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Old 09-10-2014, 03:12 PM
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Keep in mind with newer Mustang take-offs you'll likely need spacers as I think they have some positive offset. I think Rusty runs spacers on his.
Yep, forgot about that, lots of offset to them, but was only an issue up front. The backs clear fine without spacers, but are a pain to take off the car. The drums keeps the wheels from coming off the car. You have to jack the car up, set her on stands, unbolt the passenger shock at the bottom and then lower the axle, then they will come off. Now, I don't know, it might not be as big a problem on a 59 or 60 with the leaf spring rear end?

But, I think when I finally convert the rear to disc that problem will go away.

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Thanks for all of your replies and photos! They all look great. This info will be a big help once I get down to the nitty-gritty. I haven't yet decided for sure on the style of wheel I'm going to go with...lots of choices out there.
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... You have to jack the car up, set her on stands, unbolt the passenger shock at the bottom and then lower the axle, then they will come off. Now, I don't know, it might not be as big a problem on a 59 or 60 with the leaf spring rear end? ...
I don't have that much trouble with my '60. It takes a few contortions, but no need to unbolt shocks or anything. I just got to get it up high enough that I can still slide the wheel under the axle (face down) and pivot it up over the drum. At least I think that's how I do it, haven't had 'em off in a while.
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Just made a quick 5 min photoshop idea of my future hot rod wheel config... The wheels are U.S. Wheel 26 type with white lettered tires. Finally planning to have 2 sets of wheels - the second will be the wire wheels with full white-walls. I love those wheels, just a little costy...
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I don't have that much trouble with my '60. It takes a few contortions, but no need to unbolt shocks or anything. I just got to get it up high enough that I can still slide the wheel under the axle (face down) and pivot it up over the drum. At least I think that's how I do it, haven't had 'em off in a while.
Yeah, I was thinking the rear would articulate better on the leafs. I would guess those control arms on the 58 tend to bind it up more. I know when I mounted them up on our 65, they went on easy as can be, no work at all.
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I really need to get better photos of her. Running Mustang 17x8 rims with 235 up front and 275 in the rear.

Hi Rusty - Do you know offhand what the height value of your tires is?
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Hi Rusty - Do you know offhand what the height value of your tires is?
The fronts are 25.3" in dia
The rears are 25.7" in dia

I have no idea how that compares to the factory dia.
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The fronts are 25.3" in dia
The rears are 25.7" in dia

I have no idea how that compares to the factory dia.
Nice set-up by the way! I see my question wasn't quite right. I need to clarify...

I am referring to the sidewall aspect ratio, or the "55" in this example - -235/55R17 on your car. Looking at Salguod's pix and comparing to yours, yours appear thinner but could be just the different angles.
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Nice set-up by the way! I see my question wasn't quite right. I need to clarify...

I am referring to the sidewall aspect ratio, or the "55" in this example - -235/55R17 on your car. Looking at Salguod's pix and comparing to yours, yours appear thinner but could be just the different angles.
Ah, I figured you meant tire dia for gearing, etc.

The fronts are 245x45x17 and the rears are 275x40x17, so I am running a staggered setup, which I seem to always do.


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The fronts are 25.3" in dia
The rears are 25.7" in dia

I have no idea how that compares to the factory dia.
Factory tires were tall:

800-14 - 27.58" dia.
850-14 - 28.10" dia.

Those numbers are from Cooker Tire's website listing of bias play tires.
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