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Here's a 14" wheel that works with standard length studs:
This is a typical Granada 14" X 6" wheel w/3-1/2" back spacing. It fits nicely without spacers:
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THIS is the back spacing you want:

These are 6" x 14" Granada wheels that Howard Prout and Ray Clark are using. There isn't much room between the tire and upper "A" arm. I would not go with 4". Summit sells a host of these wheels in different styles. If you cover with a full wheel cover, who knows what's behind it? - Dave
I don't think Squarebird OEM wheels were 14" X 6" so the original backspacing will be quite different. Also, the 'caliper clearance hump' isn't there (which is the REAL issue for disk-ready wheels).

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I am seeing posts for a 14 in rim. My car I have 15 inch rims currently with NEW 205/75/15 tires. I am ditching my aftermarket circa 1989 Spoke wire wheels and will get something that will fit my NEW tires. That new rim I am having issue figuring out what I need. Someone said any late model ford rim. Well what if that rime came of a front disc brake car when i am all drums. Does that matter? Do truck rims work? I want to buy the right thing the first time.
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The 14" wheel post(s) were considering the standard factory installed rims.

Look for a 15" wheel...

5 x 4 1/2 inch bolt pattern...

With a rim width that meets the manufacturer's guidelines for your tires...

And, importantly as close to 0 (zero) backspacing of the rim as you can find, first off consider zero backspacing choices only.

Let us know how you make out.
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The 14" wheel post(s) were considering the standard factory installed rims.

Look for a 15" wheel...

5 x 4 1/2 inch bolt pattern...

With a rim width that meets the manufacturer's guidelines for your tires...

And, importantly as close to 0 (zero) backspacing of the rim as you can find, first off consider zero backspacing choices only.

Let us know how you make out.

Thanks for this post. Makes the most sense to me.
I pulled the orig recpt for the 15 wire rims I have on it, it says they are 15" by 6"
Does that mean or add anything more then what you have said?

I want to still capture best I can the wire wheel look via wire hubcaps. Want the right 15 inch rim for them. Maybe even a chrome one that will look good with chrome wire hubcap and spinner.
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I am seeing posts for a 14 in rim... ...Well what if that rime came of a front disc brake car when i am all drums. Does that matter?
Yes, I fully understand you want 15". That is only one dimension. The other dimensions are important as well. Learn the difference between 'offset' and 'back spacing'.
I'm showing you 'back spacing' that works. I'm also showing a wheel with a 6" bead width. BTW it's also from a Granada, a disk brake car. 'Disk brake ready' wheels are backward compatible.

It strikes me that you are asking for direction on our site but you have already made up your mind. Why? Am I missing something here? Cincinnati has major tire stores that can help you with wheels that work. They also guarantee their products will fit. - Dave
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I am ditching the wire rims, correct, I am just confused and felt I needed direction with what rims will work with my tires I have purchased already and posted previously.
I feel most tire shops won't have a clue about this situation. Bolt patterns, rim size that will fit my tires, back spacing which I now know should be zero.
Some of these shops have 25 year olds running them. Feared they would be LOST on this old car. Lord knows the inner tubes through them for a loop when they pulled the old tires off the car.
Perhaps I should trust trust them and make them figure it out.
Sorry if I have insulted anyone here. As I said early on, things tires and rims I know little. I just have a old car I love and want to get the darn this on the road and a set of tires is stopping me, ha ha ha
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I you want new chrome rims Coker tire has what you are looking for. 15x6 with the 4.5 bolt pattern and 3.5 backspace.

https://www.cokertire.com/wheels/smo...el-chrome.html

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prior post says close to 0 back space as possible. you say 3.5
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prior post says close to 0 back space as possible. you say 3.5
I think he meant offset, not backspacing. There is no 0 backspacing.

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ya see why I get confused. Ha ha ha
So I need 0 offset, 3.5 back spacing 15x6 4.5 bolt pattern 15 inch rim.

Here is the car since I am working so hard on changing rims.[IMG]www.yesfans.com/tbird/tbird.jpg[/IMG]
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