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Old 06-12-2012, 07:38 PM
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Rear end wheels

I have installed a 2001 ford explorer rear end assembly with disc brakes in my 47 ford coupe. I want to use 15 in. Wheels. But having trouble with brake caliper hitting my wheel when I try to bolt it up. Does any one what wheel will fit. What back space do i need Thanks

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sounds like you need a bigger diameter wheel.
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Stock Ford wheels on the Expo were 15x7 1995-1997. They went 16" around 1998 but the brakes were the same between 1995-2001. I can't remember the offset, but you'll need diffrent anyway.. The 'inside' of the wheel your using is probably just too narrow. The easy solution is go 16" which opens up a bunch of options
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This may be the time a spacer is called for..moving the wheel out just a small bit might be all you need..you can make some trial spacers out of plywood for the fitting and then go with a good metal spacer once you have the thickness worked out..

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