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lstude
03-15-2007, 11:01 AM
I went to a local junk yard to look for wider rims for my 52 Commander. This junk yard lets you pay a dollar and you can roam around and take off any part you want. They don't have any Studebakers, mostly 70-90s cars.

I found a 87 Chrysler Fifth Avenue and took off the wheels. When I got home and had the tires demounted, I was shocked to find that the rims were 8 inches wide. That is way too wide, right?

They only charge $6.74 for rims and I can take them back and exchange them, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me what car I should look for to get 6 inch X 15 inch rims.

Below are some pictures of the car I got the rims from and some of the yard. It is a haven for young people (and us old folks) without much money. They even have a dolly that you can hoist engines out with. They let you have a wheelborrow to roll your finds out with.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ChesterfieldAutoParts1-3.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ChesterfieldAutoParts1-1.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ChesterfieldAutoParts1-2.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ChesterfieldAutoParts1-4.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
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N8N
03-15-2007, 11:10 AM
holy frugal, Batman, are you willing to pull parts and ferry them up here to DC? you could have a 200% markup and it'd still be cheaper than buying from Brandywine.

nate

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N8N
03-15-2007, 11:10 AM
holy frugal, Batman, are you willing to pull parts and ferry them up here to DC? you could have a 200% markup and it'd still be cheaper than buying from Brandywine.

nate

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lstude
03-15-2007, 11:16 AM
Someone could probably do that and make money. Here is part of their price list. It is Chesterfield Auto Parts in Richmond, VA

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ChesterfieldAutoParts1-5.jpg



Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-15-2007, 11:16 AM
Someone could probably do that and make money. Here is part of their price list. It is Chesterfield Auto Parts in Richmond, VA

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/ChesterfieldAutoParts1-5.jpg



Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

65cruiser
03-15-2007, 11:20 AM
We have one of those "pull-a-part" places here. Prices are really cheap. I thought about perusing Ebay for valuable parts, then trying to go pull them on the cheap and resell.

Not enough time in the day for that:(

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
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65cruiser
03-15-2007, 11:20 AM
We have one of those "pull-a-part" places here. Prices are really cheap. I thought about perusing Ebay for valuable parts, then trying to go pull them on the cheap and resell.

Not enough time in the day for that:(

________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/SIG.JPG

lstude
03-15-2007, 11:25 AM
I still need a answer on what car I should look for the correct wheel size ( 6" x 15" )

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-15-2007, 11:25 AM
I still need a answer on what car I should look for the correct wheel size ( 6" x 15" )

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Roscomacaw
03-15-2007, 11:33 AM
Heh - I've been scavenging from such yards since '83! Man, I made GOOD money off Stude and Rammer stuff early on - there were LOTS of these coming thru the yards at that time.:(
We've got three BIG chains of these yards here (in Calif) that I know of and lots of independent yards too. Although, admission is up to $2 bucks out here now![}:)]

Mark writes:"I thought about perusing Ebay for valuable parts, then trying to go pull them on the cheap and resell."
Trust me, it's DO-ABLE! I've done it although not much of late. I took a tailgate window motor out of a Travelall last year. Actually, someone had taken it out for me - it was just layin' there. I took it up front and tested it on a battery they have for such things. Tested good.
Sold it on ebay for $150.00 and I'd paid 12 bucks for it.[:0];)

One thing about these yards is that they're really just a parts-picking stop before the cars are squished. If you see something you like - better get it quick! Cars rarely sit there more than 6 weeks before they go to the crusher to make room for a new candidate![xx(]

I'll add this: About a year ago, I spotted a '60 Lincoln in one of these yards. It was very tired, but lots of it's brightwork and stuff was intact and in good shape. I knew/know nothing about the Lincoln market or following, but I bought a few parts off it on speculation. That first day I think I spent $18 bucks on 3 or 4 items. To my happy surprize the stuff did well on ebay. Most of it went to Europe! I had several buyers/bidders E-mail me with requests for stuff. I wrote back and asked these folks WHAT was worth saving off the beast. Partly from their feedback and partly from my gut, I ended up buying something shy of $300 dollars worth of brightwork and locks and door handles, etc.. Turns out this thing used the same window motors as Avantis used as well! Last tally - my 300 dollar outlay netted $3K+!!![:p] Of course, I had about 12 hours of labor and a couple of 100-mile round trips to this particular yard, but I think it was worth it.:D


Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-15-2007, 11:33 AM
Heh - I've been scavenging from such yards since '83! Man, I made GOOD money off Stude and Rammer stuff early on - there were LOTS of these coming thru the yards at that time.:(
We've got three BIG chains of these yards here (in Calif) that I know of and lots of independent yards too. Although, admission is up to $2 bucks out here now![}:)]

