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Technical Radials on '36 Ford Wide Five Wheels - Need help

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 50DropTop, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. 50DropTop
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    Any suggestions on what size radials will fit on 1936 Ford wide five wheels (16x4)? I want to run wide whitewalls with smaller fronts and larger rears. Any suggestions, experience, pictures would be appreciated.
     
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  2. bct
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    if you doing a search try " wide five" might get you a few more results.
     
  3. BuiltFerComfort
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    A buddy looked for those tires and ended up with dualie rear tires from some import truck - Izuzu? 195-75-R16 or something.

    They rode like a truck, he said.
     
  4. 50DropTop
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    The Coker radials have the bias look...anyone have any experience with these? Or better yet, pics of them on a car.
     
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  5. blucar
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    Generally speaking, the '36-39 Ford wheels are called "wide 5" in lieu of artillery.. The 36-39 Ford wheels are generally 16x4, there are a very few which were made for '36-48 Marmon Harrington 4x4's which are wider.
    I try to follow the tire manufactures spec's for tires/wheels when selecting tires. Modern 16" radials will generally require a 6" to 7" wide wheel, speciality tires like Cokers Classic's are made for a 4-5" wheel..
    If you want to get creative with your tire sizes on a stock looking wheel, you will have to have specially made wheels, which can be pricey..
    I have a 39 convertible coupe that is a "Resto-Mod" I wanted a stock look with stock hub caps and beauty rings. I wanted to use 60 series black wall radials on 15 x 7 wheels, had a terrible time finding someone to make the wheels for me. The common wheels all have outside hubcap knobs, or are smoothies, my hub caps required inside spring clips..
     
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    Blucar,

    Thanks for the clarification. Do you mind sharing who made your wheels. I'm considering this route as well considering there are so few option.
     
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    from washington

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  9. bridgestone makes a 195-85 -16 you can find on tire rack for about 144 ea
    i have then on my 38
     

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