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Posted by: autocomman ()
Date: September 15, 2020 08:39PM

So the 62 rampside I got has 3 different wheels on it. I think the ones on the front are correct, they are 14" and the look original. I havent measured the width but they dont rub.

The rear has a rally wheel and some other wheel on it. So I either need 2 14" wheels, or a set of 15s. So my question is, is there a car that I can pull wheels from to work? I know they are 4 3/4 bolt pattern, 15x6 should fit?? 3.5? backspace? I heard s10 wheels work, but what years? Im hopin I can find a set of 15inch wheels at the junk yard, just need to know what may fit if possible.

Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 15, 2020 09:12PM

The problem is the RIM hitting the Tierod end at the steering arm.

Newer wheels... Check what kind of lugnut they use. CNICOL has a topic covering this

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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: autocomman ()
Date: September 15, 2020 09:19PM

Yeah thats what ive been reading, the tierod clearance. I just need to get matching wheels really, id prefer 15s cause tires are easier to get. And if i can get a set of 4 steelies which is fine thats even better

Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: autocomman ()
Date: September 15, 2020 09:39PM

lots of 15x7 out there, but what backspace would be suficent 3.5, 4"?

Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 15, 2020 09:46PM

3.5" max... or try 16-17"

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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: autocomman ()
Date: September 15, 2020 10:20PM

3.5 max on a 6 inch wide rim, but what a bout a 7" rim?

Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 16, 2020 06:07AM

You have to test fit.

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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: September 16, 2020 06:21AM

You know that too far in will rub in front.

Too far out with a wide tire will rub on the fender in the rear. I used a baseball bat rolled along between the tire and fender lip on my Rampside.

15 x 6 is enough wheel for most reasonable size tires.

20 years ago I was buying 14" wheels and tires from 1980s RWD Oldsmobiles and such from the junkyard and throwing them away when worn out. Camaros and Firebirds too.

I'm sorry I can't quote backspace numbers offhand. I'm sure others will chime in.

Most aluminum wheels require longer wheel studs for proper thread engagement.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 16, 2020 06:41AM

Read This [corvaircenter.com]

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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: autocomman ()
Date: September 16, 2020 01:17PM

Got a lead on some buick rally rims, looks like they are from teh 70s, 14" they have tiires on em too, 225/70 and 185/75. Thnk a 225 will clear in the rear?

Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 16, 2020 09:41PM

Rears should be fine Do what Craig did for rim clearnce up front. 185's are fine.

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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: autocomman ()
Date: September 16, 2020 11:44PM

I gave up, been lookin a possible rim choices and everyone wants close to 200 or more than that for a set of wheels, even steelies. For that much I just ordered some rallys, 15x6, 4inch backspace. Gonna see how they fit and if need be i ordered longer front studs and ill use a spacer

Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 16, 2020 11:52PM

Nothing beats the 15" Chevy Rallye Wheel. cool smiley
They look stock, period correct, and give you a larger tire at the same time. thumbs up

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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: September 17, 2020 04:22AM

If you are considering a 17 inch wheel, then you can use the following specs from the Cragar Eliminator Grey Wheels that I installed on my former 62 Rampside several years ago with absolutely no issues:

Cragar Eliminator Grey
Manuf Number 500G773442?
diameter 17"
width 7"
Backspacing 4.25"
Offset +6.00mm

I installed Nexen N5000 tires 205/50/17





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Re: FC Wheel options
Posted by: autocomman ()
Date: September 17, 2020 02:43PM

Those cragers look bitchin no question. But 17s would break the bank. These wheels with longer studs and caps were 350 out the door shipped haha

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