Welcome to FTE! I would first measure the hub diameter on your front 4x4 axle, and post that here as well, so that others will know if what they have will work for you or not. IE, my '48 F1 16" wheel, even though has the same bolt pattern, won't fit due to the center hole not being big enough.
The rest are just average.
Welcome to FTE! I would first measure the hub diameter on your front 4x4 axle, and post that here as well, so that others will know if what they have will work for you or not. IE, my '48 F1 16" wheel, even though has the same bolt pattern.
All 1932/79 1/2 tons (Commercials, F1's, F100's and F150's) have the 5.50" bolt circle pattern. 1959/96 4WD's also have this pattern, 4WD's use the same wheels as 2WD's (except with 1948/62's w/8C-1015 wheels).
The only Ford 1/2" trucks to have a 4.50" bolt circle pattern were some 1980/83 F100's. Otherwise all other 1980/83 F100's, 1980/96 F150's have the 5.50" bolt circle.
Innie wheels: So called because the hubcaps snap over tabs located on the inside of the wheels center section. 1966 was the last year for these wheels (except 1966/77 Bronco's).
Outie wheels: So called because the hubcaps snap over tabs located on the outside of the wheels center section. 1965 was the first year for these wheels.
16" wheels were available as an option on 1955/79 F100's, 1975/79 F150's.
01A-1015 = 16" x 4" "innie" wheel: 1940/47 Commercials / 1940/48 Ford Passenger Cars, optional on 1942/48 Mercury Passenger Cars (15" wheels were standard equipment).
I should have checked first. I measured 3.38" on my F1 wheel ID. I measured 3.38" on my '79 Bronco dana 44 axle. So as long as the hub diameter is 3.38" it'll clear. Backspacing may be an issue, I dunno.
The rest are just average.
Stu: I don't have a referrence for 11A wheels, but...11A is a 1941 Ford p/n prefix. Are you sure these wheels were used on Merc's? Maybe only as an option...or did 11A replace 01A wheels?
Bill - This is why I generally try not to speak in absolutes, but sometimes get caught doing so, and why cross checking references is needed. The 11A-1015 is shown in the 1953 K-H catalog for the 16" x 4", but has to be a typo. A consistently repeated typo at that. They show that Ford number crossing to their #22977. However, several NWRA references spanning the decade of the 1940s cross refer #22977 to Ford #01A-1015. The other Merc wheel is shown as a 16" x 5" having Ford #19A-1015. The 16" x 4.5" is 8C-1015. Does this now make sense? Stu
'49 - '51 Merc and Lincoln had 5 x 5.5 15 " wheels .
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Hey thanks for the reply but I'm not sure if that's the same style of rims that would have come on a 66 Bronco. I think you have an earlier version 16" wheel then a 66 model truck. I could be wrong seem to be a few different rims Ford offered. I would like if someone posted pictures of the different types.
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