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Old 07-27-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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Cool Stock 57 Chevy Wheel Measurements?

I know they are 14" but beyond that i dont have one off the car to measure.

Whats the width? and offset? And is "backspace" the same as offset?


The car is 100% stock, but Id like to do a wheel and tire combo. Id really like wire wheels. I think they would look classy.

I have a perfect set of 15" 80-92 Cadillac Brougham wire wheels with a 5x5 bolt pattern. I may just do some math and see if those with adapters will work.



They are 15 inch wheels with a 7 inch width and a 4 1/2 inch offset (from the flat part of the back of the hub to the inner edge of the wheel)

I see some nice wires on ebay but those are $2000, mine are already owned, just would have to get some new wide whites, or vouges.


Please advise, and any comments on wire wheels on a 57 or pics would be appreciated.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:49 AM   #2
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Stock 57 wheels are 14"x5". The backspace is 3 9/16". Off set is how far the center line of the wheel is from the mounting surface. So a 5" wheel is actually 6" wide, rim edge to rim edge. If it had a 3" backspace, then the offset on that wheel would be zero, because the mounting surface is centered.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #3
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I know they are 14" but beyond that i dont have one off the car to measure.

Whats the width? and offset? And is "backspace" the same as offset?


The car is 100% stock, but Id like to do a wheel and tire combo. Id really like wire wheels. I think they would look classy.

I have a perfect set of 15" 80-92 Cadillac Brougham wire wheels with a 5x5 bolt pattern. I may just do some math and see if those with adapters will work.



They are 15 inch wheels with a 7 inch width and a 4 1/2 inch offset (from the flat part of the back of the hub to the inner edge of the wheel)

I see some nice wires on ebay but those are $2000, mine are already owned, just would have to get some new wide whites, or vouges.


Please advise, and any comments on wire wheels on a 57 or pics would be appreciated.
What are vouges? Inquiring minds want to know... Later, Dave
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:11 AM   #4
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What are vouges? Inquiring minds want to know... Later, Dave
Oh, I'm sure you've seen them when visiting the inner city...
http://www.voguetyre.com/

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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Boy... ya gotta be fast to see them on that vid. And oh yea I always follow inner city trends.
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Here's a link to some Wide White's:


http://www.whitewallcandystore.com/



Link to a 57 with wire wheel's, and wide white's:

http://www.hobbycar.com/Chevrolet.html
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:54 AM   #7
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I have a perfect set of 15" 80-92 Cadillac Brougham wire wheels with a 5x5 bolt pattern. I may just do some math and see if those with adapters will work.


They are 15 inch wheels with a 7 inch width and a 4 1/2 inch offset (from the flat part of the back of the hub to the inner edge of the wheel)
Wow. A stock 15x7 GM disc wheel with 4.5" backspace on a 5x4.75 bolt pattern. Could this be true?!?!?

If that's the case, then wheels that fit that era of Caddy are the ticket for mounting a 225 tire on a car that has Heidt lowering spindles. According to "the calc", that wheel would even allow a 235 tire up front on a stock set of brakes.

Is this too good to be true? I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me the exact model Caddy and the range of years that used that size rim.

Those wire wheels are just hubcaps, right?
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Yep -- Too Good to be True.

The only "late" model Caddies that used the 5x120.7 bolt pattern were the 76-80 Seville and the 79-85 Eldo. But they used a low/medium backspace.

The 85-Up Brougham wheel has a high backspace, but its a 5x115 bolt pattern.

NO GO.

http://www.myboltpattern.com/Cadillac-Bolt-Patterns.htm
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