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Old 07-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #26
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

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Keith, what about the possible issue of the 15 inch steel wheels not fitting over drop spindles. I was talking to Dino at the Brothers Show about his truck and he brought that possibility up.
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People have been putting 15" wheels on drop spindles for over 30 years.
Not sure what your concern would be?

The 5-lug steelies would be no different than a truck rally wheel.
(since they were made for 71-87 trucks and 88-91 2wd burbs, that all came with disc brakes)

The issue is when you have a 15" wheel with more than 4" of backspace.
Ususally between 3.5"-4.25" BS you will need to trim the lower a-arm (in the balljoint area) to make them work with 2.5" and 3" drop spindles.

The real concern is when people do a 6-lug disc brake conversion,... and try to use pre-'71 steel wheels that aren't designed to clear the disc brake caliper.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #27
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That's probably what he was talking about.
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

I have a question that can probably be answered here. I am doing the disc brake conversion on my 64 and planned on running the 88-98 steel wheels and changing the rear to 5 lug but then I came accross some 5 lug steelies with the nubs that match the factory 6 lugs in the rear. I was wondering if I could run the five lug steelies with the nubs in the front and the original six lugs in the rear with a cap that would cover both centers. I know the originals have three nubs and the 5 lugs have four but I was thinking of running these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-Rally-...ht_1627wt_1161

or something like those. Not even sure if those would work.

Sorry I know this isnt the 60-66 section but I found this thread in a search and didnt want to start another one. If anyone read all of that Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #29
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I have a question that can probably be answered here. I am doing the disc brake conversion on my 64 and planned on running the 88-98 steel wheels and changing the rear to 5 lug but then I came accross some 5 lug steelies with the nubs that match the factory 6 lugs in the rear.
I was wondering if I could run the five lug steelies with the nubs in the front and the original six lugs in the rear with a cap that would cover both centers. I know the originals have three nubs and the 5 lugs have four but I was thinking of running these.
Sure.
You would just need two spare tires,... if you plan on carrying a spare.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #30
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Sure.
You would just need two spare tires,... if you plan on carrying a spare.
sounds like a plan. Not too worried about a spare. I only drive it very local and I'll keep the spares at home. Thanks!!
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:43 PM   #31
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

Can anyone tell me if these caps will mount to the 15x6 steel wheels and fit over the front hub on 71 C10. I have the stock wheels on my 71 5 lug and wanted to run spider caps but they do not fit over the front hub (at least the ones I can find). I cannot tell how tall these caps are from the picture. If anyone has any other suggestion that would be great. I have dog dish caps from cars and the original 71 caps but none give the look I want. The spider caps look great on the back but do not fit the front.

Well I am not tech savvy enough to make the image attach correctly. Basically I am talking about the 88-98 center caps referenced at he beginning of this thread. Thanks

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:49 PM   #32
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Can anyone tell me if these caps will mount to the 15x6 steel wheels and fit over the front hub on 71 C10. I have the stock wheels on my 71 5 lug and wanted to run spider caps but they do not fit over the front hub (at least the ones I can find). I cannot tell how tall these caps are from the picture. If anyone has any other suggestion that would be great. I have dog dish caps from cars and the original 71 caps but none give the look I want. The spider caps look great on the back but do not fit the front. HELP
What about running a spacer behind the wheel or turning the snout of the rotor down? Each option would yield a smaller OD for the center cap to fit over.
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

Neither of those is really a feasible option, thanks though.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:50 PM   #34
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

I see American Racing has a "smoothie steel" wheel now. They weigh 25 lbs I wonder if that is less than a stock wheel.?

