I'll be getting 6 basically new 16" tires off a 1 ton. Any ideas on what I can do for cheap rims? I think 67-77 F series half tons could have 16s from the factory with the right 5 on 5.5 pattern. I think 16s came back in as stock some time after 86 but have a different bolt pattern. Do my facts sound right?
No luck at the DesMoines area junkyards yet. Most don't have any trucks that old.... and I don't want to go to custom rims assuming the $$ would offset the savings on the tires. Junkyard say they'd be 5 -10 bucks IF they had them.
the older trucks never had 16's on the half tons, that showed up in the 90's. You can buy new white spoke rims for about $40 each that are 16" with your bolt pattern though. Not likely the junkyards are going to have anything.
the workhorse:86 F250 4x4 6.9 Diesel 4-spd, 4.10 axles
the other workhorse 92 F350 2wd crew cab,3.55 rear axle, 92 6bt Cummins, NV4500
the project: 78 F150 4x4 shortbed 351 auto Iowa Chapter leader, ASE certified parts specialist
Come on down and join us in the Iowa chapter, or your own local chapter!! Thanks, Roger
Check out this thread. Bought them online from Jeg's. $39 each with free shipping. I bought the black powder coated 15X10.
They have 16X7 and 16X8 in the 5 on 5.5. Chrome too, if thats what you are looking for. I love mine.
I can see my link to Jegs won't work on here. The wheels are Cragar Soft Eight 397's. Get us some pictures when you get the new combo on.
1993 Ford Bronco 5.8 XLT
1986 Ford Mustang GT
1997 Land Rover Discovery SE7
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD
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.