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Hot Rods 16" Artillery wheels

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by, Jan 16, 2019.

    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1
    from new jersey

    Does anyone know if any wheel companies make 16" Artillery wheel? I have called all the wheel makers I'm familiar with and no one makes them in 16"
  2. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,487

    from Colorado

    Been looking for two years. There are some early 30’s Mopar wheels with a 5 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern that are 16” and priced like they’re made of gold.
  3. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    Why is it called an 'artillary wheel'?
    How about the Ford Wide5, is that considered an 'artillary wheel'?
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  4. .............I think they descended from early artillery cart wheels. WW2_Photo_of_destroyed_Russian_artillery_and_dead_soldiers_-_Operation_Barbarossa_1941_2_2048x.jpg
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  5. .........If I were to guess, I would say no, but what do I know.:(
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  6. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,662

    from washington

  7. I would have to really, really want 85 year old rusty wheels for a car. Maybe it would be safe for a restoration vehicle without a big block, radial tires, etc. but, in my opinion, using them on a hot rod would scare me.

    When I was looking for 16" artillery wheels for my '37 Chevy coupe I faced the same problem--none available. The nice folks at The Wheelsmith made me 15" wheels and they are great. It would be hard to tell a mounted 15" wheel from a mounted 16" wheel, I think.
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  8. Wheeliedave
    Joined: Jan 6, 2011
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  9. Chiss
    Joined: May 12, 2017
    Posts: 222

    from S.C.

    The Wheel Smith Might have Them.

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