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uscrichter

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1969-Z wheels
« on: August 11, 2021, 06:18:21 PM »
I'm trying to decide if I should use the stock 7"X 15" YH wheels in front or 7"X 14" for my '69 Z in combination with the 8" X 15' AZ Vette wheels in the rear, I am doing a correct factory restoration but I don't plan on having it judged, just want to have fun on the way to car shows.
Any feedback is appreciated!

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Re: 1969-Z wheels
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 06:28:20 PM »
Any modification from factory correct restoration isn't factory correct. Only you can decide what you want...Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969-Z wheels
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 09:17:15 PM »
You'll have to watch the offsets with the Vette rims - my '68 was graced with a set of them when I got it, rubbed in a few places. I always liked the big and little approach to wheels and tires until I started the originality/restoration routine, so I replaced the Vettes with DF (correct) Rally wheels. Of course, originality comes with a price nowadays. Thank goodness all 5 of mine have a full sset of 5 correct rims.

Cutting it short, that's enitrely your choice. Restored means restored with OE parts, Day 2 is a modified. Day 2, do what you want. You can always change back to have the car judged -

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Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W 1967 Chevy ll Nova SS 
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6

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Re: 1969-Z wheels
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 06:35:38 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, and yes it's a 2 day deal where the things I'm changing are reversible. It's getting an original X-Ram, GM X-Ram hood and NOS T.I. ignition system(keeping it all original GM) what I was referring to was if I should use the original 15" Z-28 wheels or if I use 14" SS wheels will it have any adverse suspension issues ? since it would have 15" in back and 14" in front, issues like braking steering?

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Re: 1969-Z wheels
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 02:17:43 AM »
Are you going for the little/big look?
I'd run 15" on the front and just get smaller tires. Hard to find any tires in 14".
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Re: 1969-Z wheels
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2021, 06:00:12 PM »
Are you going for the little/big look?
I'd run 15" on the front and just get smaller tires. Hard to find any tires in 14".

Amen. Wait till you have to find 6.95-14's (redlines) for your Nova SS, and then find a tire center that can handle a 14 X 5 steel rim without bending it, Hard to believe Chevrolet would use such a tiny rim on so light of a car with that much horsepressure. That's what I get for being an OE enthusiast -

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1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W 1967 Chevy ll Nova SS 
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06  1949 3100 5wd 235/6