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Projects Model A's with 17'' wires

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by miller 38, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. miller 38
    Joined: Mar 13, 2012
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    miller 38
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    from illinois

    I bought a set of 17'' ford wires a few years ago and finally have decided to use them on my 29 pickup. Iv been having trouble finding tires for them i like the ribbed front from coker tire but would like to see some photos of A's with 17''s what tires are you guys running and how do they hold up on the highway. I like bigger tires in the rear and could use the extra gearing, my A has a rebuilt banger dual downdrafts hi comp head cam ect. stock banjo rear end. Thanks for the info
     
  2. JasonCarGuy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    Here's my old pickup with 17" wheels, they were Excelsiors. 6.5 and 7.5 I think. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1385314702.871319.jpg


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  3. Hitchhiker...you reading this?
     
  4. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    from MB, SC

    The little pickup is one of the coolest proportion wise that I have seen in a while.
     

  5. RustyNCA
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    Where did you get the 17" trim rings?
     
  6. JasonCarGuy
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    Wheel vintiques


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  7. Just stumbled upon it...

    Here is mine. 7.50x17 rear and 5.50x16 front. I am probably going to put some 5.50x17's on the front.

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  8. RustyNCA
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    Thanks I appreciate it.
     
  9. I too like 17's! My 32 had 17's up front and 18's in the rear.
     

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  10. there was a thread a while back and I saw a few that had the taller rim on the front and big meats out backs looked damn sharp.
     
  11. miller 38
    Joined: Mar 13, 2012
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    miller 38
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    from illinois

    Thanks guys this really helps.
     
  12. RainierHooker
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    from Tacoma, WA

    Here's mine, I'm running 17's on the back, wrapped in 700-17 Firestones...

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    ...the fronts are 16's with 650-16's
     
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  13. Cavemanracing
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
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    Here's mine. Not done, but you get the idea. 5.50 Montgomery Wards.

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  14. gump
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  15. 17's are what all the cool kids run!!!!!! LOL!!!!![​IMG]
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    I had the straight spokes powder coated and I'm saving the bent spokes for now.
     
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  16. I did put 17's on the front of it.


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  17. Its like we're brothers from different mothers!!! :):):)
     
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  18. bgaro
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    what transmission you running? if it's stock with a stock rear, i wouldn't worry much about the highway.
     
  19. Mine's not an A, but I like 17's! I lucked out on a set of early 40's vintage NOS Firestone Studded Ground Grips (for display purposes) and a set of last-run Denman 525-550 17s (late 30's-early 40's tread pattern). Might end up going with 650 or 700s on the rear at some point.

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    NOS Firestone's;
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