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amcagreg
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From: albany
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posted 01-19-2005 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for amcagreg   Click Here to Email amcagreg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i am not sure if this is the best forum for this question but here gove anyway;
I am builing a Ford based kit car. It has the Ford 5 X 4.5" stud pattern. I am trying to find a cheap 15" x 8" rim to see what size tire will fit. I think ultimately I will need one with a 6" backspace. I can custom order the wheels but first am scouring junkyards and other sources for a cheap rusty wheel I can use to check the fit. Anyone have one of these rims I can pick up cheaply, or even a loaner.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-19-2005 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
15 x 8 with a 6 inch back spacing is a tough wheel to come by even if you have it made.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 01-20-2005 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you can go to speedway's web site
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Default.asp?wc=true

and go down and find wheels shells {the rim part} and weld them to a 15" centerand make up yourown ofset

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