Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
14x7 Road wheel - Rare? #2869120
01/04/21 10:28 PM
01/04/21 10:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
AKcharger Offline OP
member
AKcharger  Offline OP
member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
I've never seen a 14x7 road wheel only 14x5.5. What were these offered on and are they rare?

20210104_124929_resized_1.jpg20210104_164436_resized.jpg
Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: AKcharger] #2869146
01/04/21 11:35 PM
01/04/21 11:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,567
So Near, Yet So Far
topside Offline
I Live Here
topside  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,567
So Near, Yet So Far
Fords & Mercurys.

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: topside] #2869156
01/04/21 11:50 PM
01/04/21 11:50 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,973
Las Vegas, NV
6bblgt Offline
I Live Here
6bblgt  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,973
Las Vegas, NV
iagree

& at Chrysler Corp.:

all chrome "ROAD WHEELS"
1967-'68
14x5.5" for B-bodies
14x6.0" for C-bodies

"chrome style ROAD WHEELS" w/trim ring
1969-'76 (or so)
14x5.5" - on various year A, B, E, F-bodies
1971-'79 (or so)
14x6.0" - on various year B, F-bodies

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: 6bblgt] #2869274
01/05/21 01:02 PM
01/05/21 01:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 998
Midwestern Indiana
duster2 Offline
super stock
duster2  Offline
super stock

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 998
Midwestern Indiana

If you look at the backside of the wheel , along the rim edge , you should see a Ford name in a circle.

Also those are really good cores ( the rim shells ) to make 14 x 7 small bolt steel wheels.
Inside of the rim shell is 12.25 , just right for 14 x 7 small bolt or large bolt ralley or steel wheels.

Frank

Last edited by duster2; 01/05/21 01:07 PM.
Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: duster2] #2869430
01/05/21 05:44 PM
01/05/21 05:44 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 8
fl
C
clem melson Offline
member
clem melson  Offline
member
C

Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 8
fl
Dont waste your breath with this dork, he wont believe you. He knows it all.

I met him shortly after he moved to spring hill, fl. My great aunt married the guy that developed this town (deltona corp). They also did deltona and marco island.

This clown said if i need to know anything about spring hill, ask him.

What a jerk.

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: clem melson] #2869476
01/05/21 07:35 PM
01/05/21 07:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,035
JERSEY
RJS Offline
master
RJS  Offline
master

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,035
JERSEY
Originally Posted by clem melson
Dont waste your breath with this dork, he wont believe you. He knows it all.

I met him shortly after he moved to spring hill, fl. My great aunt married the guy that developed this town (deltona corp). They also did deltona and marco island.

This clown said if i need to know anything about spring hill, ask him.

What a jerk.


WTH are you talking about?????

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: RJS] #2869554
01/06/21 12:27 AM
01/06/21 12:27 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
AKcharger Offline OP
member
AKcharger  Offline OP
member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
I couldn't find any "Ford "markings anywhere on the wheel but I'm pretty sure that's the answer. appearently Ford made14x7's for Ranchairo's. What's suprising is they are IDENTICAL to MOPAR road wheels in every way!

Thanks guys!

Last edited by AKcharger; 01/06/21 12:49 AM.
Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: AKcharger] #2869584
01/06/21 06:31 AM
01/06/21 06:31 AM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 156
Isle of Sheeps
Gtxxjon Offline
member
Gtxxjon  Offline
member

Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 156
Isle of Sheeps
I don't think Mopar or Ford make wheels?
Kelsey Hayes and others probably do that 'for them'...

A different centre hole is the biggest give-away from memory??? shruggy
Don't think that matters with this style of wheel.
Always prefer a 15 incher myself... catfight

Are you talking about Homer in Springfield??? drinking Clem?

Last edited by Gtxxjon; 01/06/21 06:35 AM.

We are all OLD now, just waiting for the post COVID era to start...POOR H.
Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: Gtxxjon] #2869615
01/06/21 10:21 AM
01/06/21 10:21 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
AKcharger Offline OP
member
AKcharger  Offline OP
member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
Originally Posted by Gtxxjon
I don't think Mopar or Ford make wheels?
Kelsey Hayes and others probably do that 'for them'...


Good point and easy to forget Ma MOPAR didn't MAKE every part.
- I didn't measure the hole but looks the same
- Agree, these cars need 15's minimum. I just want to keep an original set for each car

Thanks

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: AKcharger] #2869641
01/06/21 11:26 AM
01/06/21 11:26 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,567
So Near, Yet So Far
topside Offline
I Live Here
topside  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,567
So Near, Yet So Far
Kelsey-Hayes and Motor Wheel both made wheels for the OEMs, likely others did as well depending on volume, construction style, etc.
The "Magnum" centers for the Fords & Mopars seem to be the same dimensions, so the same stamping could be used.
That's not the case with "regular steelies", which has been well-documented.
Several times, I've used Ford 14x7 Magnums on Mopars, and nobody appeared to notice.

