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Street Rod Wheels
#1423850 Mon Sep 13 2021 05:15 PM
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'Bolter
Looking for some advice concerning wheels for my 1956 Chevy 3100. The truck is not stock. It is running a 67 350 SBC, Saginaw 4 speed, and a 69 12 bolt rear. All four hubs are 6x5.5. The front axle is bone stock. From what I've read thus far, it looks like the maximum backspace for the OE axle in a 3100 is 4.5 inches.

My experience and knowledge in this area is limited. I bought this truck last month. It was outfitted with Toyota 16x7 alloy wheels with 265/70R 16 tires. The tires are far too wide for the truck, and they will rub the drag link and the steering gear at full stop turn of the steering wheel. I was just going to replace them with 225/75R 16's but, now I'm not sure that will eliminate the tires contacting the steering gear.

If anyone has some experience with later Chevy alloy wheels on stock 56 3100 6 lug hubs, I sure would appreciate your thoughts or solutions.

Tom


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Little Egg Harbor, NJ
1942 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup, 1962 235, Offy intake, Fenton headers, Dual Carter YFs, 1984 T5
1956 Chevy 3100 Apache, 67 350SBC, Saginaw 4 speed, 69 12 bolt
Re: Street Rod Wheels
Ghost_Rider #1424018 Tue Sep 14 2021 08:20 PM
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'Bolter
BTW, I have checked the backspace on the Toyota rims and it is 4 and 1/2 inches. Frankly, I'm beginning to think my best option is a set of 6x5.5 Rally wheels.


Ghost Rider
Little Egg Harbor, NJ
1942 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup, 1962 235, Offy intake, Fenton headers, Dual Carter YFs, 1984 T5
1956 Chevy 3100 Apache, 67 350SBC, Saginaw 4 speed, 69 12 bolt
Re: Street Rod Wheels
Ghost_Rider #1424063 Wed Sep 15 2021 01:44 AM
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'Bolter
I can't speak for 1/2 ton trucks, but on the 3/4 ton trucks Ford E series wheels work good, They're 16x6 with 4.25 backspace.

Some guys have used Dexstar trailer wheels with good results.


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Re: Street Rod Wheels
Ghost_Rider #1424143 Wed Sep 15 2021 05:57 PM
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You could always have wheels made that fit exactly what you want. If they are the Steelie type, they don't cost that much more than the non-custom versions.


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