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What other Wheel Rim fits a 50 Merc.?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by a50merc, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. I was wondering what other wheel Rim I can put on my 50 Mercury
    I figuer you Guys would know!
    TIA
     
  2. Measure the bolt pattern, chances are there are dozens of possible choices. I forget if they're big Ford or small Ford pattern.
     
  3. snaptwo
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    5 1/2 " on 5 , Ford pickup comes to mind but they used the same pattern on Early Lincolns ,ford pass. till 48 ,mercs till '51 , some Chryslers in 14" ,late Dodge pick ups , lots of choices.
     
  4. They are 5 & 1/2 Bolt Pattern
     

  5. Lincoln are 6 X 5 1/2
    I meant late Model Rims, I think that all late model rims are 6" wide or better
    just my 3.5 cents
     
  6. Thanks for all your Imput I should have done a Search before I asked the Q
    I found a site that Gives all the Info I need

    Just my 3.5 cents
     
  7. wheelkid
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    Most Ford and Lincoln wheels have a 3.375" center bore, your merc is slightly larger if it's stock and most wheels won't fit.
     
  8. yblock292
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    As i recall older Jeep wheels will fit and are a little wider
     
  9. 19Fordy
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    49-51 Merc and Lincoln rims both have the 5 x 5 1/2 bolt pattern with the large 3 and 5/8 center hole. However, the Merc rims are 15 x 5 1/2 in. wide with a total width of 6 1/2 inches. The Lincolns are 15 x 6 in. wide with a total width of 7 in. I am sure because in this 1970 photo below I was running Merc wheels on the front and Lincoln wheel on the rear. Even had port-a-walls.
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    This "SOLID GOLD INFO." chart will help too. SLOWLY scroll down till you find what you want.
    Wheel Sizes and Cars they are ON

    #studs/BC STUD SIZE COMMON APPLICATION

    5 x 4.5" 1/2" Older Full size Ford & Chrysler Products
    5 x 4.75" 7/16" Chevy Camero & Most Older Full Size Chevrolet
    5 x 5" 5/8" Grand National & Most Older Full-Size GM Cars
    5 x 5.5" 1/2" 1/2 Ton Ford Pickups, Most Jeeps, & International Scouts
    6 x 5.5" 7/16" Older Model Chevy & GM Pickups, Some Late Blazer & Datsun
    8 x 6.5" 1/2" All 8 Hole 3/4 Ton Trucks
    5 x 7.75" 5/8" Old Wide 5 Hole Volkswagen
    5 x 10.25" 5/8" Modified 37 Ford, Skeleton or Wide 5 Pattern
    6 x 5" 6-Pin Sprint Car 5/8 Drive Pin
    6 x 5" 6-Pin Midget 1/2" Drive Pin
    4 x 98mm Fiat
    4 x 100mm Chevy Chevette, Plymouth K-Car, Isuzu, & Renault
    5 x 100mm All GM A, J, & X Body Front Wheel Drive some Mopar
    4 x 4" Vega & GM '80 & Older Skyhawk, Starfire, Astro & Sunbird
    5 x 4" Plymouth Duster, Scamp, Valiant, Dodge, "A" Body Mopar
    4 x 4.25" Pinto, T-Birds, Other Ford Small Cars, Some Porsche
    4 x 110mm Some Renault & Mazdas
    4 x 4.5" Older Mustangs & Capri 6 Cyl, Some Datsun, MG, Mazda & Toyota
    4 x 120mm Some Mazda & Honda
    4 x 130mm Volkswagen & Some Porsche
    4 x 140mm Subaru
    5 x 6.5" Land Rover

    5 Bolt Wheels

    5 on 100mm (3.937")
    Buick - Century, Skylark, Skyhawk FWD '79-'87
    - LeSabre, Riviera, Somerset '85-'88
    Chevrolet - Beretta, Citation, Cavalier, Celebrity, Corsica
    '80-'89
    Chrysler - Laser, Lebaron '85-'87
    Dodge - Daytona, Aries, Charger, Lancer, Caravan '85-'89
    Oldsmobile - Calais, Ciera, FWD '82-'87
    - Firenza, Omega FWD '79-'86
    Plymouth - Sundance '87-'89
    Pontiac - 6000, Grand Am, J2000, Sunbird, etc. FWD '82-'87
    - Fiero '82-'88

    5 on 4 (101.6 mm)
    '64-'69 Mopar "A" 13"
    '65-'76 Mopar "A" 14"
    Dodge - Aspen, Dart, Demon, Swinger (w/o discs) '63-'72Plymouth - Barracuda, Duster, Valiant (w/o discs) '61-'74

