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Old 05-05-2007, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tbrd60 View Post
What is the difference in the mustang wheels?
They flair out on the inside instead of hug the drums so they clear the calipers. I painted mine red , put on Coker wide whites and the original wheel covers. It looks sweet.
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by drclarkra View Post
I have a tall bias ply 14" spare tire that has never been on the ground. It appears the same height as the 15" radials that are on the car. It probably depends on what height the sidewalls are.
I was wrong . Those are 14" tires on my bird. I guess I had just assumed a car like this would have 15's.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:34 AM
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I understand from my Dad that there was a brief period where manufacturers were trying small wheels with tall tires, I assume for a better ride. The '57 Chevy has 14"-ers too. Ironically, the baby birds (Dad's got a '56) and the bullet birds (I think) both had 15's.

Those tall original equipment 14's are real hard to match in modern radials. The 25/75R14 is close, but it's wider and shorter. I've got 17" alum wheels with SUV sized Pirrelli's (235/55R17) and they're still shorter than the stock 14's.

Regarding 14's vs. 15's, the bigger difference will be the tires I bet. Tall, WWW 14" radials will look, drive and ride much different than low profile skinny WW 15's.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:36 PM
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please correct me if i'm wrong but didn't i read on one of the posts awhile back that you could put ford granada or lincoln versailles calipers and rotors straight on to a 60 bird front end? and the original wheels would clear...i hope so because i have wasted a lot of time looking for that particular setup and am in the middle of dealing for one. or should we use the granada wheels...they were 15s weren't i'm confused...maybe they were 14s who knows? shafe
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:12 PM
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You are not mistaken. Others have done this conversion. I am pretty sure that you need to get Grenada or other modern Ford wheels, as the original ones will not clear the calipers.
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