View Full Version : newb ?? are there 16" wheels to fit 1978 axles?

m j
11-13-2004, 07:48 AM
trying to get a 78 bronco on the road
needs tires badly
we have the recapped michelin XLs sitting here but is there a cheap prefereably stock style rim in 16" for these axles?

I would actually prefer to swap the front to 8 lug, anyone want to swap outers?

11-13-2004, 07:50 AM
sure is

i dont need people to get me,i just need people to get out of my way

m j
11-13-2004, 08:04 AM
come on man, spill the wheres and whens etc
help a guy out!

11-13-2004, 08:11 AM
steel cost has gone up so much the rims are almost double what they were. i paid 95(i think) a rim for just white spoke waggy style rims, crappy tire wanted 120 a piece. i got them from a guy named brian, B&G TRUCK WORKS in maple ridge, 604-319-9273

1984 Bronco II

"You can call me Grandpa, because your Mom Calls Me Daddy"

m j
11-13-2004, 08:15 AM
I want stock style wheels not the hideous wagon wheels

on that subject we have a set of the 15" wagons to get rid of that are on the axles now
also have a set of aluminum 15" on the other parts truck that may be a factory rim but havent checked

basically we want to end up all 8 lug but willing to play a bit in the meantime to get this one on the road ASAP

11-13-2004, 09:05 AM
i got my 16X12 5 lug rims made outta the states for 75 american a rim. working well :)

79 F150 custom
open dana 44 under 4" BDS coils
welded 9" under 4" arched leafs.
3.57 gears
35x16 tsl boggers
351 m with edelbrock performer 400 intake and edelbrock 600 carb
on board air
np 205 T case
np 435 tranny

For Off Road Driving

11-13-2004, 09:15 AM
There's stock 16x5" 5-on-5.5" wheels that came on 70's Ford and Dodge. Not common, but they're out there.

Or there's the 94-up Dodge 1/2-ton wheel. They're 16x7".

m j
11-13-2004, 09:40 AM
thanks again Kevin, got any?

still the preference is 8lug outers
can I swap TTB 8 lug outers onto the 78 d44?
the PickaPart has a set

11-13-2004, 10:54 AM
Sorry, no wheels [j]

What I can tell you is the TTB setup doesn't use a caliper braket. The caliper mounts directly to the knuckle. And the 8-lug rotor is a larger diameter, so you can't retain the 1/2-ton caliper bracket.

The 8-lug D44TTB also uses an 8-bolt spindle. The Bronco is what - 5 bolt?


m j
11-13-2004, 11:11 AM
does the knuckle share balljoint spacing?
if it does I would stuff the whole shit n kaboddle in
small 1/2 ton brakes are not what I want
the smallest rims planned for our projects are 16 with 16.1 and 20 on the table later

I was expecting balljoints to be harder to change, we now have a 1978 d44 with now ujoints balljoints calipers pads ready to run
this means we know the pricing to do a knuckles out rebuild on the other 3 axles we have for sale if someone wants them rebuilt and ready to run :)

11-13-2004, 12:31 PM
General consensus seems to be TTB knuckles don't fit the solid axle. I can't find any success stories at least.

I think a 3/4-ton Chebby 10-bolt is gonna be the cheapest donor.

m j
11-13-2004, 12:35 PM
the yard is devoid of chev trucks
I wouldn't use chev brakes anyway