1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Early Eighties Bullnose Ford Truck
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i'm thinking the oem wheels on my 82f100 are 15x7 with 5 lugs on a 41/2 inch pattern. could someone confirm that for me? any other info you wish to offer would also be helpful. i'm trying to come up with a set of used chrome wheels and i'd hate to buy the wrong wheels. lol
thanks for your help
just curious, are you planning to do anything wild to your truck?
btw, if you are looking for good, cheap chrome, summit used to sell US Wheel wheels. they had nice chrome for about $35-50 a rim.. I put a set on my Regal, they looked real nice, except you have to polish chrome a good bit.
no, nothing wild.....it is a dark color.....burgandy, sorta dark wine......just wanted to try to brighten it up a little. i am still debating though........i kinda want to keep it as stock as i can
just wondering- if i had a f100, i'd swap in the f-150 brakes, and an f-150 rear. that way you could stop better, but you'd have to get different rims.. just was wondering if you were building your truck up..
Bremen: swapping to the F150 brakes up front is not cheap or easy... You need new knuckles/spindles calipers, rotors, etc... out back, it's just axles/drums, and possibly backing plates other than the standard brake hardware....
And, it won't really make much difference in stopping, a F100 is a light, low GVWR truck, and, the brakes are more than sufficent for an empty truck...
Plus, 5x4.5 wheels are dirt cheap, with a HUGE selection.... It's probably one of the most popular 5 lug patterns out there...
96 F350 Crew Psd/5 speed,/4x4... $600 special
96 F250 XLT PSD/5 speed/4x4... Freebie!
92 W250 LE, 4x4/CTD/G360/D60/D70U
86 F250 HD 4x4, 6.9/T19/broken D44 TTB junk/10.25.
8? F100 4x4 Mild 460/T19 D60/welded 10.25/44 Boggers, It's not what you BUY, It's what you BUILD
thanks for all the discussion......u taught me about wheels........i bought the truck when it was just a couple of years old. it has never seen any hard service.....except for the one time i loaded a slide in camper on it.
it has only a hundred thousand miles on it and it runs great. i really want to keep it as near stock as i can....maybe it'll be the best looking old truck in the easter parade...ha
the chrome wheels were a bit of a stretch for me ..... just thought i'd brighten it up a bit. there are no plans to build it up or to modify it much at all. i do enjoy keeping all its parts updated. i want it to be dependable.
good luck.. Chrome does look good. Myself personally had those black d-windowed rims (like the nascar cars have) on my 84 2wd. It was dark teal, or something along that line. looked pretty sharp until i wrecked it like 30 times.
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