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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by purple66bu, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. purple66bu
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    purple66bu
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    from Joliet il

    First off been awhile since i've been here...bought a 55 chevy recently and am trying to figure out the right rear wheel combo. it had 10" rims with a 2" BS that stuck out WAY too far. Trying to get that right look of the tires (295-65-15) to sit right...preferably right at the edge of the lip..
    Dennis
     

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  2. 8" wheels would be about right. HRP
     
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  3. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    1934coupe
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    I think American TT's have a 3-1/2" bs on their 10" wheels.

    Pat
     
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  4. purple66bu
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    purple66bu
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    from Joliet il

    i ordered 8" 4"bs daisys but the wait is killing me...i think i should have went 3.5bs
     
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  5. fabricator john
    Joined: Mar 18, 2010
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    from venice fl.

    if your weld cut grind friendly a rear spring relocator kit on those cars allows you to run tire all the way to the stock frame rail or inner tub , places the spring under the rail ,, ive done a half doz of em over the years you have to relocate the spring pads on the rear as well , they are cheap i never save the old ones and just match up the angle if nothing else is changing ,,
    fabricator john
    miss you dad
     
  6. squirrel
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    what rear end does it have? Is it about 60" wide drum to drum?
     
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  7. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    Looks about right to me the way it is.
     
  8. purple66bu
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    purple66bu
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    from Joliet il

    its a dana 60 i havent measured it but heres with a stock wheel
     

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  9. Jalopy Joker
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    measure, and remeasure usually helps a lot in figuring tire/wheel combos - going to at least need cheater slicks if planning to run on the street - I just put on slightly larger tires on rear of my '63 Nova - found out that I did not take into account that the exhaust system had rubbed against old tires and even worse now - found out that the cost of exhaust work has really gone way up
     
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  10. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    295-65-15 tires on an 8" wheel is going to suck the sidewalls in quite a bit. Might be tough to get the tread sitting flat on the ground with the narrow wheel. Probably find the outside edge of the tread makes very little contact.
     
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  11. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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    Lots of guys running tri 5 Chevys in competition and especially nostalgia like the SEGA Series. They can be a wealth of info.
     
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  12. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    10 inch wheel, 4-4.5 back space
     
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  13. Gizzy
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
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    Nice score
     
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  14. very nice car. I`ve owned 2 1955 chevys , but not a gasser.
    I always wanted one. might have to put that on my bucket list.
     
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  15. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    I'm with saltflats on this and I'd bet many others are, too.
    Is there a reason or a set of rules that you need to follow?
    Take a second and third look and decide if your ride has to
    look like damn near everyone else's "gasser". I think the basic
    car is dynamite.
     
  16. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    How can you call 'that' a Gasser??! It ain't got no straight axle under it!!!!!
    J/K!:oops:

    I'm with you.........need to 'tuck-your-stuff'....under the body.
    IF its a street ride/cruiser all sortsa things will be flung up and mess up the paint of that sweet body.
    It looks pretty trick right now but..a few hundred miles on city streets and highways will eat up a nice paint job!
    I like fabricator johns idea...spend some bux now and narrow the rear and mount the leaf springs under the rails.
    I just love spending other peoples money!! (acting like a democrat:()
    6sally6
     
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  17. purple66bu
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    from Joliet il

    no rules just dont care for the tires hanging out a foot...right at the edge of the lip is perfect to me
     
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  18. purple66bu
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    purple66bu
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    from Joliet il

    HAHA id knock lil kids over with them now lol
     

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