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Old 01-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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what brand of rim came with a 61 big brake car i have two 5 1/2" rims less the humps ,they came on my 61 , only the two rears ,I have since replaced them with the 5 " proper rims .also who has used the wider rims on front .I am thinking of a front brake upgrade to disk and reusing the wide rims, I know i would need different front rims for clearance of calipers . would a 65 5 1/2 " rim work on the 61 up front and clear caliper .
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The 65-6 and later rims will clear the caliper - the 57-62 big brake rims
will not. Start trying to identify your '61 wheels by determining if they are riveted or welded. BB wheels are riveted.
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MAYBE, if you use the sliding calipers rather than the c2/c3 fixed calipers you might be able to use regular rims.
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