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20x9.5 Will they fit?
#1
I need to get different wheels on my 72 fastback as I have a couple of them with problems and we are going more restomod than stock. On a very tight budget and a buddy has some 20X9.5's with a 1.25" offset that he'll let me trade for. I haven't seen them yet so I can't measure anything. Anyone know it these might fit front and back? Guessing some spacers might be involved. 

I get that a lot of people don't like the larger wheels. This is a more or less temporary setup until I can afford wheels I actually want.

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#2
The offset is measured from the centerline of the wheel and with that much positive offset you'll likely need spacers, probably around 1/2" to 1".

You can get the spreadsheet in this thread and estimate the clearances (under the clearances tab) and see if you need spacers, and see if you can make them fit. The tire size will play a role, too. You'll need to measure the distance between the inside lip of your fenders and the distance from the outside of the leaf springs.

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-tire...#pid115406



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#3
Thanks for the quick reply and great info as always. Seeing that I went ahead and went for it.

A quick trial fit and it looks like they will work and be a step up from what I have now. Fronts will need a spacer, rears don't need one, but will certainly look better with one as they sit in from the fender pretty far. I'm going to try and stuff 315/35's on the back so I'll check the spacing once I have those installed as they are quite tall.

Thanks again for the help!
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#4
worthless

Big Grin  Please?

Adelaide

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#5
I don't have any pics of the wheels on the car, but this is the wheel. Still not sure how I feel about them, but they'll have to do for now. I don't love seeing the drum brake so well through that open wheel. Might have to paint the drums red and put a Brembo sticker on them  Tongue




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#6
Search the internet for
"disc brake cover for drums"

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Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#7
Interesting. We had joked about making something like that but not seriously. Not entirely sure that would look good or corny. I suppose something subtle like a dust shield and probably black and not a fake Brembo or something could better than an old drum.

Thanks!
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#8
No idea how it would look but they are not that expensive to try. Whatever you do, post pictures of it.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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(01-28-2020, 03:51 AM)TheDude Wrote: I don't have any pics of the wheels on the car, but this is the wheel. Still not sure how I feel about them, but they'll have to do for now. I don't love seeing the drum brake so well through that open wheel. Might have to paint the drums red and put a Brembo sticker on them  Tongue




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Nice looking wheel - similar to what I'm thinking of putting on mine. thumb

Adelaide

73 Mach 1
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#10
Cool thanks. That helps, I keep running into people who tell me you can't put big wheels on an old car. These are more beat up than that pic, but not bad.
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