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Old 02-24-2019, 08:48 AM   #1
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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
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1948 Mercury.Ford PU 53 to 60 or there abouts.How about a pic?
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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
When you say 8" is that outer edge to edge or the measurement where the tire actually mounts?
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When you say 8" is that outer edge to edge or the measurement where the tire actually mounts?
Where the HUB CAP mounts
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:04 AM   #5
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Ford is not the only manufacturer that used 5 x 5-1/2" wheels.
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:05 PM   #6
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Ford is not the only manufacturer that used 5 x 5-1/2" wheels.
Correct, but Ford alone used the 8.092” hub cap mounting diameter. The most likely wheel here is the 15” x 5.00” one piece wheel first used on pickups in 1955 (B5C 1015-A). There were early 1940s special equipment 15” wheels, and a 6.00” wide special equipment wheel in the 1950s. The width of the wheels would be helpful to know. Stu
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:50 PM   #7
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Wheel has four inside bumps where hubcap mounts that measure inside to inside just under 8 1/8. Six inch rim. Not a lot of hub cap options that I have found

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sure looks like a ford wheel to me
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How are you measuring width? Across the lips or down inside between bead lips? If it’s six across the lips it’s probably five between. Stu
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:34 PM   #10
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Where the HUB CAP mounts
Not confused, just failed to proof read.
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How are you measuring width? Across the lips or down inside between bead lips? If it’s six across the lips it’s probably five between. Stu
6 between.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:43 PM   #12
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I have 5 or 6 15" wheels that I'll give to anyone that wants them. some are in good shape and some not, but you have to take team all. I've been converting my 5 on 5 1/2 axles to 5 on 4 1/2. X 16. The 15: tire size is a thing of the past and will become more expensive and the choice of sizes will be less. The 16 is the size of the future, at least it's what i was told by a dealer. I thought 17 would be in but 18 has a better chance. At present the 16 are plentiful in the 4 1/2 size I picked up a nice set of good looking wheels for 15 bucks apiece.. I realize this doesn't meet the demand of the stock restored car, but the aftermarket like cooker will have what you need. For average guy that just wants a driver this is the way to go. My 47 Int with 280 Flathead wil live for ever. My great gran-kids will learn to drive in Gramps old truck and she'll climb any hill in Vermont in OD.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:00 PM   #13
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Why did you not go to 5 on 5 1/2 by 16. Loads of those around. Also seems that brand new wheels cheaper than converting
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Dont know if this helps but baby moons are a good look IMO. It also lists other fittments.

https://hubcapmike.com/rc818m-baby-m...-wheel-flange/
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:07 PM   #15
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. The 15: tire size is a thing of the past and will become more expensive and the choice of sizes will be less. The 16 is the size of the future, at least it's what i was told by a dealer. .
What future? At our age the future is now. There are plenty of 15" tires still available. Who cares about 20+ years from now.
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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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Found them with a bunch of stuff in a boneyard at the back of a friends ranch here locally. There were remnants of three or four F1's near by. So I assumed later F1. There were plenty of 16 inchers and later 15 inch truck with bumps out
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The picture makes it look new or restored. Is that how you found it or did you paint it? And are there others the same width? What’s your plan for it? Stu
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The picture makes it look new or restored. Is that how you found it or did you paint it? And are there others the same width? What’s your plan for it? Stu
Sandblasted and painted engine color. Going on a 32 Rdst Highboy Putting radials on. Same width.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:33 PM   #20
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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
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