March 13, 2016 at 11:15 am #11827
Hi all, I’m new to the site, and recently purchased a ’62 Cutlass. I have been trying to locate sources for 14″ wheels and an exhaust system for my car. It is not a Jetfire, but it is a four speed, so I want to get it ready for some Summer cruising with larger wheels, new tires, and an exhaust system that isn’t so noisy. Thanks, MikeMarch 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm #11828JimNoelParticipant
There has been 5, 14″ wheels for sale in the classifieds, call to see if still available.
Exhaust system or parts available at Waldron Exhaust
http://waldronexhaust.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=61_49_84March 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm #11829
There are few and getting fewer tire selections for 14″ wheels.. I went with 15″ steel wheels from Wheel Vintiques with the 4 lug pattern and am using 205 x 65 tires to keep the size in the somewhat classic style, lots of small cars (Honda Accord, camry…) use the size and tires should be available for a long time, could go bigger if you want. Centerline also offers 15″ and I believe 16″ alum wheels in 4 lug, a couple of styles are “classic”, expensive but they are very nice wheels. One of the F85s options was 15″ wheels too. Can’t use stock hub caps though.
Saw a Waldron exhaust for a Jetfire, very nice.March 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm #11830
Thanks much to both of you for such rapid responses. Those are great suggestions, so I will follow up.March 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm #11831
Another question; has anyone tried using the billet adapters to convert to 5 on 4/34 bolt pattern to use more readily available 6″ GM wheels. If so, any suggestion on what backspacing will work?March 14, 2016 at 9:34 am #11833
I am not familiar with the adapters and wonder if you could give us some info on them. Sounds interesting. I imagine the manufacturer can help out with the increased backspacing requirement.
Thanks.March 14, 2016 at 9:39 am #11834
When I was unable to find any correct 14″ wheels, I ordered a pair of these:
I won’t be able to try them for a couple of weeks, but I will report back when I do. ThanksMarch 14, 2016 at 10:12 am #11835
Took a look, says 2″ thick, my guess is a custom wheel with 2″ more backspacing, which Wheel Vintiques could do, but I have no experience. If you don’t move the wheel center back in I would think there would be significant increased stress on the spindle and bearings.March 14, 2016 at 10:26 am #11836
Thanks, I’ll be careful in checking fitment.March 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm #11839
Just an update. I bought the wheels from the member here who had them advertised, and ordered an exhaust system from Waldon. Thanks to all for the help. The project is taking shape. Mike
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