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Old 06-10-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

So I picked up this '64 Fairlane off Craigslist in Las Vegas and had it shipped to me in Atlanta. It's a super solid, no rust car, with a bench seat, 302 & a top-loader 4spd.




My thoughts are 17x7's up front and 17x8's on the rear, and this is what I'm thinking:
http://www.rocketracingwheels.com/pr...ster-gray.html



While looking for wheel combos I ran across this car and like the look.



Can any Fairlane owners speak up on their tire combos?
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

sorry, but that is just not the style I would choose. To each his own.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

I think 15 x 5 up front, and 15 or 16 by seven or eight on the back. Steel wheels would work, but my current favorite is the ET five spokes in grey/machined finish.

http://www.team3wheels.com/et/classic5.html#
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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new, 'fancee' rims suck....

good score on the fairlane though.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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15x8 275 60x15 remove strip of tin between frame rail and wheel tub and move tub over,narrow rear end done deal!G]
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:52 PM   #6
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:54 PM   #7
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:56 PM   #8
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:16 PM   #9
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mmmmm 427, liteweight mods, toploader, steel wheels.... After all it is a 64 post and they are rare these days..... but not as rare as a Thunderbolt!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:33 AM   #10
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15x4's on the front and 14x8's out back.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:29 AM   #11
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speedyb, I love your car man!
This car is replacing my old daily driver I had 15yrs ago. . .







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Old 06-11-2011, 08:36 AM   #12
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2Dr, That,s a sweet little ride you scored, nice rust free 2dr 500,s are few and far between!
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:38 AM   #13
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Damn that looks clean leave the bling wheels in the shop. Black steelies out the back and 5 spokes on the front. Well thats what I'd do to a 64 post. Good luck with it. Man I wish we got 2 doors in Australia.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:51 AM   #14
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x2 dragsta; in a big way!
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:12 AM   #15
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

I have a buddy with one of those, and he has 2001 Bullitt wheels.
They're 17" but are cheap and common.
I got a set on Ebay for $261.

I'd go 15" Torq-thrust type myself.
I also have a set of 15" police Interceptor wheels with OEM stainless baby flippers from a Econoline.
That might look cool.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:14 PM   #16
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I second ThunderRocket, TT's, the big shiney ones belong in the ghetto,IMO.
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:10 PM   #17
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

I ran 16x7 Crown Vic police car wheels and got the look I was after.
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:20 PM   #18
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

Rears are 15X8 with a 5 1/2" BS.. Tires are 275X50X15

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #19
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Check this older thread
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=514166

Baby flippers


Also maybe some 1968 GT wheels, without the GT.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:49 PM   #20
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14x6 all the way around. 195/14 front, 205/14 rear
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:01 PM   #21
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

That root-beer fairlane looks great except for those billet big ass wheels. What an ugly mis-match that kills the whole vibe. Recommend 15" Torq thrusts. Magnum 500s would be cool too.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #22
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My thoughts are 17x7's up front and 17x8's on the rear, and this is what I'm thinking:
http://www.rocketracingwheels.com/pr...ster-gray.html
It's not quite to my taste, I'm a little more of a traditionalist (but not nearly so much as some of the guys around here...) I'd be shopping for a 16x8 at both ends, Vintage Wheel Works, PS Vintage, maybe some of the American Racing line. Maybe 17x8 with a 235/45-17 or 245/45-17 but I'd want to see what it looked like before I forked over the money; you might also need some fender massaging to go much over a 225/50-16 or 225/55-16.

Some would argue it's a few years too late for the car, more late-60s Trans-Am racer, but I bet it'd look great with an 8-spoke Minilite-type wheel like the Vintage 48.

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While looking for wheel combos I ran across this car and like the look.
I like the wheels in general but IMO there's not enough rubber 'tween rim and road; that short a sidewall will also do a number on ride quality in a car with as little rubber in the suspension as a '60s Fairlane/Falcon/Mustang/etc. I also tend to prefer wheels that have a visible drop-center in the rim. Just personal taste.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #23
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this is exactly what I have on my 64 Fairlane, old set of Ansen sprints............looks great. Big blingers on a Fairlane?...hell no....sell the car to someone that can appreciate it.
..Ok, don't sell it.......listen to some good advice.

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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

My car has 15/7 torque thrust tto's with P245 D 15'S on the rear. Had to wiz wheel about 1/4 inch of the wheel lip for fender rub. The fronts are torque thrust tto's 15/5. I use Tony Branda Shelby style flat centers all around. Hope this helps......A 225 60 hr 15 on the rear will clear with no tire rub. Hey,it's your car, put the wheels you LIKE on it! Nice rig by the way.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:28 AM   #25
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Always wanted a '64 Fairlane. You have a real nice one there. Don't ass it up with tuner wheels.

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Old 06-12-2011, 12:42 AM   #26
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:51 AM   #27
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TWO FAIRLANES!?....show off.
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15x4's on the front and 14x8's out back.
Thats also what I'm running on my Comet.

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Old 06-12-2011, 07:29 PM   #29
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

Well, I ran over to Summit Racing today and picked up some Wheel Vintiques 15x7's to match my 15x5's up front. Now I just need to color-match'em and see what's the biggest tire I can get in there until I get the rear setup the way I want it.



Thanks for the opinions!
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Sweet, I bet they were a hole lot cheaper than those other wheels too!
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Good call.
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16X7 Front and rear



17x7


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16X7 Front and rear
That's enough sidewall to look good, and if you care about corner-turning grip there's far better tire choices in 16in sizes than in 15in these days; 15in tire selection in larger sizes is not good.
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Thats also what I'm running on my Comet.


That car is cool!
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That car is cool!
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:35 PM   #36
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Default Re: '62 - '64 Fairlane owners- Wheel size questions...

This is a great thread. I am actually currently going through the same thing right now, trying to figure what size to go. I was planning on 15" TT's, but not sure what width I can get away with yet. I have a stock width currie 9". 15 x 5 up front I think, not sure on the rear yet.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #37
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I ran 15x6 's on mine Torg Thrusts
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:19 PM   #38
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What backspace are the 15 x 7's you bought? I found on my 63 that a 14x7 with 4" back space fits rather well but I'd look for 4-1/2" or better buying new rims. I had these on my 64 Wagon with no issues but the original perches are off center making them a tight fit moving up from 13's on my 63 sedan. Anyway you might want to measure it up just in to be sure before buying tires.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #39
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15x7 mid 80's Crown Vic whls on the rear, 15x5 Hollywood mags on the front.

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14 x 7 front and rear

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