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65 Galaxie question

June 14 2017 at 5:12 PM
hpgalaxie  (Login hpgalaxie)

From the factory were the steel wheels 15x6? Thanks Mike

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robert cianci
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65 wheels

June 15 2017, 8:04 AM 

I thought they were 15 x 5. Bob.

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(Login hpgalaxie)

Re: 65 wheels

June 15 2017, 12:27 PM 

Thanks Robert. Mike

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(Login FE4RD)

YES 15" X 6" ...

June 15 2017, 2:52 PM 

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(Login cliffrod)

funny chart....

June 15 2017, 3:20 PM 

if you measure outside of bead lip to outside of bead lip, they'll be about 6" wide. If you measure the inside bead that actually supports the tire, they'll be 5" wide. KH disc brake wheels for the same car will be 5.5" wide with a 15 X 5.5 stamped in the wheel band and maybe even the original paper label saying the same thing. If you're lucky to find one in good shape... The disc brake wheels are a half inch wider than regular fullsize wheels.

As far as police cars that might have wider rims, The 3-4 67 police cars that I have parted out were all disc brake cars so had proper disc brake 5.5" wide wheels. None of them had 6" wide wheels. I'm pretty sure if you measure disc brake wheels outside to outside, they are about 6 1/2" but they're still skinny wheels- not like a true 6" or 7" wide rim.

I cannot say there were no actual 15x6 (measured bead-to-bead) wheels supplied as oem on a 65 Galaxie in some configuration but that chart is just Internet fodder for the sheeple....
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1967 Galaxie 500 White with Black stripes 428PI clone- car is dead & long gone, sold near Oak Ridge TN 2000, would love to find it.....
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Tom P
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Re: funny chart....

June 15 2017, 4:46 PM 

Yeah, the 65 to 84 Rancheros all have 14 x 5.5's ?
I have never seen an 84 to confirm that.

94-up Mustang/GT has 15x7? Not sure any of them did.

Measuring wheels to the outsides or rear ends to the backing plates is like measuring pistons to the insides of the skirts.

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mick clarke
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65 Galaxie steel rims

June 17 2017, 3:50 AM 

My original 65 Galaxie rims are the riveted steel ones, fomoco stamped and size is 15x5.5, non assisted drums all round.

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