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Rusty_OToole
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Sort of a general question. What if you wanted some wheels suitable for a mid 30s style speedster to fit a more modern chassis?

At one time you could buy narrow 17 or 18 inch Jackman wheels cheap and disguise them with wheel covers.

Or find some original wire wheels that will fit your hubs.

Is there any source of cheap wheels today?

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You could use 18" (1932) or 17" (1933-34) Ford wheels. They have 5 by 5 1/2" bolt patterns and are available and affordable. You can vary the OD of the complete wheel assembly by choosing a variety of tire sizes available for these wheels. They have an appropriate look for an early 30s car. You can also buy new plain hubcaps to fit these so you won't have to worry about seeing any logos.

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Hmmm...apparently the mounting area on some of those early Ford rims isn't as flat as the drums on later cars. There is a company that manufactures an adapter that will keep you from splitting and cracking the hub area, but I'm not at home and can't source the manufacturer at the moment...

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