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Old 05-24-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default 1937 wheels , reduction and wider

im looking to reduce de size of my original 1937 wheels , i want reduce from 16 ´´to 14´´ inches , also , make this ones widers , 9 inches in the rear 7 inches in the front , someone can letme know a shop than can do this job !!

i know is easy buy new model ,, but i want the originals smallers and widers ,
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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Speedway sells 15" centers and wheel shells of almost any width (8-14") you might want. We use them all the time to make wheels for our dirt modifieds. If you have a welder, you can probably make your own. I don't know of anyone who makes 14" centers; they probably wouldn't fit over the brake drums anyway. Also, have you looked into availability of 14" tires lately (especially larger sizes)? They are not used much anymore, and not easy to find, especially in larger sizes. I know I had a hell of a time finding a set for the old lady's Colt Vista.

Also, fitting the stock hubcaps will be a problem.

In the final analysis, this doesn't seem to be a good idea. If you want to proceed, contact someone like "Wheelkid" on the H.A.M.B. Good luck.
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Default Re: 1937 wheels , reduction and wider

Some good points from tubman. I don't see it as an impossible job to make the wheels from a combination of the Ford centers and some 14" wheels. However, it seems to me they would only fit if the backspacing was obscene.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:55 AM   #4
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Call me old fashioned, but I can't help thinking that running a 37 on 14" wheels is going to look dreadful.

Got a lot of 14" tyres you want to use up?

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Old 05-25-2014, 08:45 PM   #5
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Actually 14" tires are getting difficult to find and are expensive. Going to 14's is a big step back in my opinion. Why not widen the 16" rims?
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You could try over at the HAMB, and look up "WheelKid".
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Didn't I say this all yesterday? Do you guys read the threads before you post?
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:54 PM   #8
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Excuse me for not reading every word before I posted...so sorry to pizz in your evening soup.

Now take you bran fiber and get a good nights sleep.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:42 AM   #9
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Didn't I say this all yesterday? Do you guys read the threads before you post?
Got a problem with people agreeing with you and backing up what you say?

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Old 05-26-2014, 12:12 PM   #10
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I'm curious to know why'd you want a 9" wide, 14" diameter wide five wheel?
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