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Old 02-25-2019, 12:34 AM   #21
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Ol'Ron; please elaborate on the 10 year rule.
Never heard of that.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:07 AM   #22
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Ol'Ron; please elaborate on the 10 year rule.
Never heard of that.
When I was a contractor I bought an older fifth wheel trailer for me and crew to sleep in for a remote job. Tread was perfect but tires were rotten. Changed all four before we had problems. Very old tires with perfect tread can be dangerous

My question for Ron is why not just change rims. New ones with offset and rim width you want would be cheaper than changing to 5 on 4 1/2. Pretty sure
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The tire shops recommend replacement after 5-years but they do want to sell tires. They will last longer than that but 10-years is starting to get on a fine line between safe and dangerous. We never even thought about it when we were kids but the wisdom of old age puts things in a different perspective.
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:17 AM   #24
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The 16s and over might be the majority of tires in the future (whenever that is) but they will be for those modern large wheels wheels with the ultra low aspect ratio. Won't do you any good on an old Ford anyway.
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:41 PM   #25
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I have a set of 15 inch wheels 5 on 5 1/2. Inside hubcap bumps just over 8 inches. Could they be of a later F1
old thread but I am looking for some help. will a stock modern wheel , 5 on 5 1/2 bolt directly to a Model A? I have a 1929 and was looking to replace rusted wire wheels, thanks
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old thread but I am looking for some help. will a stock modern wheel , 5 on 5 1/2 bolt directly to a Model A? I have a 1929 and was looking to replace rusted wire wheels, thanks
Yes they will. Did it many times when I was into Model As.
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old thread but I am looking for some help. will a stock modern wheel , 5 on 5 1/2 bolt directly to a Model A? I have a 1929 and was looking to replace rusted wire wheels, thanks

Like this one! 16 inch 1940-'48 Ford wheels! DD
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I tracked that 15” x 6” size through time and don’t find another until the mid 1970s. Whether they’d still have the “innie” nubs I doubt. Stu

Stu....I'm fairly certain that '66 was the last year for the "innie" nubs. DD
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At 85 and 5/6 I'll never have to worry about wheels and tires. But my children and gran kids will have something that will ever have to worry about getting tires for it. Unfortunately, My grand daughter was the one that wanted the stick shift, and she's in Baltimore. I put new tires on it 6 years ago and only 500 miles on them, but I'll have to replace them in 4 years. with the 10 year rule
Most young kids today couldn't care less about our old cars. They want to drive new Toyotas!
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I tracked that 15” x 6” size through time and don’t find another until the mid 1970s. Whether they’d still have the “innie” nubs I doubt. Stu
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Stu....I'm fairly certain that '66 was the last year for the "innie" nubs. DD
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Yup DD, I have got 15 x 5.5" wide and 15x6" wide steel wheels off
both '65 and '66 Ford 1/2 tons, and all had the "innie" hubcap nubs.

BUT, I did get a set of 15x6" wide steel wheels off a late build '66 Ford
1/2 ton, that did have the "outie" hubcap mounting tabs, so I'm thinking
'66 was a transition year for "innie" and ''outie" Ford 1/2 ton wheels...

Edit to clarify, that these pickups with the 15x6" were in an old junk yard
in the late 80's and they were telephone pickups, the kind with utility boxs
on them.

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Just ordered up some baby moons for the 8 1/8th nubs.
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Just ordered up some baby moons for the 8 1/8th nubs.
FYI: I like to put a dab of silicon sealant on the wheel nubs before I install the cap. I haven't lost a cap since I started doing this.
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