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You can get these at Walmart for less than $54. It says WW even though the picture shows the blackwall side.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/215-75-14...Tires/17792573

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I put the 15 X 6 wire rims on my car with 225X75X15 Classic whitewalls. I measured everything out as my main concern was the clearance of the fender skirts on the rear. I had plenty of room, so I figured I was good to go. Took the car around the block and smelled a faint burning rubber. I checked the front end and found that the inside of the tire was rubbing against the upper ball joint. Big disappointment. I ended up putting a 5/16" spacer between the drum and rim and this solved that problem. The next hurdle was to find lug nuts long enough to use the spacers. Finally got that solved too after buying a lot of new lugs and many hours on the computer. Again, this is something to check if you want to run 225 tires.
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Thanks for the recommendations and those Hankook H724 radials have a 70,000 miles warranty? Maybe not such a cheap tire after all?
Here is the 14" version. UTQG 500-A-B, S Speed Rating.

https://www.amazon.com/Hankook-Optim...7FSHQ3ECNTFQMH

$50-$55 each is the going price.
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I put the 15 X 6 wire rims on my car with 225X75X15 Classic whitewalls. I measured everything out as my main concern was the clearance of the fender skirts on the rear. I had plenty of room, so I figured I was good to go. Took the car around the block and smelled a faint burning rubber. I checked the front end and found that the inside of the tire was rubbing against the upper ball joint. Big disappointment. I ended up putting a 5/16" spacer between the drum and rim and this solved that problem. The next hurdle was to find lug nuts long enough to use the spacers. Finally got that solved too after buying a lot of new lugs and many hours on the computer. Again, this is something to check if you want to run 225 tires.
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Yep, 15" X 6" rims work very nicely with proper back spacing. That's the key. By adding spacers, you simply increased your wheel's back spacing. 3.5" back spacing works well on 6" X 14" rims for a Squarebird. The next concern is, will it clear calipers? Just about all modern rims will because all modern cars have disk brakes. OEM rims will not.

Look in the catalogs, like summitracing.com. They always include back spacing as part of their wheel dimensions. - Dave
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Thanks for all the replies. I have decided to NOT purchase the Bias Wide Whites even though they were a heck of a deal. I picked up at set of original rims from Eric, the Pres. of the Saginaw Valley Thunderbird Club (Michigan). I will be putting a set of Coker Wide White Radials between now and the spring. I am also now on the hunt for some "Sunray" style 1959-1960 Thunderbird Wheel Covers if anyone has a cheap lead on one or a full set.
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