Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Bumpsides Ford Truck

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-25-2014, 02:29 PM
quinletc's Avatar
quinletc quinletc is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Memphis
Posts: 231
quinletc is starting off with a positive reputation.
1972 F-250

Guess if I had thought about it, I would have started with this title, and then the thread would have just built on itself over time. Oh well...

Wheels. It seems I have split rims. While I understand these are original equipment, I am hearing that many tire shops won't mount tires on them.

Do they present any danger when airing up - I mean just adding air occasionally?

I assume that as long as I get new wheels with a 8x6.5 lug pattern, I can switch to solid wheels. Correct?

Any recommendations on where to get basic steel wheels?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-25-2014, 02:34 PM
qman qman is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,120
qman is starting off with a positive reputation.
Junkyard is full of them
__________________
72 F100 2WD 360 C6 PS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-25-2014, 03:01 PM
HIO Silver's Avatar
HIO Silver HIO Silver is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NorCal
Posts: 10,804
HIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by qman View Post
Junkyard is full of them
2x.. Econolines would be the preferred donors... 16x7.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-25-2014, 03:33 PM
quinletc's Avatar
quinletc quinletc is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Memphis
Posts: 231
quinletc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HIO Silver View Post
2x.. Econolines would be the preferred donors... 16x7.
Thanks! Great to know about the Econolines, as websites keep pointing me to 16.5" rims, and the tire selection for those is much smaller.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-25-2014, 03:37 PM
HIO Silver's Avatar
HIO Silver HIO Silver is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NorCal
Posts: 10,804
HIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to beholdHIO Silver is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by quinletc View Post
Thanks! Great to know about the Econolines, as websites keep pointing me to 16.5" rims, and the tire selection for those is much smaller.
The yards I go to have TONS of retired Econolines since they are more or less working and delivery vehicles these days. Potential donors are up to the mid-90s if I recall correctly.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-25-2014, 06:48 PM
RichS2659 RichS2659 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North Pole, Alaska
Posts: 639
RichS2659 is starting off with a positive reputation.
HIO, for Econo wheels it would be up to 2013 as the Econo's still used the Dana 60 with the 8x6.5 pattern. The regular Econo is dead. They might have gone to 17" in the last few years.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-25-2014, 07:02 PM
JEFFFAFA JEFFFAFA is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Phoenix, Az.
Posts: 3,619
JEFFFAFA has a good reputation on FTE.JEFFFAFA has a good reputation on FTE.
FYI. Econolines still show 16" in 2014 model year.
__________________
Trucks aren't Cool unless the tailgate handle swings..........
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic.










Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-26-2014, 03:44 AM
jowilker's Avatar
jowilker jowilker is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Creedmoor, North Carolina
Posts: 22,717
jowilker is a splendid one to beholdjowilker is a splendid one to beholdjowilker is a splendid one to beholdjowilker is a splendid one to beholdjowilker is a splendid one to beholdjowilker is a splendid one to behold
https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn jowilker
quinletc The wheels became quite a hazard when reloading a new tire. There have been several men that have been killed and or badly maned when the wheels would blow apart when refilling them with air. As posted replacements should be common to find from 3/4 ton and up trucks

I believe you will have more tire choices available to you in 16" rather than 16.5.


John
__________________
In the cool still quiet hours of night, you can hear chevies rusting away.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-26-2014, 08:09 AM
quinletc's Avatar
quinletc quinletc is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Memphis
Posts: 231
quinletc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Again, thanks for all the info - very helpful.

Incidentally, I've been watching the new season of Falling Skies, and there are a bunch of 70's and 80's F-series trucks in the show.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-26-2014, 02:41 PM
quinletc's Avatar
quinletc quinletc is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Memphis
Posts: 231
quinletc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yellow Primer?

There are a few spots on the hood where yellow is showing through the old, weathered red paint.

Is the yellow actually primer? The hood and paint are allegedly original.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-27-2014, 11:34 PM
orich's Avatar
orich orich is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Jose ca.
Posts: 2,958
orich is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.orich is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
It could be the hood was replaced at one time. Many thinks happen in 40+ yr old vehicles. Most were dark primers used.
orich
__________________
1971 F250 4wd Nv4500-5spd O/D 416cid owned since 1978. Toured Vietnam 1968-70 15 months 512th Trans Co. Driver of the Iron Butterfly Gun truck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H7U71KZEJw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lemll...r_embedded#t=0 & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=119sc1w8J2Y#t=2
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-28-2014, 07:18 AM
nkf nkf is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: SW Idaho
Posts: 78
nkf is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'd check with a dealer and see what new ones go for. Around here new wheels are about $10.00 more over used. Or look for new steel after market wheels too. The tire shop I go to all the time has like new steel wheels for not a lot of money as well. Let your finger do some walking before heading to a bone yard.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-29-2014, 09:17 PM
tsoza86 tsoza86 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 22
tsoza86 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I work in a tire shop and Im one of the few that will do.split rims. Voming fron my experience your better off buying different rims 16.5 tire are expendive and limited and you can get plain black or steel wheels for cheap
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-02-2014, 01:35 PM
quinletc's Avatar
quinletc quinletc is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Memphis
Posts: 231
quinletc is starting off with a positive reputation.
Lug size

What size are the lugs on a '72 F250 with 8 lugs? Was there more than one size?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-04-2014, 02:19 PM
JEFFFAFA JEFFFAFA is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Phoenix, Az.
Posts: 3,619
JEFFFAFA has a good reputation on FTE.JEFFFAFA has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by quinletc View Post
What size are the lugs on a '72 F250 with 8 lugs? Was there more than one size?
The studs are 1/2" X 20. The nuts are the same as F100's and cars back then. From memory I'd saw 13/16" socket.
__________________
Trucks aren't Cool unless the tailgate handle swings..........
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic.










Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 02:19 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
63 F100 4x4 - Wheels and Tires Help KsCop 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 15 11-06-2013 06:09 PM
2003 wheel sizes breadstick 1997 - 2003 F150 2 01-02-2013 09:49 PM
F350 tires narfzort Super Duty & Heavy Duty 4 08-19-2012 03:26 PM
Changing To 18 Or 20 Wheels With LLS bigfishford Expedition & Navigator 1 05-17-2006 06:21 PM
1986 f150 wheels and tires?????????????? weswes01 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 01-02-2005 07:08 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
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. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup