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Old 09-17-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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Default aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

Searching for aftermarket wheels for my project. I heard that 15" wheels were made but can't locate them anywhere. The 13" 4 lugs rims that came with my ride just don't cut it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

Are you looking for steel wheels? Many different companys out there. I use Wheel Vintiques. They have a web site.

I think there is a guy here (Wheel kid) that gets a lot of praise.

Just do a search on wheel companies here and you will get a boat load of help.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

Quoting the Hollander book.

4x4 1/2"- lug

13 x 4" & 4 1/2"
13 x 4" Falcon exc. S.W. & H. D.
13 x 4 1/2 " Others
Comet '60-64 6 cyl
Comet '71 13" wheel
Falcon '60-65 6 cyl
Falcon '66 6 cyl. 2 & 4 dr Sdn.
Maverick '70-71 13" wheel
Mustang '65-66 6 cyl. std equip 13"

14 x 4 1/2"
C4DZ1007A exc. Comet & Maverick
D0DZ1007E Comet & Maverick
Comet '65 6 cyl
Comet '71-72 14x4 1/2, 4 stud
Falcon '64-65 6 cyl
Falcon '66-67 6 cyl 2 & 4 dr Sdn
Maverick '70 14x4 1/2
Maverick '71-72 14x4 1/2, 4 stud
Mustang '65-66 6 cyl. optional 14"
Mustang '67 6 cyl.

14 x 5"
Chevy II '62-63
Covair '62-64 disc. exc. fwd. cont

Falcon '67 6 cyl exc. S.W.
Falcon '68-70 6 cyl exc. S.W.
Maverick '70 14x5
Mustang '68-70 6 cyl

14 x 6"
D0DZ1007C
Comet '72 14x6 4 stud
Maverick '70 14x6
Maverick '71-72 14x6 4 stud

15 x 4" & 15 x 4 1/2"
Jeep 939999
Jeep DJ Dispatcher w/ 4 stud wheel
IH 860221R91
Intern'l Scout 80 & 800 4x2
3150286 Rambler '50-57
Willys '52-55 Pass



http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...ad.php?t=49399
from link above
4 on 4-1/2 (114.3 mm)
Acura - Legend '86-'89
Buick - Special '61-'63
Chevrolet
Corvair all 4-bolt
Chevy II all 4-bolt
Sprint '85-'87
Nova ('61-'70)
Datsun/Nissan - most models to '89
Dodge Colt '79-'88
Dodge Colt (early)
Ford
Mustang all '65-'68 4-bolt
Falcon, Maverick, Granada all 4-bolt
Mazda - 626, RX7 '83-'87 ????
MGA, MGB, MGC
Olds - F-85 '61-'63
Plymouth - Arrow, Sapporo '79-'88
SAAB all ???
SAAB - 900 to '87
Toyota - most exc. MR2 and P.U. to '89
Triumph TR 1..6


Acura - Legend '86-'89
Acura CL 2.3/3.0
Acura TL 2.5
Buick - Special '61-'63
Chevrolet Corvair all 4-bolt
Chevy II all 4-bolt
Datsun/Nissan - most models to '89
Datsun 260Z, 280Z / ZX *, turbo '70-'85
Datsun 240Z * - needs chamfered nuts
Dodge Colt '79-'88
Dodge Colt (early)
Eagle Summit '86-'92
Falcon, Maverick, Granada all 4-bolt
Ford Mustang all '65-'68 4-bolt
Geo Metro '88-'98
Honda Accord '90+ except V6 Accord
Honda Prelude '92-'96
Infinity G20 '91-'94
Infinity M30 '90-'92
MGA, MGB
Mazda - 626, RX7 '83-'87 ????
Mazda 323 '86-'89
Mazda 626 '83-'87
Mazda RX-7 '84-'88
Mitsubishi Gallant '83-'97
Mitsubishi Mirage '88-'92
Nissan 200SX '80-'88 *
Nissan Altima '93-'98
Nova ('61-'70)
Olds - F-85 '61-'63
Plymouth - Arrow, Sapporo '79-'88
SAAB - 900 and 90 to '87 come in 5.5 x 15 or 6 x 15 *
SAAB - 9000 to '87 some will work *
Sprint '85-'87
Suzuki Swift '89-'98
Toyota - most exc. MR2 and P.U. to '89
Triumph TR 1..5
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:09 PM   #4
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

Thanks for the lists. Does that mean any boneyard wheels from those models will fit? Do I need to be exact about the dust cap diameter. It is 2 9/16's.

Did the Oldsbobile f 85 have the same 4 lug rims but in a 14" or 15" size?
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

check coker's book . They are h.a.m.b. Friendly too.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

I bought a 62 Buick V6 3 Sp Stick. I told the dealer I would buy it if he took of the 13" and put on 15 " wheels, and I would buy the new tires. What a car, we drove it from Pgh, to Wash, DC on the same tank of gas. Sold it with 250,000 miles and it was still running a couple of yrs later. Drive shaft and timing chain were the main problem back then, but I fixed that and it RAN. Iceman
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:32 AM   #7
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

A small correction on the wheel list:

Corvair CARS only came with 13" wheels.

The Corvair vans, pickups, etc. came with 14" wheels in the more common 5 on 4-3/4 pattern.
The 65-69 cars also had this pattern.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:41 AM   #8
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

http://kmhafer.datsun510.com/wheelchart.htm
Most of the foreign wheels have too much backspacing.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:59 PM   #9
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

I was thinking about smoothies with baby moons in a 14" or 15". Is that a reasonable quest?


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Old 02-12-2011, 08:54 AM   #10
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

Slim Tempo,

Did you ever find the aftermarket wheels you were looking for for your 62 Buick Special? If you have and you still have the original 13 inch 4 lug wheels, I might be interested in buying from you. Give me a holler.

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Old 02-12-2011, 11:28 AM   #11
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

I'll keep you in mind. This spring I will be buying 4-lug 15" smoothies with baby moons from Summit. Just don't have the money right now. Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #12
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

were you able to find the right width? I know you can get the correct backspacing but everything I found was too wide.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #13
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Default Re: aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

Picked up these wheels today from a Datsun 240Z.. I like the look. Not at all traditional. Going to lower it 2" this weekend hopefully and paint the centers of the wheels the satin body color.
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