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14" wheel rims
« on: May 30, 2014, 07:23:14 AM »
I need to buy new tires for my 1980 Pinto, but can't find 13" car tires in the correct size (the few options I can find are narrow and/or too small) for the stock rims. 

If I can find 14" rims that will fit on the car then I will have a some options for buying tires.

Does anyone know what cars had 14" rims that will fit a Pinto?

I'm not looking for any aftermarket rims to buy, I am looking to find some old stock rims at a junkyard.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: 14" wheel rims
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 09:04:56 AM »
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Re: 14" wheel rims
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 10:08:27 AM »
Or mustang.
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Re: 14" wheel rims
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 10:26:15 AM »
Be careful not all 4 bolt Mustang wheels are 4 X 4.25.  Here is a link that shows cars with the 4 X 4.25 bolt pattern (scroll down). http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods-rat-rods/Wheel-Bolt-Pattern-Cross-Reference-Database.asp?LugCount=4&StudSpreadInch=4.25&StudSpreadMM=#axzz33DFA9hBC  Even here you have to be careful.  Most all the FWD cars don't have a large enough center hole and the offset can cause the wheel to hit the caliper or suspension.  Better to stay with the Fox body cars.

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Re: 14" wheel rims
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 12:38:54 PM »
Thanks everyone!  I appreciate the advice --

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Re: 14" wheel rims
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 11:36:14 PM »
Took the centerline rims and rear wheel drums off my 83 mustang when i retired it and put them on my 79 pinto :D

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Re: 14" wheel rims
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 09:53:45 AM »
I'm going to be running a set of 14," late 80's, T-Bird steel wheels. They have a very similar look to the 15" SSP Mustang wheels.  The hole shape, count etc. are identical.  They are just an inch shorter and (sadly) not as wide. I'll use chrome rings ("Dustbuster" Aerostars are a great source for 14" rings).  I got two wheels off a '88 T-Bird.  Still trolling Pick A Part for the other two. '88 was the last year for the jellybean shaped T-Birds. So they are now 26-31 years old. The parts just aren't a dime a dozen anymore.

The first picture is a real SSP wheel. The second is the (actual) 14" "look a like." And frankly I like the center hole on the look a like better.