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Projects wheels n tires

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 4 banger 4 life, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. 4 banger 4 life
    Joined: Jan 26, 2014
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    hey hamb land need some ideas on wheel n tire combo for my 32 five window. i want to be a late 50,s build. i was thinking 1940 ford steel wheels but kinda torn. what do u guys think. ???
     
  2. 4 banger 4 life
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    Top pic is my car
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    Bottom is one I found and like
     

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  3. My truck has a similar look as the coupe you posted..15" wheels. HRP

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  4. HRP won't steer you wrong.:)
     
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  5. 4 banger 4 life
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    Nice truck HRP. That's super nice tire sizes please.
     
  6. ratrod0
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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    Photo0382.jpg Photo0353.jpg Photo0366.jpg heres mine with old ford wheels 16X4
     
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  7. 40 ford wheels are a great traditional wheel. Widened rears help "puff out" 7.50 tires and late 40s center caps look perfect. That said, I'm using 53-56 chrysler wire wheels...fronts are stock 5.5" wide by 15" and rears are 7" wide.
    I'm using 32-35 ford caps on mine and I can't post photos of the tires because they're not traditional.
     

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  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    40 Ford wheels are beautiful and I'm putting a set on my current roadster build. That said, for a late 50's period build, they would have been pretty outdated. 15" tires were common by then, and a cutting edge rod would have had 14" wheels, since they were offered on new cars in '57. I'm sure guys were still using them on real basic rods in the late 50's, but if you intend to make your car look like a fresh build or a show rod from that time, 15" wheels and some kind of full wheelcover like a Lancer or a Fiesta would be more appropriate. Ford wheel center sections with reversed Buick hoops would also have been very popular.
     
  10. F-6Garagerat
    Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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    1940 Ford 16x4 with 500/525's front
    1941 Mercury 16x5 with 750's rear
    I like the way the 5" wheel makes the 750 look.

    1940 standard V8 caps and 1940 deluxe trim rings


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  11. kfien5354
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    4 Banger 4 Life, nice car. Do you have any history on it?
     

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