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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-22-2002 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone tried fitting the late model Mustang 16 or 17" 5 lug wheels on a late 50`s Ford? I know a guy who has the stock wheels (17x8" Torque Thrust style 5 spoke w gray spokes)from a 2002 Mustang GT for sale, & I`m curious as to the possibility of them fitting my 59 Ford . They seem to have a lot of backspacing, so I THINK they will work out back, but I`m unsure about the fronts. I`ll see if I can borrow 1 rim this weekend for a "test fit"

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-22-2002 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know they have a 5.72" backspacing, if that helps.

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posted 11-23-2002 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-25-2002 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I borrowed one of the 2002 GT wheels today for test fit, unfortunatly,it won`t work. On the rear, the fit is acceptable, although there is only about 3/4" from the leaf spring to the rim flange. Since the stock Mustangs I`ve seen with these wheels have virtually no sidewall bulge, I think it would work, but it is pretty tight. However, on the front, the back of the rim hits the upper control arm/ ball joint with the hub flange still a good inch from seating on the F brake drum, CRAP!! Those wheels look soooo nice, too I also tryed my set of 14x7" 70 Mustang/Torino/Cyclone 5 slot style steel rims, with about a 4 1/4" backspace, & they fit no problem. Oh well.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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