    5 on 4-1/4 (108 mm)
    Volvo 140, 164 15"
    Volvo - all to '89
    Ford - T-Bird '89

    5 on 112mm (4.409")
    Audi - 5000 Turbo, Quattro '86-'87
    Mazda - RX7 GSL '86-'87
    Mercedes - all '77-'89
    VW - Transporter, Vanagon '71-'89

    5 on 4-1/2 (114.3 mm)
    AMC Gremlin, Hornet, Pacer, Javelin, Matator, AMX
    AMC - most models (exc. Jeep) '40-'89
    Chrysler/DeSoto - all full size RWD cars (exc. Imperial) '37-'89
    Datsun/Nissan - 1600-2000 '65-'73
    - 300ZX, 200SX V6 (some) to '89
    Dodge van
    Dodge 1/2 ton P.U.
    Dodge - all full size cars & P.U.'s '37-'89
    - Dart, Demon, Swinger '73-'80
    Ford 1/2 ton van
    Ford Granada, Monarch
    Ford - All full size cars '49-'72; '79-'85
    - Fairlane '62-'79
    - T-Bird '55-'71; '77-'79
    - Mustang 5-bolt '65-'73
    - Maverick 5-bolt all
    - Mustang SVO '85-'86
    - Ranchero '68-'84
    - Aerostar, Probe, Bronco II/Ranger to '89
    Hudson - all '48-'56
    Lincoln - all '70-'72; '80-'89
    Mazda - RX7 Turbo, 626, 929, MX6 '86-'89
    Mercury - all full size cars '52-'54; '61-'72; '79-'85
    - Cougar '67-'79
    Mopar '73-up "A" body
    Plymouth - all full size cars '37-'89
    - Barracuda '70-'74
    - Duster, Valiant, Volare '73-'80
    Pontiac - Tempest, LeMans '61-'63
    Studebaker - all '51-'66
    Toyota Crown, Hilux P.U.Toyota - 2WD P.U. '69-'89- Supra Turbo '86-'89
    Volvo 122, 1800

    5 on 115mm (4.527")
    Buick - Century, Electra, LeSabre, Regal, Riviera (some) '83-'89
    Cadillac - Allante, most others '84-'89
    Chevrolet - Celebrity '85-'89
    Oldsmobile - Regency, Ciera, Cutlass, Delta 88 '84-'89
    Pontiac - 6000 '83-'89
    - Bonneville, Grand Am '86-'89

    5 on 120mm (4.72")
    BMW 2500, 2800, 3.0, 520, 530, 630, 730
    BMW - all 5 bolt to '89

    5 on 4-3/4 (120.6 mm)
    Buick - Regal, Century, Special (most mid-size) '64-'80's
    Chevy van
    Chevrolet - all (exc. as noted elsewhere) '49-'89
    Corvette all
    Corvair '65-'69 5-bolt
    GM compact and midsize
    Oldsmobile - 442, Cutlass, F-85, Toronado
    (most mid-size) '60's-'80's
    Pontiac - GTO, LeMans, Firebird, Grand Prix
    (mid size) '64-'80's

    5 on 5 (127 mm)
    Austin-Healy 3000
    Buick LeSabre, Centurion, Riviera, Electra
    Buick - Electra, LeSabre, Riviera, (most full-size) '35-'87
    Cadillac - DeVille, Fleetwood '38-'89
    - SeVille '77-'79
    Chevrolet 3/4 ton vans
    Chevrolet - Bel Air, Biscayne, Impala, Caprice, Kingswood '71-'76
    - above w/HD package wagons '77-'89
    - Blazer 2WD '71-'83
    Chrysler - Imperial '67-'71
    Ford, LTD '73-'75
    Ford - T-Bird '72-'76
    - Galaxie, LTD, Custom '73-'78
    Lincoln - all (exc Versailles) '60-'67; '73-'79
    Mercury - all '55-'60
    - Cougar, XR7 '73-'77
    Oldsmobile - all full size RWD '40-'87Packard - all '51-'55
    Pontiac - all full size RWD '40-'86
    Rover

    5 on 130mm (5.118")
    Porsche - 911, 912, 944 to '89

    5 on 5-1/2 (139.7 mm)
    AMC - Jeep (5 bolt) '42-'89
    Chrysler - 8 cyl. & wagon '46-'55
    - Imperial '54-'66
    Ford 2 ton van
    Ford Bronco, F100
    Ford - all '28-'48
    - full size P.U., van, Bronco '49-'89
    International Scout, Travelall
    Lincoln - all '52-'60
    Mercury - all '39-'51
    Suzuki - Samurai '86-'89


