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What's the bolt pattern on a 56 DeSoto. Some one gave me one with a 330 in it. All I wanted was the motor, but they said I have to take the whole car. That's OK, maybe I can part it out. I was thinking of flat towing it with an old heavy duty tow bar I have. I'd like to take 4 wheels with good tires because this car has been sitting in dirt for a number of years. Will the large B-Body bolt pattern wheels fit? Thanks, Joe.
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George
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on: Wed 27 of Aug, 2008 [21:47 UTC] score: 0.00
> What's the bolt pattern on a 56 DeSoto. Some one gave me one with a 330 in it. All I wanted was the motor, but they said I have to take the whole car. That's OK, maybe I can part it out. I was thinking of flat towing it with an old heavy duty tow bar I have. I'd like to take 4 wheels with good tires because this car has been sitting in dirt for a number of years. Will the large B-Body bolt pattern wheels fit? Thanks, Joe.

Should have the standard Ford/Mopar bolt pattern.

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on: Wed 27 of Aug, 2008 [22:28 UTC] score: 0.00
Thanks guys, I thought it was the Ford/Mopar pattern but thought I'd check first. I've got a good story on those right and left nuts. In auto shop ih high school(1970-1974), we had a new kid. Being the newbie, he was given the job of pullin the wheels off a car on the rack. Not paying a lot of attention to him, and working on something else, no one noticed as he was ringing all 10 bolts off the car. Mr. Bassett's jaw dropped so far when he saw them bolts, I bet all 10 would have fit in. Thanks again, Joe.

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on: Wed 27 of Aug, 2008 [20:48 UTC] score: 0.00
I believe the wheel bolt pattern on 50's Chrylser products is 5 on 4 1/2 inch, the same a late model Ford. Back then they had left hand threads on the left side of the car and right hand threads on the right hand side. Also, some Chrysler products had lug bolts instead of studs and nuts.surprised


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