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Twotallkris34
Posted 2020-02-03 10:45 AM (#593767)
Subject: 1956 Windsor wheel Info


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Hello All,

I have searched around and can't find the stock wheel offset for a 56 windsor, can anyone give me the stock wheel info. Thanks
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-02-04 10:55 AM (#593788 - in reply to #593767)
Subject: RE: 1956 Windsor wheel Info



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Twotallkris34 - 2020-02-03 7:45 AM

Hello All, I have searched around and can't find the stock wheel offset for a 56 windsor, can anyone give me the stock wheel info. Thanks


The stock wheel offset information was probably never published. Because my 56 Dodge D500 has 12 x 2.5" Windsor brakes, I am pretty sure that I have 56 Windsor 5.5 x 15 wheels on a 5 x 4.5" bolt circle.

I have my 56 Dodge D500 wheels stored under the back house deck. So I can pull one out and measure it later today.

These ones (showing their original white paint colouring):



They are 5.5" across the bead which makes sense for a 56 D63 Dodge with 12" (Windsor) brakes according to the parts manual. This further implies that the original tires would have been 7.60 x 15. I think when I got the car the tires were H78 or G78 with the spare being an L78. L78 translates to 235/75/15 which is what I am running now.



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Twotallkris34
Posted 2020-02-04 4:13 PM (#593804 - in reply to #593767)
Subject: Re: 1956 Windsor wheel Info


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Thank you very much 56D500boy, im putting disc break on the front of the Windsor but i need a wheel with a bigger diameter on the inside to fit the new caliper, I am trying to see if i can find a wheel to work of if i need to have them built. Thanks for the info and measuring them.
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-02-04 4:37 PM (#593805 - in reply to #593804)
Subject: Re: 1956 Windsor wheel Info



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Twotallkris34 - 2020-02-04 1:13 PM
Thank you very much 56D500boy, im putting disc break on the front of the Windsor but i need a wheel with a bigger diameter on the inside to fit the new caliper, I am trying to see if i can find a wheel to work of if i need to have them built. Thanks for the info and measuring them.


If you haven't already purchased your disc brake "kit", I suggest that you contact Roger at AAJ Brakes in the Portland area. I think that he has an 11" rotor "kit" that uses the stock wheel.

Here are the dimensions of the 56 D500/Windsor wheel that I just measured:

Outer lip to outer lip = 6.5"

Bead to Bead = 5.5"

Mounting surface to outer lip - front side = 2.75"

Mounting surface to outer lip - back side = 3.75"

See below:





(56DodgeD500slashWindsorWheels_OuterLipToOuterLip.jpg)



(56DodgeD500slashWindsorWheels_BeadToBead.jpg)



(56DodgeD500slashWindsorWheels_MountingFaceToOuterLip_Frontside.jpg)



(56DodgeD500slashWindsorWheels_MountingFaceToOuterLip_Backside.jpg)



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Twotallkris34
Posted 2020-02-04 6:58 PM (#593812 - in reply to #593767)
Subject: Re: 1956 Windsor wheel Info


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Thank you for the measurements and pictures, I have talked to roger, nice guy lots of information. I am considering his kit along with another companies. Thanks again !!!
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