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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone please out there in Impala country let me know the correct original size wheel for a 1964 Impala SS?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 02:05 AM
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Passenger car received a 14" x 5" welded steel wheel made by one of the following companies:
Chevrolet Warren (if made by mid 1963 when GM still made everything on the car), or purchased from either Norris Technologies, or Kelsey-Hayes. It will have a J stamped by the valve stem hole. Offset was 0.56" and inside diameter of the rim is 12.328" for 11"
drum brakes.

Station Wagon had 14" x 6" welded steel wheels (stamped JK), and Police/Taxi cars had 15"x 5" steel wheels stamped K from Kelsey-Hayes.

Corvette (that was still in 1964 using the suspension from the full size passenger car), used a 15" x 5" steel wheel stamped K or a 15" x 6" steel wheel stamped L from Kelsey-Hayes at this time.

Something this old needs to be either X-rayed or at least MagnaFluxed to determine that there are no cracks in these steel wheels due to the bending forces a wheel experiences over time. Kelsey-Hayes still makes new steel wheels for the reproduction market.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 09:23 AM
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Many answers to many 'original' questions here:

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-29-2020, 10:31 PM
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This catalog will help you out in figuring out which size of the wheel to purchase for your classic sedan.
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