    4 Bolt Wheels

    4 on 3-3/4 (95.2 mm)
    Austin Marina
    Triumph Spitfire, TR7
    Lotus

    4 on 98mm (3.858")
    Alfa Romeo Alfetta
    FIAT
    Lancia

    4 on 100mm (3.93")
    Acura - Integra to '89
    Audi - most models to '89
    Audi Fox
    BMW 1600, 2002
    BMW - 2002, 300-series to '89
    Chevy - Chevette '76-'87
    - Spectrum, Nova '80-'89
    Dodge - Omni, Rampage, Aries, 024 '79-'85
    - Charger, Daytona (FWD) '82-'89
    Honda - all (except '76-'80 Accord, Civic) to '89
    Isuzu - Impulse, I-Mark to '89Nissan - Pulsar, Sentra '87-'89
    Opel Kadett
    Plymouth - Horizon, TC3, Reliant, Voyager '78-'89
    Renault - all to '89
    Toyota - Celica, MR2, Tercel '86-'89
    VW - Dasher, Fox, Jetta, Rabbit, Scirocco to '89

    4 on 4 (101.6 mm)
    Austin-Healey Sprite
    Crosley - all '39-'52
    MG Midget
    Jensen Healey
    Opel Manta, Kadette, GT
    GM L-body
    Buick Skyhawk '75-'81
    Chevrolet Vega, Monza '71-'81
    Pontiac Sunbird, Astre '76-'81
    Oldsmobile Starfire '75-'81

    4 on 4-1/4 (108 mm)
    Alfa Romeo (exc. Alfetta)
    Ford - Fairmont '78-'86
    - Mustang 4-bolt patterns '74-'93
    - T-Bird '80-'88
    - Pinto '71-'80
    - Fiesta '78-'85
    - Escort all (RWD and FWD)
    - Cortina all
    - Taurus, Tempo, EXP to '89
    - German-built Capri I, II, III '69-'8?
    Mercury - Capri '71-'88
    - Cougar '79-'88
    - Merkur, Topaz, Lynx '80-'89
    - Zephyr '78-'86
    Plymouth Cricket
    Porsche - 924 '77-'84
    Sunbeam - Tiger, Alpine '65-'70

    4 on 110mm (4.33")
    Mazda - RX2, RX3, RX4, GLC, 626, P.U. '71-'82
    - RX7 to '85

    4 on 4-1/2 (114.3 mm)
    Acura - Legend '86-'89
    Buick - Special '61-'63Chevrolet
    Corvair all 4-bolt
    Chevy II all 4-bolt
    Sprint '85-'87
    Nova ('61-'70)
    Datsun/Nissan - most models to '89
    Dodge Colt '79-'88
    Dodge Colt (early)
    Ford
    Mustang all '65-'68 4-bolt
    Falcon, Maverick, Granada all 4-bolt
    Mazda - 626, RX7 '83-'87 ????
    MGA, MGB, MGC
    Olds - F-85 '61-'63
    Plymouth - Arrow, Sapporo '79-'88
    SAAB all ???
    SAAB - 900 to '87
    Toyota - most exc. MR2 and P.U. to '89
    Triumph TR 1..6

    4 on 110mm (4.724")
    Honda

    4 on 130mm (5.11")
    Porsche - 914 '71-'82
    VW Beetle, 411, 412, 1500 Sedan, Transporter/Vanagon
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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013
  10. 19Fordy
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    PLEASE post the name of that site you found.
     
  11. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    Older Chrysler Imperials used a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. I have a set of Chrysler Imperial wire wheels on my Model T Touring equipped w/ '40 Ford brakes.
     
  12. 19Fordy
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    That's true. I also had a pair of those wheels on my 40 at one time.
     
  13. Not sure about the Mercury's but I know that they were the same bolt pattern as the Ford. Here's a set on a bobber that I was building, sold the truck and kept the 16 X 5 wheels.
     

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  14. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,856

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    Be careful with wide wheels in the rear. The mounting flanges for the lower quarter panels take away a lot of space that you thought you had.
     
  15. 19Fordy
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    Posts: 7,263

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    Mike, That is an excellent point. It's easy to forget that the actual tire/fender clearance takes place up inside the fender panel where it bolts on. Especially critical if you lower your car.
     

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