What wheel fits the rear of a stock 57 Chevy?
Forgive me if I have asked this here before, but I think I meant to check with you guys and then got sidetracked.
My brother-in-law (who is also a friend, as opposed to someone I would not speak with or help if we we not related by marriage) has a 1957 BelAir 4-door hardtop that he bought while stationed at Falcon AFB in CO. It followed him to Plattsburgh, and then after RIF the car went home to Newville, PA (where he and I went to high school) and has sat in a barn for about 15 years while he raised a family in Northern VA.
So, he and I have been talking lately about how, now that his first girl is in college and his other two kids are older (and the boy is old enough to start taking some interest in an old car), it may be time to dust off the 57.
As the car is all original and fairly low miles (less than 100K), one of the first things on our list is a brake upgrade to get rid of that single pot MC and what are probably OE hardlines and maybe soft lines.
We may go the route that is now available, with a new front disc kit that will fit his OE 14 inch steel wheels, and thus just keep the stock wheels and wheelcovers. But, he kind of likes the idea of 15 inch wheels on such a big car, with the classic BFG T/As for rubber.
What I do not know, because I am not a tri-five guy, is what wheel size and backspace and with what rubber size will fit in the rear, without cutting the original, solid quarters.
Thinking about FW coded 15x7 rallys, but don't know if those have enough backspace to fit?
Any stock 57 gurus here?
69 'vert project big block/TKO 600 RR
68 'vert driver RS clone -- gone!