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Old 02-11-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Which wheels do I need?

I purchased a 40 ford coupe sitting in a field since 1954 and someone stole the wheels off it years ago. I need to get some wheels and tires on it to move it. I think I found some originals but not sure of the size yet because the guy is a a swap meet in Canada. Should they be 16"? If so I am worried about finding 16" used tires. What do you recommend for the cheapest and easiest way go?
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which wheels do I need?

16" is the original wheel diameter. 15" Ford pickup wheels will bolt right on. 60s through the early 90s used the 5 x 5.5" bolt circle.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Which wheels do I need?

Ford used the 5.5" bolt pattern up thru 1996 1/2 ton pickups.
In 1997 Ford made the bolt pattern a fraction of an inch smaller 5.31"
and to the naked eye, you can't see the difference, they used that
pattern thru 2003, then went to 6 lug in 2004, but up
to '96 will fit the '40 Ford car and pickup.









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