<VV> Special wheels WAS convention pics- a favor to ask
kenpepke at juno.com
kenpepke at juno.com
Wed Jun 23 06:32:49 EDT 2010
The most difficult part of changing wheels is deciding on the new design.
Once done just pick out the diameter [13/14/15/16 or ...] and the tires you
want. Then select the width and offset / backspace for the look you desire.
The hubs and axle flanges can be drilled for any 5 bolt pattern [4 1/2 , 4 3/4
or 5 inch] It may [or may not] be necessary to open the center hole of the
wheel or cut down the diameter of the hub & axle flange [but leave a slight
lip for the brake drum] or a combination of both. The center hole of the
wheel does not have to be a tight fit to the hub
Keep in mind this may be the best time to install those high performance
brakes you have always wanted.
Last thing to do is alter the body work for clearance and paint to suit.
"Ray R. \(aka Grymm\)" <vairguy at echoes.net> wrote:
Keep in mind that I want the wheels as far to the outside of the car as
possible without them hitting.... and I'm willing to roll the opening lip
etc. to increase clearance. Ideally by my standards (for appearance) the
outside edge of the wheel/tire should be perfectly flush with the outside
edge of the car, but in most cases I wind up at least a half inch or more
inside. I love the way nearly all the custom wheels available fit on my
lates, I've had aftermarket 14x7's on every late car I've owned.
According to the vair wheels website you just weld up one hole and then
drill the five. You weld up one because one of the five new holes will
always encroach on one of the original holes.
I would rather keep the four lugs, but I read that going to 5 isnt that big
a deal and it opens up a LOT more options in wheels... info came Bryan
Blackwell's site which you can find here:
Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
Lake Ariel, PA
66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
63' Monza PG coupe (next project)
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