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Old 01-21-2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default need info on Cragar wheels for 1960

I bought a 1960 vette that needs work.....one of the things that I am considering is putting on some Cragar SS wheels or something else that might catch my eye. What I don't know is what will fit and do I need spacers for sure.

I would like to get the widest wheel sizes that will still stay under the fender of the car without any flares or modifying the body at all. What sizes will work?

I thought I read some place that the spacers are just needed for the front wheels is that right?

Do I need to change out the wheel lugs with these spacers added? If so, what size and where can I get them?

Do I seem lost on this topic...YUP I am.....so some help here would be great...also if anyone has pictures of their C1's with aftermarket wheels of some sort on them...that would be great too.

let me know...regards, Herb
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Default have a 60 with craggar ss 215 75 15

these seem to work for me in my 60 15x6 size.. have the originals and in my humble opinion the ss look better
no spacers needed withthe drums up front

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i have 7" cragers from the 70's on my 61, rear.
235x60x15
new ones did not have the correct offset
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I like the SS and it looks really good on your car....anyone else with some pictures to share? How about the Cragar 610's? Aluminum wheel/chrome plated in the 17" size?????
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Default cragar ss were the easy choise..hard part?

hard part is figuring out if you want the letters showing on the bf goodrich radial T/A's or not was a 50-50 vote ..luckly the bf goodrich's are reversable so you can change them to black every other year.. i sort of like the cragar ss with the white letters showing when you have white cove's to contrast it off..but i'm inj the minority I think ..I think it givges it that 60's hot rod look a bit while keeping the original lines of the 58-60 which has has if not the best lines and curves in vette history has to be in the top 2 IMHO

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I was also looking at the Cragar 610's......aluminum wheel that is chrome plated....wonder if anyone has a shot of that on their car????
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I HAVE cragar on my 60 15// no you don;t have to have the spacers also my crager are unlugs with special chrom lug nuts and washers
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these seem to work for me in my 60 15x6 size.. have the originals and in my humble opinion the ss look better
no spacers needed withthe drums up front

looks good
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I HAVE cragar on my 60 15// no you don;t have to have the spacers also my crager are unlugs with special chrom lug nuts and washers

Got any pictures of the wheels on the car?????
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Default Aluminum wheels

Check out my '61 with aluminum mags. Had them when I got it. The caps are Cragars. The wheels, I don't know.

http://www.rogerscorvette.com/free/ihrie.htm

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