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Offline m.b.spuur

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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 06:08:54 PM »
Soo the 14 x 6 Well be correckt or 14 x 5 

What about the whells was they Also painted the Body Color if the cars was With This spoke type wheel cover

What shut the Color be for the markings On the wheels if they was coming from San José

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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2017, 07:16:31 PM »
Soo the 14 x 6 Well be correckt or 14 x 5 

Is the wheel you posted from your car?



What about the whells was they Also painted the Body Color if the cars was With This spoke type wheel cover

Only cars ordered with the base dog dish hubcaps were body color on the outer face.
If they were ordered with the hubcaps you posted they would be semi-gloss black front and back




What shut the Color be for the markings On the wheels if they was coming from San José

Markings on the rims was done at the maker of the wheels - in your case likely Kellsey Hays not at the individual car assembly plant
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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2017, 06:02:57 PM »
This pictures of Thes wheels i have Been posted is wheels i have Been buying from a guy there have Been takking Them of his 1969 convertble. I buy Them beacuse i want too Putt the original whells On it Again.

Butt is the 14 x6 or the 14 x 5  original size too my car

Butt the tires Company i have Been talking With saying they just Can find tire size 195/75  14 too me

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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2017, 02:58:50 AM »
I don't know why your Marti doesn't say D78-14 tire since the switch over from calling them 7.35-14 happened in 1968.
Anyway, the optimum rim width for a D78-14 tire is 5".
Here's a good page with rim specs:
https://books.google.ca/books?id=MFrxUXmxQuwC&pg=PA108&lpg=PA108&dq=69+mustang+14x5+rim&source=bl&ots=ydCExH3nVh&sig=45i4oT2cLKgs2go6kr-85sIT1Ho&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjS5M3UyIzTAhVO4WMKHRyLAbkQ6AEIRzAK#v=onepage&q=69%20mustang%2014x5%20rim&f=false
#6, #7 and #9 are 69 Mustang possibilities, but a D78-14 tire fits a 5" wide rim so I would say go with #6 with the white paint mark.
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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2017, 04:58:05 AM »
I don't know why your Marti doesn't say D78-14 tire since the switch over from calling them 7.35-14 happened in 1968...

I would guess it doesn't say D78 x 14 since that is not the size that was standard or optional according to Ford. 

Where id you find that Ford switched over to the D78 tires? 

7.35 x 14 was a standard size used on 69 Mustangs as shown in the following original tire pressure decals from 69 Mustangs. In 70 they are listed next to E78 x 14's no D's and the 7.35 x 14 because optional on certain applications

On the 69 examples the standard tire is shown to the left and in a column to the right the option tire and size is shown


Three different versions used in 1969 production









And a 1970 year version



The link you supplied is a book likely assembled from the old (non Ford source) exchange manuals every wrecking yard had at one time showing what would fit or could be used to repair or replace. Think that is why we sometimes find American Motors stamped starters on soem Mustangs and other Fords today ;)
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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2017, 06:00:53 PM »
Soo my 1969 coupé  was probely born With 14 x 5 Rims Right

And you guys want too Putt the 14 x 6 On it This ones i have Been posted 

Butt there is Also NOt the Big defrence too see On Them 😊


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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2017, 06:36:43 PM »
Soo my 1969 coupé  was probely born With 14 x 5 Rims Right

Correct - if you had the smallest tires on the car originally I think its safe to say it came with the smallest rims. But yes once on the car it will be hard to determine for a viewer to see the difference between the 5 & 6" with the hubcap installed in most cases
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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2017, 08:56:24 PM »

Where did you find that Ford switched over to the D78 tires?

Nowhere, but when the 7.35-14 went extinct, there was no exact replacement, the closest in the industry would have been a D78-14.
It's easy to find optimum rim width info for a D78-14, but not a 7.35-14 for some reason.
Therefore it follows that the rim Mike is looking for is a 14X5.


The link you supplied is a book likely assembled from the old (non Ford source) exchange manuals every wrecking yard had at one time showing what would fit or could be used to repair or replace.

The left hand column is the switch-a-roo side, and the right hand column is the original fitment side.

So Mike's car should have the 14X5 rims then, and that would be with the white paint dob?
Seems like he wants to be exactly correct with the purchase and refinishing of his rims.
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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2017, 06:31:02 PM »
Soo what shut the stabling be too identify a 14 x 5 rims in 1969  😊
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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2017, 07:27:43 PM »
Wich Color markings shut the 14 x 5 rims have

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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2017, 07:52:54 PM »
The MPC suggests that the 14 x5 69 wheel would have white daub(s) on the back side
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Re: 1969 tire size
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2017, 04:27:00 AM »
I Will lock after that, Thanks for help everyone 😊