Wheels

Z/28 Chevelle Wheels on my Vega

Z/28 - Chevelle Wheels on my Vega

These are 1970-1973 Z-28 – Chevelle 5-spoke steel wheels I bought on eBay. They are 15″ x 7″, with 3-3/4″ backspacing.  These are the early wheels, with an oval valve stem clearance hole. I shot-blasted them to bare metal, and then had them powder-coated by Toefco Engineering (Motorsports Division) in Niles, MI.   The color is Dark Grey / Charcoal, color # RAL 7024.

The trim rings (GM part # 3984524), and the center caps (GM part # 3989479) were purchased at www.gmpartsdirect.com.  If you know your part #, this site even with shipping will beat the GM dealer’s wholesale prices.

The tires are BF Goodrich Radial T/As purchased at The Tire Rack.  I saved myself the shipping cost, as their main warehouse is only 10 miles from my house.  The fronts are 195-60 x 15″.   These clear everything nicely, turning from full left to full right with no rubbing. The rears are 275-60 x 15″.   I had to use custom-made 1/2″ thick spacers in the rear.  The screw-in lug nut studs are 1/2″ longer than before installation of these wheels because of the spacers.

Side view of the Z/28 - Chevelle wheels

Side view of the Z/28 - Chevelle wheels

Z/28 - Chevelle wheels, back

Z/28 - Chevelle wheels, back

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