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Old 11-22-2013, 08:32 AM
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Looking for a steel wheel insert...

Hi All,

As per this pic, I'm looking for the inner part minus the hoop with a small Ford 5 on 4.5" pattern and an OD between 14 1/4" and 14 1/2". Need one of these for a project. So far, I've had no luck finding one with that ID. Late model Crown Vic's have it but the insert doesn't look "old school"...

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Maybe here..Stockton Wheel - Products Heavy Duty - Military - Light Truck - Off Road
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We used to get those from Speedway as they stock the wheel centers and the hoops as separate pieces for us racers who built our own wheels..Check with them..

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Wheel Center for Stock Car 15 Inch Steel Wheel, 5 on 4-3/4 - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop
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Thanks. I e-mailed them a week ago, and like most online businesses, their e-mails seem to go directly to a "file 13" somewhere. Guess I'll call them Monday...

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We used to get those from Speedway as they stock the wheel centers and the hoops as separate pieces for us racers who built our own wheels..Check with them..

Sam
Checked out Speedway, but nothing that looks like a stock '60's wheel. If Stockton can't help, guess I can always get a truck wheel and weld in an early small Ford center. This won't be structural, I just didn't want to go thru that much trouble...

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:14 AM
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Anybody got a "plan B"? Called Stockton, they had a chart that shows all the insert diameters and they're all roughly the same size (13.5"-ish). Apparently, the hoop is necked up or down for the tire size. Guess if I really want to do this, I'll have to cut up a truck outer insert and weld in the inner 6" - 8" from a car wheel...

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For those who care, I got it figured. It came to me in the middle of the night, I just popped up with the idea. No need to cut away just the (too small) insert when I could chop into the hoop and get the exact size I need. Here are pix of the center after cutting, and of it just sitting inside a Weld ProStar on my son's abandoned MCSS project. The edges need to be trimmed & cleaned up a little so it'll fit comfortably inside. Now I just need to get the wheels I will use and build the jig to hold the thermoforming bits...

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Interesting! Love to see how this turns out.
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