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S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: SwedishVair ()
Date: February 26, 2018 11:11AM

This has most likely been discussed before but I cant find it so....

Im considering getting an upgrade for those boring steel wheels I currently have and I have seen pictures of 95's with S10 wheels looking very good. However it seems the S10 are avaliable with either 2wd or 4wd with a difference of 36mm or about 1.5".
Which is the one to prefere for a 95 requiring the thinnest adepter ?

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"

-64 convertible since -89.....-61 Rampside since -12

The vert is now 54 years old, most of them in Sweden with me and the missus as owners.

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: February 26, 2018 12:49PM

The S10 wheels on my Rampside are from a 2wd.

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
Now I have 1965 convertible as well, got it running in June, autocrossed in July 2016 at the convention!

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: February 26, 2018 01:44PM

Here's a photo of Vairdeb's '63 Rampside with Chevy S10 wheels. Wheels are from a 2wd version of '80s Chevy/GMC S10/S15. Wheels sport Hankook 205/75-14 tires. 'Cause the truck rides on stock, unmodified suspension, tires do not rub against fenders or wheel wells.

Chet in Ramona

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: chris ()
Date: February 26, 2018 06:41PM

The 2WD have a more favorable offset/backspace. I'm sure it's been done (and the bolt pattern is the same of course), but I've personally never seen a 4WD S10 wheel on any Corvair.

'65 Monza 4 door
4 speed
110hp
Gardner, KS

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: Ed Dowds ()
Date: February 27, 2018 03:58PM

The 1983 S10 rear I helped imstall in my buddy's street rod has the same bolt pattern as a rampy - 5 x 4 3/4.

Ed
Hillsborough, NJ
66 500 rear 4.3 V6 Corvair
69 350/350 TH Camaro was RS
30 Model A Ford Streetrod 350/400 TH
88 Celebrity Wagon (Daily Driver)

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: SwedishVair ()
Date: February 27, 2018 11:57PM

So, are you all saying this table is BS ? 120,65 = 4,75 "

CHEVROLET Blazer S-10 2WD 82-05 5/120,65  10 70,3 M 12x1,50
CHEVROLET Blazer S-10 4WD 82-05 5/120,65 46 70,3 M 12x1,50

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"

-64 convertible since -89.....-61 Rampside since -12

The vert is now 54 years old, most of them in Sweden with me and the missus as owners.

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: February 28, 2018 06:22AM

SwedishVair Wrote:
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> So, are you all saying this table is BS ? 120,65
> = 4,75 "
>
> CHEVROLET Blazer S-10 2WD 82-05 5/120,65 
> 10 70,3 M 12x1,50
> CHEVROLET Blazer S-10 4WD 82-05 5/120,65
> 46 70,3 M 12x1,50
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

120.65mm = 4.75/ 4 3/4"

12mm = Real close to 7/16"

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: ClanDixon ()
Date: February 28, 2018 08:48AM

Has anyone successfully used any of these S10 wheels with the Speedway disc brake conversion?

Cheers!

Matt
63' Corvair 95 Panel Van
Tampa Bay, FL

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: February 28, 2018 10:59AM

SwedishVair Wrote:
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> So, are you all saying this table is BS ? 120,65
> = 4,75 "
>
> CHEVROLET Blazer S-10 2WD 82-05 5/120,65 
> 10 70,3 M 12x1,50
> CHEVROLET Blazer S-10 4WD 82-05 5/120,65
> 46 70,3 M 12x1,50


As I understand it, the difference between the 2wd and 4wd is the offset.

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
Now I have 1965 convertible as well, got it running in June, autocrossed in July 2016 at the convention!

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: Ed Dowds ()
Date: February 28, 2018 01:11PM

A google search shows ALL S10 use 5 x 4 3/4 bolt pattern from 1983 thru 2003, both 2wd and 4wd.
The offset is different between the two.

Ed
Hillsborough, NJ
66 500 rear 4.3 V6 Corvair
69 350/350 TH Camaro was RS
30 Model A Ford Streetrod 350/400 TH
88 Celebrity Wagon (Daily Driver)

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 28, 2018 01:12PM

AHH my Memory is SNAFU!!! gg





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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: Shaker455 ()
Date: March 03, 2018 08:56AM

S-10 wheels on a Corsa

Jeff
Granite State NH



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/03/2018 08:57AM by Shaker455.

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: March 03, 2018 10:43AM

The OP asked not only about the difference between the S10 2WD and 4WD wheels, but also about which might require the "thinnest adapter."

The 2WD wheels are the ones to use, but do they require an adapter at all?

The 15-inch S10 2WD steel wheel is a 15x7. Is an adapter necessary, front or rear, to use this wheel on an FC, and if so, what thickness is recommended?

--Bob


WhyImWhenIm64

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: Shaker455 ()
Date: March 03, 2018 10:47AM

Bob,
My wheels are right off a 2wD S-10
Direct fit, no adapter.
I also have a set of S-10 extreme wheels.
I'll post a pic, I did have to open the hub on the wheel open a bit to fit.

Jeff
Granite State NH

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: March 03, 2018 01:37PM

Okay, so now that we know they fit on a LM,
Does anybody know if they will work on an FC ! ? ? ! ?

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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

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: March 05, 2018 06:28AM

I had to file the center opening a tiny bit as I recall. no adapter. Use the correct lug nuts.

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
Now I have 1965 convertible as well, got it running in June, autocrossed in July 2016 at the convention!

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: SwedishVair ()
Date: March 05, 2018 11:58PM

Larry
Thanks for the fantastic picture !
Are those wheels 14 or 15" ?

What are the correct lug nuts ?

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"

-64 convertible since -89.....-61 Rampside since -12

The vert is now 54 years old, most of them in Sweden with me and the missus as owners.

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: March 06, 2018 12:19AM

Most Chevys since the early 80s (at least) have used lug nuts with a 12mm 1.5 thread. You cannot use them on a Corvair. The steel rims shown need a tapered seat lug nut with the 7/16 RH thread. Do not, however, use the original lug nuts. The holes in the wheels are larger than the Corvair. There are lots of appropriate lug nuts available in the after market. Look for the 7/16 RH thread and a 60 degree tapered seat. If they will be visible, you can find black ones or Chrome ones that cover the threads.

Seth Emerson

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: dogmad7 ()
Date: March 06, 2018 03:50PM

S10 wheels on my 62 van bolted right up with no adapter of any kind. 2 wheel drive rims. Drove great and looked great.

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Re: S10 wheels on a Rampy
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: March 06, 2018 06:55PM

15", and Seth is correct, don't use the stock lug nuts.

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
Now I have 1965 convertible as well, got it running in June, autocrossed in July 2016 at the convention!

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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