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Old 11-24-2006, 09:29 AM
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15" chevy rims

I need 4 1954 chevy rims, but cant find them. Anyone know what rim will replace these that are stock rims. Im going to put on 3 bar spinner hubcaps, so i just what plain old rims. The reason im using 54 chevy rims is that they just happen to fit over my 11" front disk brakes, and my S-10 rear end that i put on my 48 chevy. They are 5x4.75 any help would be nice. Thanks.

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Old 11-24-2006, 11:07 AM
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55 to 56 Chevrolet ... but they are a little difficult to find in good shape for a reasonable amout. Most any of the 15 Chevrolet rims ... from the Camaros ... or full size 60's Chevrolets ...
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:20 PM
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All 49-56 Chevy's used 15" wheels and 6.70 tires with a 4X4.75 bolt pattern. In 57 they went to a 14" rim. Check out this site for other 5X4.75 bolt pattern rims and then go to the Carnut site for those cars and years and check out their specs for 15" rims.

http://www.teufert.net/wheels/bolt-pat.htm

http://www.carnut.com/
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If you are going to use wheel covers
Is there any reason you cannot use a later wheel
From the 70's thru the 80's You should be able to use most full size GM wheels

Most buick LeSabre are 4-3/4 circle (most Electra/Park Avenue are 5")
And many Impala/Caprice

I will say that many of these cars also came with a 5" pattern.

These wheels can be found in 6, 6-1/2, 7, and I think 7-1/2 widths

I am using one of these 15x7 as a spare in the elky and am rounding up a set for the 66 elky as well---(gonna use em with dog dish caps)

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Old 11-27-2006, 02:34 PM
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re: 15" chevy rims

Thanks you all. I had a guy give me 4 real nice 55 chevy rims, he would not even let me pay him for them, There sure are some great people out there. I think i need to start thinking more positive about others. This guy heard that i was looking for some rims and drove over 50 miles to give them to me. I think i need to find a way to pay him something. Anyway thank you all for your help on this matter. By the way my new hubcaps even fit.
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Thanks you all. I had a guy give me 4 real nice 55 chevy rims, he would not even let me pay him for them, There sure are some great people out there. I think i need to start thinking more positive about others. This guy heard that i was looking for some rims and drove over 50 miles to give them to me. I think i need to find a way to pay him something. Anyway thank you all for your help on this matter. By the way my new hubcaps even fit.
He just gave you $125 or more ...
55 and 56 Chevrolet rims that are nice are difficult to buy for less than $150 ... or more at the swap meet. They are somewhat special ... because of the little nubs on them ...
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:53 AM
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He just gave you $125 or more ...
55 and 56 Chevrolet rims that are nice are difficult to buy for less than $150 ... or more at the swap meet. They are somewhat special ... because of the little nubs on them ...
I know what you are saying, and i cant understand why he would just give them away. I do have his address and i will be sending him some money, as i just cant take them for free. But its the fact that he did this for me.
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I know what you are saying, But its the fact that he did this for me.
Some folks are just nice ...
I have given away parts to people who needed them ... for their own car. I did this for 1 guy three or four times ... BUT he sold the car every time he got it finished enough to sell ...

No more free parts for Him
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There are some people around Louisville KY helping each other with parts also.
If you have a part that you are not going to use and they need it they get it.
Same return if they have parts and I need them they are mine. Thats what great people and outstanding friends are for.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:49 PM
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re: 15" chevy rims

Ok i have one more question, i wanted to use the 3 bar spinner hubcaps, but my friends all say i should go with baby moons and trim rings. I want this to be more in the old 50s style . What do you all think.
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The spinners are MORE 50's style IMHO ... but the main thing is to build it to suit yourself ... do NOT worry about what others want ... It is YOUR CAR ... your money and your ideas ...
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"YOUR TURN TO DO SOMETHING NICE"

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I would go with the baldies as those wheels have the NUBS
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