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Wheel spacing?
#1432841 Thu Dec 09 2021 12:23 AM
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Going to begin hunting for some wheels. I am either going to go with stockers with hub caps, a little newer steel wheel with beauty rings, or some older classic Aluminum slots.

Each would look good. Never having a GM truck before I don't know all the backspacing pit falls. What numbers am I looking for? And are all 6 hole wheels up to metric conversion the same spacing and pattern?


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Wheel spacing?
Ferris Bueller #1433573 Tue Dec 14 2021 11:40 PM
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What year truck? The 1960-66 trucks with 6 lugs have 5.5” lug spacing which matches Toyota and Nissan most of the time. A lot of modern wheels don’t have the correct size center bore for the hub and backspacing is frequently an issue.

Vintiques makes some nice steel wheels and they are supposed to fit well with disc brakes. I like them but I’m also a bit crazy about aluminum slots. I own several sets because people contact me. They know I like them. So the slots find me, not the other way around.

You can go as wide as 8.5” in the rear if you have at least 3.75” of backspacing. I have wider rear tires on the stepside but the rear wheels are the same as the fleetside. I swapped rear tires/wheels between the trucks once and the wider tires from the stepside had only 1/2” to spare on each side when on the fleetside. Whew!

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Re: Wheel spacing?
Ferris Bueller #1433631 Wed Dec 15 2021 03:32 PM
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Yep. You just confirmed what I new as far as the perfect look for my 66. Slots are the way to go.

Want to sell a set of slots for my 66 6 hole"


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Wheel spacing?
Ferris Bueller #1433684 Thu Dec 16 2021 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferris Bueller
Want to sell a set of slots for my 66 6 hole"

I may seem selfish, but now is not a good time. I first need to swap out a set. Shipping would be very expensive. I actually plan to sell 2 sets (I have 4 sets plus a pair of 10” wide and a spare = 19 total).

Re: Wheel spacing?
Ferris Bueller #1433727 Thu Dec 16 2021 03:30 PM
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PM sent

Re: Wheel spacing?
Ferris Bueller #1434046 Sun Dec 19 2021 12:32 AM
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I’ve not heard back from Ferris Bueller in a few days.
Send me that email please.

Re: Wheel spacing?
Ferris Bueller #1434273 Tue Dec 21 2021 06:38 AM
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