Somebody tell me who makes wheels for a 62 leSabre.

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by bullheimer, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. bullheimer

    bullheimer Well-Known Member

    5x5" need a 3.5" hole in the center. just broke one of my aluminum break drums putting a chevy truck 5x5 on it. Man, i'm so sick and tired of this wheel thing. The ones on it are trailer wheels! so ghetto i can't even stand to think about it. how about a front disc brake kit while we're at it. see cpp on summit for about $600 but if anybody has a brake drum for sale let me know please.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2019
  2. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  3. bullheimer

    bullheimer Well-Known Member

    which means what? tough titty Titus?
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  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    It means “To The Top” for your thread. It is a friendly attempt to give your thread more visibility.

    I suggest that for best results your search for a the brake drum be moved to the Parts Wanted section of the Board. Maybe the whole thread should be moved to that section.
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  5. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    I have two I just removed from a '61 LeSabre. Problem is I'm on the opposite side of the country.
    I have cut the hub on the '61's down to the normal size. I do it on my brake lathe.

    Tom T.
  6. bullheimer

    bullheimer Well-Known Member

    i just write 'bump' but cutting them would have stopped me from cracking them. a friend of mine has two he will sell me for $300. an ebay guy wants $130 for one but $56 to ship. is seems like just getting these two and selling my current one would probably be best, but then i have to deal with shipping the drum, but it's not an engine or a door. i found a kit for front discs for $650 here: i'm sure like my friend you wouldnt just want to sell one anyway. thanks tho. just found out about the 2 for 3 deal today. ps. since i have this window up on a 64 gto up the street, i'll post it: email for it:
    site of c.l. ad: **** if i had 3000 i'd go get it right now :(
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
  7. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    I have access to a 63 Olds Holiday 88. It has front drums with the 5 X 5 pattern and LH studs on L side. Same? Car is clean and near my home in dona Ana New Mexico. Dave S
  8. bullheimer

    bullheimer Well-Known Member

    Thx NMguy, but i got no idea whatsoever, when it comes to BOP there is no such thing until 66 i believe. before that it's anybodys guess, everything is different as far as i know. it might as well be Ford Chevy. so>?
  9. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Yep re read your original post. No the oldsmobile holiday 88 drums are not aluminum, like you need.
  10. bullheimer

    bullheimer Well-Known Member

    well i'm not saying i need them. if i knew what kind of steel or iron ones were out there and fit, i would use them since they'd be so much cheaper than the aluminum ones. except for shipping which would cost a lot more. These stockers are so wide that they rub the damned backing plate!!! i have to wonder just how stock there are anyway.

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