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1940 Chevy Coupe Tire/rim sizes

Does anyone have suggestions for tire and rim combo (sizes) that will work on a 1940 Chevy coupe with a 1970's something nova rearend. Stock frame and body. Most of the combos I see at the shows, seem very narrow maybe 7 inch wheels with tall skinnies on them. Any ideas are welcome. I want something a little fatter, but it should fit in the stock wheelwell. Thanks Brian

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Never having owned a 40 Chevy ... I would have to say it is a trial and error fitting deal ...
On my 40 FORD ... I ran a 15X7 rim with a 235R75 series 15 inch tire.



I like a larger tire on the rear without being too BIG ...
A larger tire requires and larger rim, and there is no a lot of room under these year cars. Also the larger the tire and rim, the heavier it is and unsprung weight hurts the ride quality

Maybe you could go to a few shows/events and ask other owners of 40 Chevrolets what they are using ...

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re:40 chevy coupe tire sizes

I have a streetrodded 40 Chevy. I used 15-7 wheels on the back with 4" backspace. 225/75R15 tires. Rearend is a Ford 9", 59 9/16" drum to drum. This combo fills the wheel opening nicely. 14-6 on the front with 195/75r14. This set up has worked well for me. Dave39
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I have a 35 chev coupe, I run 15 X 8 with 255/70-15 on the rear and 15x6 with 205/60-15 on the front
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