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Old July 11th, 2018, 09:55 AM   #1  
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New wheels!

I went with Wheel Vintiques Series 52 (SSI) Wheels from Summit, Tires from Discount tires. Discount tire were excellent to work with. They had ordered a 15 x 10 wheel and mount a tire for testing purposes. Kudo's for them!
Fronts are 15 x 8 (4.5" BS) with 245/60's
Rears are 15 x 10 (5" BS) with 275/60's.

My axle is shifted to the passenger side a little. (close to .5 in).
the Driver's side has plenty of clearance. The passenger side just OK. I trimmed the inner wheel well trim to compensate.
I found out the hard way that my rear disc calipers were hitting the rim. I am using 1/4" spacers for now. I will grind down the calipers one of these days and remove the spacers.








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Old July 11th, 2018, 10:06 AM   #2  
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Lookin good...
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Old July 11th, 2018, 12:13 PM   #3  
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Looking sweet!
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Old July 11th, 2018, 12:41 PM   #4  
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Gorgeous car, wheels look great.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 01:41 PM   #5  
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Those are nice!
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Old July 11th, 2018, 02:36 PM   #6  
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Thanks!
These must have added 30 LBs per wheel over the aluminum Centerlines and smaller tires.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 04:56 PM   #7  
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My SS1s are due in any day now, yours are looking great. Nice colour, is that code 29, Monarch blue, optional on A bodies? Nice to see the centre hood stripe.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 05:14 PM   #8  
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Hey Rocketbrian,,,
Code 28, Twilight Blue Met.
White is 2001 Ford F150
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Old July 11th, 2018, 05:20 PM   #9  
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Ah you went with the 70 colour, probably the nicest blue of the era. Thanks for the info.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 06:49 AM   #10  
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Nice set up. Is the back raised a bit or is it just the height of the tire?
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Old July 12th, 2018, 09:51 AM   #11  
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it's raised some. I have airshocks. Once I finish grinding down the calipers and remove the wheel spacers, I'll drop a little. These tires are tall though! I thought about coil overs, but was not going to until I figured out what wheels and tires I wanted and how they fit. I'd hated to pay several hundred and then realized they would adjust high enough. Airshocks were $70.
Plus, I'm still old school and love the hot rodish look.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 08:48 AM   #12  
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Those look awesome. Getting SSI for my 442 is on my wish list.
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