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How about a wheel tech post TOM?
« on: March 10, 2005 9:03 PM »
How about you toss that wheel tech our way too.... :)

Great job BTW.
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Wheel help - Tom?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011 11:09 AM »

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=597822&highlight=packard+wheel


Tom, do you have any favorite solutions for this problem. Want to run an 8.20x15 in the rear of the roadster so a 15x5 or 5.5" wide rim is needed but I want the Olds 5x5 bolt pattern but a ford style wheel. I don't have any hubcaps in mind so taking suggestions. Easiest to just use 16x5.5 ford rims from a pickup and redrill the axles and machine a ring to install on my olds axle to center the wheel?
 
It'll be just the stock olds wheels at first because they're there, but just makin' a plan.
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Re: How about a wheel tech post TOM?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011 7:06 PM »
I think I found a solution? Price is right.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/?keyword=12-5605358&dds=1
 
edit: EXCEPT the stock caps won't fit on a smoothie 12 series and the 5x5 for oldsmobile would be a multilug wheel. The 14 series Gennie will accept stock rings and caps but does NOT come in 5x5. Whats a guy to do...
 
Back to redrilling axles for stock ford wheels...
« Last Edit: June 26, 2011 7:23 PM by racerjohnson »
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