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Old 01-13-2009, 08:50 PM   #101
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:23 PM   #102
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It is tubbed,but it is also coil spring/trailing arm,the rear is stock length,wheels are 15x12 with 8 inch backspacing
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:01 PM   #103
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Can you get like a 255/55 or 265/50 tire for the 16.5?
No,those are newfangled sizes for light vehicles.16.5s are for truck tires.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:33 PM   #104
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Here is my 71 K20 when I first got it with the black wheels. Then I changed them over to a little bit narrower white wheel.

And here is my 71 K10 with white wheels. I love the look of these wheels on these trucks.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:37 PM   #105
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I am going to run one of these combos with 15x6's in front and 15x8's in the rear.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:57 PM   #106
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CG, your K20 is hot! What are the specs?
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:00 PM   #107
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CG, your K20 is hot! What are the specs?
Ummm...its stock, lol. Tires are 33 x 12.5 16.5. No lift, 350 4sp. Nothing special, but I like it. Im the second owner.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:44 PM   #108
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Ummm...its stock, lol. Tires are 33 x 12.5 16.5. No lift, 350 4sp. Nothing special, but I like it. Im the second owner.
I couldn't tell, Special-K posted some with 15x8's and they look like 15x11's because of the WIDE tires. I love the looks of it.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:10 AM   #109
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Im not positive on the width of the wheels. I think they are a little over 8 inches...Im getting old and forgetful...lol.

Btw...I hope Isabella comes over here before you change your latest av...that thing cracks me up. I think she will like it.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:13 AM   #110
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CG, very nice truck!!! can you measure how far from the ground to the wheel opening is on your truck in the front? it would be much appreciated

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:54 AM   #111
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Here's a pic of a steelie, the other ones kinda busy

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Old 01-14-2009, 01:10 AM   #112
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CG, very nice truck!!! can you measure how far from the ground to the wheel opening is on your truck in the front? it would be much appreciated

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Old 01-14-2009, 01:32 AM   #113
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:50 AM   #114
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CG, Thank you very much
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:59 AM   #116
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CG`s green truck started with black 9.75s like the white GMC and red Chevy I showed.All have 12.50/33 x 16.5s on 9.75 x 16.5 wheels.His white wheels are 8.25 x 16.5.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:38 PM   #117
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Here's mine 16.5 Kelsey hays, I have five of them. I think their the same as special-k's but their closer to 11" wide.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #118
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To 67 C-30 (or anyone else that can advise),

I was planning on posting a question about using original steel wheels after I complete my power disc brake conversion and 2.5/4 drop. It seems like the people on this post likely hold the answer to my question, so I'll just post here. I've found some 15" 6 lug disc wheels that will enable me to use my original hubcaps. However, I've read a couple of posts that seem to say that there is an issue with control arm clearance with 15" wheels after a 2.5" spindle drop. Is this the case? If so, how did you get around it?

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Old 01-29-2010, 07:54 PM   #119
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Here's mine, just some old 16.5's with BFG 33x12.50 rubber.
They aren't the originals to the burb, but they have been on there for close to 30 years. They are date stamped 1969.
I still have my original 16.5 splits though.
Eventually going to some similar steel wheels, but in a 16" or 17" diameter after I get other things taken care of.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:53 PM   #120
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Mine are Cragar Nomad 2's
Tires are Cooper Cobra GT's
Suspension is stock
Front 15x8 with 255/60/15
Rear 15x10 with 295/50/15

I like the old school stuff but not necessarily stock. Just what I had in high school!




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Old 01-29-2010, 09:41 PM   #121
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To 67 C-30 (or anyone else that can advise),

I was planning on posting a question about using original steel wheels after I complete my power disc brake conversion and 2.5/4 drop. It seems like the people on this post likely hold the answer to my question, so I'll just post here. I've found some 15" 6 lug disc wheels that will enable me to use my original hubcaps. However, I've read a couple of posts that seem to say that there is an issue with control arm clearance with 15" wheels after a 2.5" spindle drop. Is this the case? If so, how did you get around it?

Thanks!
To answer your question about 'interference', there is some but it varies w/the back-spacing. Narrower wheels require less trimming of the lip around the BJ edge of the lower a-arm; wider wheels w/more back-space might require more.

Hop over to the suspension forum & post up your wheel size & back-space. See if someone might have that combo to give you a more specific answer.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:53 PM   #122
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Mine are Cragar Nomad 2's
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Suspension is stock
Front 15x8 with 255/60/15
Rear 15x10 with 295/50/15

I like the old school stuff but not necessarily stock. Just what I had in high school!


Looks awesome to me! I wouldn't change a thing. Not paint it either, nothing. It's perfect!
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:08 AM   #123
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Thanks. I already primed the hood though. I was planning to repaint it factory colors. The interior is already shaping up. Just need to build my custom oak center console. I guess I could sand the hood back down and let it go again!



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Old 01-30-2010, 12:30 AM   #124
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Looks good either way, you got the style I like, just like in high school.... Love it... My old steelies:


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That's sweet. Got more pics of that truck?
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