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decode FW 15x7 ralley

Hello
I have some rallyes that have FW code near the valve stem.
Can you guys tell me the true an coorect car these wheels are for .
I appreciate your time..........................Joe
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15x7 1973-77 Monte Carlo, Chevelle Ralley Wheel

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Re: decode FW 15x7 ralley

There should be more stampings to the opposite side of the hole. That would help you determine the year.


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Mine are 15x7 Ralley's also, and I have 12 on one side, and 22 F on the other. Have any idea? I know my caps are original GM, but the rings are too clean to be original.

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FW are Monte Carlo. I have a set of 15x8

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Mine are 15x7 Ralley's also, and I have 12 on one side, and 22 F on the other. Have any idea? I know my caps are original GM, but the rings are too clean to be original.
Just bumping it to piggyback instead of starting a new thread. I tried Googling decoding of Ralley Wheels, Rally Whels, Chevy Ralley Wheels etc., and came up with nothing except posts from sites like here and NastyZ I don't have the Ralleys on the car now, but it'd be nice to know where they originated from. Info is in quote above ^. Or...just tell me where I can find the info...provide a link...whatever . Thanks.

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Just bumping it to piggyback instead of starting a new thread. I tried Googling decoding of Ralley Wheels, Rally Whels, Chevy Ralley Wheels etc., and came up with nothing except posts from sites like here and NastyZ I don't have the Ralleys on the car now, but it'd be nice to know where they originated from. Info is in quote above ^. Or...just tell me where I can find the info...provide a link...whatever . Thanks.
Try this:
Here's your link : http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Wheels scroll to the bottom of the site.
Or try: http://www.chevellestuff.com/index.htm Click "Quick decode stuff" on the left, then sub-catagory "other stuff", then sub-sub-catagory "rally wheels"..


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Try this:
Here's your link : http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Wheels scroll to the bottom of the site.
Or try: http://www.chevellestuff.com/index.htm Click "Quick decode stuff" on the left, then sub-catagory "other stuff", then sub-sub-catagory "rally wheels"..
First, thanks for the links! Hmmm...I just looked at another wheel and see that it has 3 markings on one side that look like maybe... a U or V..and then maybe numbers 12...and on the other side has 3 FW. And again, the first wheel I looked at only has a 12 on one side...and then 22F on the other. No sign of a W on the 1st wheel.

After looking at your 2nd link, it gives the following possibilities for FW:
69 Camaro Z-28
69 Camaro w/4 wheel DB
70-72 Monte Carlo

So, it may remain a mystery. I'm 99% certain that my caps are original GM, but there's not telling about anything else. After all, this car started as a plain Jane, but you never know what kind of originality may or may not have been added to it over the years. For instance, I've got 62"-67" heads, a 73" block, and a non-original 12 bolt rear (which I'm going to try to find numbers on today). And the way I look at it, a lot of restoration was done in the early 90's on this car...and prices weren't sky high on original parts like they are now. So again, you never know what might be cool "original" stuff (even though not original to the car itself).

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First, thanks for the links! Hmmm...I just looked at another wheel and see that it has 3 markings on one side that look like maybe... a U or V..and then maybe numbers 12...and on the other side has 3 FW. And again, the first wheel I looked at only has a 12 on one side...and then 22F on the other. No sign of a W on the 1st wheel.

After looking at your 2nd link, it gives the following possibilities for FW:
69 Camaro Z-28
69 Camaro w/4 wheel DB
70-72 Monte Carlo

So, it may remain a mystery. I'm 99% certain that my caps are original GM, but there's not telling about anything else. After all, this car started as a plain Jane, but you never know what kind of originality may or may not have been added to it over the years. For instance, I've got 62"-67" heads, a 73" block, and a non-original 12 bolt rear (which I'm going to try to find numbers on today). And the way I look at it, a lot of restoration was done in the early 90's on this car...and prices weren't sky high on original parts like they are now. So again, you never know what might be cool "original" stuff (even though not original to the car itself).

I love finding out every detail I can about this car.
I agree, but keep in mind, you also never know what you may read on the internet, so take it all in with less than 100% certainty.
There are plenty of experts on here, and I am not one of them. I linked you to some sites that have been given to me, mainly to look around and I remembered the "wheel" details when I looked mine up. I also have FW coded wheels, and if I recall, they are 1968 Chevelle wheels.

Mine is not a numbers car either, although I have been told it should be a 1970 350 4 bolt in it. I haven't verified that yet.
(If someone reading this can tell me where to find the numbers on a 1970 350 to verify that, it would be appreciated, otherwise I will have to start my own thread about it)


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I also have FW coded wheels, and if I recall, they are 1968 Chevelle wheels.

Mine is not a numbers car either, although I have been told it should be a 1970 350 4 bolt in it. I haven't verified that yet.
(If someone reading this can tell me where to find the numbers on a 1970 350 to verify that, it would be appreciated, otherwise I will have to start my own thread about it)
Well, seeing that my stock wheels were 14" to start with, it's a no-brainer that they're not original to my car. I'd just like to identify what they came from

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FW coded wheels are Monte Carlo and Chevelle wheels, 15x7.

That other site is dead wrong and full of misinformation.

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A moderator is welcome to delete that link from my post if desired...


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FW's were also used by dealers for replacement wheels. I did a trade many years ago for some wheels for my Z. They came off of a Z28 that was repaired, at a Chevy dealer, early on in it's life after hitting road debris. After checking the codes many years after the swap I found 1 AD wheel and 3 FW wheels.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 07, 01:23 PM
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FW is what I got as GM replacements after my orginal wheels got ripped off.

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FW is what I got as GM replacements after my orginal wheels got ripped off.
Interesting, Don. It seems that Having Fun's site might not have been wrong, and that this is another case of GM's sharing products across the board on their cars, so to speak.

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