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Old May 19th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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Question Old wire wheels, pros and cons?

I would Love to use some 16 & 17" wire wheels from mid 30's Ford or Chev on my RPU....

Does anyone have experience to share?
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Old May 19th, 2016, 05:54 PM   #2
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Check the bolt pattern, to start with.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 03:09 PM   #3
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My trug came with adapters to 5 x 4 3/4" already, but I'll buy whatever adapters I need to make them work....

I'd like to know if there are any figment issues with drum brakes, or discs, is the backspacing weird and causes problems?

I see the "Panty Buncher" RPU is running these, but I don't know who the owner is or how to get ahold of them....
That's pretty dang close to the vision on my head.....
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Old May 21st, 2016, 04:42 PM   #4
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Panty Bunch is Steve. IIRC, he used adapters to 5 1/2" pattern.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 05:23 PM   #5
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Steve?? As in started this site, Steve?


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Not finding any 4lug to 5 x 5.5 adapters on the market.... Plenty of wide 5 but not 4 lug... This is a budget build, so custom spacers are out of the question....
*sigh*. Looks like it's on to plan B....
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Not finding any 4lug to 5 x 5.5 adapters on the market.... Plenty of wide 5 but not 4 lug... This is a budget build, so custom spacers are out of the question....
*sigh*. Looks like it's on to plan B....

5.5" was old Ford.
There were other patterns, from other manufacturers as well.

Someone was making these adapters,
but they were not low budget.
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The main thing you need to keep in mind with running old school wires is that they used the drum to locate the wheel and not the studs primarily. The guys making the adapters some years ago integrated that into their design thus making them non-budget minded as Unkl Ian stated.

If you search around the site, there are several threads discussing running wires.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 06:43 PM   #9
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I did find some discussion on wires, and all the links to any adapters used were High dollar parts.... This is a Father/Kids budget build, and $400+ to adapt wheels just isn't going to make the cut...

I've found some Cragar smoothies instead, they will look awesome with our chosen color against some Wide Whites!!

Thank y'all for input on the wires...
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Don't forget moon discs, also.
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I run rattle can painted steel rims with trim rings and baby moons.
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I'll have to get custom mixed rattle cans, in my chosen "subtle color"!
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Hmm, I've never really considered Candy Metal Flake Flamingo Pink, as "subtle."
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Hmm, I've never really considered Candy Metal Flake Flamingo Pink, as "subtle."

Depends on where you live.
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Yeah, it's super subtle for out here in the farm country of East Tennessee!! Everyone has something in that color.... We'll blend right in!
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Ah ha! A number of suspicions have been confirmed....
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OP did you ever get the answers you were after? Ive got a late 30's set of Ford wire wheels so I'm following this thread for my build as I'd like to put them on my weekend rod build.
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