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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kickstarter, Jan 24, 2022.

  1. Kickstarter
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    It is a 15” 5 on 4.5. It’s solid and has what might be a Ford oval on it. Did Ford ever have a solid 356E4D75-556B-423A-BA22-720D7208ECA4.jpeg DAF73696-D0BD-46F8-9E86-97C4C2377505.jpeg 53647254-81C7-4360-AC68-A5FEA07704CB.jpeg CB62635A-DEDA-444C-B4AA-3198819A4228.jpeg 15” rim, of is it something else. I need one more and I’m not sure what to look for.
     
  2. oldiron 440
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    To me the center doesn't look correct for a ford?
     
  3. Anderson
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    ‘60’s/‘70’s Mopar heavy duty wheel…police, station wagon, towing package option etc.

    that’s my guess anyway.
     
  4. Kickstarter
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    It could be. Did Mopar ever use an oval stamp on their wheels?
     

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  6. mrspeedyt
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    i suggest ford. late 60s 70s.
    i think i have some in my stash.
     
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  7. guthriesmith
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    Do you know the width? That might help with identifying it. And, I think I may have one that matches it...
     
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  8. squirrel
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    The rectangular recess at each lug hole instantly tells me it's a late 60s-70s Ford wheel.

    The link above to the Cougar 15x7 wheel with the solid center confirms it.
     
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  9. Greg Rogers
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    Wow, do you think they actually get $300.00 for a used wheel!!?? That would be worth a lot of junkyard scourging!!
     
  10. topher5150
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    IMG_20200321_130927854_HDR.jpeg I just pulled a set of wheels like that from a 1970 Thunderbird. I've also seen similar on 80s-90s crown Vic/Grand Marquis (pictured)
     
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  11. jimmy six
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    That wheel doesn’t look ANYTHING like the one in question.
     
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  12. Kickstarter
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    Maybe 5 inches wide. If you do have one I would definitely be interested in it.
     
  13. guthriesmith
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    I’ll look and see if I have one.
     
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  14. RmK57
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    The 15x7 Ford steel wheels in that photo link are pretty rare. Boss 302's, optional on 1970-71 Torino's.
     
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  15. Johnny Gee
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    Steel wheels have gone the way of the Dodo bird at salvage yards. To them there is no market worth the time or storage. It's down to supply and demand.
     
  16. Hnstray
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    Yep…..the OP’s wheel has no slots and three hub cap bumps……the one shown from a ‘70 T-bird has slots and four bumps…..

    “my grandpa had a car just like that…only it was green and a Studebaker” :D

    Ray
     
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  17. bill gruendeman
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    Ford wheels take a bigger hub cap and a mopar takes a smaller hub cap. We have used 1950 Ford hub caps on late 70’s wheels.
     

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