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Old 03-25-2020, 04:48 PM   #1
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1972 K10 original wheels

OK, so I'm doing some research for my 72 K10 1/2 ton rebuild. I'd like to keep this as factory stock as I can. Upon reviewing the brochure, it appears there are 3 different wheels one could have gotten when ordering the truck, all 6-lug:
  • 15" x 6"
  • 15 x 5 (no idea how this was possible with disc brakes); and
  • 16.5 x 8.25

Is this correct? I'm sure someone with a data book has better info than the brochure.

Were the 16" split wheels?

Can someone post pics of the correct 16.5 wheels? Is there a part number for these?

At the end of the day, I may just order some 15 x 8.25 wheels that are out there that look dead stock, but I'd like to know what I'm doing before doing so. My searches have not given me my answers, and a lot of the old pics thanks to photosuckit are no longer visible.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-25-2020, 08:11 PM   #2
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Re: 1972 K10 original wheels

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OK, so I'm doing some research for my 72 K10 1/2 ton rebuild. I'd like to keep this as factory stock as I can. Upon reviewing the brochure, it appears there are 3 different wheels one could have gotten when ordering the truck, all 6-lug:
  • 15" x 6"
  • 15 x 5 (no idea how this was possible with disc brakes); and
  • 16.5 x 8.25

Is this correct? I'm sure someone with a data book has better info than the brochure.

Were the 16" split wheels?

Can someone post pics of the correct 16.5 wheels? Is there a part number for these?

At the end of the day, I may just order some 15 x 8.25 wheels that are out there that look dead stock, but I'd like to know what I'm doing before doing so. My searches have not given me my answers, and a lot of the old pics thanks to photosuckit are no longer visible.

Thanks in advance!

The easy way on this one would be to type "16.5 x 8.25 wheels" into the Google search box above, click on the circle in front of "67-72chevytrucks.com" and click on the Google button. Lots of pictures on here.

There were 16.5 split rims but they weren't 8.25 wide. The 8.25's were on the Custom Camper trucks. My '68 Custom Camper came with them. They are not listed on the SPID but the 16.5 x 8.25 spare is.

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:16 AM   #3
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Re: 1972 K10 original wheels

Im partial to the 15x8's personally...I think they were an option but not 100% sure
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:21 PM   #4
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Re: 1972 K10 original wheels

These are 16.5 x 6 used on 71' G10 Vans AWD.

Not my truck but here is one with those wheels mounted up
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:01 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Yeah, I might just end up picking up a set of Cooper Restorations 15 x 8.25 wheels. It's just easier. Haha.
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:09 PM   #6
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Re: 1972 K10 original wheels

Good choice, Tom!!!

There's not a great selection of 16.5 tires available, these days. I would not want to go that direction
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:14 AM   #7
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So after doing some research, the 16.5 x 8.25 wheels came with clips thru 1972. Question, what hubcaps were used on these wheels? Doesn't seem like the standard caps would work.
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