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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:28 AM
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What color rally rims should I get?

OK most of you know I have 14 inch rallys on my Delta, I bought it that way. Well after checkout out the local Craigslist this week I scored 4 15 x 7, 5 x 4.75 rallys

2 are done up really nice, a dark gray and the other 2 are in need of work, one's either black or very dark green, and the other is redish. I'm probably going to get all 4 powercoated.

Relax, nothing outrageous, I'm either going to get "Mirror Black", "Dark Grey (Battleship is the color's name) Gold like the early leaded motors, or Super gloss clear (which is chrome)

I don't know if I want the chrome. Black would match the car, and dark grey would look good, but will it flow? Gold? Many years down the road, I'm thinking of getting a 1985 442 stlye paint job on it and the gold would work also if I keep the 1/4 landu roof on it

The grey ones had all new rings and inserts. The rings on the other 2 are a bit scuffed and the rings are OK. I'll probably get them powercaoted too, in the clear of course.

Not bad for getting 5 rims for $150 ( I got one 14 x 7 inch black rim too )
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What color is the car now? Gold would match well with the '85 442 color scheme, what is that?
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The car is black with a 1/4 tan landu roof. It's a Delta 88

I do plan on the 442 paint job in the future, but probably without the "442" decals since it lacks defention for 1985 and 1968 (motor year)

I've seen the mid 80's 442's black with the grey stripes alone the bottom half of the car and sporting gold rally wheels
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With black presently and black/grey in the future, I would go with the the grey color. Either the grey you plan to use in the future color combo, or the grey that was used stock (sort of a metallic kind of grey).
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How dark of a grey?

2 of the wheels are painted gray with high temp header paint and glossed over, 2 coats each.

They look good, but there is a little bit of rust peaking thru, and I know there will be more to come

Here's the company I'm going to have do the work and this is a link to they color chart
http://www.boneheadperformance.com/p...dardcolors.htm
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I think the battleship grey is nice, but if it will not match the future 442 color scheme you may end up doing them again.
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Yeah I found a pic of the 1986 442

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Redog - are you sure the bolt pattern is 5 X 4.75? I thought all of the B bodies were 5X5? My 69 Delta is 5X5. Maybe they changed in later years?
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The wagons are 5x5 and the sedans are 5x4.75. They are also 5x5 again starting in 91 til 96.

The car currently has 14 inch Cutlass rallys on it with no adapters of any kind
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Those are SSIII rims in the picture aren't they? Do you have IIIs or IIs?
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These are the rims I have. I have all the trim pieces too.

ssiigray.jpg



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And an old pic of the car, overall exterior hasn't changed much

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Haha those wheels look funny on deltas.
Kind of like when you switched arms and legs on G.i Joes.
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Actually, Deltas did have Super Stock rims on them but the center caps were different. They were a little wider and extended down into the "valleys" where the lug nuts resided. Looked pretty good too. I have a set in my garage gathering dust. I think the reason that Delta looks a little odd is because the tires are a little short for the car. I think they could be a bit taller to fill the wheel wells more.
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Well I plan on stock size 215 70 15's in the front and big beefy 255 60 15's in the rear
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Talking Tire size for your Delta

Just for thought...

I have 255/60/15s all the way around on my '77. There is no rubbing in the front of any kind. PLUS it makes it so much easier to rotate them having all four the same size.
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^^ Rotation is easier that way, but I drag race the car and 255's up front will slow me down too much
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Thumbs up aahhh...

Well that makes sense. Yeah, a 215 is probably a GOOD five pounds lighter than a 255.
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