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Original spare wheel

Can anyone tell me what wheel would have been provided from the factory in a 67 RS coupe for the spare tire? Mine looks like a gray Rally Wheel but the other 4 wheels are not. If this is original, would the 4 wheels have been the same? I didn't think 67 RS with drum brakes came with Rally wheels.

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Re: Original spare wheel

These cars came with regular steel wheels with hubcaps, Rally Wheel could be ordered, look at the code on by the valve stem, they made Rally Wheels for almost every chevy.

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Thanks Jeff. I re-read that article and it says that rally wheels were only available on disc brake cars and Z28s in 1967. I have standard steel wheels with the N96 mag-style covers...except the spare tire wheel is a rally wheel. I'm just trying to figure out why this would be the case when it's certainly not a Z28 and doesn't have discs. I'm not sure if the wheels and covers are original but why would somebody use a rally wheel as a spare unless the other 4 were rally wheels at one point.

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Can anybody else give an opinion why I have a rally wheel for a spare? Not that I need to stay original but it's always part of decisions for me. I'm going to be replacing tires and trying to figure out if I should keep and paint the steel rims or go with rally wheels or something else.

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Re: Original spare wheel

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Can anybody else give an opinion why I have a rally wheel for a spare? Not that I need to stay original but it's always part of decisions for me. I'm going to be replacing tires and trying to figure out if I should keep and paint the steel rims or go with rally wheels or something else.
Mike, It may have been that one of the previous owners had rally wheels on the car and had a spare the same size. When a new owner put steel wheels on they left the rally wheel spare in the trunk. So,,,when the car was sold to you it had a rally wheel spare.
The choice is yours...if you want to buy a steel wheel for a spare..to stay original or buy 4 rally wheels to change the looks of the car and match the spare in the trunk. Remember, over the years ..these cars have had may owners and many different wheels in most cases. Every car I owned got a set of Crager Wheels and the original steel or rally wheels were sold !

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Re: Original spare wheel

Kevin, I agree with you that it is likely a leftover from a PO. My brother bought the car in '82 before I got it from him in '84 so I'm figuring maybe I'm the 4 or 5th owner. The tire on the spare is pre-1982 which is why I'm not sure of the wheel vintage. Am I right then that this car would not have come with factory rally wheels? I'm just not sure if I'm reading that CRG article correctly. Was there no way to order rally wheels on a non-disc brake car?

I'm leaning toward sticking with the steel wheels for now to keep the costs down. Maybe sell the spare rally wheel.
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Re: Original spare wheel

Mike,

The rally wheels could be added to any car by the dealership but it would have left the factory with the steel wheels unless it was as stated a Z28. I would just get a steel wheel and keep the rally wheel. If you come across a deal on a set of rally wheels that you want to buy, you will have the spare rally already.

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Re: Original spare wheel

As Jeff mentioned, is there an application/date code on the spare ?

http://camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Wheels

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Thanks everyone for the comments so far. I will check the code on the wheel tonight and post it.

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Re: Original spare wheel

There is a '69 LM1 convertible survivor for sale on Ebay right now and it appears to have its original spare on a rally wheel (the car came with rally wheels originally). The wheel is painted satin black and the tire still has its codes and sticker in place (the first 1st Gen spare I've ever seen with a sticker attached). The tire looks to be a Firestone bias ply and I believe it's the original tire. Hope this helps.
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... Mine looks like a gray Rally Wheel ...
Kelsey-Hayes painted the over the counter/replacement wheels they supplied a very light Gray in the 70's and 80's.
Most likely a wheel PO picked up along the way - either as a 'set' or a single and it remained with vehicle ...

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Re: Original spare wheel

OK, code on the wheel says: ?18 7 (valve stem) 24 XB

It looks like there could be a K before the 18 but it looks like paint has filled it in. The final B is hard to discern too but the bottom of the letter is all there so I can't figure out what other letter it could be besides a B.

So according to CRG, if that is a K, then it would be a Kelsey-Hayes 1968 rally wheel but the XB has me stumped now. The CRG site doesn't list an XB code.
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but the XB has me stumped now. The CRG site doesn't list an XB code.
My own statement made me realize that it was probably made for a different car model. I have a re-painted 1968 non-camaro rally wheel that a PO used as a spare. Another small mystery solved unless someone else has different opinion.
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Re: Original spare wheel

In case anyone else is interested, an old post over in CRG indicates it's from a 1968 Chevelle.
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Re: Original spare wheel

Copy of list posted by BigSteve:

XA 14X5 B-3 1/2 67 Chevy II with drum brakes
DA 14X5 B-3 7/8 67 Chevy II RALLY with disc brakes
DG 14X6 67 Camero & Chevelle with dics brakes
XB 14X6 B-4 3/8 67 Chevelle SS, 68-69 Chevelle with F-70 Tires, 70 Chevelle
XN 14X6 B-3 3/4 68-69 Camero & Nova with drum brakes. Different shaped outer
AE 14X6 B-4 3/8 70 Chevelle Station Wagon
XG 14X6 B-3 7/8 68-69 Camero with dics brakes, 68-70 Chevy II/ Nova with disc brakes, 69-69 El Camino without disc brakes. Wider drop center than normal
DE 14X6 B-4 3/8 71-72 Nova & Chevelle, 6 hole wheels
YW 14X6 B-4 3/8 Exactly like XB, may have come on same cars
YJ 14X7 B-4 3/8 69 Camero/ Chevy II L72- ZL1, 70 Nova
AV 14X7 70-72 Camero, 71-72 Nova, 6 hole wheel
XT 14X7 L72- ZL1 Non Rally Wheel
YA 14X7 B-4 3/8 69 Chevelle SS Wheel
AO 14X7 B-4 3/8 70 Camero &69 Chevelle SS Wheel
DB 15X5 67 Passenger Cars with disc brakes.
DF 15X6 B-4 1/16 67-68 Camero Z28
DC(BIG) 15X6 B-3 1/2 67 Corvette, No other stampings on rim
DC 15X6 B-3 1/2 68-70 Passenger car, 67 Passenger car (early models)
FI 15X6 B-3 1/2 68-70 Passenger car, 67 Passenger car (later models) Rivited instead of welded together
YS 15X6 B-3 1/2 68-70 El Camino
FW 15X7 B-4 1/4 71-up most any GM
AG 15X7 B-3 3/4 68 Corvette (will take 15x8 Beauty rings)
YH 15X7 B-4 1/4 L72- ZL1 Z28 Rally 69 narrow drop center
AD 15X7 B-4 1/4 L72- ZL1 Z28 Rally 68 wide drop center
AV 15X7 70, 71, 73 CAMARO Z28 5 spoke wheel
AZ 15X8 B-4 69-82 Corvette

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