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Wheel size help


I am restoring a 65 Beaumont and would like advice on wheel and tire size. I am going with steel wheels to accommodate stock wheel covers. I have now collected up a few 14X6 wheels that will fit over the disk brakes on the front. But they measure different sizes.  I am not sure how to determine correctly the offsets.  I will give you what I have measured so far. One pair measures from inside edge 4 the second pair measure 31/2 from inside and I also have one 14X5 that measures 31/2 from inside. I got my measurements from laying a straight edge across rim and measuring to where it bolts on drum/disk area  

Can I use the two different sizes of 14x6 or do I need to find all four matching or can I go with 14x6 rear and find another 14x5 for the front.  I would like to have a wider tire on the back and skinnier on front, any suggestions on wheel and tire combinations would help. I would also like to avoid tire rub on front. 



-- Edited by ROSIES CAR on Thursday 1st of August 2019 02:59:10 PM

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You can use different offset,but will affect your track width (front to rear) but wont be a prob on a 6" rim. What 14" rim did you find that fits disc? I know they are out there.....but rare!!!!

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That is good news that I can use both pairs. Would the 1/2 difference be that noticeable if the tires on back were wide and ones on front skinny.

Maybe I should by a lottery ticket finding four rare wheels. I acquired them one at a time, one came with a set four 5 rims I picked up for a friend, he did not want the extra one. The second, my friend Don gave me it was an oddball laying in the bushes. The third, I got on Craigs list, was supposed to be a pair but other one did not fit over disk. The last one was the odd tire out on the Beaumont project I acquired last Christmas. I guess Chance does favour the prepared mind I will continue searching maybe I will find a match to the others.

Here are a couple pictures of the wheels, I have no idea how to decipher the numbers or what they mean. Two have dw near stem and other two EL any input would be helpful Thanks



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