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  • Chevelle wheel question (?)

    I have a question for ya all...
    Auto World also did the 66 and 67 Chevelle, but I always thought the wheels and stance were off. The wheels looked too small to me. Are my eyes playing tricks on me?
    This the 67 Chevelle they released with the sport wheels...




    This is the 66 Chevelle with the AW wheels as it came...



    This is the 66 AW did that I did a wheel swap on. One of my uncles had a 66 SS 396 Chevelle like the red one. He had chrome reverse wheels and I seem to remember how good and big the wheels looked. The car seemed to set higher at that time also. When I did the swap here with M2 chrome wheels it seemed to look how I remember my uncle's Chevelle. What do you guys think?

    Last edited by Stangfreak; 04-27-2021, 03:53 AM.

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    I can't seem to see the last pic
    Joshua B at Bignboostedcustomtrucks ~ Customizer and commission builder ~ Dodge, Diesel, Dually, and squarebody fanatic

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    • #3
      You may have a valid point regarding the size of the wheels. Just a tad too small ...

      Here's my 66 AW Chevelle.
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      It is all so subtle though...

      I got some JL models where I think the wheels are way oversized. But are they really? Change the angle of view, change the back ground, and ... ??

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      • #4
        If I remember correctly Mike G from AW posted on Swifty's Garage that the original handful of releases the rims and tires were spec OEM. So if they came stock with 14" rims that's what the 1/64 version models were scaled down to. I think with JL and later Greenlight offering up rims and tires that often were much larger than stock that many collectors had grown use or accepted the look of larger aftermarket sizes or even 'steam roller's that plagued some early GL castings. In later releases AW tooled up some tires that were not stock in size but larger and this 'fixed' some of the complaints by some collectors of the tires looking too small when in fact they were correct scale wise.

        Look at the original redline style tires Chevy put on the early Chevelles and the red 66 and 67s from AW do look right to me. In my view we've grown accustom to after market larger sized tires, Crager rims and other GM bolt pattern rims being fitted on classic muscle cars where the tires fill out the fender wells fuller than stock.

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        • #5
          A lot of cars now have huge tires. I remember the days when cars had fourteen-inch tires. When I was in my thirties I bought a Ford Ranger and it was outfitted with 13-inch tires my supervisor

          called it a Roller Skate it wasn't long after that I had fourteen-inch rims installed and I charged it on the NTB credit card. Now cars have 17s on up and those who like the Hot Wheels look go for

          20s plus.


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          Due to the recent budget cuts,
          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
          current state of the economy, the light at the end
          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daniel View Post
            A lot of cars now have huge tires. I remember the days when cars had fourteen-inch tires. When I was in my thirties I bought a Ford Ranger and it was outfitted with 13-inch tires my supervisor

            called it a Roller Skate it wasn't long after that I had fourteen-inch rims installed and I charged it on the NTB credit card. Now cars have 17s on up and those who like the Hot Wheels look go for

            20s plus.


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            That thing is ugly as **** Daniel. I know you wouldn't be caught driving something like that. That reminds me of those cheezy 99 cent plastic toy cars Kroger sold and the wheels were always way too big, and they didn't roll worth a hoot. But that was back about 1965 or so...LOL
            Where did crazy looks like that come from and what is the attraction?
            Nice looking Camaro totally ruined completely!!!

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