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Old 09-06-2018, 01:53 PM   #101
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Do you know which size you have to run to get away with using disc brakes? Does it have to be the 15x8?
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Old 09-06-2018, 01:54 PM   #102
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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And available in:
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15x7
15x8
15x10
Do you know which size you have to run to get away with using disc brakes? Does it have to be the 15x8?
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:04 PM   #103
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

I have the 15x5 or 6 on mine, no issues. It's not so much a matter of the width as it is the shape of contour where the wheel center transitions to the hoop.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:07 AM   #104
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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I have a set of the rare 15x8 ones.



Though I don't have pics, I also have a pair of the 15x7 rally in 5 lug.
Do you still have these rims?
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:12 AM   #105
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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And available in:
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15x7
15x8
15x10
Wheel Vintiqies says it has a 13" drop center. Most after market disc brake kits use 12" rotors which means that rim will not accomadaye disc brakes. I called the wbeel company and also inquired with POL disc brake manufacture.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:14 PM   #106
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Wheel Vintiqies says it has a 13" drop center. Most after market disc brake kits use 12" rotors which means that rim will not accomadaye disc brakes. I called the wbeel company and also inquired with POL disc brake manufacture.
It's usually the "shape" of the wheel hoop that causes issues with the caliper.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:51 PM   #107
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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It's usually the "shape" of the wheel hoop that causes issues with the caliper.
Can you please link to an O.E. style steel rim 15" with 6 lugs ?
Im having a very difficult time searching for these style rims that will comfortably accomadate a disc brake.

Anyone ?

I dont want to have to return rims becuase of incompatibility.

Im looking all over the web, including the suggested links in this thread.

Many of the links to these style rims, on this thread, will NOT fit disc brakes.

I would appreciate any help or leads to complete my project.

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Old 03-13-2019, 10:33 PM   #108
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

71-87 6-lug 4x4 oem steel wheels off of trucks blazers and suburbans will work with disc brakes.
Finding these is getting harder and harder.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:56 PM   #109
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Search for CUCV wheels. 15x8 and disc brake compatible. Not easy to find or cheap when you do, but guaranteed to work.
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

I have 5 15x8 freshly Powder Coated wheels for sale locally , can ship but would be expensive .$150 each plus shipping .
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71-87 6-lug 4x4 oem steel wheels off of trucks blazers and suburbans will work with disc brakes.
Finding these is getting harder and harder.
Ok. I will do more research. Thanx....
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:57 PM   #112
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Search for CUCV wheels. 15x8 and disc brake compatible. Not easy to find or cheap when you do, but guaranteed to work.
Thanx....I will look that up.....
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:00 AM   #113
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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I have 5 15x8 freshly Powder Coated wheels for sale locally , can ship but would be expensive .$150 each plus shipping .
Cool...
Could you send me pix of the wheels via email direct?
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

The only way I can send pics is by text to a phone number and I also will have to dig them out of my shipping container .
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:27 AM   #115
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Question Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Attached are pictures of wheel measurements I found on craigslist. The owner sent pix with measurements.

These are 6” wide wheels, 6-lug, and 15” in diameter. These also use a 13” center hub piece.

The rear back spacing Is 3-5/8” from the lip to the mounting surface. The inside of the hoop has a 14” inside diameter for about the first three inches of the inner wheel, this would be on the backside.

My question is:
WILL THESE RIMS COMFORTABLY ACCOMADATE FRONT DISC BRAKES with 12" ROTORS ???????


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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Yes, the 4 “nubs” on the hubcap mounting surface indicates disc brake compatibility. The early drum wheels were 3-nub, or no nub. I truly think the Wheel Vintiques wheel would work, they would have to be crazy to make a new wheel that fits drum only...
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

There were also aftermarket three nub wheels in 7 and 8 inch (maybe other sizes too but that's all I've found) that will clear disc brakes. These were "chrome reverse" style wheels with a deeper outer step and a narrow drop center. I like these better than blazer wheels since they match the original three nub centers, and the deeper outer step doesn't crowd in on the hubcap like the wider drop center of the blazer wheel does.


Stock drum brake wheel vs an 8" vintage aftermarket three nub.






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Old 03-25-2019, 07:21 PM   #118
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Can you post a link to those rims?


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There were also aftermarket three nub wheels in 7 and 8 inch (maybe other sizes too but that's all I've found) that will clear disc brakes. These were "chrome reverse" style wheels with a deeper outer step and a narrow drop center. I like these better than blazer wheels since they match the original three nub centers, and the deeper outer step doesn't crowd in on the hubcap like the wider drop center of the blazer wheel does.


Stock drum brake wheel vs an 8" vintage aftermarket three nub.





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Can you post a link to those rims?
They’re from the 60’s or 70’s, no one makes them anymore.
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:15 PM   #120
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Has anybody actually tried the Wheel Vintiques wheel with a disc brake conversion? I know that WV is wishy-washy on it, they do not want to say yes. I understand the liability. I'm so close to just buying one wheel to find out for myself. I've had CPP's 4 wheel disc conversion for three years now, I'd like to start installing it eventually, lol.
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

This is from teh question section on Summit's site for teh a5", 6x5.5, 6 inch wide wheel. Is my/our question about CPP disc brakes basically being answered here already.....

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I want to put these wheels the front of my 1953 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup with a disc brake conversion setup. The calipers are big, from a 79-87 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, with the heavy duty brakes.
Will these wheels clear the calipers and fit?
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Thank you for your question. The Wheel Vintiques 12-5606358 wheel will clear factory 73-87 C10 disc brake calipers. Please verify the backspacing since this is a custom build with an earlier 1953 2WD chassis. If you need further assistance, please call our sales department at 1-800-230-3030.

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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Also, what is the correct backspacing for a factory wheel? The factory wheels I have now are tucked pretty far in and i would like to keep them that way. Gives it that authentic, awkward stance, lol. Backspacing for the wheel above is listed as 3.625. Thanks for any help.

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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

I was also looking at this wheel....

https://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheel...18-chrome.html

Since it is a 16 no worries about brakes, but what hub caps can I run? I'd prefer to keep my current, basic stainless with chevy logo caps. Not a fan of the rally center for my truck.
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Shipping these 6 lug 15x8 wheels is the deal killer that I have run into . I have the 5 powder coated ones and a set of 4 that just need paint but shipping has been $80 per wheel thru USPS and UPS . Have not had time to see what Fastenal charges but Im sure its no better .
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I'm sure fastenal would be better, at least if you palletized them. I paid around $200 to have an entire engine shipped from texas to NY. I'm not looking for 8 inch wheels personally.
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