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Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on March 25, 2012, 06:56:40 AM



Is there any stock steel Mopar 15" wheel that will directly swap for a '58 Mopar 14"er?

I think 14" wheels w/ 215/75/14s look too small on Winnie.

Plus 14" 225/75/14 ww tires are NLA.
But 225/75R15 would look just about right imo.

Advice please?


firedome2012-03-25 12:00:30
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: steve sclafani on March 25, 2012, 02:02:35 PM
Then what'll you do for Hubcaps?
The 14's on my Fury look way to small, but unless you're going for you lungs for spoke wheels you're kinda caught in the middle of nowhere.
Steve
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on March 25, 2012, 03:21:46 PM
I know, that IS a problem I'd thought of, but the only thing I could
come up with is use a stock Mopar hubcap whose design I like in place
of the originals, the ones on my '71 Fury were pretty good looking and
generic, had no make or division name on them, for example. A
compromise no doubt, but I'd keep the stock 14" wheel and hubcaps on
hand too. 

Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: steve sclafani on March 25, 2012, 05:05:41 PM
I've seen a few HubCapotomies, using a trim ring and some tapered head screws. Not perfect but OK for a driver.
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Snotty on March 26, 2012, 10:13:20 AM
To your question, I think any stock 15" wheel will fit.  I put 15s on the '62 NY; they fit great.  Since they were steel Road Wheels the need for a cap was not an issue; can't help you there. 
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on March 27, 2012, 05:15:24 AM
I've got Road Wheels on the '70, so want more or less "stock" steels
and wheel covers on the '58... so the stock steel wheels from a '70/71
or the kind on '80s 5th Aves and Dippys will fit on the '58?

Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Snotty on March 27, 2012, 09:59:33 AM
I believe so.  n fact, if you can get a set of the 15x7s that were on many of the Fifth Avenues you will have a nice wide rim to work with.  They were all 5x4.5" bolt patterns.
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Steve on March 27, 2012, 12:41:04 PM


yeah Rog  What he said
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on March 27, 2012, 03:19:34 PM
Sounds good, thanks guys! Now to find a Dippy in a yard... they ain't growin on trees anymore.

Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Steve on March 28, 2012, 10:23:38 AM


I used to have 2 sets of them. . . .  Now they're scattered.  One set is on Polaraco.  If I had them, you could have them.
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on March 29, 2012, 07:26:07 AM
Thanks, it's the thought that counts!





Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Snotty on March 29, 2012, 08:59:28 AM
Look for old Cordobas and the like too - many of them had the 15x7 wheels, but also had 15x6.5.
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Leaburn Patey on March 29, 2012, 05:58:47 PM
I'm tripping over  these damn 15x7's up here.
Distance can be a problem.
have waygun..will travel
 
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2012, 02:08:10 PM


Gimme them back!  I need them!!!  LOL
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on March 30, 2012, 03:23:59 PM
Lea, if you have or come across 4 clean and dent free ones, let me know please! 


Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Steve on March 30, 2012, 04:16:40 PM


Oh I think we can work something out Rog
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Leaburn Patey on March 31, 2012, 11:21:55 AM
Lemme see..there are a few in the local yards..I have four with snows mounted on them,and two on the Boab with slicks mounted...
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Steve on March 31, 2012, 11:26:28 AM


There ya go
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on April 02, 2012, 03:28:39 AM

If you want to part with or can get some Lea I can 'em...I found one extra
that came with the '71, it may be narrowr than the Dippy kind.  These 14"ers look like kiddie car wheels on this
big fin-mobile!



Also, did anyone ever notice how far in the wheels seem from the edge of
the body on these '50s cars? Guess they didn't have Wide Track back
then... it looks kind weird.


firedome2012-04-02 08:31:51
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Steve on April 02, 2012, 03:52:02 AM


If you measure it, you'll fine the desoto is about 6" Narrower than the Fury.  I tried to shove a 72 rear cushion inside my 59, across.  Not going to happen
Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: firedome on April 03, 2012, 11:41:03 AM
Ima lookin for wheels, not seats!
What was referring to was how far in the wheels are set in the wheel wells, it looks odd to me.



Title: stock Mopar wheel swap FL 14 -> 15?
Post by: Snotty on April 04, 2012, 10:27:55 AM

Quote from: CBarge
I'm tripping over  these damn 15x7's up here.
Distance can be a problem.
have waygun..will travel

A guy gave me $100 for a set over ten years ago - didn't even get them out of the truck.  They have value to some people.