Re: New 18" Boss 338 Wheels on my '67
I was worried about the offset too, but I figured the wheels had enough material on the rear of the hub to machine about 1/4" down if need be. Actually the positive offset makes the wheel package more aggressive looking, but if I went any lower I would probably catch the wheel trim (although the Hotchkis set up is pretty stiff).
When I bought the car it was just a nicely restored '67 SS 350 clone with standard black interior about 2-1/2 years ago. I liked the color, the cowl hood and the front and rear spoilers.The good thing about it was it had a 350 4-bolt main block, roller rockers on a nicely sounding cam with 2.02 heads, a 4-speed and 12-bolt posi, but no power steering or brakes. It now has power steering with a quick ratio box, a CPP power front disc conversion kit and has front and rear Hotchkis sway bars in addition to the springs. I also did new KYB shocks front and rear, Autometer Phantom gauges, a Be Cool aluminum radiator with electric fan and a full stereo system with Alpine deck and Infinity speakers. Like I said, the last things I plan to do is the big brake kit front and rear, probably the CPP kit, maybe next year a set of CPP tubular A-arms in black, and probably some Hotchkis subframe connectors in the future.
1967 Camaro SS
Lemans Blue/ Black Bumblebee