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Old 06-20-2008, 05:38 PM
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I am cutting out the plates and should have them in tomorrow.

Got sidetracked today; I went to see an elderly hobbiest that I met at a swap in May. I wanted to look at some parts & tires. Anyways, we looked all around his home shop then went to a dingy small warehouse in his town. More cars, more parts. So he is holding a floodlight and pointing where to look for tires. My son spots a big 16" wide white on a wheel. I measure it and it would fit the Olds rear, Then I spot the matching tire and wheel. These don't even need to be widened, and they look exactly like 40 fords. He didn't even know he had them, but does not want to sell them because they are late 30s Packard, and "he may need them someday" He is in his mid 80s

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Well I got within 1/4" to Deuces measurements, but at least it's the same on both sides Here is the 39 Studebaker 16" wheel widened on the back by 2", for a total of 6.5" wheel width. This works out pretty darn good for backspace on the 55 Olds 60" rear end.



I thought I could have found another Stude wheel by now Hardly any time or money in this wheel, so if I find a matching pair of Packard, Buick or whatever, I'll redo those.
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Glad to see you are making progress ...

I think that the elusive chase for usual parts ... is one of the things I enjoy the most about building a old car. Hang tough ... Hershey is not far ... and will be here soon.
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