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Thread: Wheels and tires for a 55 C4 conversion

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    I found this kind of interesting. The stock 1955 tire was a 6.70-15 that was 27 inches tall. With todays measurement it would be equal to a 170/90-15 that would also be 27 tall.
    This link shows some other modern equivalents. From the side profile the car would resemble the original look, even with 18's if you squint a little.

    https://www.automobile-catalog.com/t...n_265_v-8.html
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    I see it was a 15" diameter, what was the width and offset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I see it was a 15" diameter, what was the width and offset?
    That would be 6.7 inches wide across the sidewalls probably on a 5 1/2in wheel with zero offset I think. Probably only a 4 inch tread width. I did some OE repo Coker whitewall bias ply tires for a guy with his new looking, one owner 63 split window Vette that looked like it had the same tread width. And that was a performance car? In one direction anyway.
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    Original wheels for trifives were 5" wide (although there were some optional wagon wheels a bit wider I think)...

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    Here are a few good pictures of wheels in the gallery of this site of wheels with a C4 chassis, used on tri-5, C1, and trucks. No idea of what the sizes are though. The maroon/white 56 2dr in the second picture is the best looking one of the bunch, and the blue/white 56.

    https://www.rrframes.com/
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