need 14 x6 wheels for 67 GS

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by rlcokc, Sep 13, 2019 at 5:43 AM.

  1. rlcokc

    rlcokc Well-Known Member

    Looking for new wheels for my 67-presently has Keystone mags, period correct, but I want to go back to original. Would like the correct/original wheel-Code 813, JK code.
    If not available anyone purchased a reproduction rally wheel and what is your opinion of the repos? All made by same company or are there different manufacturers? In looking online appears cost per wheel approx $250-$400 altho not sure I see the difference in the wheels.
    Center cap--best source for the reproduction--believe the ribbed cap is what I need. Any suggestions/help appreciated. Thanks
    Rod
     
  2. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I have 72 GS 14x6 Might clean up well. (From New mexico) Chrome. You pay shipping.
     
  3. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I’m near Pgh. Pa.
     
  4. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Bide your time. 14x6 rallies often pop up in driver shape for short money. There are at least three versions with visible differences. There’s a shallow offset, deeper offset, and painted (not chrome) with trim rings. All should have black pockets. Yours, I think, should be all chrome and have no lip between the center and the hoop. Later versions from the ‘70s and ‘80s have a dime sized lip but look great unless you’re very picky. Your center caps should be ribbed with a red background and skinny bird if it’s a Skylark, black background and trishield if it’s a Special or GS. ScubaSteve’s are worth a look...
    Patrick
     
  5. rlcokc

    rlcokc Well-Known Member

    appreciate your response and info Patrick. Patience not my long suit but I've had the keystones on it since I purchased some 10 years ago. Found in 2011 I posted looking for wheels and didn't have any luck. Hopefully this time I will. Lost interest in the interim and sure I missed opportunity to get the wheels I wanted. Mine is a GS so I do need the ribbed center cap and trishield. When you mention ScubaSteve I not sure of reference as I don't find any caps from him for sale. Could you clarify? Thanks again
    Rod
     
  6. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    He posted above that he has wheels. Centers are available from many sources; Mitch Romanowski on the board here makes very nice ones. He also has the correct nuts.
    https://buickcenters.com/index.html

    Patrick
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019 at 4:53 PM
  7. rlcokc

    rlcokc Well-Known Member

    Patrick-Sorry-for some reason didn't register. Appreciate the heads up.
    Scuba Steve--Would be interested as I need spare anyway. I'm in Oklahoma City, 73131-Let me know cost to ship to me and give me an idea of condition please. Post a photo? Thanks for offer
    Rod
     
  8. Duane

    Duane Member

    Is this a drum brake car?
    Duane
     
  9. rlcokc

    rlcokc Well-Known Member

    Duane
    It is a drum brake car
     
  10. Duane

    Duane Member

    OK,
    If memory serves me correct the only wheel available for the 67 Buicks with disc brakes was the "Chevy Style Rallye wheels with the Buick centers.

    Just wanted to make sure the rims you were asking for would fit your car.
    Duane
     
  11. rlcokc

    rlcokc Well-Known Member

    Duane-Thanks for info.

    Anyone have experience with AKH Vintage Wheels in state of Washington. Terry Rowe is the owner. Communicating with him about 4 wheels he has. Says backspace is about 4" --- how much difference does it make between the modern repos which have 3 1/2" backspace and the originals for my 67 which had 4 1/2?
     
  12. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Here’s a chart. The difference will be invisible to most people; the original offset will be tucked into the wheelwells like original. The shallower offset will look a little bit more agressive but not ‘wrong’ at all. Check your backspace on the Cragars; it’s probably 3 1/2”. (I have later, shallower 14s on my ‘68 and like them).
    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/official-guide-to-rally-wheels-chart.196455/

    Patrick
     
  13. rlcokc

    rlcokc Well-Known Member

    Patrick
    the keystones mags are 15" and have 215/65R Winston Winner G/T tires and they rub on the rear on occasion. I have air rear shocks and when I add enough air that seems to help the rubbing. That is one of the reasons I want to change to original. When you say offset your referring to the indent on the outside of the wheel and not the backspace on interior side of wheel is that correct? My plan is to get 14 x 6 wheels and put wide ovals, F70 x 14 on the wheels.
    The guy at AKH Vintage says: "Where the problems lie is in the backspacing. Most of the ones out there today are the 3.25" to 3.5" backspacing. The early wheels require right at a 4" backspacing to clear fender skirts and for the correct offset under the car for looks."
    The new repops do have 3.5" backspacing but I would assume that would not be a problem with the wide ovals, thoughts? The originals had 4.5" backspacing. I certainly don't want to put new wheels/tires on and have a rubbing issue. Believe the wheels available from AHK are for 73-77 14" and not really interested in those. I'll keep looking and see what comes available.
    Thanks
    Rod
     
  14. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    . I have a friend who ran 15x7 rallies on a ‘65 with the F70 redlines and had no trouble, so I would think any of the Buick 14” rallies would be fine, but I also am surprised that a 215/65 rubbed. Unless those Keystones are 7 or 8” wide and have a 3-3.5” offset.(?)
    Patrick
     

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