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17 inch wire wheels???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by C. Montgomery, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. C. Montgomery
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    I'm looking at a set of wire wheels a buddy has, they are 17 inch, 5x5 1/2 inch bolt pattern.. What would these have came on? any information is appreciated..Thanks
     
  2. hemifarris
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    Probably 1934 Ford but other manufacturers had the same size with different style spokes and center sections.
     
  3. chaddilac
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    28-9 = 21" wire
    30-1 = 19" wires
    32 = 18" wires
    33-4 = 17" wires
    35 = 16" wires

    I think that's how it goes...
     
  4. Crestliner
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    I have a set on my 30 roadster.
     

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  5. cuznbrucie
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    '36 was the first year of the *wide fives* type of solid wheel......no spokes......

    CB
     
  6. hemifarris
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    I thought he was asking about 17" wheels. The '33-'34 Ford 17" wheels were 17X3 1/4..........'35's had 16X4 wires while 1936 did not run wire wheels. They ran a 16X4 wide-5 steelie with a 10 1/4" bolt pattern.
     


  7. You are correct...
     
  8. hemifarris
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    ???
     
  9. chaddilac
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    It's ok I changed my previous post.
     
  10. RichFox
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    My 33 Packard had 17 inch wheels. Don't know bolt circle.
     
  11. J Man
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    from Angola, IN

    Posting a picture might help as well.
     
  12. C. Montgomery
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    no pictures..they are at my buddy's shop..He was told they're ford so I guess they probably are..thanks everyone!
     
  13. Pothole 31A
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    I have 2 wheels that are 17 and spoked. they are 5x4.25 bolt pattern. They can be for sale if you need them.
     
  14. truckdog62563
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    I've got catalogs going back into those years and Ford is the only one that used 5 on 5 1/2. And 33-34 are the years for 17s. Stu
     
  15. 29-30, maybe 31 Plymouth were 5x5 1/2 as well, maybe other years.

    The Plymouth wire wheels I had were 19's though.
     
  16. C. Montgomery
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    so what would be the biggest tire you could put on these is they were 33/34 ford? Could a 700/17 fit or no way? Thoughts?
     
  17. truckdog62563
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    Desertratrodder - That's good to know. My stuff only goes back to 34 on Plymouth and shows all being 5 on 4 1/2.

    Tire size - My earliest Ford reference doesn't give tire size for a 3.25" rim, but a later catalog says the late 30s Fords should use a 6.00" (recommended size) or a 6.50" (max size) on a 3.62" rim. So, logically I'd say you're looking at a 5.50" or 6.00" max on the 3.25" rim. Stu
     
  18. Stu,
    what catalog do you have?
    That would be a welcome addition to my stash, if I could find one..
     
  19. truckdog62563
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    I've got a couple dozen old wheel catalogs dating from 1941 to the 80s, plus the Hollander Interchange for some years. The '41 is a Zipper Wheel catalog that reaches back to the early 30s for most applications. Some, like Zipper, are dealer literature that cover various manufacturers. Others are K-H, Budd, Motor Wheel, and Accuride brand specific. Stu
     
  20. five-duece-chevy
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    I've got 2 17" wires and 3 19" wires sitting in the garage collecting dust. I was gonna save them for a project, but now I just found out my wife is pregnant with our 3rd kid. If anybody wants 'em, PM me.
     
  21. J Man
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    my '27 coupe has 17's on the back with a 650 tire. I don't see whay a 700 wouldn't work.
     
  22. The Wrong-Un
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    This had 7.50's on 17" Ford rims. (Same chassis, different bodies.) I know of a number of others that run/have run 7.00's and 7.50's on 17's with no trouble.

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  23. bigken
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    I've got the 17's on all four corners. 750's in the rear, 550's up front. Driving the hell out of it.
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  24. 35Chevy.com
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    Anyone know the bolt pattern for 35 chevy cars?

    Thanks, Gary
     
  25. C. Montgomery
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    Thanks guys. Bigken, that's the look I'm wanting. What brand are those tires?
     

  26. i believe there's more to it than just giving kids away....:D
     
  27. bigken
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    BigDog - fronts are Firestones, rears are STA's, Specialty Tires of America.
     
  28. truckdog62563
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    The book says 34-35 Chevy Master had 17" x 3.62" wires with 6 on 5 1/2" bolt pattern. It says 35-36 Master could also have steel disc wheels same size. A 1936 Standard had 17" x 3.25" steel disc with 5 x 4 1/4 bolt pattern.

    As for the use of the 7.50s, no doubt it seems to work. But I doubt the manufacturers would have recommended it.

    STA tires are USA made. Buy American. Stu
     

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