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Old 12-12-2014, 12:31 AM   #51
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Notice the different taper on the left side of each wheel.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:50 AM   #52
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Fantastic pics! Thanks a 'zillion. Here's the Dexstar many of us are wondering about. It's got a large radius in that area that concerns me.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:00 PM   #53
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

I used a set of 15" steel wheels from Hotrod Hank's on my '64 and utilized a disk brake kit from CPP - no issues with fitment. There are cheaper options, but I was very pleased with HRH and the fit/finish of the wheels. They were powder-coated and were very nice, no flaws.

http://www.hotrodhanks.com/products/...roductID/14551
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:24 AM   #54
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Thanks for the info about Hotrod Hank's. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like they sell a stock looking steelie in white.

I called Stockton Wheel Friday: $135 each + $45 each for powder coating. Youch.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:19 AM   #55
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Here's another set of 6-lug (1971-87) disc brake style steelies!
And he has hubcaps also.
http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/pts/4882185219.html
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:44 PM   #56
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

I need a set of these for disc brakes. Would look great with factory caps.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:11 PM   #57
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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Has anyone tried a set of these on our pre-71 6-lug trucks?
The price seems right.
http://vintagecampers.com/viewpart.php?partID=930
Did anyone ever attempt this? Very curious with the offset being 0.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:45 PM   #58
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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Did anyone ever attempt this? Very curious with the offset being 0.
What backspacing does that equate to?
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:01 AM   #59
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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What backspacing does that equate to?
Backspace depends on wheel WIDTH.
0 offset on a 6" wide wheel would be 3.5" backspace.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:03 AM   #60
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

That sounds about perfect, doesn't it?
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:48 PM   #61
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Those Dexstars are also available in gray. Just need to know if they'll clear discs. They obviously have only 3 nubs, but the hoop is a little more open than the OEM non-disc wheel. So tempted to order one and try it.
http://www.nueratrailerparts.com/p-3...ler-wheel.aspx
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:59 PM   #62
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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Those Dexstars are also available in gray. Just need to know if they'll clear discs. They obviously have only 3 nubs, but the hoop is a little more open than the OEM non-disc wheel. So tempted to order one and try it.
http://www.nueratrailerparts.com/p-3...ler-wheel.aspx
I ordered a set and here's the run down:
-Wheels clear disk brakes and fit our trucks (tried on 62 amd 63 C10)
-Powder coating is a little cheap
-Dog dish caps (64-66) don't fit (too tight to seat fully without beating the crap out of them)

Bottom line, good wheels, especially for the price, especially if you just want to run steel wheels without center caps or maybe full size hubcaps (not dog dish).
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:20 PM   #63
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Good report. How's the fit at hub and lugs.
Pics?

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Old 10-08-2015, 01:45 AM   #64
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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Good report. Hoes the fit at hub and lugs.
Pics?
They're not hub centric like the factory steel wheels. The hub opening on these wheels is about 1/4" larger. And the lug hole openings are meant for 1/2" studs vs our 7/16" studs, but modern lug nuts will solve that.

I'll try and snap a pic this weekend...
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:09 AM   #65
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Thanks, would like to see a pic.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:43 PM   #66
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

I've got some for sale that are non-traditional, but look pretty good if you ad a hub cap

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...61#post6260661
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:20 PM   #67
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Here is what my GM 15x8, 6 lug wheels looked like painted with trim rings and baby moons.





BTW, they are for sale, link in my signature to the classifies.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:03 AM   #68
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Bringing this thread back to life.

Can someone please tell me if these wheels off an astro van will clear disc brakes? Hard to tell with the tires one em.

Also does the rust look too bad to sandblast?

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Old 12-04-2015, 06:34 AM   #69
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

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Bringing this thread back to life.

Can someone please tell me if these wheels off an astro van will clear disc brakes? Hard to tell with the tires one em.

Also does the rust look too bad to sandblast?

Yes the will clear, but Astro van wheels were 5-lug.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:54 AM   #70
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Yes the will clear, but Astro van wheels were 5-lug.
Crap, thanks.

And the search continues.
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:33 PM   #71
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

I found 4 steelies, all 15x6 6-lug 4-nub. One doesn't match the other 3. It has slightly different contour and backspacing. Here's what 3 look like:
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:35 PM   #72
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

Here's the oddball. Different contour at the window and lug nuts, and less backspacing. So what do I have here?
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:56 PM   #73
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Re: 6-lug Steel wheels for Disc brake Conversion

So do people ever take the 3 nub wheels and have someone change the offset so that discs fit?
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Old 12-04-2015, 04:07 PM   #74
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So do people ever take the 3 nub wheels and have someone change the offset so that discs fit?
It's not the offset or backspacing that's the issue.
It's the shape of the rim.
The pre-'71 wheels don't have the necessary clearance in the area of the disc brake caliper.

Sure you could space the wheel out with spacers or have such a negative offset built into a wheel to space it away from the caliper,... but that's not what I would consider a fix.
(even though some people have gained clearance with just a 1/4" spacer)
I'd rather have the correct wheels.
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Old 12-04-2015, 04:36 PM   #75
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Thanks for the answer.

My friend is going to sell me his wheels that were on his 66. He bought the truck off of a guy that works at Austin Speed Shop. Apparently the guy had the original front wheels professionally altered to fit disc brakes. Had to run a spacer on the rears to make them look the same as the front.
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