Mark writes:"I thought about perusing Ebay for valuable parts, then trying to go pull them on the cheap and resell."
Trust me, it's DO-ABLE! I've done it although not much of late. I took a tailgate window motor out of a Travelall last year. Actually, someone had taken it out for me - it was just layin' there. I took it up front and tested it on a battery they have for such things. Tested good.
Sold it on ebay for $150.00 and I'd paid 12 bucks for it.[:0];)

One thing about these yards is that they're really just a parts-picking stop before the cars are squished. If you see something you like - better get it quick! Cars rarely sit there more than 6 weeks before they go to the crusher to make room for a new candidate![xx(]

I'll add this: About a year ago, I spotted a '60 Lincoln in one of these yards. It was very tired, but lots of it's brightwork and stuff was intact and in good shape. I knew/know nothing about the Lincoln market or following, but I bought a few parts off it on speculation. That first day I think I spent $18 bucks on 3 or 4 items. To my happy surprize the stuff did well on ebay. Most of it went to Europe! I had several buyers/bidders E-mail me with requests for stuff. I wrote back and asked these folks WHAT was worth saving off the beast. Partly from their feedback and partly from my gut, I ended up buying something shy of $300 dollars worth of brightwork and locks and door handles, etc.. Turns out this thing used the same window motors as Avantis used as well! Last tally - my 300 dollar outlay netted $3K+!!![:p] Of course, I had about 12 hours of labor and a couple of 100-mile round trips to this particular yard, but I think it was worth it.:D


Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

sbca96
03-15-2007, 12:31 PM
Yes, 8 inches wide will most likely rub, 7 is passable, 6 is a safe bet.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
03-15-2007, 12:31 PM
Yes, 8 inches wide will most likely rub, 7 is passable, 6 is a safe bet.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

BobPalma
03-15-2007, 01:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I still need a answer on what car I should look for the correct wheel size ( 6" x 15" )

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter,

It's a long shot, Leonard, but see if they have any old Lincoln Versailles [:0] laying around; the little Lincoln that was based on the Ford Granada. If you find one with original 15" steel wheels on it, they should work.

A second possibility is a mid-90s Ford Ranger 2WD pickup with 15" base wheels on it. ;)

Try to get the tires dismounted and measure the widths before you leave the yard. BP

BobPalma
03-15-2007, 01:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I still need a answer on what car I should look for the correct wheel size ( 6" x 15" )

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter,

It's a long shot, Leonard, but see if they have any old Lincoln Versailles [:0] laying around; the little Lincoln that was based on the Ford Granada. If you find one with original 15" steel wheels on it, they should work.

A second possibility is a mid-90s Ford Ranger 2WD pickup with 15" base wheels on it. ;)

Try to get the tires dismounted and measure the widths before you leave the yard. BP

Dwain G.
03-15-2007, 01:16 PM
Seems like it's more likely to be a 7" wheel, which if measured rim edge-to-edge will read 8".

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

Dwain G.
03-15-2007, 01:16 PM
Seems like it's more likely to be a 7" wheel, which if measured rim edge-to-edge will read 8".

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/63.63.jpg
Dwain G.

Rerun
03-15-2007, 02:10 PM
Leonard,

I may be run out of town for not being "frugal", but I bought new 6" rims for my Daytona for $37 each. They are Hayes# 82552 or NWRA# X-40273. Fit fine, work with Turner disk brakes, and use the smaller "Studebaker" lug nuts.

I am told that these were used on '83-'92 Ford 4X4 Rangers and Bronco IIs. Maybe the boneyard has one of these.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

Rerun
03-15-2007, 02:10 PM
Leonard,

I may be run out of town for not being "frugal", but I bought new 6" rims for my Daytona for $37 each. They are Hayes# 82552 or NWRA# X-40273. Fit fine, work with Turner disk brakes, and use the smaller "Studebaker" lug nuts.

I am told that these were used on '83-'92 Ford 4X4 Rangers and Bronco IIs. Maybe the boneyard has one of these.

