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  1. 3Deuce40
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    Does anybody know of a place that will make custom made rims? Wheel Vintiques and Wheel Smith don't have the offset or size I am looking for. Not sure who else would do something like that. Any help is appreciated
     
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  3. zzford
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    Rims or wheels?
     
  4. 3Deuce40
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    Rims. Needing a 16x5 (1.875 backspace)
     

  5. Wheel vintiques will weld up any offset you need. Had to return a pair of smoothies a couple of years ago to have the offset changed, wasn't expensive- quick turnaround.
     
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    So, you want the whole wheel, not just the rim?
     
  7. 3Deuce40
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    I talked to them at the GNRS and they sure didn’t mention that


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  11. I don't understand why most of us will hand build a chassis for our Cars but are afraid to weld on a steel wheel, not that you are. If you happen to have a 16 X 6 rim why not just take 1" out of it?
    The Wizzard
     
  12. gimpyshotrods
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    What size tire are you planning on running?
     
  13. 3Deuce40
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    I have 16x5's now and the tire is tucked in close to the car. I don't have a lot of room so I need to stay with that size. I built the car around that Rocket wheel and tucked them close. If the car leans to one side, I thing the tire will rub
     
  14. alchemy
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    Buy a good quality wheel spacer/adapter, put it on to check your clearances, and I bet you can forget it's even there.
     
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  15. gimpyshotrods
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    I am confused (or you are).

    You say that you want a 16" x 5" wheel with a 1.875" backsapce.

    You say that that wheel keeps the tire tucked into the car.

    A wheel with a 1.875" backspace would be pushed out about as far as that wheel could be, and still be welded-up.

    Are you sure that you are not confusing backspacing with offset? Offset is measured in relationship to the wheel center line.
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    A 16" x 5" wheel, with a +1.875" offset would have a 3.875" backspacing.

    Which exact 16" x 5" Rocket wheels are on it?
     
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  16. 3Deuce40
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    Ok, my mistake. I'm looking for a 16x5 with a 1.875 backspace. I'm running the "as cast" wheel. Sorry. This stuff makes my brain hurt.
     
  17. 3Deuce40
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    I'm looking to run a ring and a cap versus the Rocket "smoothie" wheel I have now
     
  18. gimpyshotrods
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    So these?
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  19. 3Deuce40
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    Correct. That's what I am running now with a 750/16
     
  20. gimpyshotrods
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    On the FRONT?!
     
  21. 3Deuce40
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    Rear. Fronts are 500/16. Same 16x5 wheel
     
  22. gimpyshotrods
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    That will in not pushed IN, as you described. It is pushed OUT.

    Unless you have a fender to contend with, you can run any 16" x 5" wheel you want, and put a good quality spacer under it, to push that wheel out to the desired spacing.
     
  23. 3Deuce40
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    I cant seem to find a 16x5 in a steel wheel. Could I run a spacer and then run a 16x6???
     
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    A typical 16" x 6" Wheel Vintiques #12 smoothie wheel has a 4" backspacing.

    If you want a 1.875" (or 1-7/8") backspacing, you would need a 2-1/8" spacer.

    Unless you are going to hit a fender, you can round-up the spacer thickness, to the next size that is commonly for sale.
     
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  25. gimpyshotrods
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    What is your wheel bolt pattern?

    A 6" wheel will move the beads out a 1/2" wider on each side. This will mean that the tire will overhang the wheel lip a little less. So much so that you will likely be able to use a common 2" spacer. The reduction in overhang will make up for the 1/8" difference in backspacing.
     
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  26. 3Deuce40
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    5 on 4/12
     
  27. 3Deuce40
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    Wheel Smith can do a 2.00 backspace. That might work
     
  28. 3Deuce40
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    Dude. Youre the man. I appreciate the help!! Thanks
     
  29. gimpyshotrods
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    I would probably move to a 16" x 6" on that tire, for the overhang reason that I mentioned above. Not only does that make a little more clearance, it will make the tire more stable in corners, and at a lower, more comfortable operating pressure.
     
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  30. ROADSTER1927
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    If you want to have more clearance to the inside, just space out the wheels you have.
     

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