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  • #16
    A trip to your FLAPS would tell you. Have them look up what nut fits the 90-97 CV and also the earlier Ford and Stude models, and see if they carry the same part #. I would advise buying new nuts in either case.
    Hope this helps.

    Dan Miller
    Atlanta, GA

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    • #17
      IvoryDan -

      Yes the car had factory disks until November 2007, when I installed a set of Turner brakes..
      ...and yes, I used the larger lug nuts..
      Bob Johnstone

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      64 GT Hawk
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      64 GT Hawk (K7)
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      • #18
        Ford lug nuts have a 45 degree angle, Studebaker have a 60 degree angle, 15 degrees is quite a bit when its under 80 ft lbs of torque. Stude nuts only contact the Ford wheels on the outside 1/16 of an inch, tiny triangles on the corners.

        GET 13/16 NEW lug nuts.

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        Tom Bredehoft
        '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
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        • #19
          I put a set of crown vic wheels with 215/75/15 tires on my 60 Hawk without PS. Difference in handling is amazing compared to the 5" wheels with 205/75/15 tires that I had on it before. In addition, the ease of steering, especially parking in tight places is unbelievable. Yes, you do need to use the larger Ford lug nuts to avoid damaging the the larger diameter stud holes in the wheels.
          Mr Mike

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