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Goatload of questions

After lengthy search, finally purchased 69 4 speed convertible. Like most new owners, want to make it mine.
1- I assume I can swap the 14" rallye's for 15", will 15 x 7 with 235 / 60 / 15 be an approriate tire size? Any chance of tire rub?
2-Anyone recommend a tire?Want to keep it original, but think it deserves 15".
3-It has an aftermarket ugly shift boot (no console). Anyone know what original looked like, and where to get one?
4- Contemplating getting an repro center console, can someone tell me what is involved with installing?
Appreciate any help I can get. Thanks
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I don't know much about tires for that year....but I can recommend getting a free OPGI catalogat opgi.com. Has a lot of available parts and, of course, they are pretty good at designating by year/model. Hope that helps.
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235/60-15s on a 15X7 wheel shouldn't rub on the front or back.
It's a main stream tire size so just about everyone makes it.
I would recommend running black wall out.

I would get a console. It will make the interior look complete. I don't know for sure but it shouldn't be to hard to install.

I use Ames Performance for parts.

There is a lot of different wheel and tire combos you can go with on your GTO.
I run 15X7 front/15X8 rear Cragar Street Lites with 235/60 tires front/255/60 tires rear on my '69 GTO hard top.
I've seen a '69 hard top with polished 17" American Racing Torque Thrusts IIs and 245/50 tires on it. It looked extremely good.
I plan on going to the polished 17" Torque Thrusts IIs, 245/50 combo in the very near future
By the way, you may want to look into a trend going on lately called Pro Touring. I personally like the trend and I'm in the process of going that direction with my GTO.
Google Pro Touring. You may like it.
A full Hotchkis suspension and 17" or 18" Torque Thrust IIs on my goat........, it sounds excellent to me.

Have fun.
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Ames has the correct and original boot for the shifter and most pieces to build a complete aftermarket console. I would leave it original without the console but that's just me. If you decide on a console there are quite a few originals for sale.
I have 15" Rally II's for my 67 and plan on running 225's up front and 245's in the rear.

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Ames has the correct and original boot for the shifter and most pieces to build a complete aftermarket console. I would leave it original without the console but that's just me. If you decide on a console there are quite a few originals for sale.
I have 15" Rally II's for my 67 and plan on running 225's up front and 245's in the rear.
Thanks, you always have answers. I cant find Ames, is there a website, or just a brand I have to find somewhere else?
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What he said. You beat me to it Rukee.....

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What he said. You beat me to it Rukee.....
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I just put 235/60's on my 71 with 15x7 Rally II's, they fit great, no rubbing. wheels are just primed but you get the idea.


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And your 71 was fitted with 14" origianlly as well, correct? What made you go with 235 vs something a little wider, did you measure out clearances?
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