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16 inch rims on a shoebox ford?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by deluxester, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. deluxester
    Joined: Mar 14, 2004
    Posts: 474


    Will 16 inch ford stockers fit nicely in the fender wells/steering clearance of my 1950 ford coupe or are they getting too tall? I plan to use firestone bias ply whitewalls. Will these even look nice or should I shop for 15 inchers? THanks
  2. Bondoboy
    Joined: Apr 14, 2005
    Posts: 646


    i would think if you got the right sized tires they would look good.. just dont get to tall of a tire..
  3. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
    Posts: 2,564

    from Austin, TX

    Im pretty sure 49s came with 16s or 15s,not sure which was standard and which was optional.. you will have to watch fender clearance with taller sizes if you lower it as well.
  4. Mudslinger
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,964


    49's had 16" rims.

  5. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    My brother in law bought a 51 coupe in about 1954 with 16 inch wheels all around. It had been a farm car and needed ground clearance.
  6. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    i know it was an option for them, im sure it looks pretty just that you will have no good hubcap options....
  7. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,984


    I believe 16s were an option on lower end cars from 49-54(?). I've got a few pairs for sale in the classifieds right now too...
  8. tommy v
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,974

    tommy v

    i have 600-16 on my 50 coupe,no rubbing and it is lowwered 4 jnchs

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