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: topside] #2869720
01/06/21 02:43 PM
01/06/21 02:43 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
AKcharger Offline OP
member
AKcharger  Offline OP
member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
Originally Posted by topside
Kelsey-Hayes and Motor Wheel both made wheels for the OEMs, likely others did as well depending on volume, construction style, etc.

Several times, I've used Ford 14x7 Magnums on Mopars, and nobody appeared to notice.


wish I would have found these things before!

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: AKcharger] #2869729
01/06/21 02:53 PM
01/06/21 02:53 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,567
So Near, Yet So Far
topside Offline
I Live Here
topside  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,567
So Near, Yet So Far
The wheels are easier to find than the original brushed trim rings, which were discontinued many years back.

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: Gtxxjon] #2872766
01/11/21 06:16 PM
01/11/21 06:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,077
Oklahoma City
Jwilli500 Offline
top fuel
Jwilli500  Offline
top fuel

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,077
Oklahoma City
You're right about the center hole. The Ford wheel is pretty much a press fit on the mopar axle center.
I usually remove the lug nuts and have to kick the side of the tire to break it loose. LOL
I have run them for years because they look so good on the back of my 66.

Originally Posted by Gtxxjon
I don't think Mopar or Ford make wheels?
Kelsey Hayes and others probably do that 'for them'...

A different centre hole is the biggest give-away from memory??? shruggy
Don't think that matters with this style of wheel.
Always prefer a 15 incher myself... catfight

Are you talking about Homer in Springfield??? drinking Clem?

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: Jwilli500] #2872954
01/12/21 01:21 AM
01/12/21 01:21 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
AKcharger Offline OP
member
AKcharger  Offline OP
member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
Originally Posted by Jwilli500
You're right about the center hole. The Ford wheel is pretty much a press fit on the mopar axle center.
I usually remove the lug nuts and have to kick the side of the tire to break it loose. LOL
I have run them for years because they look so good on the back of my 66.


All I know is they fit on my 1970Charger with no issues?

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: AKcharger] #2872999
01/12/21 06:46 AM
01/12/21 06:46 AM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 156
Isle of Sheeps
Gtxxjon Offline
member
Gtxxjon  Offline
member

Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 156
Isle of Sheeps
Up until 1970 nobody was making many 15 inch tyres!

I remember being in LA about 15 years ago and I saw a set of 32 inchers on a 4x4.
Things change over the years and guys/gals who stick to 14 inchers are probably are just trying to be true to 60's muscle!

If you are going to fit 1970 single piston disc brakes/calipers then its gotta be a 15 incher I'm afraid... wrench
The old kelsey four pots are a 'mare' at the best of times... realcrazy

Gotta keep it realistic, and make life easy for yourself. drive


We are all OLD now, just waiting for the post COVID era to start...POOR H.
Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: AKcharger] #2873919
01/13/21 07:01 PM
01/13/21 07:01 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,374
wolf tail valley
RoadRunnerLuva Offline
master
RoadRunnerLuva  Offline
master

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,374
wolf tail valley
My '73 Charger SE had the original 14X6" Road wheels, with the brushed trim rings, still with it when I bought it a few years ago. Looked almost identical to your rims.


'If you ain't first...you're last.....WHOO-HOOO!!!!
Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: RoadRunnerLuva] #2875299
01/16/21 11:15 PM
01/16/21 11:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
AKcharger Offline OP
member
AKcharger  Offline OP
member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 53
Anchorage AK
Yup, the Ford wheels (which I believe they are) are identical in every way

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: Gtxxjon] #2875300
01/16/21 11:23 PM
01/16/21 11:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,557
It's a dry heat
gtx6970 Offline
I Live Here
gtx6970  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 19,557
It's a dry heat
Originally Posted by Gtxxjon




If you are going to fit 1970 single piston disc brakes/calipers then its gotta be a 15 incher I'm afraid... :


Not true. Lots of .mopars built back then 14" rims and disc brakes

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? [Re: gtx6970] #2875306
01/16/21 11:39 PM
01/16/21 11:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,973
Las Vegas, NV
6bblgt Offline
I Live Here
6bblgt  Offline
I Live Here

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,973
Las Vegas, NV
Originally Posted by gtx6970
Originally Posted by Gtxxjon




If you are going to fit 1970 single piston disc brakes/calipers then its gotta be a 15 incher I'm afraid... :


Not true. Lots of .mopars built back then 14" rims and disc brakes


iagree every 1972-'74 E-body, 1973-'76 A-body, 1976-'80 (non-Kit Car or Super Coupe) F-body with disc brakes had 14" wheels







Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1