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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 14, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

Hey guy,

I am curious if any of you guys have installed newer Corvette 17" or 18" wheels on there 69 Camaro.

Post up some pics if you could.

Or do some photo shopping if possible.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 14, 03:50 AM
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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

You might get a hit or two but I doubt you'll see many on a stock '69....
The C5 and up wheels have minimum 7" backspace on the front. A 69 has to run less than 5" backspace on the front.
Rears have minimum 7.5", a '69 can run 5.5" and any more the wheel will hit the inner tub.
So, a two inch spacer at minimum would be needed with them and not many people would be willing to do that. C5 Z06 wheels and larger would need a $1000 true turn system and mini tubbing to even fit.

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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

Thanks for that.

A lot of guys run Corvette wheels on there Syclones & Typhoons & they run wheel spacers.

Just was curious if anyone here would have some on there Camaros.

http://www.syty.net/forums/showthrea...orvette+wheels

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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

Those in the first pic at that link are C4 ZR1's. The fronts on that model are 9.5" wheels and have 7.5" backspace, and the 9.5" is the smallest they make them which wouldn't fit the front of a first gen without a lot of mods even with spacers.

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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

I admit it would be interesting if they did fit but never seen any vette wheels on a 1st gen. I have seen BMW wheels though.
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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

My friend Tony's '68 with 9.5" wheels front and back. He ran with no inner fenders up front and used fairly thick adapters to correct the backspacing for both front and back. Not sure if they were Vette or early 4th gen Camaro SS wheels but they were the same size either way.


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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

Well it was only a matter of time.

They don't look bad at all.
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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

The newer style wheels, with little dish, no dish, or negative dish (as viewed from the front) always remind me of those cheap plastic snap on full wheel covers that Walmart and Kmart used to sell (and probably still do) or the OEM full wheel covers.

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My friend Tony's '68 with 9.5" wheels front and back. He ran with no inner fenders up front and used fairly thick adapters to correct the backspacing for both front and back. Not sure if they were Vette or early 4th gen Camaro SS wheels but they were the same size either way.


Thanks for the pic.
Your friends Camaro looks good IMO.

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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

So many experts.

It's a '68 but those are C5 wheels - 17 x 8.5" in front with 245-45 tires and 18 x 9.5 in back with 275-40 tires; 2" bolt-on billet spacers all around; stock front wheel wells. The outer fender lips in the back end were rolled. This car was auto-crossed and used for HPDEs with the these wheels and spacers.



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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

Mike,

what is the bolt pattern on the C5 wheels? Are they 5 X 120 MM? Metric?

Our stock pattern is 5 X 120.7 MM? or 4 .75"

What thickness spacers were used?

The Blue Camaro looks great!

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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

No offense, Hank, but why when there's so many other options out there? You can get a wheel with a good dish with our offset requirements.



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No offense, Hank, but why when there's so many other options out there? You can get a wheel with a good dish with our offset requirements.



PS: Got the 250 running yet? Video? Too bad we're on opposite coasts...

I got some newer Camaro wheels & wanted to use them if I could just to roll the car around on.

No, the 250 is not running, I have a long long ways to go & little $$$$$

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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

Understood, then, on the wheels.

I don't understand on the 250, though.

Priorities, man! Skip food for the next month and you can afford a lot more!

I'm sure you'll be OK to roll the car around on the wheels but I wouldn't drive on them. They're close but not close enough to be safe.

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Re: Corvette wheels on a 69 Camaro. 17" or 18"

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Mike,

what is the bolt pattern on the C5 wheels? Are they 5 X 120 MM? Metric?

Our stock pattern is 5 X 120.7 MM? or 4 .75"

What thickness spacers were used?

The Blue Camaro looks great!

Thank you.
The wheels are 5 x 4.75, just like our cars. As mentioned above, the billet bolt on spacers were 2" all around.

As for why C5 wheels, in a populous area you can pick up good used sets of C5 wheels all day for $400 to $600 dollars. That makes it pretty convenient to have a set for track days, summer and all weather tires and so on.

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