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  • Will These Wheels Fit a Squarbird?

    Will the 88-96 Crown Victoria Wheels fit a Squarebird. I like them because they almost look like wire wheels, but without the maintenance problems. They are 15x6.5 with the 5 by 4.5 bolt pattern. I need to know if these would fit my 59 TBird.
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    Last edited by lawyercalif; March 2nd, 2012, 09:35 PM.

  • #2
    This one must be a real stumper of a question. 39 views and no replies. I guess I will have to buy them to find the answer.

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    • #3
      It's probably because of the 6.5 thickness of the wheel that has us stumped. I know 15 x 6 will fit. Certainly the 5 by 4.5 will fit. The only question is whether there will be a clearance issue once the tires are mounted. I wouldn't think 1/2" would be a big deal but I've been wrong before.
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      • #4
        That's right. We don't know the back spacing. Normally I would say, 'buy 'em' but your car came with 14" wheels and bias ply tires. The closest I run are 215/65R/ on 15" wheels.

        Any good tire store will help you 'try' tire and rim combinations if they can sell you a set of tires or wheels. California is loaded with great tire places.
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        • #5
          Thanks for the input. Since I can pick up a nice set for only $380.00, I think I will take a chance.

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          • #6
            Call a tire store first.
            My latest project:
            CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

            "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
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            • #7
              Dave, would these babys clear the mammoth '66 calipers?
              A Thunderbirder from the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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              • #8
                They should, if they are 15".
                My latest project:
                CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

                "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
                --Lee Iacocca

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                • #9
                  16x8 with a 4.25" backspacing fit mine. I have to drop the rear axle to get the rears on and off, but I've gone to a 4-link and it's not that big of a deal. You shouldn't have a problem with those.
                  Last edited by c4clewis; March 5th, 2012, 04:45 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by c4clewis View Post
                    16x8 with a 4.25" backspacing fit mine. I have to drop the rear axle to get the rears on and off, but I've gone to a 4-link and it's not that big of a deal. You shouldn't have a problem with those.
                    Wow, you must have some serious horsepower if you need a four link. Do you have a page or photo album of your car? What is your motor?
                    1960 HT
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