I got this truck from the second owner who bought it from a friend in 1966. I know he didn't change the rims and I can't imagine the original owner changed them in the ~8 months he owned the truck. The original hubcaps fit on the rims so I'm further convinced that these are original. I'm trying to find tires the right size but every post i can find says this truck came with 15" rims. Anybody???
I had the same problem. Mine came with 16s and I couldnt figure out the right size. Someone told me in a previous thread that they came with 235/75/15, but mine is an oversized 235/85/16... Try sending NumberDummy a message, he posted in that thread about 16s being available so maybe he knows the tire saze they came with. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...-question.html
Here is a link to the thread I am referring to. Most the tire stuff is on the first page. Hope you find the answers. Let me know what tire fits your 16s when you find out, I would like to have normal tires someday.
Not to hijack the thread, but are you referring to my name? Haha, if so, I was a grunt but during deployment our engineers kept getting f'ed up so I volunteered to sweep for IEDs, earning me the nickname of Sapper Joe.
Anyway, I didn't mean they came with the size mentioned in my previous post, more like thats the size in today's standard. I will post a pic of my rim on my recent thread if you could identify if it is original or not.
I did see the other post but it looked like people were focusing more on the other questions so I started a new one. Sorry if you answered this and I missed it. Thanks for the info! Is the 6.00 vs 6.50 just preference or does it depend on exactly what rims I have? I feel like I'm asking dumb newbie questions but...
Sapper the reason I asked was I had some good buddies that were Sappers and they had said it was tougher getting the sapper tab than it was getting their Ranger tab. Sorry about the tire info. As usual ND had the accurate info,again I got taken to school
Both 16 inch "widow maker'" split and non split rim wheels were available.
The 16" F 100 wheel was only available in non split rim (1 piece solid). The 15" was the only 2 piece rim available for the F 100. In other words, the 15" 1 piece was the standard wheel, and the 16" 1 piece, 17.5" 1 piece and the 15" 2 piece were the only wheel options for the F100. The 16" 2 piece rim for the F 100 is a fantasy, does not exist no matter what your parts book say.
Post a photo, if you can, of your "original rims/hubcaps" as that may shed light on the subject. A lot of people think their
rims/tires/caps are original, but aren't. I hunted the globe for 16inch non-split "innie rims" which take Fords "bottlecap"
hubcaps. They are as hard to find as a virgin in a brothel. Took 6 months and 3 states.
Also, these original rims were not designed to use radials, but rather tubed bias-plys. Radial rims have a safety lip on the inner
edge and I've been told by an expert wheel builder (Wheelsmith in Corona, CA) that you shouldn't use radials on these old rims
as it can potentially compromise the rims integrity...lots of guys are doing it, but it's a bad idea.
"Common sense is not very common".
I posted an inquiry about dog dish caps and rims before finding your comments in this thread. I guess what I have is "innies" as you call them. 2 rims and 2 dog dish caps. Do you know any one that may need them to complete a full set? Thanks for your time,
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