1964 Wheel Fitment (my car)

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1964 Wheel Fitment (my car)

Post by Z28Fred » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:24 pm

Hey guys. New here. Just picked up this 64 a few weeks ago.I searched a bunch of sights(this one mostly) for info on wheel fitment. Here are the specs of what I did last night.
Rear wheels. American Racing 17x9.5 with 6.375 backspacing
Rear tires. 285/40/17 Nitto 555
Front wheels. 17x8 with 4.0 backspacing.
Front tires. 255/45/17.

I removed the bump stops on the rear. I could have easily gone 10" wide wheel with a 315 tire. I'm pretty sure my skirts will still fit with the 285. My measurements indicated that I could push 7" of backspacing but it would be close.
The front wheels could have been wider as well. Overall I am still very happy. No rubbing anywhere. I may lower the front a little.
sorry for the grainy pics.

how I bought it

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Re: 1964 Wheel Fitment (my car)

Post by RedBird64 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:32 pm

Cool Fred!
What do you plan on doing with the old hub caps?

1964 Coupe Wimbledon white/Rangoon Red w/black int. Owned for 42 years. It was my folks car before that (second owners). VTCI # 12013.

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