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Ford wheel question.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Domino, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Domino
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 523


    What year did Ford change their steel wheels? At some point they did away with the bumps that hold the center caps on. I am looking for one more of these to use as a spare for my car. I have trim rings I pulled off of a mid 80s Chevy van and I plan to run Spyder caps with narrow white walls.

  2. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,020

    from Quincy, IL

    My guess is '79 and/or later full size (Crown Vic and Merc Grand Marquis)

    A salvage yard can look them up in the Hollander Interchange and answer the question with certainty.

  3. Domino
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 523


    That gives me a starting point. I am supposed to go look at some wheels this week off of a 76 Torino. The owner said they are off of a later model full size car, but he wasn't sure. The yards around here are stingy with interchange info and told me they didn't have any of the wheels like I need. I know a few of them actually do have some, but they don't want to pull one. I have resorted to buying one from an individual at this point.
  4. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,109

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange, CA

    Just be careful with what you buy. Big Fords of some yrs were 5 on 5. Ask me
    how I know!

    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 2,848


    Look for 1980's Lincoln Town Cars also.

    They're all 15" wheels that I've seen. Some of the Crown Vic's had 14's IIRC.
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 407


    I've seen quite a few late 60's thru 70's Lincoln 15" wheels with "No Bumps" at the local Pull A Part...
  7. greg
    Joined: Dec 5, 2006
    Posts: 537


    Be sure and check the center hole dia. also. I have a whole stack of ford wheels that wont work on my car. I just piled them next to all the other wrong stuff I have bought over the years.:rolleyes:
  8. MercMan1951
    Joined: Feb 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,654


    You might try Craigslist too. People always seem to have steel wheels around their yards they want to be rid of.
  9. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,596

    Atwater Mike

    That's why "Pick-N-Pull" & "Pick-A-Part" type yards are so popular. You pay $2, sign a waiver, and take your tools in and get your own parts! Take a camera-phone with, so you can photo and remember what you have to compare with.
    My neighbor is a Chev addict, found a little Chevy short van with V8. He pulled the doghouse, and the engine was a Goodwrench Crate Type! (so fresh none of the paint was worn off!) He sat right there while he cell phoned his brother, who came with more tools and they removed that mill and got it for $90!!! It WAS fresh, BTW. Dropped it in his Chevelle and is smooth as glass.

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