I know they stopped making them but rumored a few months ago to make another batch. Anyone know?
You Lost me cause 1997 had 16.5s on them from the factory, unless of course you are refering to 1979 is a transposed typo. I went with 16's cause of lack of L0ad range E tires in the size i wanted for a 16.5. so now I got 6 Rims and 4 used tires and 2 New tires that I cant use and need 1 spare rim and tireThose wont fit the wheel is why they quit making them. 16.5 although real close and probably close enough will not mount on a 16" wheel. It says right on the tire not to mount on a 16" wheel. Since 16.5 wheels were abandoned by Ford, what was it? 1979 or so? they went to the 16" and tires are dwindling in the obsolete wheel size. If you have 16.5" wheels you can go back to the correct wheel size and all is well.
I don't know where you got your info from, but it's wrong.You Lost me cause 1997 had 16.5s on them from the factory