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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Trucks Discussion / 38 Ford pu rims

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1938FordPU
02-19-2020 @ 5:39 PM
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Can someone please let me know what rims would have been stock on a 38 pickup? Pictures would be great if you have any. I am curious about the dimensions and lug pattern.

nelsb01
02-19-2020 @ 7:07 PM
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They should be the "wide 5". Same as 1936-1939 rims. 16 inch Here is a picture of my 1936 rims. They would mount a 6.00 by 16 tire.

37RAGTOPMAN
02-20-2020 @ 10:36 AM
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hi 38 PICKUP RIMS,
85 hp wheels are wider then 60 hp wheels on passenger cars, 600-16 tires are wider then 550-16 tires,
it might be the same for trucks ?
so if you are buying rims, just check the width ,so they are all the same,
hope this helps 37RAGTOPMAN

1938FordPU
02-24-2020 @ 5:04 PM
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I have only had this truck for about 2 months and these are the wheels that are on it now. They are 15 inch rims I and didn't think these were the stock rims.

37RAGTOPMAN
02-27-2020 @ 2:53 PM
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HI 38 Pickup
those wheels are much later, in the 1950's FORDS,
can you take a picture of the Front axle to see if that is original,
cause you will need 5 WIDE wheels, and brake drums,
the backing plates if 1939 1948 FORD will work,if that is what is on the truck,
also the spare tire bracket is missing on the Right side,of pickup bed,
hope this helps 1937RAGTOPMAN

1938FordPU
03-07-2020 @ 7:58 PM
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Here are some pictures of the front axle.

37RAGTOPMAN
03-08-2020 @ 3:04 PM
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38Pickup
LOOKS like 42MERC is correct you have the original mechanical brakes
I guess the photos were not to clear to me.,but
you will need to find 4 1939 to 1948 backing plates, the 1942 to 1948 have larger ft wheel cylinders
if you want hydraulic brakes,
the steering wheel is off a different year car, a close up of the horn button might give us a clue
the column looks correct, cause it attaches to the dash board correctly,and ignition switch looks ok.
the dash gauges look like 37 gauges, a close up would help to determine if they are correct,
if you can get a few aftermarket V8 vendors catalog would help you
C and G EARLY FORD PARTS, www.cgfordparts.com request a parts catalog or view online,
has a correct steering wheel, part # 78-3600 page 50 for $195.00 it hard to find a nice original
you will also need to get a light switch rod for the center of steering wheel
is there any the light switch parts on the bottom of column ?
JOINING this V8 FORD CLUB, if not already a member , THEY HAVE A GREAT MAGAZINE BI MONTHLY
which has much information,
hope this helps 1937RAGTOPMAN

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CharlieStephens
03-08-2020 @ 3:33 PM
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1938FordPU,

If you put your general location in your profile people could recommend resources that are close to you. Of course if you are in the witness protection program we understand.

Charlie Stephens

1938FordPU
03-08-2020 @ 8:31 PM
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I updated the information,Thanks

42merc
03-09-2020 @ 1:29 PM
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1938FordPU

The pictures show cable operated brakes, that are original to the truck.
The brake drums have been changed to '40-'48 drums to accommodate the later wheels.


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