Wheel Option - Page 3 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Wheel Option

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2011, 03:03 PM
Moe Craig's Avatar
Moe Craig Moe Craig is online now
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hot AZ (Phoenix Valley)
Posts: 2,702
Moe Craig has a very good reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a very good reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a very good reputation on FTE.Moe Craig has a very good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by Doc View Post
I have to agree. My truck outlasted 2 farmers in the same family. And I'd imagine both of them would roll over in their grave if I put whitewalls on their truck. Don't get me wrong, IF my truck were perfectly restored, I would consider them, but I just like the original look of plain blackwalls.

Here's another option for you guys wanting radial tires with the older classic "plain jane" look. I bought these for my dad's Custom 50 car about a month ago from Diamondback. These are just a basic tire from Cooper that is specially prepared for Diamondback so that the whitewall can be added later. The sidewall is completely blank on one side (in anticipation of the whitewall process). My dad refused to put whitewalls on his car, so I found these and they look really nice and original. Ignore the wheel weights. I hadn't even had time to touch up the rims with paint.

Tape weight suck... they work ok on aluminum wheel... But on steel wheels they don't... I like the look of a steel wheel with weights on them... they have that older look... just my opinion...
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 03:41 PM
brain75's Avatar
brain75 brain75 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 908
brain75 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Oh definitely not razzin the elders - they are the reason I got it to start after 8 years of slumber, you guys know what you are talkin about and it is nice to have the help.
I'm just a wee 36 year old... past that "don't trust anyone over 30" barrier and actually looking to the elders for knowledge and experience now.
As far as my asking for "the elders" - I was thinking anyone with 1st hand experience: i.e. they were actually alive in 1948 (I wasn't, heck my dad wasn't - he was born in '50). Just see if anyone else corroborates what I have been told.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wheel lug pattern sizes mejonz 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 11-03-2011 03:30 AM
wheel bolt pattern 50adrod 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12 02-09-2011 05:48 PM
Wheel lug pattern 1948 F-1 mytbtruck 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 01-03-2008 01:45 PM
someone with wheels knowledge? timmyjimmy5150 Brakes, Steering, Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 0 04-15-2006 10:21 AM
bolt pattern size? also will newer f150 wheels fit 90 f150? mnstang 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 05-30-2004 10:01 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

10, 11, 1979, 5x5, 5x55, carolina, drums, dump, f150, north, rear, rim, steel, truck, wheel, wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 AM.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.