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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by saifa » 03 Mar 2010 12:45

Thanks for the responses guys. I checked out the auctions sites but its difficult to communicate with the sellers. Hopefully if this gets bumped to the top enough someone will have something to sell. I definitely want a complete set of 4

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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by RWD_NissanMan » 05 Mar 2010 14:12

Here are what the Corvair steel wheels look like that were popular with "dimers" in the '70's. They were a 13" x 4.5" steel wheel with a 1-1/8" + offset. GM OEM Part# 3790693. I have a set of 4 in excellent shape if anyone is interested.
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by okayfine » 05 Mar 2010 15:03

Weren't the Corvair pieces 5.5" wide? OE 510 rims (eventually) were 4.5" wide.
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by steveracer » 05 Mar 2010 16:51

Hi,

I am a 510 guy and the Revolution wheels Importer. Go to www.revolutionwheels.com for pics my e mail is sspmotorsport@aol.com or my cell 847 208 7299
Steve

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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by defdes » 05 Mar 2010 17:10

steveracer wrote:Hi,
I am a 510 guy and the Revolution wheels Importer. Go to http://www.revolutionwheels.com for pics my e mail is sspmotorsport@aol.com or my cell 847 208 7299
Steve
I found your site yesterday, and was going to post it up. I didn't realize Revolution continued to make those old style 4 spoke jobs. Very nice. What's the weight and cost of 13" x 7"'s?

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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by nickledimeme » 06 Mar 2010 17:23

saifa wrote:Hey all. I am looking for some old school wheels for my Datsun (hint hint Nickledimeme). I have Rota RB's so am not really looking for anything like that. I am not sure of brands to be honest so if you have something your interested in selling let me know. I have a decent budget and am in Toronto. 14's or 15's prefered.

Seann
Seann....club4ag was always a favorite place to buy wheels....alot of the Toyota guys don't like the positive offset wheels that fit the 510 perfect. hey are into the negative offset rims for their ae86's that won't fit a stock bodied 510...

The Cherry Blossom rims are not for sale yet....maybe some day if I trade or sell my car.....but that may be few years down the road.

Happy hunting :wink:
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by RWD_NissanMan » 08 Mar 2010 11:35

okayfine wrote:Weren't the Corvair pieces 5.5" wide? OE 510 rims (eventually) were 4.5" wide.

Yes, if you measure outside lip to lip. I usually measure fron the flat to flat below the lip which is where the bead sits on.
1969 Datsun 510 4-door (donor shell for below)
1973 Datsun 510 SR20DET (sort of broken right now)
1998 Suzuki Escudo (JDM Sidekick Sport) 2.0TD 4x4 (daily driver)
2006 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 3V 4x2 (wife's ride)
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by okayfine » 08 Mar 2010 11:58

RWD_NissanMan wrote:if you measure outside lip to lip.
I believe this to be the standard method. Wheels are still the same size, but it would be good to qualify your method if it differs.
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by 510-Trevor » 08 Mar 2010 13:27

Here is a chart showing how to measure wheels (inside to inside lip is the standard):
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by okayfine » 08 Mar 2010 13:46

Then how do you reconcile Nissan advertising 13x4" rims up to 71 and 13x4.5" rims on 72+? Taking the measurements by themselves, the latter stock steelies are the same width as the Corvair rims. But we know the Corvair rims are considered 5.5" rims. :?
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Post by jason » 08 Mar 2010 14:08

I have all 3 types of steelies in my possession and can confirm the 13x4" size and 13x4.5" size stock steelies and the 13x5.5" corvair rims also.
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by 510-Trevor » 08 Mar 2010 14:16

okayfine wrote:Then how do you reconcile Nissan advertising 13x4" rims up to 71 and 13x4.5" rims on 72+? Taking the measurements by themselves, the latter stock steelies are the same width as the Corvair rims. But we know the Corvair rims are considered 5.5" rims. :?
Ya got me there Julian, but I was only 1 in '72 so I wasn't paying attention. :lol:

All I can say is that in the modern world of wheels/tires, rim width is measured inside the lips. When you think about it, it only makes sense as this is where the tire meets the rim.
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by okayfine » 08 Mar 2010 14:58

Well I wasn't born until '73, no wonder I'm confused.

But seriously, they must have changed the "standard" at some point. I agree it makes more sense to measure how the current standard says.
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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by te51levin » 08 Mar 2010 18:52

saifa wrote:Hey all. I am looking for some old school wheels for my Datsun (hint hint Nickledimeme). I have Rota RB's so am not really looking for anything like that. I am not sure of brands to be honest so if you have something your interested in selling let me know. I have a decent budget and am in Toronto. 14's or 15's prefered.

Seann
Seann, I am not a Datsun owner, but I found this thread doing some research on some old Revolution wheels I am selling and thought these may suit your purpose. If this sort of post is discouraged or unwelcome, feel free to say so and I'll delete this and go back under my rock. There are more pics at each ad, but here is one to start with:

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I have them listed on local Craigslist (was hoping for local buyer but shipping is also viable):
http://eugene.craigslist.org/pts/1634268499.html

Also on eBay if you prefer that route:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0411390087

Again, if this is not Kosher, say the word and I will disappear.

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Re: WTB Vintage Wheels

Post by okayfine » 08 Mar 2010 18:56

Three cheers for a great for-sale ad in the CL link.
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