Size: 15x8
Offset: -6mm
Backspacing: 4.251"
Bolt Pattern: 5-127
Rec. Tire Size: 225/75-15
Weight: 25.4lbs.
Finish: Chrome Plated
Construction: 2pc. Welded
Finish Warranty: 1 Year
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:40 PM   #35
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

Not sure who makes these or where to find them but they are a must for my truck one of these days. Anyone know where I can find them?
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:37 PM   #36
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What hub cap options do you have with the wheel master oem wheels? I think they have the 4 nubs like the gm wheel.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:59 AM   #37
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

I want to pic up a set of stock 71-72 wheels for my truck and I noticed that this thread lists them as being 15" x 6.5" but I noticed on the 72 truck brochure it lists the size as being 15" x 6" with a 15" x 5" being "available". My truck is a 1970 but I am planning to add OEM size disc brakes up front and I'm looking to maintain a stock look. So before I start looking too hard I was wondering if the wheel is stamped 15" x 6" or 15" x 6.5".
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:12 PM   #38
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

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Then there is the Wheel Vintiques Series 13 (Smoothie) wheels.
These require a special center cap.
They also do not have the 4 small windows in the wheels like the stock steel wheels.
But these are available in 15"-17" sizes.

They are available in:
Bare steel.
Steel center with chrome lip.
All chrome.
Cool thread.

I used to run these on my 78 in a 17x8 with NOS derby caps. They're on the Daily driver suburban now with 265s.
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PO3, "Chrome Hubcap", I believe. Nice retro look.
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

Does anyone know if a standard 1/2t dog dish cap (10 1/8") will fit over the formed center of the series 12/13 Wheel Vintiques wheel? If the cap is large enough to fit over the formed area, I could add clips and install dog dish caps on a set of these wheels. I'm looking for the oe look of steelies and caps, but want a larger diameter wheel... 16" or 17". So far this is the only wheel I've found that appears to be an option, as the series 62 wheel only comes in 4.5/4.75 bolt pattern in the larger diameter.

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Then there is the Wheel Vintiques Series 13 (Smoothie) wheels.
These require a special center cap.
They also do not have the 4 small windows in the wheels like the stock steel wheels.
But these are available in 15"-17" sizes.

They are available in:
Bare steel.
Steel center with chrome lip.
All chrome.
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Does anyone know if a standard 1/2t dog dish cap (10 1/8") will fit over the formed center of the series 12/13 Wheel Vintiques wheel? If the cap is large enough to fit over the formed area, I could add clips and install dog dish caps on a set of these wheels. I'm looking for the oe look of steelies and caps, but want a larger diameter wheel... 16" or 17". So far this is the only wheel I've found that appears to be an option, as the series 62 wheel only comes in 4.5/4.75 bolt pattern in the larger diameter.

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I have this exact same question. I want a 16 or 17 and vintiques have them, but I want to use my original c10 caps for a 70.
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I have a 1971 C20 Burb with the original 16.5 8 hole rims and the chrome hubcaps. I've seen threads that show folks replacing the 16.5 rims with 16 x 8 inch rims because tire choices are better. I though I read somewhere that you could use rims from newer vehicles to get the 16's. Does anyone know which vehicle I should look for to get a set of the 16 x 8 8 hole rims that my chrome hubcaps will fit.
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I have a 1971 C20 Burb with the original 16.5 8 hole rims and the chrome hubcaps. I've seen threads that show folks replacing the 16.5 rims with 16 x 8 inch rims because tire choices are better. I though I read somewhere that you could use rims from newer vehicles to get the 16's. Does anyone know which vehicle I should look for to get a set of the 16 x 8 8 hole rims that my chrome hubcaps will fit.
A lot of people are using 16x7 ford steeliness,...
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Re: 5-lug Hubcap/Steelie Style Wheel Options

Hey guys, Jegs has Wheels Vintiques 15"x6" bare 62 series on sale for $63 each. That's over 23 bucks less than Summit. They say smoothie on the site but the part number and pic show OE nubs for dog dish caps. I just ordered a set. http://www.jegs.com/i/Wheel+Vintique...FQ9Efgod2o8Brg

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Does anyone know the right offset for 18x8 on a 1978 2WD Blazer with a small drop... I was looking at either Mob Steel or Wheel Vintiques...

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have to stay in touch with this thread, great info.


Just help to some, I just ordered my trail gear 1" toyota spacers/adapters from summit this after noon to mount my 22" transports onto the factory drum/drum setup on my 67 C10. Buddy says they work mint and no clearance issues either and fills the fenderwells a bit better. He has done 2 or three now. Will try and remember to post my results.

No spacers will rub the frame on the front and believe the axle center is to small on the rear axles to fit the hub centric hole.
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