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Technical Stock Wheel Size For My '51 Chevy

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by carsandbeer, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. carsandbeer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2016
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    What is the stock rim size for a 1951 Chevy Hardtop? I like the look of a steel wheel with a wide white wall. Would I be right in thinking I can go 15x5 all the way around?
     
  2. jcmarz
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    15x5.5, 5 lug 4.75 lug pattern, if I'm not mistaking. The stock tire size is 6.70-15.
     
  3. 15 5's is correct
     
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  5. carsandbeer
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    Appreciate the help, Thanks.
     
  6. carsandbeer
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    Thank you
     
  7. carsandbeer
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    carsandbeer
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  8. D.N.D.
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    This is my first car in school in the mid 50's, with the stock wheels and caps IMG.jpg
     
  9. carsandbeer
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    That's awesome D.N.D.. I love the way the wheels fill the wheel wells. I'm running 14" Rocket Racing wheels (Cragar Style) and they just look too small. Thanks for the photo.
     
  10. jlckmj
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    On my 52 I am running 15x7 on the front, and 15x8 on the rear, along with 235/78/15 tires. The car has stock springs, with a S10 4x4 rear end. You do have to keep the back set in mind though.

    The tires are too big for my taste, but I used them because I had them sitting there.
    A little smaller would look better in my mind, But I have no problems with any rubbing at all.
    52 kiltie.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2016
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  11. olkarz
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    What's the widest width has anyone ever put on the rear without cutting the wheel well?
     

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