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Old 09-01-2004, 12:49 PM
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Has anyone put 16in. wheels on there squarebird. I am looking at a set of 16X8 with 225/50R16 on them. I am curious to see if these will work on the 59.


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Old 09-01-2004, 10:42 PM
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Eight inches is a bit wide for a squarebird, considering the original rim was only 5.5 inches wide. You will have interference on turning on the front wheels and may have difficulty putting them on in the rear.

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:04 PM
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HI
I use to run L60X15 on the rear with a standard rim but could not do that on the front as the inside of the tire rubbed frontend parts
Show us a picture if you do.
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Old 09-03-2004, 01:37 PM
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Mark,

I will. I should have an idea next week on will combinations will work. My cousin runs a garage and will are going to experiment with different combo's.

Thanks for the feedback on both of these.
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Old 09-17-2004, 02:11 PM
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Ok, I have finally installed the new wheels on my 59.

I went with 16X7 using 225/55r16 all the way around and they fit like a glove, even with the skirts on the backs. Most of you probably won't like it since it really makes it look custom, but I must admit, they look alot nicer than I could have imagined. Really adds a sporty flare to an old bird.

will add some pics soon.

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I would like to see the car. Everyone has different tastes - strict restoration, mild custom or wild custom. The important thing is to preserve the Thunderbirds.

How about this wild Swedish Squarebird:
http://giswww1.bcit.ca/dkipling/imag...estreetrod.jpg

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True, Most people I talk to give me a hard time with some of the things I talk about doing. Thanks for the input. I will upload pics this weekend.
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>True, Most people I talk to give me a hard time with some of
>the things I talk about doing. Thanks for the input. I will
>upload pics this weekend.

I get that sometimes too -- But I don't care... It's my car!
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Do you know what the back spacing on the 16 inch wheels are? I would sure like to see a photo.



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these 16X7 wheels have a 4" backspacing.

Here are 2 pics I real quick, hope to get better ones soon. But these give the idea.

http://www.interwovensplendor.com/tbird/5901.jpg

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