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    What is the stock bolt pattern for a 1961 hawk, is it 5/1/4? how wide can I go will a 17.7 fit?

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    quote:Originally posted by studelover

    What is the stock bolt pattern for a 1961 hawk, is it 5/1/4? how wide can I go will a 17.7 fit?

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    Bolt pattern (as with all Stude cars from '51 up) is 5 on 5 1/2".

    17.7" won't fit unless you tub it.




    Dick Steinkamp
    Bellingham, WA

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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by studelover

      What is the stock bolt pattern for a 1961 hawk, is it 5/1/4? how wide can I go will a 17.7 fit?
      Dick....I think You meant 5 on 4 1/2" circle
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      • #4
        I thought you wanted the wheel bolt pattern ( 5 by 4 1/2)

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by blackhawk61
          Dick....I think You meant 5 on 4 1/2" circle
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          That's what I meant [:I].

          (hey, I was only off by an inch [B)])


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          • #6
            Only works in Horseshoes


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            • #7
              OK 15 5 1/4 bolt pattern, with the 17.7 is the .7 getting me in trouble? Could it be just 17.5? Our stock wheels are just 15.5 right?

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              • #8
                The bolt pattern is 5X4-1/2. That .2 doesn't make a lot of difference. The widest wheel that will mount without rubbing will be a 6" wide wheel, and even then it will depend on the tire used. Remember, even the Corvettes of the time were running 15X5 wheels and using 7.75X15 rubber. Not a lot of room in the wheelhouses without doing minitubs.

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                • #9
                  Depends...
                  Stude used a 5X4&1/2 bolt pattern with a 6.70x15 bias ply tire (on 1961 Hawks').
                  Have your wheel/tire guy check your tire profile compared to the stock setup.
                  It 'might' fit with a 7" wide wheel, depending on the offset, and the sidewall profile.
                  But why you'd want to go there is another matter
                  Jeff[8D]


                  quote:Originally posted by studelover

                  What is the stock bolt pattern for a 1961 hawk, is it 5/1/4? how wide can I go will a 17.7 fit?

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                  • #10
                    You can fit an 8" wide wheel on the back of a Hawk with some careful measuring. I am running an 8" wheel with 255/60 tires. The front is more of a problem, but I wanted skinny tires on the front anyway.



                    studelover, are you really trying to fit a 17.7" wide wheel on your car? Or a 17" tall wheel?

                    David

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                    • #11
                      Deep hock, I need something to make my hawk stand out. These hub cap just don't cut it. I saw some 16 and 17 inch wheels that have tire packages that I think can make the car a hit. The company Forte has a wheel that would look great on a hawk however it needs to be a 16x6 with a 205 45 16 I think It would fit. I would be giving up the white wall though. The color of my car and the interior must all be on the same level wheels and tires included[8)].

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