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Old 09-24-2007, 10:16 AM
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I just bought my first car project and it's a 1948, Plymoth, 2dr, business coupe. I have all of the chrome for it although it's been taken off and I want to get it running for now with the original flathead straight six.

In wheel sizes, what current wheel size can I replace the old wheels with in a modern day chrome or mag measurement?

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:50 PM
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I believe the Plymouths of that year use the 5 on 4.5 wheel pattern ... which is a real common pattern. I would suggest trying a used 60's model Plymouth rim to check for sure ... and then a set of 5 inch wide 15 inch rims for the car with a 205/75/15 would be a good starting point.

I have bought old used tires ... to get a project going and for trial fit purposes.

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Also ... check the center of the rims to see if they are large enough to clear the bearing hubs and such. The Dodges, Plymouths and Chrylers used a much bigger center hole in their rims than a lot of the other. I also believe that that year Plymouth uses bolts to hold the rims on ... not the standard stud and lug nut like the later models. Some Mopars have right hand threads and left hand threads on the attaching hardware.

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