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Old 06-02-2006, 11:16 PM
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5 lug 16" steel wheels?

I thought I read someplace that there was a 16" 5x5.5 lug steel wheel. Is there such a creature or did I misread something. I would love to have a 16" painted steel wheel for my truck that would still accept the small "dog dish" hub caps. If Ford did not make them has anyone found an inexpensive alternative. Also, not to change the subject, but I would like to find a factor front sway bar for my truck, but havn't had any luck. Are these a pretty rare option?

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I thought I read someplace that there was a 16" 5x5.5 lug steel wheel. Thanks,
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The earlier Ford 1/2 tons (somewhere pre 1953) had these wheels that were fairly narrow. I had a 1974 F100 that had what looked to be factory 16 '' 5 bolt rims.
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Seems like the new Econolines have 16x7 steel wheels. Same bolt pattern ain't it? I don't know if they take a dog dish cover though.
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A lot of Jeeps wheels were 16" with the 5 on 5.5" circle. A jeep wheel will fit on Ford but a Ford wheel will not fit on Jeep. The jeep has a larger hub, hence the difference.
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I believe 16" wheels were an option on 67-72s (as well as 16.5s). I have them on my 68 F250.
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Dodge Ram 16" wheels bolt right up!
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16 and 16.5 wheels

Mark, I'll second the vote for dodge wheels. Lots of 1/2 ton dodge trucks and vans came with the sixteen inch wheels in the 5 x 5.5 pattern. The dodge vans in salvage yards seem to be almost ignored, and parts from them are usually cheap. There were some international harvestors that had 16.5 wheels on a 1/2 tonner, but there weren't many of them. You can have 16.5s made easily enough, by someone like Stockton Wheel. 2ndly, aftermarket swaybars are available for your truck. DF, @ his Dad's house
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the 16 inch rim was an option for fleet trucks. i had a set on my 70. you can see them in my albumn
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What is the width of the 16" wheels? The reason I would like 16" wheels is so that I can have a lower profile tire without sacraficing the overall height of the tire. I am lowering my truck a bit and DO NOT want a tire/rim combo that seems out of proportion, yet gives me the benefits of the newer lower profile tires. I know that most 15" rims have a 235/70 or 235/75 tire which is the overall height I want, but I want the better handling of a say 60 series tire while still filling up the wheelwells respectively.

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P.S. Carl let me know what you want for the rims and where you are (for shipping/pick up purposes). The local salvage yard claims they have a few, but has not had the time to look yet.
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