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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/1/21 11:18 a.m.

Given that I AM dumb, I don't even have to play dumb! 

 

I will take some measurements. 

imagesbytjm
imagesbytjm GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/1/21 11:33 a.m.

Tire Rack has good info on offset, wheel size etc. online. You can also call them and get help. 

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/1/21 11:38 a.m.
imagesbytjm said:

Tire Rack has good info on offset, wheel size etc. online. You can also call them and get help. 

Thank you! Wasn't sure they would help the minute I mention its a 48 truck with a unknown Malibu year front end

 

imagesbytjm
imagesbytjm GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/1/21 12:17 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:
imagesbytjm said:

Tire Rack has good info on offset, wheel size etc. online. You can also call them and get help. 

Thank you! Wasn't sure they would help the minute I mention its a 48 truck with a unknown Malibu year front end

 

They can help you to get the measurments you need to get correct fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
3/1/21 12:30 p.m.

Right, and you have wheels that are close to what you really need, so you can make tweaks to the measurements on your current wheels to help you figure out what you need.

I think Summit is going to offer more wheels like the ones that are currently on the truck vs. Tire Rack's when you ultimately decide to buy new wheels if you go that route.  

imagesbytjm
imagesbytjm GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/1/21 1:01 p.m.

You maybe able to keep the wheels and just get lower profile tire in the front...

I am running 235/50/17's in the front and 255/65/17's in the rear. Different truck and setup, but you get the idea. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/1/21 7:31 p.m.

Thanks guys 

 

I will get all the info and measurements and talk to them snd post back 

 

 

 

went and bought  another car today 

so got a little busy 

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/1/21 7:34 p.m.

Bring to it's natural home here and I'll measure it for you. It'll be close to standard hobby stock IMCA wheels. Speedway will have a lot of choices. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/1/21 7:59 p.m.
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) said:

Bring to it's natural home here and I'll measure it for you. It'll be close to standard hobby stock IMCA wheels. Speedway will have a lot of choices. 

Natural home - so funny, so true! I was counting on you moving to NORCAL, so you can come down and hang out here all the time! 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/2/21 4:57 p.m.

Tire is 205/70/15 

 

wheel is 15x7 

 

 

 

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/2/21 4:58 p.m.
imagesbytjm said:
mr2s2000elise said:
imagesbytjm said:

Tire Rack has good info on offset, wheel size etc. online. You can also call them and get help. 

Thank you! Wasn't sure they would help the minute I mention its a 48 truck with a unknown Malibu year front end

 

They can help you to get the measurments you need to get correct fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is stunning ! 

imagesbytjm
imagesbytjm GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/2/21 5:57 p.m.

Those are high profile for the front. How much room do you need?  Where is the wheel/tire hitting? Maybe something like a 205/45/15 might make it. 

I not a Chevy guy but I think those are Super Sport or Rally wheels.  Might be worth something.  

Thanks.  It's a 1953 Ford F100 panel truck.  Home built hot rod.  Currently running 1978 Dodge 360ci with 1993 Torqueflite 518 with over drive.  

 

 

imagesbytjm
imagesbytjm GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/2/21 5:59 p.m.

Can you measure the offset?

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/2/21 6:00 p.m.
imagesbytjm said:

Those are high profile for the front. How much room do you need?  Where is the wheel/tire hitting? Maybe something like a 205/45/15 might make it. 

I not a Chevy guy but I think those are Super Sport or Rally wheels.  Might be worth something.  

Thanks.  It's a 1953 Ford F100 panel truck.  Home built hot rod.  Currently running 1978 Dodge 360ci with 1993 Torqueflite 518 with over drive.  

 

 

It's hitting the top of the fender on turns 

I am pretty sure shorter tire will get me out of this jam 

 

 

yeah they are rally wheels 

 

I love your hot rod. Would love one someday 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/2/21 6:02 p.m.
imagesbytjm said:

Can you measure the offset?

Never did that before but I will learn how to tonihht and do it at warehouse tomrrow where I left the truck on jackstands 

imagesbytjm
imagesbytjm GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/2/21 9:13 p.m.

If it's just hitting the top of the fender, a lower profile tire should fix it . Check on the inside and make sure it not hitting the A arms on full lock turn. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/3/21 9:34 a.m.
imagesbytjm said:

If it's just hitting the top of the fender, a lower profile tire should fix it . Check on the inside and make sure it not hitting the A arms on full lock turn. 

Will check it 

if you look at tire it is getting dirty on a turn when it hits the fender from inside 

 

I will go to the warehouse at lunch and take some measurements 

 

local friend also suggested a 6infh width rim vs the 7 inch width I have 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
3/3/21 12:24 p.m.

205's fit decently on a 6.5" wide wheel.  I think if I was changing wheels I'd look at getting the offset tweaked to bring the wheel in closer to the body a little as well.  

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/3/21 8:40 p.m.
pres589 (djronnebaum) said:

205's fit decently on a 6.5" wide wheel.  I think if I was changing wheels I'd look at getting the offset tweaked to bring the wheel in closer to the body a little as well.  

I might try a 50 series front tire to see if that works. 

 

205/70/15 15x 7 front

225/70/15 15x8 rear

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/8/21 9:37 p.m.

Worked on the sender today for gas guage 

 

will be nice to have 

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/10/21 3:07 p.m.

While working on the Ford today (still need to take the wheel measurements). Woman stopped by (good looking mid 40s). Left her phone number, and said her husband has a lot of projects. She would like to sell me 2 of them. She said they need a lot of work, and she doesn't want her husband to work on them. 

 

57 GMC 1 ton

55 Chevy 2 Ton

 

Said her husband doesn't want to sell, but for me to come over. 

 

Not sure if that is smart

 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/10/21 7:02 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Do it lol

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
3/10/21 10:11 p.m.

Wear body armor if you gocheeky

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/10/21 11:03 p.m.

Going saturday :) 

 

taking the truck to break the ice 

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/11/21 12:51 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Be aware that neither of those trucks are typical hot rod fare, especially the 2-ton. Very little outside of the cab will be compatible with the 1/2 tons and even then neither of those are desirable years/models.

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