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RE: [oletrucks] Wheels for AD with disk brakes

To: "'CHARLES A. CLARK'" <CHARLES_A._CLARK@HUD.GOV>, oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Wheels for AD with disk brakes
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:07:36 -0600
My disk brake kit came with 1/4" "spacers" to place 
between the back side of the wheel and the hub.  They 
are basically just a piece of flat plate donut-shaped 
steel with holes drilled in them to fit over the studs 
that the lug nuts go on.  The inside and outside 
diameter of the donuts coincide with the mounting 
surface on the hub that the wheel mounts to.  

I didn't need mine because I was already using 15x7 
six lug wheels from a late 70s Chevy 4x4.  The offset 
of these wheels was just enough to clear the tie-rod, 
however I did have to tweak the "stop" on the right 
spindle to prevent the left tire from touching the 
drag link.

I'll bet a wheel/tire shop that sells a bunch of 
fancy aftermarket wheels would have similar spacers 
for sale in your 5 bolt pattern.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 2:27 PM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Wheels for AD with disk brakes

I have gone to disk brakes and a 74 nova rear with my 49 Panel.  When I
originally went to 15" wheels with the 6 bolt pattern with 235 70x15 tires
tires were rubbing the tie rod ends.  Before I got it on the road I went to
new brakes and rear end so I am using 5 lug instead of 6 lug but I have the
clearance problem.  Anyone else had this problem and what did you use to
it. I just called one of the after market wheel places advertised in Custom
Classic Trucks and they are out of sight + - $80 a wheel.  I need a 4 3/4
backset, maximum.  I just do not have that much time to do a search through
salvage yards although I am getting a little time to go to one this weekend.
suggestions for a doner car/truck?

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