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  • 55 56 PREZ 4D
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    In my area the problem is that only one yard saves wheels, tires removed.
    None of the others save wheels THAT old. [early 90's to early 2000,s Ranger]
    They are either stacked and welded and used to support vehicles or scrapped immediately.

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  • wittsend
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    Originally posted by Mikado282 View Post
    Yipes the price of steel rims has approached custom rim prices. What ever happened to the days of $9.99 chrome wheels? If these prices are what people pay for rims I threw away $2,000 in rims that were in excellent condition when I moved 4 months ago and I had to pay to get them hauled away..... .
    With yards having so many steel wheel I can't fathom the need to buy new steel wheels. The Pick Your Part here in So. Cal. has a "Monday Madness" sale weekly where any steel rim up to 16" - with the tire is $7. So, even after adding all the Pick Your Part fees it is still only about $35 out the door for four wheels. And, if your patient (or fortunate) you might get some used but decent tires (that are mounted and balanced) too.

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  • CJMiller
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    Originally posted by 55 56 PREZ 4D View Post
    If you decide to use the ford wheels you will need to use a larger lug nut then the stock Studebaker nuts.
    Studebaker used 3/4" nuts, ford used 13/16" nuts. The Stude nuts will wallow out and eventually pull through the rim.
    Dorman wheel nut #611-131.1 is 1/2"-20 right hand thread, 13/16".
    #611-031.1 is 1/2"-20 left hand thread, 13/16".
    NAPA has the 13/16 nuts.

    Their part numbers are:

    Left Hand: NOE 641 2025
    Right Hand: NOE 641 2080

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  • jpepper
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    Our 66 Avanti has 16X7 aluminum wire lace wheels from a 99 or 2000 Ford Crown Vic. I use 225R60 X 16 on the rear and 215's on the front. With 4" backspace they fit good. My 63 Lark has Chrysler 15X7 (4" BS) on the rear and 15X7 Cragar SS (4" BS) on the front. I use 215-70X15 on the rear and 205-75X15 on the front. Everything clears fine. I prefer Chrysler steel wheels for a stock look. They can be had from 5" wide to 7" wide in 1/2" increments. They fit disc brakes and/or drums plus the original lug nuts work. The back space works on a Studebaker for all widths up to 7".Click image for larger version

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  • Mikado282
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    Originally posted by garrilla View Post
    Chris, I used Wheel Vintiques 16X6 with 4" backspace (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wvi-12661204) on my 63 Lark Wagonaire with 215/65X16" tires and they work very well. There are several pictures in my profile albums under "New Shoes".
    Yipes the price of steel rims has approached custom rim prices. What ever happened to the days of $9.99 chrome wheels? If these prices are what people pay for rims I threw away $2,000 in rims that were in excellent condition when I moved 4 months ago and I had to pay to get them hauled away. One of them had the original polyglass tire with the molding nubs still on it, still holding air. It sucks not being able to be mobile nowadays and having to depend on others. I was sick at the time also and we were under the gun to get moved after living in the house for 30 years. My wife & daughter did the best they could to get us moved considering the circumstances and I love them dearly for that.

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  • 1oldtimer
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    I have the original springs in my '60 wagon so they sag a little and the 205/75r15 with 15x6 ranger wheels rubbed a little on the front. I went to a used wheel place and checked to see if any wheels would fit with a disc brake kit (and a 8"). I couldn't find one that wasn't 4" wide, I went with modified front 15x5 with a 3.5" backspace and GM APV mini van rear wheels (15x6 with 5" backspace). I have 205/65 on the front and 225/60 on the rear, but I can't run stock caps because of the rear wheel offset.

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  • bensherb
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    Originally posted by CJMiller View Post
    Not to hijack the thread, but I found these new steel wheels that are for 92-97 Crown Vics:

    http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...ad=47362750812

    I assume these are the 15" Crown Vic wheels that keep getting mentioned? Will they fit my 1960 Lark with P 205 /75R15's? Can I still run the factory full wheel covers?

    Thanks
    I just put factory Crown Vic 15"x6.5" wheels on my '62 Hawk with 215-70-15 tires and stock wheel covers. They fit great, like Studebaker made it that way. Should fit the Lark the same, my '61 lark had the same stock wheels and tire size as my '62 Hawk. Wheel covers fit tight and true, the dog dish covers won't fit but there is a second different Vic wheel center, same wheel but with no bumps for hub cap. I have a set of those I'm modding to fit the dog dish to use on my '53 with the same tires.

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  • daytonadave
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    Years ago I used SS Cragar Mags. This was 1980. The back wheel had a Reverse lip and still cleared the fender. Back then, Cragar had universal bolt pattern wheels, just insert an offset washer. I took them off my 77 Trans Am and put them on my 64 Daytona.
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  • thunderations
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    Yes on all counts. Full wheel covers will work. Dog dish caps would need to have some modifications made to work.
    Originally posted by CJMiller View Post
    Not to hijack the thread, but I found these new steel wheels that are for 92-97 Crown Vics:

    http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...ad=47362750812

    I assume these are the 15" Crown Vic wheels that keep getting mentioned? Will they fit my 1960 Lark with P 205 /75R15's? Can I still run the factory full wheel covers?

    Thanks

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  • CJMiller
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    Not to hijack the thread, but I found these new steel wheels that are for 92-97 Crown Vics:

    http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...ad=47362750812

    I assume these are the 15" Crown Vic wheels that keep getting mentioned? Will they fit my 1960 Lark with P 205 /75R15's? Can I still run the factory full wheel covers?

    Thanks

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  • Bradford
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    Here is mine.
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...l=1#post947998

    I have them all mounted now but do not have any pictures with me right now.

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  • wittsend
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    I have the 16" wheels off the Crown Vic. The tire size is 225-60-16. The wheels work fine with drums on my '64 Lark Type. I don't seem to recall any real rubbing issues though I do need to state that the car now has a 350 Chevy and a 700RT4 trans. Combined they take about 175-200 pound off the front of the car. The tires are rather wide and without power steering are a bear to turn stationary on moving slow. But, since they came with the wheels... .

    Also note that newer Crown Vic's used a wheel with a lot more offset towards the center of the car. These are older Crown Vic wheels. Here are a few pictures. 1. Close up, front. 2. Wide shot. 3. Crown Vic compared to Studebaker wheel (on car).
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  • jackb
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    .....if your front springs are low (never replaced), expect tire rubbing and fender wear when dipping and turning....

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  • 64V-K7
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    Also if you use radials, your toe-in can be tweaked down to 1/16" if you have good tie rod ends..

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  • Swifster
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    Not to hijack the tread, but what wheels are used on the cars at the PSMCD's?

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