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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by melvinm, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Nov 12, 2016
    melvinm

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    Has any body used wheel vintiques series 62 , 15 x 8 5 on 5.5" -4" bksp wheels with model 30 front axle with R&P disc brake conversion , if so did you have any problems?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2016
    Mark Wahlster

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    You need to find out what the center hole is. It has to be 4.280" to fit over the hub on a front axle. I checked their web site and do not see that spec listed.

    With a 4" backspacing your likely to run into rubbing in the front. not to mention on the edge of the rear wheel opening.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2016
    melvinm

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    Hi Mark

    The Center Hole is 4.250"

    I have seen these used on A 1973 IHC Scout and A Jeep CJ3B .

    Brakes on both unknown.

    The thing I wonder about is the Disc Brakes on My jeep .

    Are they going to clear the caliper ?

    Do You know the back spacing on the Kelsey Hayes Wheels

    Used by Jeep ?

    I just thought maybe someone might have used these wheels

    and would know .

    Thanks
     
  4. Nov 14, 2016
    pfmg

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    I have them, they fit fine with D30 with disks, and 11" rear drums.

    the web site does not list them with the correct center hole, but they have them if you call, the BS can even be changed if needed.

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  5. Nov 14, 2016
    Mark Wahlster

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    Well interesting. Now if they just made them in a 16 x 5" or even 6" I would be all over them.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2016
    pfmg

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    Call them, I think they will make anything u want. I could had these made with any back spacing I wanted.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2016
    melvinm

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    I called today , talked to Anthony.

    He said MY disc brake conversion is to large in diameter ( 14.250" )

    I.D. of Wheel is only 12.625".
     
  8. Nov 14, 2016
    pfmg

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    I looked at r&p web site, they use the Chevy calipers and brackets, that's what I'm using and they fit fine. I have another unused disk kit here, I believe it is R&P, disk measures 11.75". Something doesn't sound right
     
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  9. Nov 14, 2016
    melvinm

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    Looking at the picture of your wheel , what does the back side look like ?

    What is the in side diameter of the back of the wheel ? Is it the same as the front side ?
     
  10. Nov 23, 2016
    melvinm

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    Went ahead and ordered 1- wheel just to make sure it will fit .

    Ordered part # 62-585504 it fits both front with disc brakes and rear with

    drum brakes . Looks like a good replacement for the Kelsey Hayes wheels.

    Thanks to every one for Your Help.

    Mel.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2016
    ojgrsoi

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    Post some photos when you get a chance. I'd like to see how it goes.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2016
    melvinm

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    Hi Mark

    I don't have any way to do photos , the wheels are just like the pictures above

    Except I will put them on A 1967 cj6 .

    Mel.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2016
    colojeepguy

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    Do they have the hubcap bumps like the ones pictured above?
    What diameter caps would fit them?
     
  14. Nov 25, 2016
    melvinm

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    Yes they do , the outside diameter of the knob is 10 1/8".

    You can find these on wheel vintiques web site, they are part # 62-585504

    they are the under the classic wheel .

    Mel.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2016
    Keys5a

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    Jegs has the 15 x 8" rim listed above for $66 each. If your in the market, thats a pretty good deal for new steelies!
    -Donny
     
  16. Dec 21, 2016
    Billyball

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    Hey Paul,
    Those wheels look great. I've been eyeballing them myself for my CJ7 and saw them in white on a CJ3B. Glad to hear they clear the center hubs and the disc brakes.

    And Donny I saw that Jegs deal as well but the wheels were out of stock at the time. Now they are back in stock and the price is back up to about $90. Regretting not pre-ordering them.

    As a side note, I'm new to this forum and a CJ7 owner, but frankly love the way you early CJ5 guys do it. I feel I like the style of the builds on here a lot more than most jeep forums. More originality and sense of keeping the classic looks and function of the jeep.

    cheers to that,

    Bill
     
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  17. Oct 12, 2017
    Clegger

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    Thanks for the great information in this thread. I have been looking for a wheel like this to fit my 69 CJ5 with a Herm front disc conversion. Unfortunately the wheel #62-585504 with 4" backspacing does not fit. It hits the ends of the caliper on the inside edge of the rim. I really do like the style so will send it back and try 3.5" backspacing. If successful, I'll update this thread in case anyone else is in the same situation.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2017
    colojeepguy

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    Would it be possible to grind the calipers for clearance?
     
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    Clegger

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    Its a good question. I put a couple washers on to bump it out but it still hit. This leads me to believe that it would need more than a "slight" grind...My concern is that if I grind it down I'll weaken the caliper. That said, I do not have experience with an issue like this. Any insight is appreciated-tnx
     
  20. Oct 13, 2017
    y2grey

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    I've worked at fitting several types of wheels over my factory calipers: I had to remove some of the casting on the front calipers of my D30 to run the early OE slot rims. There was no way the Renegade KH rims would fit even with grinding due to the inner rivets on the rims. I now run M/Ts that are close...no clearance to balance with stick on weight.
     
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