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Old 01-07-2013, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Dazzle View Post
Hi all

Quick intro, I'm a Brit who has moved to Calgary, Canada. This has allowed me to try my hand at modding old skool North American cars or in this case, a truck!

So, after spending a long time looking round, I have committed myself to buying a 1950 Chevy truck. I went to look at it last night and I was very impressed at how well it has held up!
Not a lot of rust at all and very solid everywhere! SO that's a bonus

Anyhow, hopefully I'll be keeping you up to date with pictures and text when I finally get it and that brings me to my first question!

The wheels/tires that come with the truck are pretty much shot and only one holds air, so, can you knowledgeable forum participants tell me what size wheels I would need to buy/borrow just so I can get it on a trailer and then into a garage?

I believe they are 6 stud but I don't know what else uses the same size??

Many thanks for your time.

Dazzle
Looking here, I see that pattern to be 6 lugs on a 5-1/2" circle. Very common, but pay attention to the backspacing. It shouldn't be a problem w/drum brakes, but the backspacing/offset plays a part in the front end geometry as well. There wre different diameter wheels used through the years as well.

6 on 5-1/2"

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