Tires and hub caps

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  1. dorcutt

    dorcutt Member

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    ya F4BF45E5-508C-4E60-9729-B3B58C0A2318.jpeg 8CE90865-3CBF-403D-927B-FA9FE74D6933.jpeg 5BCCEA22-B8FB-48EF-B20E-9B5A130715DF.jpeg i don’t believe that the wheels I got with the 57 are original. The wheels have nubs on them to hold the hubcaps on as opposed to the clips. As a result I don’t know what hub caps to use. The previous owner made two of them up so I need two more.
    The other question I have is the tire size is 235/75r15 but the rim actually measures 16 inch’s. What am I missing?
    Thanks, Dave
     
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  3. dorcutt

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    Thanks Bill for the clarification. That answers one question.
     
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    Take your time, the stock wheels are out there, usually on older farm rigs or mounted with snow tires and long forgotten behind someone's garage, or in the trash pile.....

    Look for someone who's building or built a Task Force (or later) Hot Rod and ask them .

    I rarely pay over $10 per wheel .

    Expect to need to bead blast or otherwise de rust them then have primed and painted or powdercoated .

    Better rust protection via painting .
     
  5. dorcutt

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    Can you tell what series those wheels came from? What year did they change from wheel clips to wheel nubs?
    Would like to see what hub caps to use?
     
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    I'm not sure when they dropped the clips, others here are sharper than I on Task Force rigs .
     

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