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Old 07-28-2021, 11:56 AM   #1
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Does my 30 fordor have the wrong wheels? It has 21 and when I look at replacements they list 30-31 take 19s
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Old 07-28-2021, 12:06 PM   #2
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It is "wrong" from an authenticity standpoint, but if they're working well you don't necessarily need to spend big money to replace them. The wheels are interchangeable.
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Old 07-28-2021, 12:37 PM   #3
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By US standards you have the wrong wheels but you should add your general location and where the car was assembled because foreign countries may be different (just guessing). You might ask the previous owner to see if they have a story on the wheels. I am surprised a car that nice would have the wrong wheels. Be sure to go original 19 inch wheels and not reproductions.

The 21 inch wheels are usually harder to find because they didn't hold up as well as the 19's. Try an ad for wanted to swap. Again, add your location, there may be some wheels near you.

Inspect that 2 blade original fan. They tend to develop cracks and fail, going through the hood. Most people have gone to reproduction aluminum fans but be sure to get a new one from a reputable vendor as the quality of the earlier ones sometimes left a lot to be desired.

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Old 07-29-2021, 04:06 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I’m in Maine and from what little I know the car came from here, it’s not a show piece it’s a driver, an older restoration and mostly correct but I’m not planning on chasing a trophy it’s just a fun car to go for Sunday rides. The guy I got it from really didn’t have much to offer as far as history, he got it on a trade and I think he was out of his depth as I have found a few things that were simple fixes but it looks like he just replaced parts hoping to get it right. It goes down the road smooth and straight so I think I’ll just keep the 21s for now. We’re taking off in the RV and I’m putting the car in storage for the winter next week, when we return in the spring I plan to replace the tires, any advice?
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