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Old 11-27-2015, 07:48 PM
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The originals were bias ply generally, and commonly 7.00-R16 was what was used. The near equivalent of that is a 235-85 R16. Rims from say a mid 80's truck would give you same fit and backspacing as the originals, and also have hubcap nubs on them.

We can still get 16.5 tires here, just much fewer choices and rarely stocked anywhere. I can order them any day, walk into a store and buy and drive away, not so much. They do tend to be a little wider as well, as they are generally 8.25" or 9.5" across. The 16" were taller and narrower, 7.0"
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