Crager SS wheels for a 67 GTX

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  1. dan juhasz

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    Was thinking about buying a set of Crager Classic SS Chrome wheels for my 67 GTX. They list a 15 x 7 direct drill 5 x 4 1/2 pattern with 4 inch backspace . My only concern was the backspace, should a 4 inch backspace work ok. I wouldn't be trying to stuff a huge tire in the back.
     
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    Just a fyi. I recently put a set of direct drill Cragars on my car and had to replace all the wheel studs with longer ones to get more thread contact. Sure do like them though.....
     
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    I've run 275/60/15 on 7" rim ( Ford steel ) on the back of '67 GTX before. Believe they were 4.25- 4.5" back space.
     
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    love to see a picture
     
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    Direct drill? Not familiar with that term, please enlighten me.
     
  6. dan juhasz

    dan juhasz FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    No unilug, with the old style cragar multiple offset washers to fit 5 x 4, 5x 4 1/2, 5x5
     
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      I put on 15x8 cragars with a custom backspace of 4 3/4 and 275/60/15 drag radials.
       
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      Single bolt spacing, not "Uni Lug or Vari Lug" using removable offset washers to make the bolt circle diameter.
       
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        hunt, were those wheels intended for conical nuts? The old Cragar's used a flat face mount that required "mag" lug nuts.
         
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        • hunt2elk

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          Yes, the new Cragar direct drill models use conical nuts.
           
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          4 .5 or 4.75 fits better,MO. Ran L60 15's 4"BS rubbed some on my 66 Satellite. Make sure you can remove tire if you get a flat without removing shock or jacking spring down.
           
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          A 69 is way different than a 66/67
           
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          Most of the 67 GTX's on the net have Magnums but I found a couple photos. They look good.

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            Great choice. I am going with a set of NOS Cragar Sparklers and redlines on mine.
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              Love Cragars on anything. My favorite wheel by far. I mix it up on my cars with multiple different sets that I have.

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                A 15x8 with a 4 1/2 backspace is a zero offset, as is a 15x7 with a 4" backspace. Most people say a 15x8 with 4 1/2 fits good so a 15x7 with same offset should fit just fine. ( a wheel width is measured from bead to bead, so a wheel ACTUAL width is about an inch wider than it is rated. So a 15x7 is really 8 inches wide, with a 4" backspace, the wheel mounts exactly in the middle of the wheel, zero offset.)
                 
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                Yes, those are the exact sizes all my wheels are as well.
                 
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                Not sure if the coronet is the same but if it is the rear wheel wells suck.. It has been a few years but I spent alot of time with wheels and a tape measure when I ordered my wheels and on the rear 15 x 8" wheels I got a 5 1/4" backspace.. If I did it again I would get 5 1/8" bs....

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                These could help think they're the right size. not mine. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/joe-38120
                 
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