Wheel specs for aftermarket rims

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Wheel specs for aftermarket rims

Post by mcgsxr » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:21 pm

Exploring the idea of putting cragar, or centerline or american racing rims on my 69 Tudor.

Does anyone know the bolt pattern, backspacing etc?
1969 Red Landau Tudor survivor, 34K original miles, AC, reclining passenger seat. TBird Registry #37047

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Post by mcgsxr » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:33 pm

I have noted that many late 60's Ford cars have been retrofitted with Mustang Bullitt rims, so those are easier to find the specs on.

FYI.
1969 Red Landau Tudor survivor, 34K original miles, AC, reclining passenger seat. TBird Registry #37047

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Post by kamkuda » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:17 pm

Also be careful of interference with the front disk brakes, I had a set on that rubbed on the bleed screw of the disks if I remember correctly

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Re: Wheel specs for aftermarket rims

Post by Alan H. Tast » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:24 pm

mcgsxr wrote:Exploring the idea of putting cragar, or centerline or american racing rims on my 69 Tudor.

Does anyone know the bolt pattern, backspacing etc?
Bolt pattern should be 4.5" x 5; as for backspacing I'd love to know as well as I'm putting together a listing of stock wheel dimensions for an article in the Scoop, including inside diameter of hub opening, width of rim, inside diameter of rim on the brake side, and any other pertinent dimensions for the rims.

I'm also needing key dimensions for all years '55-'90s for the front and rear wheel wells in order to provide information on clearances in order to determine space available for tires. Any assistance would be helpful.
Alan H. Tast, AIA
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Vintage Thunderbird Club Int'l.
Author, "Thunderbird 1955-1966" & "Thunderbird 50 Years"
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