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Username Post: 61 Stock rim size - Whats the widest        (Topic#365865)
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Reg: 07-20-21
07-20-21 04:23 PM - Post#2823586    

Hey everyone,

I am in the process of buying a 61 bubble top and would like to put stock rims on it. Heres the catch, I want to go with the widest stock rim I can put on it, then place the hub caps on it.

I did to this to an old mustang and it gave it a much more aggressive feel along with the handling.

Not to mention I may want to put coker white walls on it.

Any idea of what stock rim size I could fit front and back?

Thanks (newbie)


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07-20-21 05:01 PM - Post#2823587    
    In response to toobit

Factory rims were 5” wide, and 6” wide.

A 8” wide rim will also fit if it has the correct backspace. Other widths might fit if the backspace is correct.

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07-20-21 05:40 PM - Post#2823591    
    In response to pvs409

According to the 1961 passenger car specs, the widest wheel size available from the factory in 61 was 14x6", which was the factory fitted wheels for 9-passenger wagons. There was a 15x5" wheel fitted to taxis and Police cars if you want to stay at 5" wide.

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Reg: 07-20-21
07-20-21 08:38 PM - Post#2823598    
    In response to pvs409

That's great I'm putting air rides on it so I probably will have to adjust based on that.


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