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    what bolt pattern will i need to get to put chrome wheels on my 62 gt hawk? thanks for all the info

  • #2
    4 1/2" on 5. Watch your back spacing!! I'm sure your local wheel and tire dealer will help you with that, If hes any good.

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    • #3
      Dan, what kind of wheels are you looking for? I have a 62 Hawk also and need new wheels because I switched over to Turner disc brakes. I found 15x6 of an 89 grande Marquis fit ok but 15x61/2 of a 93 G.Marquis seemed too tight for comfort. I'm currently looking to try Dodge Rallye wheels to see how they fit and have a line on a set that I may get to see tomorrow.

      John

      '62 Hawk
      '30 Chev Coach
      sigpicJohn Esmonde
      Holland Landing, Ontario
      Canada
      \'62 Hawk
      \'60 Lark Regal Convertible
      \'30 Chev Coach

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      • #4
        I`m looking to put reverse chrome rims with baby mooms on my GT.
        They`ve always been my favorites. Thanks for the help guys.
        quote:Originally posted by johnesmonde

        Dan, what kind of wheels are you looking for? I have a 62 Hawk also and need new wheels because I switched over to Turner disc brakes. I found 15x6 of an 89 grande Marquis fit ok but 15x61/2 of a 93 G.Marquis seemed too tight for comfort. I'm currently looking to try Dodge Rallye wheels to see how they fit and have a line on a set that I may get to see tomorrow.

        John

        '62 Hawk
        '30 Chev Coach

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by danweb

          I`m looking to put reverse chrome rims with baby mooms on my GT.
          They`ve always been my favorites. Thanks for the help guys.
          I'm lookin' for the same wheels for my Lark too. They're called "smoothies" now and hard as hell to find. I never found ANY at all of the swap meets that I went to last year, and none of the wheel guys had them either. I checked the local tire stores and they were expensive, about $80.00 each. I DID find some in either the Summit or Jegs catalog, at a reasonable price.

          Sonny
          http://RacingStudebakers.com
          Sonny
          http://RacingStudebakers.com

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          • #6
            like transtar60 said, watch your offset. Ideal would be zero offset or even 1/2" or so to the inside. The stock wheels were offset about 1/2" to the inside IIRC.

            nate

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            • #7
              Can someone explain offset to me? I'm a bit confused.

              Thanks, John

              '62 Hawk
              '30 Chev Coach
              sigpicJohn Esmonde
              Holland Landing, Ontario
              Canada
              \'62 Hawk
              \'60 Lark Regal Convertible
              \'30 Chev Coach

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              • #8
                [quote]Originally posted by johnesmonde

                Can someone explain offset to me? I'm a bit confused.

                Thanks, John

                '62 Hawk
                '30 Chev Coach
                It is the difference between the center of the wheel looking from as it rolls down the road to the face on the inside of the wheel that sits on the drum. AJ

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                • #9
                  [quote]quote:Originally posted by Alan

                  Originally posted by johnesmonde

                  Can someone explain offset to me? I'm a bit confused.

                  Thanks, John

                  '62 Hawk
                  '30 Chev Coach
                  It is the difference between the center of the wheel looking from as it rolls down the road to the face on the inside of the wheel that sits on the drum. AJ
                  check this site
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                  http://wheeltool.com/info/offset.html

                  Russ Shop Foreman "Rusty Nut Garage"
                  57 SH (project)
                  60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

                  Russ Shop Foreman \"Rusty Nut Garage\"
                  53 2R6 289 5SpdOD (driver)
                  57 SH (project)
                  60 Lark VIII 2dr sd (driver)

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the help guys! By the way Russ, I belong to a car club in Holland Landing, Ont. called 'The Rusty Nuts'. Motto is: Classic car owners don't get old........they just get rusty nuts. Go figure!

                    John

                    '62 Hawk
                    '30 Chev Coach
                    sigpicJohn Esmonde
                    Holland Landing, Ontario
                    Canada
                    \'62 Hawk
                    \'60 Lark Regal Convertible
                    \'30 Chev Coach

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                    • #11
                      Nate and Transtar 60, I now understand offset but am not clear what to look for when you say 'watch your offset'. I assumed that as long as a rim had clearance side to side it could be used. I tried a 61/2 inch rim off a 93 Grand Marquis that barely had clearance and a 6 inch off an '89 that seemed better. I don't have either rim at the moment to check the offset.
                      Thanks, John

                      '62 Hawk
                      '30 Chev Coach
                      sigpicJohn Esmonde
                      Holland Landing, Ontario
                      Canada
                      \'62 Hawk
                      \'60 Lark Regal Convertible
                      \'30 Chev Coach

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                      • #12
                        I can tell you that a 7" wide wheel with 3" backspace is about the absolute max you can cram under the rear fenders. 3.5" backspace, or a 6" wide wheel, would be WAY better.

                        A 6" wide wheel with zero offset fits on the front, but the inside of the tire kisses the sway bar bracket at full lock. This is with 14" wheels just FYI.

                        nate

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