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Steel wheel size on English Fords

 
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escysean



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Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Steel wheel size on English Fords Reply with quote

What the biggest steel wheel size Ford put on English Fords at the factory in the 50s, 60s or 70s?

I am looking to buy 15" steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and get it banded for wide wheels to put on my LHD mk1 Escort for street sleeper look and retain classic style.

Any help appreciated

Sean
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105epaul



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Location: London England

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the biggest four stud steels were around 5.5x13s as fitetd to Lotus Cortinas and the sporty Escorts. Even the big Fords on the five studs were on 13s until the arrival of the Mark4 Zephyr/Zodiacs which were fitted with 14s. I know that Hillman Minxes on the late 50s/early 60s were fitted with 15 inch steels and the stud pattern is the same as Ford. However they are really hard to find these days. Hope this helps.

Paul
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escysean



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

105epaul wrote:
I think the biggest four stud steels were around 5.5x13s as fitetd to Lotus Cortinas and the sporty Escorts. Even the big Fords on the five studs were on 13s until the arrival of the Mark4 Zephyr/Zodiacs which were fitted with 14s. I know that Hillman Minxes on the late 50s/early 60s were fitted with 15 inch steels and the stud pattern is the same as Ford. However they are really hard to find these days. Hope this helps.

Paul


Many thanks Paul, I am on the look-out for 15" Hillman Minx wheels on ebay at the moment, hope no one notice it and I'll win the bid!! LOL

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duffro



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Alfa Romeos came with 15" steel wheels and they fit.
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escysean



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

duffro wrote:
Some Alfa Romeos came with 15" steel wheels and they fit.


I didn't know that, thanks for info, by the way, I got 15" steelies from English Hillman Minx via eBay, just need it to be banded and retro fit with original Ford hubcaps Cool

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