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Post by 77mali on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:39 pm

Anyone know the specs on these rims (73 only)? I've only seen them on the "SS". Wondering about diameters, width, etc. I know they're kinda hard to come by but I'm thinking about it down the road for mine. Hoping they were made in 15's. TY.

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:57 pm

Ive never seen a 15. But ain't they the same as a late 70s camaro?
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:59 pm

I have ONLY seen them in a 14" for the SS
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Post by 77mali on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:52 pm

14 x 7 I assume? I've seen a similar wheel for Camaro too...maybe 77-81. I don't think they are exact match but they may work. I missed out on a set of Western Turbines on flea-bay that were excellent w/ fresh tires that went for $300.... Head Bang
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=120876254484&si=bLOdoieUdsfo1u9OfMzoJI7zlY8%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&vxp=mtr&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:12 pm

wow that was a steal and was the 15 spoked ones as well !!
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Post by 77mali on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:14 pm

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Post by Joe73 on Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:05 pm

Man I wish I kept the set on a 73 SS I parted out back in 87.  I was still living at home and had no where to store them.  I new I should keep them at the time.  I know they were 14's.  


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Post by The Dude on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:02 pm

Here are the specs:
Code: AV
Size: 14X7 (I believe 4.5" BS)
Found on: 70-72 Camaro, 71-72 Nova, 73 Chevelle SS

Also keep an eye out for these:
Code: DE
Size: 14X6 4 3/8" Backspace
Found on: 71-72 Nova & Chevelle, 6 hole wheels

The wheels are EASY to find, I even have a set. The center caps are HARD to find. They only came on 73 Chevelle SS & Nova SS (not sure of year). BTW, I'd let mine go for cheap.

If you just like the look, you can buy them aftermarket in sizes up to 15x10 from a few places.

http://davidsrallywheels.com/id75.html

http://www.summitracing.com/search/Department/Wheels-Tires/Brand/Wheel-Vintiques/Product-Line/Wheel-Vintiques-29-Series-Nova-Style-Rallye-Silver-Wheels/?autoview=SKU

http://yearonewheels.com/category.aspx?zcid=660

http://www.originalmusclewheel.com/Chevy_6-Vent.html
^^^These guys quoted me $140 shipped for a 15x10. It's just not listed on their site.
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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:16 pm

You kick A$$!! {PM sent also regarding the ones you have}

PS...someone should maybe sticky this????
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:25 pm

77mali wrote:You kick A$$!! {PM sent also regarding the ones you have}

PS...someone should maybe sticky this????


I still Have 3 of the SS center caps not in the best shape but they are for 73 SS wheels
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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:10 pm

Let's see if The Dude responds to my PM...LOL.

You can send me pics if you'd like but to be honest I think on the caps & wheels, I'm going to go for new ones. They cost just as much to have them fixed, blasted & powder coated up here in my neck of the woods & I'm running out of patience with all I have still to do w/ my car before I can even get it on the road. Friggin list is huge.
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:36 pm

I only Meant I have the Centers NOT wheels lol
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Post by jerry46765 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:06 pm

I have a set of those wheels on my trailer. They came on tons of GM cars through like '82. The set I have came from a '79 El Camino. They had stainless inserts in the kidney shaped holes on the later version wheels.
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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:27 pm

I like the way they look on the Malibu's. Different then the 5 vent Rally's and the smaller centers are nice. This prob won't happen for a while but it's good to know the info. I talked to the guy @ original muscle wheel. Very knowledgeable fellow and $85.00 for a 15x8 seems good for brand new. They have those inserts too. They remind me of my old Cutlass' wheels but I think they were 14 x 7's. I never see those rims on anything up my way even at the shows. Gotta confirm the back spacing on the ones I have as I like the way they sit on the car.
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Post by 1973chevelle on Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:06 pm

at super Chevy Show there was a whole set of the 73 SS rims with centers beauty rings and good tires. i bought 3 tail lights from the guy. he told me he made a derby car out of a 73 SS
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:54 pm

These are what I have BUT only 3


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Post by pila on Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:45 pm

My '74 Malibu had wheels similar to that pic, but had plastic center caps, which were impossible to find when one got lost. They have the same type holes in the wheels, with stainless trim around the holes. Don't have a clue what they came from. Car came from Georgia in 1990 when I bought it. I still have 3 of those wheels, 14"...
Hard to believe I've had it for almost 22 years !
I have new rally copies, 7 X 15 from Wheel Vintiques on it now.

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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:12 am

Limey SE wrote:These are what I have BUT only 3



What happened to #4?
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:26 pm

dont know it disappeared during the move to here Sad
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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:41 pm

Limey SE wrote:dont know it disappeared during the move to here Sad

That stinks. Those originals are hard to find.

I'm thinking these will be easier to find...I like this set up but w/ 15x8 's ( & Radial T/A's)

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Post by BicknellWelding on Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:44 am

Just spotted these this morning not sure of size.

Camaro Rally Wheels, set of four (Granby ) $100

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/2972884922.html

And the later style caps...

Late 70's Chevy rally wheel center caps set of 4 (Groton) $20

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/2974014795.html



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Post by 77mali on Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:29 am

The Camaro wheels are probably 14" x 7" but I'll call the guy...Caps are definitely worth the $20.00.

Thanks Phil !!!
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