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Old 05-04-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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76 Dodge RV dually question

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I have a 76 Dodge Brougham that I am restoring. As part of the project, I will need to replace the tires. It currently has 16.5 LT tires on it, which are expensive to replace and difficult to find around here. Today I was at the scrap yard and found a mid 90's Ford utility truck with 16LT tires on it. Since I am considering converting to 16's instead of replacing the 16.5's, would anyone know if the Ford dually rims would fit on my older RV? Their asking price was $50 per rim. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Having had a 76 dodge chassis Jamboree I "believe" they will fit.
The dodge had a Dana 60 rear and the wheels would fit all positions. You might buy one and try it both front and rear.

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That is what I was thinking too. Actually, there is a gutted 74 Sportsman sitting about 30 feet away from the Ford that I could possibly test it on. If it would work, I think the switch to 16's would be a good move. There are many more options for tires and they seem to be much less expensive than the 16.5's. The tires that are on the Ford rims now look like new, show no signs of cracking at all, but I would not trust them for anything more than driving it to the shop to have the new ones put on. My current tires are shot and some are threadbare. I can't believe they are even holding air.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:41 PM   #4
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Are they narrow rims or the big super singles? I have a pair of 16.5 x 9.75 rims that take a 16.5 x 12 Load Range G tire on them.
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The ones on the RV now are 8.75X16.5 on the front and 8X16.5 on the rear.
The ones on the Ford I am looking at are 8x16.
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Skyliner, As I remember the front and rear wheels are not interchangable on the pre 76 year model. You needed two different spares.

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I think what I am going to have to do is see if they will let me buy them and return if they are not a fit. I have had some mixed info on this and probably the only way to know for sure is to just take the plunge and hope everything fits. Not sure what the story was on that Ford, but it showed up just recently and there are still nubs on the tires, so they are basically new. Could be a great deal if it all works out.
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Just because the nub's are still showing don't assume that those tires are new!! Check that DOT Code to make sure. Mine were 8 years old and They still had the new look to them but that DOT code don't lie and I had already replaced three of them. They start coming apart while at highway speeds. Can't say if those ford wheels will fit the dodge but if they do I would be surprised. Good luck and let us know if they did and how old the tires were, Dan
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I have no intention of running those tires other than to get me to the shop that will put the new ones on.
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If the axle is a Dana 60, Dana 70, then your bolt pattern should be 8x6.5". What year is the ford? The newer ones use a metric pattern hole for their lugs.
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I need to verify the year of the Ford. My plan is to head up there on Saturday and find out. Can't just call and ask as they have 40 acres of vehicles so the chances of getting the right info are nil. A drive up works for me though as my 12 year old son loves to rummage around and usually finds what I am looking for long before me.

I will post the info when I get it and hopefully can get a more solid idea of whether these will work or not.
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