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Need some advice on wheels for a 64 galaxie

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  1. Tommyk74
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    So I finally have saved enough money to purchase wheels and tires for my galaxie. I'm needing sizing advice diameter and back spacing tire size . I'm wanting to run astro supreme style wheels . My car has been lowered about 3 inches with a slight rake in the front. Also I would like to keep the ability to run with fox craft skirts . Any advice will help or pics of anybody's setups , or different wheel suggestions ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374631613.938853.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374631636.262605.jpg


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  2. Shagginwagon64
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    I'm running 15x6 all the way around with 215 75 and 225 75 tires . My car is slammed down pretty good ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374633707.936155.jpg


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  3. Tommyk74
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    Nice wagon man! Where did you purchase your wheels? What kind of back spacing do you have?



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  4. Tommyk74
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374703465.985731.jpg this the kind of Stance I'm looking for


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  5. Shagginwagon64
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    I bought them from summit racing. I believe 535.00 shipped. They have two backspace options and mine are the"standard " backspace. 2.875 inch. Wheel Vintiques series 23 wheels. Then I got bullet center caps on eBay. The completely change the look of the wheels!


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  6. Shagginwagon64
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    Please post pics if u buy them, or whatever you buy! I'm diggin your ride man!


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  7. Tommyk74
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    As soon as I get every thing pictures will be up


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  8. Astros...for sure!
     
  9. Tommyk74
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    Does anybody know where to purchase a nice quality made astro
     
  10. Tommyk74
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    Or can anybody explain standard or reverse style Astros I have looked at them and can't tell the difference
     
  11. the only thing wrong with this galaxie is it needs more side wall and lifted up about 4 inches
     
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    make shur they are round. lol seriously how about coker red lines. traditional and a bit different. also period correct
     
  14. Moon Rocket
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    You need this set of 63 1/2 HiPo caps and factory wheels I have setting in my shop.

    The problem is they belonged to a lost friend and I'll probably never sell them.

    But they are what that car needs!
     
  15. Standard or reverse refers to the offset. A standard has a shallow lip, while a reverse is deep.

    If it were me, I'd be thinking about 14" reverse supremes with a thin white wall tire. I really like your car and I'd like to see it once you get some new wheels.


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  16. newstranger
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    Definitely go 14s man! I'm running 14 reversed Supremes on my 62 Impala (similar body style to the Galaxie).
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  17. Tommyk74
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    Nice impala , man 14s look good I'm just worried about ground clearance with 14s


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  18. Nice! 14x6 or 7?


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  19. newstranger
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    Thanks! I'mm runnin 14x6s... And if you lower that Galaxie right you'll have zero clearance issues. I have a couple buddies with 64 Galaxies that are tastefully low and set up right. Both run 14s too. IMHO 15s look kinda alien on a long, low '60s ride.


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  20. Deuces
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    Kinda looks like this one......
     

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  21. 14x6 supremes
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    14x7 reversed starwire. I can get the tire sizes if you want.
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  22. Deuces
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    .....Or you could go with a set of these....
     

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  23. As far as quality goes make sure you get the ones that are reinforced on the back side. And also I am pretty sure your came factory with 14' wheels.
     
  24. Austinrod
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    15x7 astro supremes on mine
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  25. Tommyk74
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    New stranger where did you purchase your wheels


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  26. Also my 14/6 supremes I can run skirts on the reversed 14/7 Starwires I can not. Just something else to keep in mind.
     
  27. Austinrod
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    Summit racing has the rights too Astros supremes they go by (American racing) I think on there site


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  28. Tommyk74
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    Love the wires man ! I thought about wires but really hard to find in Nashville


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  29. Tommyk74
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    They are 14s but I'm running a big fat tire with the stock steel wheels


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  30. newstranger
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    I got em used on CL (set of 5 on nice pinner whites). They're the nice, reinforced U.S. Wheel ones. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374792276.998108.jpg


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