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    Default 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Has anyone spotted a replica rally wheel that fits the full-size Buicks? Looks like everything is 5 x 4.75??

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostoncat68 View Post
    Has anyone spotted a replica rally wheel that fits the full-size Buicks? Looks like everything is 5 x 4.75??
    Ive been looking for a long time. Havent found anything. Have considered widening them to 8" though.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Full size Buicks are 5 X 5 . And they are 6 inches wide . There are Thousands of them available from E-Bay , Craigslist and other Places . Very affordable. Look for ones from around 1980 give or take 4 years either way . They will be 7 inches wide.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsx455-4ever View Post
    Full size Buicks are 5 X 5 . And they are 6 inches wide . There are Thousands of them available from E-Bay , Craigslist and other Places . Very affordable. Look for ones from around 1980 give or take 4 years either way . They will be 7 inches wide.
    i believe the 15x7 wheels from the 80s won't fit the early cars. the hub is larger and won't fit in the rim. I'm like 85% sure on this. I'm sure someone else will chime in.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsx455-4ever View Post
    Full size Buicks are 5 X 5 . And they are 6 inches wide . There are Thousands of them available from E-Bay , Craigslist and other Places . Very affordable. Look for ones from around 1980 give or take 4 years either way . They will be 7 inches wide.
    whats affordable per rim?
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by garybuick View Post
    whats affordable per rim?
    I've seen Beautiful sets of 4 for $300 or less . New Mex guy had some .
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by 436'd Skylark View Post
    i believe the 15x7 wheels from the 80s won't fit the early cars. the hub is larger and won't fit in the rim. I'm like 85% sure on this. I'm sure someone else will chime in.
    71 and up they will fit. 70 and older have a hub fit problem
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    This is the "fit" problem, and why most are looking for #853 rims (pre '71) vs. #895s which are (71 - 85). Have a good supply of #895's, 10 total to be exact.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsx455-4ever View Post
    I've seen Beautiful sets of 4 for $300 or less . New Mex guy had some .
    Id like a beautiful set of 2 15x7 and 2 15x6 in the 73 style. I currently have 4 'driver' quality 15x6 with rust rash in the corners and dull patches where people tried to polish them and then realized it wasnt working.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostoncat68 View Post
    Has anyone spotted a replica rally wheel that fits the full-size Buicks? Looks like everything is 5 x 4.75??
    One of the members had started a thread on the 17x8s I custom built, but for some reason I cannot find link to thread now. Here's some initial info on them in another link though:

    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...nd-backspacing

    For aftermarket units, try here:

    http://www.circleracing.com/104series.htm

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    [QUOTE=Steve Schiebel;2642151]One of the members had started a thread on the 17x8s I custom built, but for some reason I cannot find link to thread now. Here's some initial info on them in another link though:

    I had a link to it but it appears to be dead now. I DID make a copy of the entire article; rather than reposting someone elses removed article here contact me direct for a copy

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Yeh, I'm wondering why useful technical information was removed without notice. Maybe some sketchy legal reason or pressure from a manufacturer? Seems shady to delete the info with no explanation though.

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    The member who started the thread may have deleted it. Are you referring to Erik?
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    If there is a full size 15 in. rim (77 - 85) with the fleet suspension, meaning 5 x 5 that is indeed 7 inches on the inside (bead to bead) it should have a different part number than the #895. Erik aka Bad Boattail posted a very good link at one time, to all the common rims and their part numbers, that would be helpful here.

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Erik deleted his own thread which is something every member is entitled to do.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by newmexguy View Post
    This is the "fit" problem, and why most are looking for #853 rims (pre '71) vs. #895s which are (71 - 85). Have a good supply of #895's, 10 total to be exact.
    EXACTLY my issue! 1968 Wildcat requires #853. I think the only choice is to find decent used wheels.

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostoncat68 View Post
    EXACTLY my issue! 1968 Wildcat requires #853. I think the only choice is to find decent used wheels.
    I've got two if your interested.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostoncat68 View Post
    EXACTLY my issue! 1968 Wildcat requires #853. I think the only choice is to find decent used wheels.
    895's can be used on pre 71 cars . I believe the only problem is the pre 71 dustcap is flat topped and hits the rim where the center cap mounts .

    Later ,71 up dust caps are rounded dome type caps . You can get a set of 71 up dust caps and slice them off and weld them to your older flat topped caps .

    Used this on my 69 Electra . it worked. Rear wheels are no problem.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by flynbuick View Post
    Erik deleted his own thread which is something every member is entitled to do.
    That's perfectly fine and within his rights, I just wonder why he hasn't said so.... It still seems unseemly.

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Schiebel View Post
    That's perfectly fine and within his rights, I just wonder why he hasn't said so.... It still seems unseemly.
    Threads are deleted by OPs all the time. Seldom does anyone publically comment on their own deletions.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsx455-4ever View Post
    895's can be used on pre 71 cars . I believe the only problem is the pre 71 dustcap is flat topped and hits the rim where the center cap mounts .

    Later ,71 up dust caps are rounded dome type caps . You can get a set of 71 up dust caps and slice them off and weld them to your older flat topped caps .

    Used this on my 69 Electra . it worked. Rear wheels are no problem.
    I think what had happened to mine was that someone ground out the centres a little to make things fit. The other thing you'll find with the later wheels is they won't accept the earlier centre cap unless you grind out the centres a bit, or put the later style mounting rings on. (which don't fit the cap)
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsx455-4ever View Post
    895's can be used on pre 71 cars . I believe the only problem is the pre 71 dustcap is flat topped and hits the rim where the center cap mounts .

    Later ,71 up dust caps are rounded dome type caps . You can get a set of 71 up dust caps and slice them off and weld them to your older flat topped caps .

    Used this on my 69 Electra . it worked. Rear wheels are no problem.
    Interesting note -- I have been looking to move to disk brakes using some brackets created by a forum member from Australia, Tony (I have a separate thread on that). When I do that I'll use rotors from 70s era Buicks -- that will mean a smaller dustcap and no fitment issues for 895 era wheels. NICE!!!

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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66electrafied View Post
    I think what had happened to mine was that someone ground out the centres a little to make things fit. The other thing you'll find with the later wheels is they won't accept the earlier centre cap unless you grind out the centres a bit, or put the later style mounting rings on. (which don't fit the cap)
    You can tweek the tangs on the center caps so they fit the later wheels. I have 66-70 Finned caps on my 73 Riv with the later wheels. You don't have to grind anything just slightly bed the tangs.
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    Default Re: 5 x 5 Rally Wheels for Full Size Buick -- any replicas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsx455-4ever View Post
    You can tweek the tangs on the center caps so they fit the later wheels. I have 66-70 Finned caps on my 73 Riv with the later wheels. You don't have to grind anything just slightly bed the tangs.
    Good to know I like ribbed caps
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