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Hey Guys,

I just picked up a 65 Riviera and I have a local car show coming up that I want to take it to. I have a set of wheels from an Iroc Camaro and set of tires off of my Trans Am with barely any miles on them. I tried putting the Iroc wheels on tonight, and they hit what I believe is a splash guard that sticks past the rear brake drums a bit. Can I just cut this off to gain the extra clearance I need? The wheels are 16x8 with a 5 inch backspacing in the rear and 4.5 in in the front. From what I read on another forum they should fit on the car with out a problem. I plan on getting some torque thrust twos or coys wheels in the future. I just need something to get me by for now.

Thanks!

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HI,

The F Body wheel bolt pattern is 5 x 4 3/4, the 65 Riv pattern is 5 x 5, so you have more issues than just the dust shield. Some ROA members are running 17 inch torque thrusts with no problem, maybe some of them will chime in!

Tim McCluskey

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Tim,

I wasn't aware of that, the gentlemen that I bought the car from told me they were 5 x 4.75. It's only a short drive I might have to run it with the tires that it came with for the weekend until I order some new wheels for it.

Thanks,

Scott

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Get a set of wheel adapters that bolt to a 5 x 5 axle and accept a 5 x 4.75" wheel. This might also help you clear your dust shield problem. They come in various widths so you can resolve any backspacing issues that you might have.

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