Official Guide to Rally Wheels Chart

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by garybuick, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. garybuick

    garybuick Time Traveler

    This is from Buick Chrome Road Wheels 1964 Through 1987 (RWD) by James D. Brothers, email, Camano Island, WA

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  2. Rad005

    Rad005 Ron C

    Thanks for posting the chart.
  3. JohnnyGS

    JohnnyGS Well-Known Member

    thanks again Gary great guide to have. johnny
  4. ragtop4spd

    ragtop4spd Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, I'll actually have some restorable black rally wheels for sale soon, now that I can finally figure out what era they are from!
  5. garys64wildcat

    garys64wildcat garys64wildcat

    I sent that article to Jim Weise last month to make a sticky out of it, but nothing yet:Dou: I think it deserves to be one, with all the info. For the guys trying to stay with the stock look. Im glad you posted it :bglasses: Gary
  6. Davis

    Davis Moderator

    Great reference chart, I have now made it sticky as requested.
  7. william.ali.kay

    william.ali.kay Needs more cowbell!

    Thanks for sharing. I just printed and filed a copy for my records.:TU:
  8. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    After looking at this, am I to believe the only difference between a WG 15x7 and the rest of the 15x7 5x4.75 wheels was just the stamping? I've always been given to believe the WG wheel had 1/4" less back spacing than the more common 15x7 that made the WG look deeper.

    I'm confused!
  9. Duane

    Duane Member

    That's a nice chart, but some of the info is not correct.

    What are you guys going to do when you find "WM" wheels?.............or when you find 1970 14" & 15" wheels both with and without codes?
    Just to name a few things.
  10. N360LL

    N360LL milehi71Stage1

    Duane covered it. But the chart is a good start.
  11. Duane

    Duane Member

    I already did this for the Buick A-bodies. I wrote 2 wheel articles for the BPG Newsletter. The first was the optional 15" wheels and the second was for the optional 14" wheels. Both articles also included how to decifer the date codes found on the wheels.

    Not only did they cover the 14" & 15" chrome plated wheels (plus the 15" painted variety), but also the 14" Super Sport (both 69-70 & 71-72 varieties), the 14" Chevy style Rallys, and the optional 15" Sport Wheels with the dog dish center caps and trim rings.

    Both of these articles are on George Nenadovich's site. Maybe someone can post a link to them.
  12. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

  13. Duane

    Duane Member

    That is George's article. My 2 articles should be there also.
  14. JCSpringer2005

    JCSpringer2005 Gold Level Contributor

    Duane ~ I looked on George's site and couldn't see the other articles your are referring to could you be so kind to post them in this thread??
  15. Duane

    Duane Member

    I will have to contact George, I thought I sent him everything I wrote. He will convert them, then they can be linked here.
  16. gabe

    gabe "GOOSE"

    Thanks for the chart!
  17. kevin mcculloug

    kevin mcculloug 72 GS 455 Convertible

    What is the correct answer about the non-WG backspacing? Is it the same?:Do No: I'm getting 15x7s but what should I get backspacing wise for a 72?
  18. 67 Black Goat

    67 Black Goat Active Member

    Are the codes for '70 correct?
  19. DavidC77

    DavidC77 "Matilda" 1970 Buick GSX

    That's funny, I was going to post that I saw this thing about rim size and here you go and post it, beat me to it :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: .

    That's funny :grin:
  20. DavidC77

    DavidC77 "Matilda" 1970 Buick GSX

    From what I see on the chart the back spacing is the same for the 3 15 x 7 rims listed on the bottom. The only difference is the size of the section of the rim were the tire bead hits, the WG has a bigger contact area,the rest of the numbers listed look the same.

    So for any of those 3 listed on the bottom you are going to get a 4 3/8th inch back spacing.

    Hope that helps.


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