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'94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« on: December 05, 2009, 07:11:03 AM »
Anyone know if I'd have any problems fitting '94 15" Mustang alum. wheels (tri-spoke style) onto my '65 Mustang w/disc brakes?  Pattern is the same (5 x 4.5) but they look to have a more "outboard" offset.  I am taking my car to the painters in Jan. and am trying to find some cheap wheels/tires to mount for the painter.  I can pick these up pretty cheap. 

Anyone looking for some cheap wheels/tires if I buy these after the painters?  They have plastic center covers too.

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 03:01:08 PM »
they should be fine and if you are only using them on the car while it is being painted, if there is any clearance issues just space them out with some washers.  both cars share the same bolt pattern.

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 03:52:23 PM »
The backspacing is most likely different, so may not fit.  Don't use washers though.  You can buy spacers that fit over all 5 lugs that is safer than washers.  They look something like this.  You can even buy longer lug bolts to help cinch the lug nuts up to factory specs. 
Do you know how to check the backspacing measurements?  If not, let us know. 

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 05:13:55 PM »
when i said use washers i did not mean while you drive, just for when it is in the paint booth so you do not ruin the other wheels with overspray.

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 06:05:09 PM »
Oh, OK.  I thought it was meant for a driver wheel.  I can't read between the lines anymore.   ;D

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 06:21:01 PM »
hahaha its all good!  :) 


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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 06:45:57 PM »
I ended up buying them.  They were just so cheap I figured I couldn't go wrong, so I tried one on and it fit just fine.  No issues. ;D

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 06:55:25 PM »
That's good to know.  Now, get the car painted and show some after shots. 

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 10:14:11 AM »
I just got a call last nite from my upholstery guy, and his wife is having a baby so he has to cancel me.  That's a bummer since I had everything all lined up and set.  Restart. :(

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Re: '94 Mustang wheels on '65 - will they work?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 04:53:30 PM »
Bummer.  I reupholstered my interior myself, and it turned out excellent.  It's not really all that hard, but you need patience and time to do it.  The only difficult part was the headliner, but I had a pro do that.  You have to take out the windshield and the back window on a 65-66  to do it, and I wasn't going to risk screwing up either the new headliner or the glass. 

 

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