Thanks for the tips. I am new to this so your information will likely save
me some trouble. Maybe these companies that advertise "smoothies" and other
type custom wheels in the Classic Chevy Trucking magazine and elsewhere will
be my best bet. They advertise that they can build different backspacing
From: GremlinGTs@aol.com <GremlinGTs@aol.com>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2001 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] 6 bolt wheels, backspacing...
>Kirk, I ran into this problem with my '55 2nd series Chevy Suburban. Most
>modern wheels have deep backspacing, meaning the rim sits farther back over
>the drum ( in reverse logic, the lug nut area of the rim is closer to the
>outside of the rim that's visible ) On the old trucks, the lug nut area is
>recessed very much, meaning shallow backspacing. If you use modern
>deep-backspaced rims, they'll hit your tied rod ends, and rub. I tried
>several '70's rims, none fit. Had to go back to the mid-60's to find rims
>with a shallow enough backspacing to allow them to fit, if you keep your
>suspension totally stock. You can have the ends of the tie-rod control arms
>bent outwards to clear the rims, but that's a tricky proposition. Don't
>if a more modern, shorter arm exists. Good luck with it!
>been there, it rubbed me the wrong way...
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