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Old 01-29-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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67 Caravelle Wheel Size 5 lug???

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After reading the forums (maybe I missed something) I expected to see 6 lug 15x6 rims on my 67 Caravelle. The shop found one bent so I am looking for a replacement. However, the shop informs me that the rims on the trailer are 15x5 and 5 lug with backspace of 3 3/4".

Did the factory use 5 lugs on Caravelles in 67?

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In these pictures of another 67 Caravel, it has 5 lugs as well.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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Hi,

After reading the forums (maybe I missed something) I expected to see 6 lug 15x6 rims on my 67 Caravelle. The shop found one bent so I am looking for a replacement. However, the shop informs me that the rims on the trailer are 15x5 and 5 lug with backspace of 3 3/4".

Did the factory use 5 lugs on Caravelles in 67?

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The back space or off set on your wheels is "NOT" what you listed, or were told.

The offset is "zero" inches.

The width is 6 inches.

The 5 lug 15 inch wheel is correct.

They are readily available.

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Not to steal the tread but I need to know the wheel size and lug pattern for a 59 22 foot safari.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:17 PM   #5
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My Ohio made '67 Caravel has a 5 lug 4.5" pattern on a 15" rim.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:03 PM   #6
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The back space or off set on your wheels is "NOT" what you listed, or were told.

The offset is "zero" inches...
Commonly available replacement wheels have zero offset.

By personal experience, I find it very easy to believe your original wheels have an offset.

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