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"
http://home.earthlink.net/~bradley71771/images/Rerun.jpg

1961HAWK
03-15-2007, 02:11 PM
I know its a little more, but new chrome reverse wheels from jegs 15x6 are 50 bucks a piece. pretty cheap for a new rim that would look great
erin

Erin Hays
1961 Hawk
1962 Lark
1963 Wagonaire

1961HAWK
03-15-2007, 02:11 PM
I know its a little more, but new chrome reverse wheels from jegs 15x6 are 50 bucks a piece. pretty cheap for a new rim that would look great
erin

Erin Hays
1961 Hawk
1962 Lark
1963 Wagonaire

lstude
03-15-2007, 04:10 PM
Thanks, All that helps a lot.

lstude
03-15-2007, 04:10 PM
Thanks, All that helps a lot.

skyway
03-15-2007, 04:34 PM
Leonard,

You've got about $27 invested in those four wheels off the 5th Avenue. Before you go exchanging them, please note that they may be worth substantially more than that EACH.

Mopar police cars on that body sported 7x15 steel wheels (measured where the tire bead rides). They are about 8 inches across the entire rim. If those are what you have, there is a real demand amongst some of us with late Larks AND the Mopar folks.

So far as 6x15 wheels go, they were standard on lots of full sized Mopar cars of the mid/late 1960's and '70's. Furys and such.

Enjoy!

skyway
03-15-2007, 04:34 PM
Leonard,

You've got about $27 invested in those four wheels off the 5th Avenue. Before you go exchanging them, please note that they may be worth substantially more than that EACH.

Mopar police cars on that body sported 7x15 steel wheels (measured where the tire bead rides). They are about 8 inches across the entire rim. If those are what you have, there is a real demand amongst some of us with late Larks AND the Mopar folks.

So far as 6x15 wheels go, they were standard on lots of full sized Mopar cars of the mid/late 1960's and '70's. Furys and such.

Enjoy!

ROADRACELARK
03-15-2007, 05:04 PM
Leonard,
The wheel Rerun makes reference to, X-40273, is also used on most all late model full size Ford Crown Vics., LTDs (full size only, not the fox platform) small Ranger pick ups (as BP states), and many other applications in the NWRA catalog..... or mabe on line? OBTW, IIRC, that # is the wheel Bob Helm sells new in TW. Remember when buying used, always take a tape measure for checking width and offset, a wheel stud circle guage, and try to get access to an empty front drum or rotor to spin em' on. Saves a trip to swap a bent one.;) Hope this helps.:)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

ROADRACELARK
03-15-2007, 05:04 PM
Leonard,
The wheel Rerun makes reference to, X-40273, is also used on most all late model full size Ford Crown Vics., LTDs (full size only, not the fox platform) small Ranger pick ups (as BP states), and many other applications in the NWRA catalog..... or mabe on line? OBTW, IIRC, that # is the wheel Bob Helm sells new in TW. Remember when buying used, always take a tape measure for checking width and offset, a wheel stud circle guage, and try to get access to an empty front drum or rotor to spin em' on. Saves a trip to swap a bent one.;) Hope this helps.:)

Dan Miller
Atlanta, GA

[img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
Road Racers turn left AND right.

53k
03-16-2007, 07:32 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I went to a local junk yard to look for wider rims for my 52 Commander. ...
Leonard,
If you didn't see this wheel data site that JP posted (somewhere) recently, it is MUST reading.
https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

53k
03-16-2007, 07:32 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

I went to a local junk yard to look for wider rims for my 52 Commander. ...
Leonard,
If you didn't see this wheel data site that JP posted (somewhere) recently, it is MUST reading.
https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

Michidan
03-16-2007, 07:49 AM
I have been trying to find a single rust hole in any of these cars in your pictures. Can't. Is that what life is like outside of Michigan?
It boggles my mind. That yard has better stuff than most of our used car lots.


Dan
52 hardtop

Michidan
03-16-2007, 07:49 AM
I have been trying to find a single rust hole in any of these cars in your pictures. Can't. Is that what life is like outside of Michigan?
It boggles my mind. That yard has better stuff than most of our used car lots.


Dan
52 hardtop

N8N
03-16-2007, 08:19 AM
Leonard,

tacking on to the "police car wheel" comment above, those wheels have six cooling holes in them, similar to the five-hole Chevy Rally wheels.

If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels :(

nate

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N8N
03-16-2007, 08:19 AM
Leonard,

tacking on to the "police car wheel" comment above, those wheels have six cooling holes in them, similar to the five-hole Chevy Rally wheels.

