Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

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Wheels/Rims for 63 Corvair

Unread post by hugofant » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:16 am

Hello,
as i'm planning to convert the frontdrums to disks, i would have to replace also the "original" 13" wheels.
As they are 4lug - the possibilites are a bit limited but i found these ones:

https://www.uswheel.com/collections/fwd ... er-gnmetal
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Size 14x6 with 3 1/2 backspace should fit (in combination with 205 70 tires)

alternativly this ones
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would be interested, what you think about it.

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Unread post by lostboy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:48 am

I like the gun metal ones a lot!

I have found that even newer nissans have the correct bolt pattern but not sure about the rest. Might be easy to find some 14" steelies.


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Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:16 am

See the section INTERCHANGE INFORMATION in the article Sizing Corvair Wheels and Tires.

:link: http://autoxer.skiblack.com/tires.html
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Unread post by Scott Howey » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm

I also like the gunmetal ones. I bought used wheels from a guy who had a Nissan 240sx. Same bolt pattern and also RWD.
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Unread post by hugofant » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:06 pm

Helllo,
have in the meantime also checked some japanese wheels, but the problem with all of them: they have an offset of 35 - 40mm, what means i have to use adapter plates for getting the wheel out. For a 15x7 wheel this will be about 20mm (on each side) but i've heard that this would mean also really "stress" for the wheel bearing.
Has anybody some experience regarding this issue?

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Unread post by lostboy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:16 am

hugofant wrote:Helllo,
have in the meantime also checked some japanese wheels, but the problem with all of them: they have an offset of 35 - 40mm, what means i have to use adapter plates for getting the wheel out. For a 15x7 wheel this will be about 20mm (on each side) but i've heard that this would mean also really "stress" for the wheel bearing.
Has anybody some experience regarding this issue?

thanks and best regards
Roman
There are mixed opinions on stressing wheel bearings with spacers. In the truck world people run spacers all the time. To me, it seems that running spacers is no different than having wheels with the correct offset. Either way the force and fulcrum are the same. It's kind of like using a long ratchet vs putting a pipe on a short ratchet. At the end of the day it's the same thing... a longer ratchet.


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Unread post by hugofant » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:14 am

ok, i know some time has passed in the meantime, but now i've found some 15x7 wheels (with 23mm offset).....I've read lots of info's but still i'm not sure if they will fit or not (on Bryans site is written 7" can't be exeeded. ok. but then the "quick steering arms" are mentioned for helping the clearance problem up front?!)
Are there some experiences with them?

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Unread post by Scott Howey » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:42 pm

This car has 16x8 0 offset all the way around with no issues. It's the same wheels/size I have but I do not have them on my car yet as its not done.
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Unread post by crogers » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:37 pm

Pete Paulsen's house of wheels has camaro style rally wheels in 4 lug in a bunch of sizes. You can get em all chrome or chrome outers with raw center so you can paint the centers. You can also get em powdercoated.
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Unread post by bobg1951chevy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:37 am

I know this may be drifting from the exact topic, if so, please delete.

During my time with Chevrolet, I spend time in the "Wheel and Tire" division.

I was taught the center / hub measurement of the wheel was the most important measurement to consider, when sizing the wheel / rim to the vehicle.

Yet, when reading various automotive forums, folks seldom, if ever, consider the center hub measurement, but may wonder why, if wheel lugs should happen to snap, if the center hub opening is too large for the hub.
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