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14x7 Road wheel - Rare?

Posted By: AKcharger

14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/05/21 02:28 AM

I've never seen a 14x7 road wheel only 14x5.5. What were these offered on and are they rare?

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Posted By: topside

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/05/21 03:35 AM

Fords & Mercurys.
Posted By: 6bblgt

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/05/21 03:50 AM

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
Posted By: duster2

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/05/21 05:02 PM


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
Posted By: clem melson

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/05/21 09:44 PM

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.
Posted By: RJS

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/05/21 11:35 PM

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?????
Posted By: AKcharger

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/06/21 04:27 AM

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!
Posted By: Gtxxjon

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/06/21 10:31 AM

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?
Posted By: AKcharger

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/06/21 02:21 PM

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
Posted By: topside

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/06/21 03:26 PM

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.
Posted By: AKcharger

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/06/21 06:43 PM

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!
Posted By: topside

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/06/21 06:53 PM

The wheels are easier to find than the original brushed trim rings, which were discontinued many years back.
Posted By: Jwilli500

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/11/21 10:16 PM

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?
Posted By: AKcharger

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/12/21 05:21 AM

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?
Posted By: Gtxxjon

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/12/21 10:46 AM

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
Posted By: RoadRunnerLuva

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/13/21 11:01 PM

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.
Posted By: AKcharger

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/17/21 03:15 AM

Yup, the Ford wheels (which I believe they are) are identical in every way
Posted By: gtx6970

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/17/21 03:23 AM

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
Posted By: 6bblgt

Re: 14x7 Road wheel - Rare? - 01/17/21 03:39 AM

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
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