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Offline grahamc

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61 rims to fit a 60
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:26:02 PM »
in Melbourne a mate rang and said he was at a swap meet , and a guy had some 61 Cad hubcaps, he sent a photo, i replied buy them. I then discovered that the caps wont fit 60 rims, so i sourced 4 from the States.Drama with shipping , they finally arrive 14 months later, long story. Iget around to getting them sandblasted and powdercoated, then sit on them for 12 months, Recently decided to finally fit them to the coupe, tyres swapped over from the standard rims to the 61 rims,tried to fit them on today , no go, the rims hit the brake drum before the wheel studs max out through the rim, they are the back to front looking rims, and were bought as 61 style, the back rims fit,the fronts dont. Was there a front and back rim for the 61 ? not happy , any suggestions or does someone know what went wrong, thanks

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Re: 61 rims to fit a 60
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 05:52:44 PM »
Not sure when Cadillac changed their rims, but I do know that the rims up to 1966 look like they have the centres in backwards.

Can you post pictures of your rims that don't fit?

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Re: 61 rims to fit a 60
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 10:24:07 AM »
they are the rims with the center in backwards, the front drum is fairly flat ,only slight contour on the mating face with the rim , the rear drums have more contour,the face that mates with the rim sits out alot further allowing the rim to fit correctly, havent worked out how to post photos yet Bruce.

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Re: 61 rims to fit a 60
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 01:01:34 PM »
These rims will definitely not fit the '60 and earlier.

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Re: 61 rims to fit a 60
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 04:28:43 PM »
Hi Graham,

Cadillac list # 1469869 1959-60 except 75 & Commercial, # 1476584 for 1961-64 except 75 & Commercial. 5 of in each case i.e. no specific front or rear.

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Arnold.
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