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Old 05-04-2013, 03:01 PM
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I must have the only 4 of these in captivity.
And 2 of them I can't use.
Here's the story:
I have a 64 Ford Galaxie, (actually belongs to my BIL) these wheels were installed on it. They came off a Dodge van, from the 80's. All 4 are 15x8 with 3-3/8" backspace.
The ones on the front want to rip the fenders off the car when turned.
I've been hunting for a pair with mabe a 4-3/8" backspace, which would allow them to clear the fenders, or mabe a pair of 15x7.
either way, I've had no luck in finding any wheels that are anywhere close to looking like what I have.
Don't have the funds to buy 4 new wheels, and he want's to drive it some, now that the wheels are the only thing keeping it off the road.
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There's more out there. I think they're Jackman wheels. Rare back in the 70's and very expensive to find now. You might be better to sell those and get some stock rims to fit. Here's a link to some on ebay. Get your heart pills handy.
15x10 Aluminum Jackman Style Wheels Rims Mags 5x5 5 Ford Bronco F 150 Jeep CJ5 | eBay
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Get your heart pills handy.
Yet, the wheels didn't sell at that price...
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The first set I found last year where 900 a rim. Somebody bought them.
I thought only factory rims where expensive!!
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How can I positively ID them as Jackman?
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Might be a name stamped on the back side of the spokes. Or on the rim.
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The first set I found last year where 900 a rim. Somebody bought them.
I thought only factory rims where expensive!!
Are people now restoring 1970s conversion vans?
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It's people with deep pockets Joe!!
They want something they had years ago and just write a cheque.
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I must have the only 4 of these in captivity.
And 2 of them I can't use.
Here's the story:
I have a 64 Ford Galaxie, (actually belongs to my BIL) these wheels were installed on it. They came off a Dodge van, from the 80's. All 4 are 15x8 with 3-3/8" backspace.
The ones on the front want to rip the fenders off the car when turned.
I've been hunting for a pair with mabe a 4-3/8" backspace, which would allow them to clear the fenders, or mabe a pair of 15x7.
either way, I've had no luck in finding any wheels that are anywhere close to looking like what I have.
Don't have the funds to buy 4 new wheels, and he want's to drive it some, now that the wheels are the only thing keeping it off the road.
why does that photo look lik the back side of the wheel?
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why does that photo look lik the back side of the wheel?
I dunno,
That's the front, the back is somewhat rougher.
There is some writing on the back, but no "makers marks" Just the size 15x8.5, and instruction to not inflate tires over 60psi.
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