<VV> Change to 14" or 15" wheels on early Corvairs

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Tue Apr 8 20:47:42 EDT 2014

Just for reference, Ken - There is only one new car in the world now  being 
built with that exact 5-bolt, 4 3/4", pattern. Anybody know which  one? 
- Seth Emerson
In a message dated 4/8/2014 5:43:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
kenpepke at juno.com writes:

With  proper sized 13" tires becoming rare, I'm considering the possibility 
of trying to purchase 14" or 15" wheels and go with a tire that will fit  
and  work when my current (new) tires need replacement (yes - I'm  planning 
keeping  my 62 Monza Coupe and on living a long time - I  hope).  I have 
heard that  the 1963 Chevy II Nova SS came with  14" 4 bolt wheels with a 4 
X 4 
1/2" bolt  pattern.  Where in the  world would someone find these.  I 
had  any luck  checking the Internet.


With  practically no trouble at all, one can redrill hubs, drums, & axle 
flanges  to accept the 
4 3/4 x 5 bolt pattern found on almost all of the smaller GM  cars made 
between 1955 &
1988 and some later.  A drill press will  do it or visit a local friendly 
machine shop.

Once done there are  thousands of wheel styles available in 13, 14, and 15 
inch  diameters.

Ken P
Wyandotte, MI
1965 Monza 2  door
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