1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks
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So I have some goofy mags on my truck right now, I would like to get back to some 15" steel wheels with baby moons and rings. The problem is I have a 5x4.5 bolt pattern, and have no clue where to find reasonably priced steel wheels. Can I just use any steel wheel? Mid fifty sells stock ones for about $80 a pop. That seems a bit spendy for just some steelies.
To be honest with you that is sorta cheap, as in good price. I have about 110-125 in each of the 5 wheels on my truck. I drove down to Coker Tire in Chattanooga and bought the wheels and rings. I have had to replace two FORD Block style hub caps at $25 a piece. Wheel and Ring came to about $90 each.
1955 Ford F100 with a 5.0 EFI/AOD
Hey Jeff! Yeah, got it running...don't ask with what equipment (carb and c4, lol) but it's definitely an improvement from what was in there before. That 351c was a GAS HOG! I'm averaging about 14-15MPG now with the 302. That's a number I can live with.
Now I just need to finish the rest of the truck. It's a never ending cycle.
I'm also looking at changing to steel wheels however, from what I've seen the steel ones in the bone yards are mostly 5-7" wide and most of it is backspace. If I use those my rims will be about 3-4" inside the fenders which isn't the look I want. There may also be an issue with finding ford caps to fit. The cheapest I've seen were at Jegs. You may be able to find some from a 1973 Mustang which I think came 5X4.5; 15X8", if you find some they may want more than $80 ea.
I ran Dodge Van wheels on the back of my '40 Ford for years. They were a 7" wide rim with a 3 3/4 backspace. I ran JC Whitney baby moons on them. Don't know what year they came off of, but that would give ya something to start with, if you haven't done anything yet.
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