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aftermarket wheels for my 1962 Buick Special

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slim tempo, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. slim tempo
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    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.
  2. Trucked Up
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    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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    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/showthread.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
  4. slim tempo
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    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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    check coker's book . They are h.a.m.b. Friendly too.
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    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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    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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  9. slim tempo
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    I was thinking about smoothies with baby moons in a 14" or 15". Is that a reasonable quest?


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    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.

    geno1943
    1962 Skylark Convertible
  11. slim tempo
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    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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    were you able to find the right width? I know you can get the correct backspacing but everything I found was too wide.
  13. slim tempo
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    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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