1967 Fordoor Wheels

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455hota
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1967 Fordoor Wheels

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As I work on my 67 Fordoor, another question has arose. I do not have a spare tire/wheel in the trunk. I have all the correct jack mechanism, just no spare wheel.
Today as I removed the 4 wheels, I saw they are all stamped:
67 KW and the Ford Oval stamp.
After a quick search on the internet I see the KW wheels are indeed 67 and are solid center and they clear the disc brakes.
In 67 would the spare tire have also been a KW?

Thanks.
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...Steve T.
1967 Thunderbird Fordoor Dk.Green Metallic with Saddle Interior
1970 Trans Am
1966 GTO
1979 Lincoln Continental
2017 Challenger Scatpack Shaker
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Alan H. Tast
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Re: 1967 Fordoor Wheels

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Yes - the spare should match the other wheels. Space-saver spares with wheels that differ from the 4 on the ground weren't even a 'thing' for T-birds until the '80s. Be aware that the rims were virtually the same from '65 through '67 on T-birds and full-size Fords with the large-caliper K-H disc brakes, with the '67s having very minute refinements from the '65-'66 versions - they carry a different engineering number from the older ones, but can be interchanged. '68-up are different, so your search will be relatively narrow.
Alan H. Tast, AIA
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455hota
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Re: 1967 Fordoor Wheels

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Thanks for the quick response Alan!

I guess I will begin the search for a 5th KW wheel for my 67 Fordoor.
...Steve T.
1967 Thunderbird Fordoor Dk.Green Metallic with Saddle Interior
1970 Trans Am
1966 GTO
1979 Lincoln Continental
2017 Challenger Scatpack Shaker
455hota
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Re: 1967 Fordoor Wheels

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Update: I found a 5th wheel on ebay. It is a 67 KW wheel. Only $39.00 plus shipping. I thought it was a good deal!!
...Steve T.
1967 Thunderbird Fordoor Dk.Green Metallic with Saddle Interior
1970 Trans Am
1966 GTO
1979 Lincoln Continental
2017 Challenger Scatpack Shaker
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