What wheel and tire size for 65 SF?

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  1. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That looks pretty sharp with the skirts and white walls. Loving aluminum rims, I'd be hard pressed to swap those stock wheels out. But it would give the car a whole new look, like when Sandy dressed up like Danny Zuko in the movie Grease.

    From this:

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    To this:

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  2. James Romano

    James Romano Member

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    I'll take both and NEVER complain about it!!
     
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  3. SportFury65

    SportFury65 New Member

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    I don't know if I count as young at 49 but I've been hot rodding C-body cars since the 80's and don't plan on stopping. I've built and raced a '67 Monaco 500, '69 Fury III, '69 Polara 500, and my current '65 Sport Fury. I've had my share of A, B, and even one E-body cars over the years but I love my C's.

    On my '65 I plan on a stroker BB, maybe with some N2O, fully caged, tubbed with fat tires, carbon fiber hood, fenders, inner fenders, a non-factory front stub/suspension, with a very stock looking interior. Oh, yeah, all wrapped in FM3! I guess I'll really be hated! It's my car so I'll do as I like :icon_fU:
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Beautiful car.......! :thumbsup:
     
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    I'm a big fan of Cragar SS. Not a fan of the unilugs but Cragar does have a forged aluminum wheel that looks identical but is drilled for 4.5 bolt circle.

    A 275/60/15 will fit on the rear with a 15x8 wheel with 4.5" back space. I had them on my 66 New Yorker with 4" backspace and they cleared the skirts but barely. Lots of room to the spring so 4.5" would give a little more room.

    235/70/15 gives a good look with lots of rubber on the road if you don't care for the staggered look. I have them on 15x7 Magnums on our wagon.

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  6. James Romano

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    Thanks for the info and advice. I'll look towards that size and go from there. Love the Longroof! My first car was a 73 Ply Fury Custom wagon... banana yellow, and wood paneling... ugly as sin (well, back in 1988 and being 18 yrs old) and still got laid in it. LOL!
     
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    That wagon is pure awesomeness!