If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels :(

nate

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John Kirchhoff
03-16-2007, 11:01 AM
D100 and D150 Dodge pickups built from '72 to '80 (if not longer) came from the factory with either 5 1/2" or 6 1'2" X15 wheels measured inside bead to bead. Trucks equiped with G78 and H78 tires used the 5 1/2" and those with L78 used the 6 1/2". I use the 5 1/2" on my Studes. The 6 1/2" might be too wide depending upon the tire mounted, spring sag and so on. The wider rim had most of the extra width on the outside and with a wider 70 or 75 aspect ratio tire I believe there'd be a chance of the rear tire rubbing on the fender of my Hawk when the springs were substantially compressed. A 55 or 60 apsect ratio might be short enough to clear although I've never tried that combination on the car. Chrysler made at least two versions of the 5 1/2" rims and some cars used one that has a visible crease where the four "spokes" meet the wheel. These wheels have 1/4" more outside offset than do the smooth pickup wheels but they seem to clear ok.

John Kirchhoff
03-16-2007, 11:01 AM
D100 and D150 Dodge pickups built from '72 to '80 (if not longer) came from the factory with either 5 1/2" or 6 1'2" X15 wheels measured inside bead to bead. Trucks equiped with G78 and H78 tires used the 5 1/2" and those with L78 used the 6 1/2". I use the 5 1/2" on my Studes. The 6 1/2" might be too wide depending upon the tire mounted, spring sag and so on. The wider rim had most of the extra width on the outside and with a wider 70 or 75 aspect ratio tire I believe there'd be a chance of the rear tire rubbing on the fender of my Hawk when the springs were substantially compressed. A 55 or 60 apsect ratio might be short enough to clear although I've never tried that combination on the car. Chrysler made at least two versions of the 5 1/2" rims and some cars used one that has a visible crease where the four "spokes" meet the wheel. These wheels have 1/4" more outside offset than do the smooth pickup wheels but they seem to clear ok.

lstude
03-16-2007, 11:21 AM
quote:If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels :(

nate

Are you talking about these types?

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/MinnesotaStatePatrol.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
03-16-2007, 11:21 AM
quote:If you happen in your junkyard travels to come across any dog dish style hubcaps for those wheels (I'd prefer ones without the holes drilled in them) pick 'em up and send me a bill... I bought four on eBay but when I received them I'd found that they were painted (they should be brushed stainless finish) and two of them wouldn't stay on my wheels :(

nate

Are you talking about these types?

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/MinnesotaStatePatrol.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

N8N
03-16-2007, 05:04 PM
same idea, but for a MoPar.

http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/projectbuild/155_0403_1989_dodge_diplomat_beginning/photo_01.html
http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/projectbuild/155_0403_1989_dodge_diplomat_beginning/photo_08.html


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N8N
03-16-2007, 05:04 PM
same idea, but for a MoPar.

http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/projectbuild/155_0403_1989_dodge_diplomat_beginning/photo_01.html
http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/projectbuild/155_0403_1989_dodge_diplomat_beginning/photo_08.html


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StudeRich
03-16-2007, 08:07 PM
Leonard: your very best bet, would be these that John K recommends OR what I use: the '76-'78 Chrysler Cordoba (possibly other Mopars like the Dodge Daytona I think they called it) that have the number stamped in the rim next to the valve stem "0057" these are for P215 X 75R15 or P225 X 70R15's and are perfect for Studes. being 5 1/2 In. wide X 15. They also have the wheelcover stop humps at the valve stems. They would work good with the '51-'52 full covers! [^]


quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

D100 and D150 Dodge pickups built from '72 to '80 (if not longer) came from the factory with either 5 1/2" or 6 1'2" X15 wheels measured inside bead to bead. Trucks equiped with G78 and H78 tires used the 5 1/2" and those with L78 used the 6 1/2". I use the 5 1/2" on my Studes.


StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
03-16-2007, 08:07 PM
Leonard: your very best bet, would be these that John K recommends OR what I use: the '76-'78 Chrysler Cordoba (possibly other Mopars like the Dodge Daytona I think they called it) that have the number stamped in the rim next to the valve stem "0057" these are for P215 X 75R15 or P225 X 70R15's and are perfect for Studes. being 5 1/2 In. wide X 15. They also have the wheelcover stop humps at the valve stems. They would work good with the '51-'52 full covers! [^]


quote:Originally posted by John Kirchhoff

D100 and D150 Dodge pickups built from '72 to '80 (if not longer) came from the factory with either 5 1/2" or 6 1'2" X15 wheels measured inside bead to bead. Trucks equiped with G78 and H78 tires used the 5 1/2" and those with L78 used the 6 1/2". I use the 5 1/2" on my Studes.


StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

sbca96
03-17-2007, 08:17 PM
Here are the 80's 15x6 Mopar wheels, I forgot I put them on my Hawk:

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/60Hawk/60Hawk_2007/60Hawk_005a.jpg

Tom

sbca96
03-17-2007, 08:17 PM
Here are the 80's 15x6 Mopar wheels, I forgot I put them on my Hawk:

http://hometown.aol.com/sbca96/images/60Hawk/60Hawk_2007/60Hawk_005a.jpg

Tom

259man
05-25-2007, 11:42 AM
I am thinking about checking out some local salvage yards for the 5 1/2" Chrysler wheels for use with P205 tires on my '62 Cruiser.

Would the full wheel covers from '62 fit those wheels?

Would the stock Stude lug nuts work properly with those Chrysler wheels?

Thanks, as always!

Tom

259man
05-25-2007, 11:42 AM
I am thinking about checking out some local salvage yards for the 5 1/2" Chrysler wheels for use with P205 tires on my '62 Cruiser.

Would the full wheel covers from '62 fit those wheels?

Would the stock Stude lug nuts work properly with those Chrysler wheels?

Thanks, as always!

Tom

lstude
05-25-2007, 12:16 PM
quote:Would the full wheel covers from '62 fit those wheels?

Would the stock Stude lug nuts work properly with those Chrysler wheels?

Thanks, as always!

Tom

The 62 full wheel covers should fit fine and I think the lug nuts will be fine. I think there is a problem with Ford rims that the holes are a little bigger.

I decided to buy 6" wheels from Coker Tire ($45.00 each) when I was buying my tires from them at Carlisle. Since I have a 2002 GMC Sonoma rear in my 52, I wanted a rim that would fit on both the front and back. These rims have dual bolt paterns 4 1/2" and 4 3/4". The Studebaker is 4 1/2" and the GMC is 4 3/4". I have tried them on the car and they work. They came primed and I painted them red.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderrimstires001.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderrimstires002.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderoutofgarage4-3.jpg

lstude
05-25-2007, 12:16 PM
quote:Would the full wheel covers from '62 fit those wheels?

Would the stock Stude lug nuts work properly with those Chrysler wheels?

Thanks, as always!

Tom

The 62 full wheel covers should fit fine and I think the lug nuts will be fine. I think there is a problem with Ford rims that the holes are a little bigger.

I decided to buy 6" wheels from Coker Tire ($45.00 each) when I was buying my tires from them at Carlisle. Since I have a 2002 GMC Sonoma rear in my 52, I wanted a rim that would fit on both the front and back. These rims have dual bolt paterns 4 1/2" and 4 3/4". The Studebaker is 4 1/2" and the GMC is 4 3/4". I have tried them on the car and they work. They came primed and I painted them red.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderrimstires001.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderrimstires002.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Mein64DaytonaatBradfieldssm2.jpghttp://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/52Commanderoutofgarage4-3.jpg

Randy_G
05-25-2007, 09:25 PM
How much did you have to pay for those tires... I want a set for my Lark, Its 59 I can go either way and still be correct but I like the wide whites.

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

Randy_G
05-25-2007, 09:25 PM
How much did you have to pay for those tires... I want a set for my Lark, Its 59 I can go either way and still be correct but I like the wide whites.

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/sedan4small.jpg

StudeDave57
05-25-2007, 10:43 PM
quote:How much did you have to pay for those tires...
And along the same lines- what size are those tires?

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

StudeDave57
05-25-2007, 10:43 PM
quote:How much did you have to pay for those tires...
And along the same lines- what size are those tires?

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

lstude
05-26-2007, 04:44 AM
The tires are 205/75R - 15 B.F. Goodrich Silvertown radials from Coker Tire. They were $179.00 each.

Randy, Studebaker used the wide whites through 1962, so they would be right for your 59 Lark.

Here is the URL:

http://store.coker.com/search.php?mode=search&by_title=Y&by_shortdescr=Y&by_fulldescr=Y&substring=205/75R15

Here is a comparison between the Coker 205/75 and the 6.70 x 15 bias ply tires, on stock Studebaker rims, on my 64 Daytona.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Tirecomparisoncrop.jpg

lstude
05-26-2007, 04:44 AM
The tires are 205/75R - 15 B.F. Goodrich Silvertown radials from Coker Tire. They were $179.00 each.

Randy, Studebaker used the wide whites through 1962, so they would be right for your 59 Lark.

Here is the URL:

http://store.coker.com/search.php?mode=search&by_title=Y&by_shortdescr=Y&by_fulldescr=Y&substring=205/75R15

Here is a comparison between the Coker 205/75 and the 6.70 x 15 bias ply tires, on stock Studebaker rims, on my 64 Daytona.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/Tirecomparisoncrop.jpg