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  • N8N
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    same idea, but for a MoPar.

    http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/p.../photo_01.html
    http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/p.../photo_08.html


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  • lstude
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    quote:If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels

    nate
    Are you talking about these types?




    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • lstude
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    quote:If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels

    nate
    Are you talking about these types?




    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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  • John Kirchhoff
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    D100 and D150 Dodge pickups built from '72 to '80 (if not longer) came from the factory with either 5 1/2" or 6 1'2" X15 wheels measured inside bead to bead. Trucks equiped with G78 and H78 tires used the 5 1/2" and those with L78 used the 6 1/2". I use the 5 1/2" on my Studes. The 6 1/2" might be too wide depending upon the tire mounted, spring sag and so on. The wider rim had most of the extra width on the outside and with a wider 70 or 75 aspect ratio tire I believe there'd be a chance of the rear tire rubbing on the fender of my Hawk when the springs were substantially compressed. A 55 or 60 apsect ratio might be short enough to clear although I've never tried that combination on the car. Chrysler made at least two versions of the 5 1/2" rims and some cars used one that has a visible crease where the four "spokes" meet the wheel. These wheels have 1/4" more outside offset than do the smooth pickup wheels but they seem to clear ok.

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  • John Kirchhoff
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    D100 and D150 Dodge pickups built from '72 to '80 (if not longer) came from the factory with either 5 1/2" or 6 1'2" X15 wheels measured inside bead to bead. Trucks equiped with G78 and H78 tires used the 5 1/2" and those with L78 used the 6 1/2". I use the 5 1/2" on my Studes. The 6 1/2" might be too wide depending upon the tire mounted, spring sag and so on. The wider rim had most of the extra width on the outside and with a wider 70 or 75 aspect ratio tire I believe there'd be a chance of the rear tire rubbing on the fender of my Hawk when the springs were substantially compressed. A 55 or 60 apsect ratio might be short enough to clear although I've never tried that combination on the car. Chrysler made at least two versions of the 5 1/2" rims and some cars used one that has a visible crease where the four "spokes" meet the wheel. These wheels have 1/4" more outside offset than do the smooth pickup wheels but they seem to clear ok.

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  • N8N
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    Leonard,

    tacking on to the "police car wheel" comment above, those wheels have six cooling holes in them, similar to the five-hole Chevy Rally wheels.

    If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels

    nate

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  • N8N
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    Leonard,

    tacking on to the "police car wheel" comment above, those wheels have six cooling holes in them, similar to the five-hole Chevy Rally wheels.

    If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels

    nate

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    http://members.cox.net/njnagel

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  • Michidan
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    I have been trying to find a single rust hole in any of these cars in your pictures. Can't. Is that what life is like outside of Michigan?
    It boggles my mind. That yard has better stuff than most of our used car lots.


    Dan
    52 hardtop

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  • Michidan
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    I have been trying to find a single rust hole in any of these cars in your pictures. Can't. Is that what life is like outside of Michigan?
    It boggles my mind. That yard has better stuff than most of our used car lots.


    Dan
    52 hardtop

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  • 53k
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    quote:Originally posted by lstude

    I went to a local junk yard to look for wider rims for my 52 Commander. ...
    Leonard,
    If you didn't see this wheel data site that JP posted (somewhere) recently, it is MUST reading.
    https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html


    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine

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  • 53k
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    quote:Originally posted by lstude

    I went to a local junk yard to look for wider rims for my 52 Commander. ...
    Leonard,
    If you didn't see this wheel data site that JP posted (somewhere) recently, it is MUST reading.
    https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html


    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    Leonard,
    The wheel Rerun makes reference to, X-40273, is also used on most all late model full size Ford Crown Vics., LTDs (full size only, not the fox platform) small Ranger pick ups (as BP states), and many other applications in the NWRA catalog..... or mabe on line? OBTW, IIRC, that # is the wheel Bob Helm sells new in TW. Remember when buying used, always take a tape measure for checking width and offset, a wheel stud circle guage, and try to get access to an empty front drum or rotor to spin em' on. Saves a trip to swap a bent one. Hope this helps.

    Dan Miller
    Atlanta, GA

    [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
    Road Racers turn left AND right.

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    Leonard,
    The wheel Rerun makes reference to, X-40273, is also used on most all late model full size Ford Crown Vics., LTDs (full size only, not the fox platform) small Ranger pick ups (as BP states), and many other applications in the NWRA catalog..... or mabe on line? OBTW, IIRC, that # is the wheel Bob Helm sells new in TW. Remember when buying used, always take a tape measure for checking width and offset, a wheel stud circle guage, and try to get access to an empty front drum or rotor to spin em' on. Saves a trip to swap a bent one. Hope this helps.

    Dan Miller
    Atlanta, GA

    [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
    Road Racers turn left AND right.

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  • skyway
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    Leonard,

    You've got about $27 invested in those four wheels off the 5th Avenue. Before you go exchanging them, please note that they may be worth substantially more than that EACH.

    Mopar police cars on that body sported 7x15 steel wheels (measured where the tire bead rides). They are about 8 inches across the entire rim. If those are what you have, there is a real demand amongst some of us with late Larks AND the Mopar folks.

    So far as 6x15 wheels go, they were standard on lots of full sized Mopar cars of the mid/late 1960's and '70's. Furys and such.

    Enjoy!

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  • skyway
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    Leonard,

    You've got about $27 invested in those four wheels off the 5th Avenue. Before you go exchanging them, please note that they may be worth substantially more than that EACH.

    Mopar police cars on that body sported 7x15 steel wheels (measured where the tire bead rides). They are about 8 inches across the entire rim. If those are what you have, there is a real demand amongst some of us with late Larks AND the Mopar folks.

    So far as 6x15 wheels go, they were standard on lots of full sized Mopar cars of the mid/late 1960's and '70's. Furys and such.

    Enjoy!

    Leave a comment:

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