Brought to you in part by:

Great deals on auto restoration supplies!

.


JC Whitney clearance center!

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Mid Size Fords and Mercurys
  wheel size ???

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   wheel size ???
68 fastback man
Journeyman

Posts: 18
From: church hill tn hawkins
Registered: Nov 2004

posted 01-22-2005 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 fastback man   Click Here to Email 68 fastback man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what is the max wheel size i can stuff in the rear quarters of my 68 fairlane?

i also in one of my adventures today found a 68 gt fastback 428 car sitting in the woods (wrecked and robbed of course) but still had all the trim emblems and complete disc brake set up. most of what i was looking for. i have found the booster bracket and pedal bell crank are imposible to find.

------------------
68 fairlane500 fastback

IP: Logged

roger
Gearhead

Posts: 202
From: ontario, canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-24-2005 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the power booster, jam jar master, mount bracket, push rod if you;re looking for this stuff
$75.00

IP: Logged

torino420
Gearhead

Posts: 116
From: Tracy, California
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 01-24-2005 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got 295 50 15's on 15x8 with 4.5" backsacing on my 69 Torino. They are tight but they fit. Outer wheelwell had to be tucked some . They are close to the leaf spring too. 275 would give a tad more briething room.

------------------
69 Torino GT Hardtop
420" Windsor

IP: Logged

Bloose
Gearhead

Posts: 692
From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 01-24-2005 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have 275/60-15 on 15x8's on my '68. The back spacing is critical with a tire that wide. My first set of rims fit with those tires but rubbed during turns. I got a 1/2" more BS and they still rub every now and then on one side. I could have went another 1/2" in. I paid $150 each for custom made style steel wheels and got to buy them twice, so measure carefully. I think 275/50-15's would be easier to fit. Plus '68 could sit higher in the rear which would help.

hth,
B-loose

IP: Logged

TomP
Gearhead

Posts: 5822
From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 01-29-2005 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think a 20x10 will fit. But for the non-Fooses amongst us 8 1/2" wide rims are about all you'll fit in 15". Bigger diameter makes the width easier to fit, less sidewall.

IP: Logged

torino420
Gearhead

Posts: 116
From: Tracy, California
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 01-30-2005 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for torino420   Click Here to Email torino420     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes....20's! I think they would look tacky.
Biggest I would go would be 17's or 18's i think
for a restomod. In my opinions 20's+ only look good on big suv's or trucks.

IP: Logged

TomP
Gearhead

Posts: 5822
From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 02-09-2005 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But you'd be pimpin' wit da 24's!

The 17" rims look pretty normal nowadays and fit the car well if you find normal offsets.

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2005, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[Posting Pictures]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]