steel wheel & dog dish question

Discussion in 'The Hides' started by painekiller, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    The discs are 3/16". You'll loose 3/16" of thread engagement, on the studs, so "IF" they're marginal without the adapters I wouldn't do it without swapping out slightly longer studs. The rule of thumb is 1-1/2 times (or more) the thread diameter of engagement. (1/2" stud should have 3/4" length of engagement "minimum").
     
  2. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Thanks Steve, good information for anyone looking to use the adapters to be sure they understand.
     
  3. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    I'm looking for 14x6 steel wheels to use with dog dishes.... i have seen the reference for back spacing like 3 7/16 etc. On a 72 skylark/GS convertible with rear stock drums and Right Stuff disc brake conversion, what back space would be a) stock and b) acceptable other backspacing options that will work with my set up? Thank you!
     
  4. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    The '77 - 90ish B-body (RWD) LeSabres and LeSabre Estate Wagons used the 5 x 4.75in wheel/hubs like our A-body Skylarks & GSs ... Buick put the 5 x 5in wheels/hubs on the Electras and Electra Estate Wagons.
     
  5. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    Standard steel wheel colors for no option 1970 Skylark & GSs: Glacier White and Bamboo Creme both got BLACK painted standard steel wheels. Buick had concerns about road dirt and grime easily showing on light colored painted wheels. Neither Olds, Pontiac or Chevrolet seemed to share the overall concern.
     
  6. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    Regarding GM wheel stamping and compatibility with spacing/back spacing requirements for disc brakes: the code "JJ" means that the wheels internal hub area dimensions are spaced for disc brake compatibility. If no "JJ", be careful and double check. There will be more stamping for different aspects ... like prod date, supplier, size, plant, etc., but "JJ" was specifically for disc brake compatibility.
     
  7. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    I needed wheels for a ‘roller’ 75 Firebird a couple of years ago and the easiest to get to were 14”x6” steelies from my ‘68 GS (drum car). The would not clear the calipers on the ‘bird.
    Patrick
     
  8. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    Does anybody have pics of 15x8 or wider, with dog dishes?
     
  9. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    56659907_10213522390473469_2802397857775091712_n.jpg Not a steel wheel, but a Weld DragLite with my adapters.....
     
  10. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    wow thats a 8 In? where did you get this adapters looks cool
     
  11. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I build and sell the adapters.
    $250/set of 4 including shipping...
     

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  12. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    wow i didnt know .. do the Buick Dog dishes fit on there?
     
  13. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    sent you a PM
     
  14. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc


    Yes sir, All GM intermediate, some Ford and older Chevy trucks. The cap needs to measure 10.188" ID.........
     

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