Author Topic: 1937 LaSalle wheel question  (Read 1048 times)

Offline Rich Iannelli

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1937 LaSalle wheel question
« on: June 19, 2015, 10:50:02 PM »
Hi,
Does anyone know if the 6 lug wheel on my 1937 LaSalle coupe is the same as a 6 lug wheel from a 1937 Cadillac series 75/85.   Will the Cadillac wheel work on the rear of my car?


Thank you,

Rich Iannelli

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Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: 1937 LaSalle wheel question
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 11:43:20 PM »
According to my 1935-55 Master Parts List, the wheels for a 1937 LaSalle and a 1937 Cadillac series 75/85 have different part numbers.
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: 1937 LaSalle wheel question
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 04:17:23 AM »
You don't have 6 lug wheels Rich or at least you shouldn't. They should be 5 lugs.
The wheels for 37 big series are 5" wide and could well be 6 lugs where as yours are 4 1/2" wide and 5 or they should be.
Steve

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1937 60 convertible coupe
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Offline Rich Iannelli

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Re: 1937 LaSalle wheel question
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 05:20:19 PM »
Thank you Steve

I do have 5 lugs wheels.

Would you know the bolt pattern size?

Thank you,

Rich Iannelli
Aim at nothing and you will hit nothing

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: 1937 LaSalle wheel question
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 06:02:39 PM »
I'll pull a cap and measure it tomorrow.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: 1937 LaSalle wheel question
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 12:47:16 PM »
Its 5x5 Rich but be warned, there are plenty of 16" wheels out there with 5x5 but 37 wheels are peculiar to 37 only. They have a centering inward facing lip in the middle thats larger so although it will go on the car it can only rely on the bolts to hold it in place and holding it while you try to locate the bolts is a job for Superman.
I bought a wheel advertised as 37 which turned out to be 38, its now just a side-mount filler :-[
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

 

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