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6/29/10 11:37am - Original Message: 'Ralley Wheels'
tinbender
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 A guy says he has a set of corvette rally wheels for sale. How can I tell that they are for a corvette and  not for a camero? I know the wheel size is 15x7,but what else should I look for?
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6/29/10 3:07pm - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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All Rally wheels are is a wheel painted Argent Silver.  It's the trim ring and center cap that makes them Corvette Rally wheels...or the same wheel with a set of P02 wheel covers is no longer a Rally wheel.  The rim is still the same.  

True Corvette Rally wheels are 15"x8" with the exception of 1968 which were 15"x7".  There may be some markings on the rim that makes a difference for purists but I'm not aware of that.

Camaro's probably used the same 15"x7" but I don't know if they ever used the 15"x8".  Maybe someone else here can tell you that.


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6/30/10 7:11am - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The stampings on the rims(date codes and such) tell what they fit. There are subtle differences between the Corvette rim and Camaro rims. It's the wheel offset that makes the biggest difference between them. There are a lot of folks selling Rally rims that are actually for a Caprice, or Impalla, as well as Camaro. I don't have all the specs in front of me, but if the rims you're looking at are 15x7, they are prolly NOT Corvette rims. The '68 did have 15x7 rims, but true '68 Rally rims are rare, and hard to find. I think the code for the '68 rims is AZ, which you will find next to the hole for the valve stem. I can dig up the rim stamping info later, if needed. We do have a member here(Tom hunt4cleanair) that has done extensive research on Corvette rims/codes...perhaps he can reply with more info.

It appears that Tom is not currently a member now...  You can still try to e-mail him thru his profle page. If not, I can give you his e-mail addy, if you P/M me.
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6/30/10 8:15am - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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found this on the net
 
GM Rally Wheels

XA 14X5 B-3 1/2 67 Chevy II with drum brakes
DA 14X5 B-3 7/8 67 Chevy II RALLY with disc brakes
DG 14X6 67 Camero & Chevelle with dics brakes
XB 14X6 B-4 3/8 67 Chevelle SS, 68-69 Chevelle with F-70 Tires, 70 Chevelle
XN 14X6 B-3 3/4 68-69 Camero & Nova with drum brakes. Different shaped outer
AE 14X6 B-4 3/8 70 Chevelle Station Wagon
XG 14X6 B-3 7/8 68-69 Camero with dics brakes, 68-70 Chevy II/ Nova with disc brakes, 69-69 El Camino without disc brakes. Wider drop center than normal
DE 14X6 B-4 3/8 71-72 Nova & Chevelle, 6 hole wheels
YW 14X6 B-4 3/8 Exactly like XB, may have come on same cars
YJ 14X7 B-4 3/8 69 Camero/ Chevy II L72- ZL1, 70 Nova
AV 14X7 70-72 Camero, 71-72 Nova, 6 hole wheel
XT 14X7 L72- ZL1 Non Rally Wheel
YA 14X7 B-4 3/8 69 Chevelle SS Wheel
AO 14X7 B-4 3/8 70 Camero &69 Chevelle SS Wheel
DB 15X5 67 Passenger Cars with disc brakes.
DF 15X6 B-4 1/16 67-68 Camero Z28
DC (BIG) 15X6 B-3 1/2 67 Corvette, No other stampings on rim
DC 15X6 B-3 1/2 68-70 Passenger car, 67 Passenger car (early models)
FI 15X6 B-3 1/2 68-70 Passenger car, 67 Passenger car (later models) Rivited instead of welded together
YS 15X6 B-3 1/2 68-70 El Camino
FW 15X7 B-4 1/4 71-up most any GM
AG 15X7 B-3 3/4 68 Corvette (will take 15x8 Beauty rings)
YH 15X7 B-4 1/4 L72- ZL1 Z28 Rally 69 narrow drop center
AD 15X7 B-4 1/4 L72- ZL1 Z28 Rally 68 wide drop center
AV 15X7 70, 71, 73 CAMARO Z28 5 spoke wheel
AZ 15X8 B-4 69-82 Corvette

Here are a few extra notes:
* All the rally wheels made in 1967 have big marking letters, no date code, a little bit different shaped center and slightly bigger holes in the center.
* The 15x7 beauty ring will go on all the 15x6 wheels.
* All the hubcaps interchange with each other.


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7/1/10 10:58am - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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Thanks for the info ,after seeing that list.I never knew that rally wheels where used on so many different cars.I thought that people took corvette and camero wheels and put them on the other cars.
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7/2/10 6:44pm - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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I have a spare wheel with tire on my 68 vette.It  is DG but is definately 15".The tire say"s f78-15.I got the wheel and tire from a guy I worked with that sold his 69 vette.
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7/2/10 10:11pm - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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Are you absolutely certain it's not a DC?
I don't have my book handy, but the list above looks right. It's possible there is a DG 15" rim. Can you tell how wide it is?
I can dig up some more info...


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7/2/10 11:59pm - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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Be carefull I beleive the spare tire rim is different than the wheels on the car I am not sure but i think it is 15x7 the normal are 15x8

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7/3/10 3:27pm - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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 Bob thanks for that list of codes.I went to check out the wheels and decoded them they  were for a El Camino.The guy still insisted that they were corvette wheels.
                                       Again Thanks  Rick

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7/3/10 6:08pm - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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I double checked my extra spare rim,and it is definately DG and measures 15".The width appears to be 6".It is hard to measure going through one of the 5 rally holes.It is stamped GM on the inner face with KH for kelsey hayes.It has a shallow offset to it and I was just curious what it was off of.I have owned my 68 coupe for 38 years on july 22.
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7/3/10 7:12pm - Reply: 'Ralley Wheels'
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Thanks for the list. Bob. Great information.
 
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