Thanks for your response. I was guessing
that the 5” rim was for the 11” brakes. I’m off to scour the
salvage yard tomorrow for something that will fit.
I finished painting the rims today and
they look like new. Too bad they’ll be obscured by the wheel covers.
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] 1955 Plymouth wheel rim
The front two rims on my 1955 Plymouth are off from a 1950 Plymouth I found in the junkyard years
ago. They do have a locating hole, I think there is only one on those
rims, so they only go on one way. I believe all my rims are 15" x
4.5", but have not measured them lately as they are on the car. The
car had 6.70 x 15" tires on it when I bought it and my parts book says
those tires go with the 15" x 4.5" rims. My car is a factory V8
car with the 241 so it should have the 11" front brakes.
But again, have not measured anything lately.
My parts book says the 15" x
5" wheel is for the 11" brake. The rims from the 1950 Plymouth, which was
obviously a 6 cylinder, fit fine on my car. If you need more info, let me
know, and I can look into it further.