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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:00 PM
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1956 oldsmobile rims help

my 1956 olds doesnt have original rims on it and i need to know what i need to look for..i know i need the 5 on 5 lug pattern but what is the mesurement from the back of the wheel lip into where it hits the drum brake? and how wide is the rim? and what about the inset from the outer rim lip to the lugs? annnnd if that isnt enough what do i need if i change the front brakes to disc brakes??? damn i think my heads gonna explode
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Old November 24th, 2012, 12:00 PM
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i changed to a scarebird disc brake setup and used astro van wheels i think they are 15" x 6 1/2" or 7 cant rememeber. If you are planning on goin to disc brakes id go with those. I think that stock wheels are 15" x 5" or 5 1/2". hope this helps
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Old November 24th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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thanks oldsmobucket...im looking at a set thats on ebay for $450 and about 50 shipping total $500 they say use 15 inch disk brake wheels..i just want to make sure the steel rims look like the original stock rims as much as possible...so how much did yours cost for the disc brakes? was it more than 500? or less? thanks
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Altogether I probably have $400 in mine. That's the scare bird kit ,bearings,calipers,rotors,booster /mc, pedal assembly, 2 astro van wheels for the front and misc. other odds and ends
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Old November 24th, 2012, 05:10 PM
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thats sounds good...and the kit came with all the stuff minus of course the rims?..did you have a store where you picked it up or how much was the shipping? ps. i finally got home from being gone for thanksgiving and looked in my 56 shop manual and saw the stock rims were 15 X 5 1/2 and of course the 5 lug by 5
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not funny

i went to my father inlaws piece of property for thanksgiving and they had all these rims plus more not pictured and NONE!! were the 15x5 1/2 stock oldsmobile dementions....rrrrrrrr
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Old November 25th, 2012, 08:50 AM
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the only thing i ordered was the scarebird kit. i got bearings, calipers, rotors,& pads from napa and got an late 80s s10 booster, master cylinder,& pedal assembly and astro van wheels at junkyard. i relocated my booster/mc to the firewall and used some 1/8" plate and that i had to bolt to the firewall after removing the big box attached to the firewall (fresh air intake). it took some test fitting and cutting to get the pedal assembly under the dash but not too bad. i think i paid $40 bucks for the booster,mc, proportioning valve and pedal assembly , i lucked out, i was at the boneyard on 1/2 off day hope this helps ill try and post some pic later
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Thanks..that would be cool to see
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Yes that would be cool to see
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Tim, don't feel bad. We've all done it.......

You're replying to a 5 1/2 year old thread.

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This post though informational is almost old enough to vote. Doubtful if you will get a answer or a picture ..... Tedd

PS. I think late Chevy GMC 1/2 ton pickups used a 5x5 by 51/2 rim that would take disk brakes. Double check with disk brake Mike or Skarbird they would probably know .http://www.discbrakemike.com
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