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Offline chris92026

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wilde wheels on 59
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:55:42 AM »
I love the look of the 59 but I like the front wheels to be a little more out anyone widened the original wheels to use wheels spacer ??wandering how much can they be pushed out front and back.
 want to look right not ridicule
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Offline signart

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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 09:18:58 AM »
You might find some GM 5 lug truck rally wheels (same pattern) which are made in 7" and 8" widths. '70's -'90's
You wheel covers should work.
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 04:53:58 PM »
The biggest problem you are going to have is getting the wheels on or off the rear axle.

Even with the standard wheels, and the recommended tyres, it is a tight squeeze.

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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 04:55:59 PM »
The next biggest problem is going to be the retention of the wheel caps.

The Cadillac-only rims have a wider outer lip which is required to retain the "fingers" of the cap.

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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 02:25:47 AM »
If you widen the track at the front or the rear, you will add more stress on the bearings.
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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 08:06:55 AM »
want to look right 

If you want it to look right, drive and handle right, keep the stock wheels.
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Offline charlie mckenna

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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 07:47:02 PM »
Does letting out some of the air from the rear tires help remove them from the wells? I am about to remove my radials to switch to boss look radials

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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 12:46:56 AM »
Yes it does, but then they would have to be re-inflated to reinstall.

What did you do to get the wheels on in the first place?

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Offline charlie mckenna

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Re: wilde wheels on 59
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 07:18:09 AM »
Bad typo on my part,I am going to put on the bias look radicals and it was a struggle putting them on years ago when I did my brakes. I didn't let air out then but it sure would have helped

 

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