I've got 17x9.5's on the front of my Chevelle that I tested on my '67 Camaro one day. They are 5.5" backspace, and they leave about 1/2" of clearance between the wheel tub and the tire. That is with drum brakes, if you have disks, it may give you a little more clearance. It will also depend on what size tire you run as well, mine was with a 275/40/17 which has almost 11" section width.
I have a 17 x 9.5, 275 40 17 on my 67 and I have tire rub on the inside wheel well. Every car is a little different and depending on how low you want to go. It will make a difference. 67's and 68's are different than 69's because of the rear quarter design.
5.5 BS in rear and 4.75BS in front. Drums all around. I also have put 1/4" spacers on the rear to help but under hard accelaration and big bumps I get rub on the inside wheel well. Some others have the same problem and some get away with it. Like I said depending on how low you want your ride it can be avoided.
Aussie let me know if there is something specific you are looking for and I will be happy to send you some.
Rob, I have 275 40 17 on the rears and with the spacers I am still hitting on the inside wheel but not on the outside
I have 255 on the rear with 9.5 inch wheels and 5.5 backspacing. I bought 1/4 spacers a couple of weeks ago, but have not installed them yet. I also don't like the look of the 255 and want to replace them with 275 or 285/40. Your rear wheels are 9.5?
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