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Customs Tire sizes for a '47 Ford taildragger.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BigO, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Did a few searches and didn't find an answer. I'm looking for the '40s style stance using radials and wide whites ,15" wheels, I'm not a tire guy so the sizes (#'s) are a little confusing so any help would be great. Here's the look I'm going for, Photoshop done by "Moose"....
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  2. jimgoetz
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    I'd think an F78-15 or a P205-15 on about a 5 in wide rim would be close to a traditional 6.70 -15
     
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  3. 302GMC
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    Our history books show the industry changeover to 15'' wheels comes about in 1949, so a 6.00-16 would be more accurate. Mercury offered 15'' wheels from 1946 or '47 as an option, but whitewall tires weren't available until early '48.
     
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  4. anthony myrick
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    If you go to Tire Rack select shopping for tires by wheel diameter.
    A list of all the tires they have will pop up. Select a size you think might will work, then click the specs. It will give you all the measurements and recommended wheel sizes.
    205/215 75 r tires should be similar to what ya may need.
     
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  5. anthony myrick
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    You can also google a tire size comparison
    Like this one
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  6. That's in the right neighborhood, seeing that many of the 46-48s were built in the early 50s.
     
  7. Thanks for the info. BigO
     

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