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    Thanks to Dave (T-Bow) Thibeault, I got five of these brand new rims for my Hawk. It's like Christmas in May!
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    Won't need another set for another fifty seven years.
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    1961 Flamingo Studebaker Hawk

  • #2
    Sweet. I put a set Dave's wheels on my 1963 Avanti and am VERY pleased!

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    • #3
      Look about the same as the wheels I got from Summit !

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      • #4
        Those look very much like "Studebaker" ("Budd") Wheels, except the Slot width!

        I am sure the Hub Cap mounting hump size would be like NOTHING else, if they are made Special for Studebakers.

        Do they FIT Stude. small Hub Caps?
        Looks like NO Wheel Cover anti-rotate Humps, OR MAYBE just one, centered on the valve stem.

        Any idea of the inside dimension, Tire Bead mounting WIDTH?

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        Last edited by StudeRich; 05-25-2018, 02:31 PM.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          What Lug Nuts did you use?
          Steve

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          • #6
            Do they FIT Stude. small Hub Caps? No Idea
            Looks like NO Wheel Cover anti-rotate Humps, OR MAYBE just one, centered on the valve stem. No wheel cover anti-rotate humps.

            Any idea of the inside dimension, Tire Bead mounting WIDTH? No idea.

            I was told by my Studebaker mechanic that Dave sold bolt on replacement rims that are made for radial tires, thats all I needed to know to make my purchase. When I called Dave he said that my 61 Hawk hub caps would fit perfectly on these.

            I haven't installed them yet, so I can't comment on the lug nuts yet.
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            1961 Flamingo Studebaker Hawk

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            • #7
              They look great, Ross! I'm on the lookout for wheels for my Champ that a) are designed for radial tires and disc brakes and b) will hold my Studebaker wheel covers. Maybe I should give Thibeault a call.
              Mike Davis
              Regional Manager, North Carolina
              1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
                They look great, Ross! I'm on the lookout for wheels for my Champ that a) are designed for radial tires and disc brakes and b) will hold my Studebaker wheel covers. Maybe I should give Thibeault a call.
                Truck Wheels are not 5 on 4 1/2 Inch bolt pattern like a Car.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 53 Commander View Post
                  What Lug Nuts did you use?
                  You can tell by looking at those holes that 13/16" wrench size lug nuts should be used with those wheels. Commonly available; "no problem." BP
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                  • #10
                    Thank you very much Bob!! I'll make sure I get those.
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                    1961 Flamingo Studebaker Hawk

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StudeNewby View Post
                      They look great, Ross! I'm on the lookout for wheels for my Champ that a) are designed for radial tires and disc brakes and b) will hold my Studebaker wheel covers. Maybe I should give Thibeault a call.
                      Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                      Truck Wheels are not 5 on 4 1/2 Inch bolt pattern like a Car.
                      Mike, it might still be worth giving Dave a call. He might be able to get you those wheels with the truck bolt pattern.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                        Truck Wheels are not 5 on 4 1/2 Inch bolt pattern like a Car.
                        Right you are, Rich. I need 5 on 5. My biggest concern is finding wheels that will hold the original Studebaker wheel covers, and are designed for disc brakes since I will be converting the fronts to Turner discs. I may have to add the clips myself like r1lark did.
                        Mike Davis
                        Regional Manager, North Carolina
                        1964 Champ 8E7-122 "Stuey"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by R_David View Post
                          Thanks to Dave (T-Bow) Thibeault, I got five of these brand new rims for my Hawk. It's like Christmas in May!
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                          Won't need another set for another fifty seven years.
                          Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but what tires did you use on these rims for your Hawk?

                          Thanks!
                          1964 Studebaker GT Hawk
                          1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2
                          2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello (3 Pedal)
                          2007 Jaguar XK Convertible
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                          • #14
                            Yes, Dave T. had a great source for those powder coated wheels. I had ordered 3 sets for each car as they have steel belted radials.
                            Only problem is getting white wall tires that clean up white. I had returned 20 tires for 2 cars; spare too, as the white walls looked like badly stained teeth as they were brown and yellowish. I finally got a pair of Cooper Tires and after lots of scrubbing with Spray 9 and the Ajax sponge & warm water, they look white.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dsd View Post

                              Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but what tires did you use on these rims for your Hawk?Thanks!
                              To answer your unanswered question, the Tires would depend on the Year of your Car and the White Wall Width that is correct or what Tire you happen to like.

                              Also the "Performance factor" of your Stude.? Do you have a 400+ HP Small or Big Block Chev. Stock 6 or 8 or what?

                              To properly FIT the Car, fenders, get proper ride height etc. most use P205X75R15, but can use: P215X70R15 or P215X75R15 Tires.

                              On a Hawk with the proper offset Wheels, the P215X75X15 fit Great with a bit more DIAMETER and rubber on the ground, but not excessive like a Streetrod.

                              Cooper makes a GREAT Narrow White Wall Radial Tire Correct for 1963 to 1966 Studes.
                              Last edited by StudeRich; 12-04-2019, 08:08 PM.
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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