Author Topic: 1955 Wheels/Rims Dimensions  (Read 176 times)

Offline Caddy Daddy 55

1955 Wheels/Rims Dimensions
« on: September 25, 2017, 11:16:43 AM »
Thinking of buying some wheels/rims for my 55 to put bias ply tires on so I will not have a deduction when I get the Cadillac judged. Can someone provide me the dimensions of the wheels I know there 15" but what is the width and backspace? l'm i correct that the lug spacing is 4 3/4? I checked my books and posts but could not find this information.

Thanks,
Bob Kielar
« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 11:19:16 AM by Caddy Daddy 55 »
Bob K
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Re: 1955 Wheels/Rims Dimensions
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 02:45:45 PM »
Hey Bob. If by "lug spacing" you mean "Bolt circle", it's commonly referred to "5 on 5 inch". Not 100% sure on width and backspacing.....
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Re: 1955 Wheels/Rims Dimensions
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 06:16:24 PM »
Bob,

Here is what the AMA specs say and this link will show you how to measure the back space.

https://www.wildhorses4x4.com/product/Wheel_Backspace/tech_faq


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Re: 1955 Wheels/Rims Dimensions
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 04:18:03 PM »
Thanks Everyone. So here is the conclusion 15" diameter 6"width 5x5" lug spacing 4 1/8" back spacing and a 3"diameter center hole. Hopes this helps in the future. 8)

Keep Cruzin,
Bob Kielar
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 04:21:20 PM by Caddy Daddy 55 »
Bob K
Keep Cruzin
1955 Fleetwood aka Annie