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Riconine

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Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Riconine on Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:16 am

Hi All - My 1st posting here.
I just bought a '67, 108" Panel. Had a '69 back in the day. Thought I'd try another one.
Anyway I'm looking for wheels. I like the look of the '70's Nova Rallys, as pictured.
Does anyone know if GM made that wheel in a 15"?
Thanks Ric

Not sure if the picture will come thru



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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by pan58head on Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:55 pm

I may be wrong but I think there was 15" rallys on olds cutlass( same bolt pattern) or the bigger olld (delta)
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by vanny on Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:30 pm

Just do a search on 15 inch Nova Rally Wheels on Google. Here's a few examples but there were plenty more in the search results:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVY-RALLY-WHEELS-SET-OF-4-Rims-GM-15X8-CAMARO-CHEVELLE-Nova-Corvette-Vette-/271574347134?hash=item3f3b17ad7e:g:NWYAAOSwq7JT64-E&vxp=mtr

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speedway-GM-Style-15-Inch-Rally-Wheel-45-and-475-Inch-Bolt-Pattern,70840.html

http://www.earlywheel.com/rallywheels.html


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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Riconine on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:00 pm

Thanks for the replies. I can find 14" in that wheel all day long. But as yet no 15".
I'll keep looking. Or just go with 14" & bigger tires. jocolor
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by GMman on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:08 am

Here is a 16" 5 hole Chevy rally wheel that might work for you Rico.
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/66-series-chevy-style-rallye-16-18-silver.html
Or something like this?
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheels/chrysler-police.html
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by GMman on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:21 am

Wheel Vintiques has a number of different size combinations and styles.
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Riconine on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:36 pm

Thanks Gm- I checked them out, but not the rallyes I was looking for.
I think I may be looking for purple unicorns lol!
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Lazarusvan on Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:03 pm

GMman wrote:Here is a 16" 5 hole Chevy rally wheel that might work for you Rico.
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/66-series-chevy-style-rallye-16-18-silver.html
Or something like this?
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheels/chrysler-police.html

Will a 16" fit on a second gen without mods?
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by vanny on Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:07 pm

Riconine wrote:Thanks Gm- I checked them out, but not the rallyes I was looking for.
I think I may be looking for purple unicorns lol!

https://jet.com/product/detail/81310ea4be7841628aea24c0f9895d65?jcmp=pla:ggl:badnj_toys_games_a3:All_Products:na:na:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&k_clickid=1c9f2a91-0dee-d129-0363-00006fd2fbfc&gclid=CN_qmov9osoCFQseHwodUMcOeg


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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Riconine on Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:10 pm

YEAH, Vanny that's what I'm talk'in about! What a Face
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Joe Van on Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:36 am

Heres the problem the rims you chose Rico they came on the late 70's early 80's Chevy Nova & Malibu witch most all were all 14 inch at the time now the 15 inch like on the Pontiac and Oldsmobile and Buick full size car are slightly different and have a different larger bolt pattern that wont work but try to find a set now that all four run true and are not rusted...IMO your best bet is the rallys like GMman posted in 15 inch from "Summit Racing" they look good on a early van plus with 14 inch rims you are "VERY" limited to the sizes you can get.... I dont even think they make a 14 inch 60 serious tire anymore...Here is my Friend & Club members Derek's van its a 1968 Chevy with the Corvette/Camaro rallys..


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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by GMman on Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:28 am

Lazarusvan wrote:
GMman wrote:Here is a 16" 5 hole Chevy rally wheel that might work for you Rico.
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/66-series-chevy-style-rallye-16-18-silver.html
Or something like this?
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheels/chrysler-police.html

Will a 16" fit on a second gen without mods?

16" will fit if you have the right back spacing.
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Lazarusvan on Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:08 am

GMman wrote:
Lazarusvan wrote:
GMman wrote:Here is a 16" 5 hole Chevy rally wheel that might work for you Rico.
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/66-series-chevy-style-rallye-16-18-silver.html
Or something like this?
http://www.wheelvintiques.com/wheels/chrysler-police.html

Will a 16" fit on a second gen without mods?

16" will fit if you have the right back spacing.

What about wheel well clearance up front? I will have to cut mine to accomodate bigger tires on a 15" wheel, so it seems 16" would hit without metal work.
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Joe Van on Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:32 am

Guy's Its not the rim size its the "Tire" size that matters you can fit 20 inch rims on a early with low profile tires "No Problem" the problem is with 16 inch and 17,,18,,ect rims most common 60 seres tires are not available for thoes rims for example you are not gonna get a 275/60/16 or a 255/60/17 serios tire for them so most people go with a 15 inch rim because of all the different sizes of tires available...As long as you have no bigger than a 26 inch tall tire up front you can fit any size rims on the van..If you want the "Big & Littles" like mine you can use a 205/70/15 up front witch is 26 inches tall and a 275/60/15 in the rear witch is 28 inches tall if thats too big for the rear you can go with a 255/60/15 witch is around 26 inches tall also or if you want the same front and rear go with the 205/70/15 all around if you want something with a wider profile but same height front and rear go with 255/60/15 all the way around on a 7-8 inch wide rim remember each size up or down on the tire is a inch difference in height... I have over 34 years as a owner & mechanic in the Automotive & Tire Business let me know the look you are going for and I will tell you what will fit with out cutting the wheel wells..!!!... Very Happy ..Now Lazarusvan if you went with the next size smaller tires on the front of your van they would be a inch shorter resulting in you "Not" having to cut out your front wheel wells...!!!...Good Luck & Keep Us Posted...


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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Riconine on Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:23 am

Thanks Joe
I was trying to get away from the 14" rims for just that reason, more choices for tires.
Here's a link to a good tire size chart.

https://tiresize.com/height-chart/

Cheers Cool
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by JIMMYRIGGED on Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:15 pm

Ok guys. I need help. I have a 2nd gen. 108.g20. 6 lug. I want the same set up as the green van in this threde. What size rims.? What size tires ? Fronts and rears. Going with wheel vintiques. They have 6 lug and 7 or 8 inch. Helpppp
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by vanner68 on Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:39 pm

I have 15x8 steelies on my 68, 4" backspacing, 275/60-15 rear and 235/60-15 front, no clearance issues at all.



You should be able to spec the rallyes the same.
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by samsvan on Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:06 pm

The Nova wheels you're after look more like a Salt Flat wheel than a Rally to me. Check these out.
http://www.americanracing.com/wheel/12183/vn470-salt-flat-special
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by Riconine on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:47 pm

Samsvan - Nice looking rims. I ended up with a full set of chrome rallyes with caps & decent tires for $275. Thank You Craigslist cheers Ric
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by AzDon on Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:41 am

I don't believe that the six hole rally wheels were ever available in 15 inch sizes. Conventional five hole rally wheels are available in a variety of widths and offsets in both 15" and 14" sizes (and probably bigger sizes too, since they are now made in the aftermarket)..... As stated earlier in the thread, big GM cars use a 5on5 lug pattern, so won't fit!.......
Heres a link to every size, configuration, and accessory of (for) rally wheels anybody could ever want....
DavidsRallyWheels.com
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Re: Wheels for a 2nd Gen G

Post by JIMMYRIGGED on Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:19 pm

Thank you for the web site. They have just what I want. Will order in the am. Thank you

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