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where to buy steel wheels for my 65 F100?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cleetus, May 24, 2013.

  1. Cleetus
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 75

    from Austin

    I called around today locally in Austin and tried to find a source for steelies for my 65 F100. No luck. I know Coker and Vintiques sells them but I've heard some horror stories about customer service lately. I just want a plain ol set of steel wheels for my truck. Does anyone know of a local place in Austin to buy these? The 60s F100 has a specific hub center size and I am having trouble finding them. Thanks

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  2. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    Go through Summit Racing, and get wheel Vintiques.... Don't mount the tires until the rims are checked.... SPin-um on the balancer.

    Summits got the Best return policy, and will take the rims back no questions as long as a tire hasn't been mounted on them....

    I have used them, and gonna again, and all my buddies do. I haven't heard any horrer stories from any of them, but we all live 20 min from the Tallmadge store...
  3. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,081


    Hmmm, seems to me that Ford trucks used the same wheel for many years. I would try a pic-a-part, or about any auto flea market. If your center needs to be bigger just cut it out.
  4. 1950Effie
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 798

    from no where

    Tons of these at junk yards. If you must go aftermarket go to Pete Paulsen.

  5. ClearSpot
    Joined: Aug 20, 2009
    Posts: 939

    from Michigan

  6. rbonazzoli
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 141

    from Dallas, TX

    Junk yards. I am always surprised at the wheels
    I find there, stock or aftermarket.
  7. winr
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 67


    Last edited: May 25, 2013
  8. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,559


    X2 on Pete Paulsen.
  9. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,440

    from Alabama

    outie cap ford truck wheels are about as common as dirt. The 5 on 5.5 pattern 1928-48 ford car and truck 1928-1996 1/2 Ford truck. Willys Jeeps and Dodge trucks share the same pattern. The offset may be different on some Dodge trucks.
    The only "specific" hub size I'm aware of, is the 4wd trucks used a larger hub in the front.
  10. John's Salvage in Seguin.

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  11. Dr Dirt
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 69

    Dr Dirt

    X3 for Pete Paulsen.
  12. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas

    If you find a salvage yard that has 1960s steel wheels between Austin and Mexico, I would sure like to know about it. I conducted an exhaustive search for for 4 good 14x6, 5 on 4.5 factory steelies for months. I called numerous salvage yards, HAMB want ad,craigslist want ad and knocked on a lot of doors before I gave up and ordered chrome steelies.

    You would think they would be very easy to find but at least twice I was told we scrapped (hundreds/insert number here) last year because of scrap prices and the fact they weren't good sellers.

    My chrome ones from Summit were cheap and fast but are universal and start rusting if not cleaned often.

    I still intend to replace them.
    Last edited: May 25, 2013

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