Spare wheel

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jereklein
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Spare wheel

Post by jereklein » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:25 am

Hi
Id like to carry a full size spare in the trunk of my 56 for my trip from NY to Sarasota in May. I understand the wheel size is 15-5 with a bolt pattern of 5-4.5. Can anyone fill me in on the offset and backspacing measurements? Can spacers be used if I can’t get those exact dimensions? Any recommendations for where to buy.
Thanks as always.
Jere

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Re: Spare wheel

Post by goldwinghg » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:49 pm

I found aluminum space saver tire,on eBay. Less weight. The person I bought it from,said it came from a Lincoln. You might look for something like that.

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Re: Spare wheel

Post by jereklein » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:37 pm

Thanks

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Re: Spare wheel

Post by ICON 1956 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:36 am

I carry a spare tire"Donut" in my trunk for a tire change if needed, The P O had this in the trunk when I bought the car. I think he said it was from a Ford Taurus.
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Re: Spare wheel

Post by jereklein » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:00 am

Do you know what year the Taurus was?
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Re: Spare wheel

Post by ICON 1956 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:55 pm

Sorry I didn't ask the year. I would have to call and ask.
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