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Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: 1964green ()
Date: June 02, 2019 03:27PM

Hello,
I am looking at wheels for my 64 Greenbrier.

Possibly Torq Thrust or Chevy Rally Wheels. Anyone familiar with which ones fit ?
I was told by COKER for one that they don't have wheels for Corvairs

Thanks,
Bill in NC

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 02, 2019 04:06PM

Don't get too wide of a wheel as the rear doesn't have the room. I have a Greenbrier that the PO put Torque Thrusts on it. I think they are 8". He cracked the fender panel trying to make room for the tire.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: June 02, 2019 04:20PM

This is a photo of my 1962 95 Van with a set of 15X7 Western Bullet wheels.
The tires are 235-60-15's. I had this set of wheels and tires on my 1974 Firebird Formula back in the 1980's.
They eventually made their way onto the van but it has NEVER been driven with these wheels and tires, only rolled around as needed but they seem to clear well enough.

There are a variety of wheels that will fit and work well on your van. Don't let people who are not familiar with Corvair's tell you what will or won't work.
Do your research and make an informed decision.

P.S.
When it comes time for new tires on this van, I am going to go with smaller tires that more closely match the overall diameter of the original equipment tires although they will likely be 60 or 65 series in width.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 02, 2019 05:47PM

The thing to watch for with FC wheel backspacing is the outer tire rubbing on the fenderwell in the rear and the inner wheel rubbing on the tie rod end in the front.
15 x 7 is way plenty and I wonder about 15 x 6. I'm not so much a bigger is better tire guy all the time. Isn't a 6" wheel enough for a 195 or 205 tire?

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: June 02, 2019 08:57PM

Hello Bill,

These are 15X6 Chevy Rally Wheels, 3-1/2" backspace, on our '65 Greenbrier. The tires are P215/65R15, a common (older) minivan size.

Dale

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI


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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: 1964green ()
Date: June 03, 2019 04:54AM

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the info.
I have P195 75 R14 on my Greenbrier so I would like to stick with the same size wheel that is on there.
Larry, When I looked at Rally Wheels from Coker it said from 1967 on, any idea what year those Rally Wheels are ?

Thanks for all the info,
Bill

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 03, 2019 10:43AM

I have 16x8s on a Greenbrier with 245/50 tires. No fender rubbing. Took some modifications to the lips on rear control arms and frame.
Front tie rod clearance can be a problem.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 03, 2019 07:55PM

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Jim
inner wheel rubbing on the tie rod end in the front.

Yes!!!!!!! BTDT when swapping tires to drag one home. What's that noise?grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: June 04, 2019 02:16AM

I have a set of four 15" X 7" Chrome wheels with 215/70/R15 tires that I removed from my Rampside when I went back to the stock 14" wheels.

I'll take $250 for them if you are interested.

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: 1964green ()
Date: June 05, 2019 02:51AM

RKF,

They look good but I'm really looking for a Torq Thrust or similar.

Thanks,
Bill

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: June 05, 2019 04:38AM

I believe 14" tires are going to get harder to find, just like 13" now. Personally I would not spend a lot of money on 14" wheels but I suppose I would not be adverse to a really good deal on something used. Just my opinion and I could be wrong.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: Nick_Soapdish ()
Date: June 05, 2019 04:48PM

Probably not your style, but 18x7.5 steel wheels from a 5th Gen (2010-2014) Camaro will fit. With some work.



Dylan
'62 95 Panel
Seattle, WA

Wagons and vans, just clap your hands.

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: chrisverble ()
Date: June 05, 2019 07:09PM

Tires Easy

I'm going to use this company when I get more 14s.

Nashville, TN
1961 Rampside

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: June 07, 2019 10:42AM

For me I like the stock wheels with the 2-bar 14" wire wheel covers. For me the Early, 61 - 63 wire covers fit the look and vintage of the FC quite nicely.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: 1964green ()
Date: June 08, 2019 05:56AM

Guys,
Thanks for all the ideas and I got to say the wires look good.

Thanks again,
Bill

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: DRCORVAIR ()
Date: June 10, 2019 06:17PM

I'm only seeing one EZLift platform.....Whoa confused smiley

63 Greenbrier 4 spd from Tuscon under restoration
65 500 140 x 4 spd waiting on resto but driveable
95 Miata M Edition- Merlot w/ BBS (Hers)
00 Miata, Black- Rotrex Supercharger 240 WHP (His)
09 SAAB Aero Combi 2.8T, 300 HP, 6 Spd, AWD
06 RAV4 V6
11 Hyundai Elantra Wagon (Daughter's ride)
62 15' Serro Scotty Sportsman Silverside
63 13' Serro Scotty Sportsman Gaucho
68 15' Serro Scotty HiLander
OMG I'm Nucking Futz

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 10, 2019 06:51PM

DRCORVAIR Wrote:
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> I'm only seeing one EZLift platform.....Whoa confused smiley

Then you are NOT looking closely.
Peeking through the back legs of the EZ-Lift on the drivers side, you can see portions of the passenger side EZ-Lift front legs.
And if you pay attention, you will see a portion of the passenger side EZ-Lift rear legs right between the white bucket and the driver side rear tire.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: Wheels for Greenbrier
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: June 11, 2019 10:10AM

Those EZ Lifts are quite stable!!!!eye popping smiley
I got mine in a 1/2 off sale! eye rolling smiley

Not really!tongue sticking out smiley

Actually, if you look really close, between the rear tire and the White plastic bucket, you can see just a speck of the other lifting frame.

I never noticed how magical this photo was, until you guy's spotted it here!smiling smiley

D

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