70 original wheel and tire sizes

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67Limefrost
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70 original wheel and tire sizes

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Post by 67Limefrost » 13 Nov 2017, 14:32

Hello cougar community,

I have a question regarding original wheel and tire sizes. Was it possible in 1970 to order your cougar with 15 inch wheels from the factory? Or was there a dealer option for 15 inch wheels? If so, are there any pictures of old sales brochures where you can see the factory wheel sizes?

Thanks a lot,

Daniel

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Post by Don Rush » 13 Nov 2017, 15:31

No 15's until 71 on the 429CJ

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Post by 67Limefrost » 13 Nov 2017, 15:48

Thanks, Don!

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Post by 428cougarguy » 12 Dec 2017, 21:58

So would the 1971 429CJ with Styled steel wheels have 14 or 15 inch size? I thought that the Styled steels were always 14 inch....

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Post by cj750 » 09 Jan 2018, 15:00

Factory styled steels were 14s only. My understanding is that to get 15s, the buyer had to settle for plain steelies like this:

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Of course Magnum 500s and many other aftermarket wheels were available in 15" sizes for dealer or consumer installation.
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