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I have a project that needs specific sized wheels and I am wondering where I can source them from.

I need 15X5" or 15X4.5" steel wheels with a 5 on 4.5 pattern. Anyone know what vehicles that I can source these from? Thanks.
 

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You looking to run trailer rims?

They come in a 15x5 with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern. The bore is huge and trailer tires are not designed to steer.

But as far as the rims go they are steel and only like $60-80 a rim.
 

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Don't forget "space-saver spare" rims.

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I have my doubts that you will find some that narrow but don't know for sure. It may be possible to find some rims that are the right width but the wrong center (4 lug ?). Then knock the old center out and put the new ones in and weld them. Back in "the day" guys used to drill all the rivits out except two that were directly across from each other. Then they would rotate the center 180 degrees. That way they got the deeper side of the wheel facing out......hence the term "reversed wheels". Insert the centers and bolt the wheel on the axle and rotate it. Use a dial indicator to true it.
 

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Don't forget "space-saver spare" rims.

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I seen one of these walking through a junkyard and was like where did this smoothie come from?


The rim looked cool and the thing did have a 5x4.5 pattern. It is a 18x4 rim though so good luck finding a car tire you would drive 120mph on. Maybe if it was off the trailer and onto the short grass motorcycle tires might work. But never on the street.
 

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These are going on the front of a street driven car. It is a Morris Minor. The deal is, I'm putting a full custom frame under the car and it is being converted to all Ford pattern. The original wheels from the car were a whopping 3" wide. So when I ordered the front frame stub, I had them pinch in the front suspension enough that I can use 5 inch wide wheels instead of the 3's. Was eventually going to run a pair of Mooneyes Starburst Discs on the front, thus I need a set of steelies to run them on.

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I'd suggest looking for '50s or '60s full size Fords in rural wrecking yards. 15 inch wheels were common through the 70's although many manufacturers moved to 14 inch wheels in the 60's and 70's
 

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I have a project that needs specific sized wheels and I am wondering where I can source them from.

I need 15X5" or 15X4.5" steel wheels with a 5 on 4.5 pattern. Anyone know what vehicles that I can source these from? Thanks.
You could try a frame alignment/repair shop, the kind of place that repairs axles and suspensions too and works on any type of vehicles (trailers, 18-wheelers...), they can have access to a lot of uncommon parts in their catalogs. Also a good tire shop that works with professional customers (farm, industry...) would also have access to many unusual things.
Another alternative would be to find a shop that can narrow steel wheels.
 
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