your 64............now I know why you want to change to 15's! (:
Guys on Mustangsteve.com should be able to help you find'em.
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Thanks, 6Sally6, it's a '62 FWIW but you should have seen it before I took the lowering blocks and NASCAR side exhaust off of it. Couldn't drive the #@#$#@ over a cig pack without hitting bottom. It was put together by a fellow in Pasadena Texas that I loving refer to as one of the "Barrio Brothers". No disrespect intended but they sure butchered everything they did and I"m lucky that it is still a sound little ride and we're getting there slowly but surely.

Here's what I mean by they had it too low. This was a "fixed" suspension and not adjustable with air or anything. People in the subdivision got to calling me "old sparky" when they'd see me coming down the road dragging everything in sight.

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Richard, I called Stockton and they knew what I needed and have the ability to fix me up. I also called Wheel Smiths and got the same results but none of this would have been possible without John, Mark and others helpful information. Now, I have to get busy and start measuring so I can order the correct size. As most of you know, once you get away from bone stock, it's not just height and width and hole pattern but also offset and turning clearance ETC. I'm even thinking about having them powder coated in an appropriate blue but haven't decided definitely yet. Decisions decisions
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