Join Date: Jan 2015
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Hard to beat original early style 14x6 steel wheels. each early year A body 14x6 seem to have its own ID code. Nice thing about originals is they will have the three nubs to attach the poverty caps. Not all new steel wheels touted as "period correct", have that feature.
An old friend, Jim and I both rescued '64 442 post cars with their original 14x6 wheels in the late 90's and early 00's. Both were very adventurous projects. Been looking for the wheels off mine, they have to be on one of my partscars... anyway... do know, they were different codes than the original 14x6's on Jim's '64 GTO. Can't find correct '64, 65, 66, or '67 GTO (drum brake) 14x6 wheels, can source '68 14x6 drum wheels off a V8 LeMans or GTO, they will work on any drum brake '64-67.
As far as different offsets go, several years ago, I sold a super clean original set of 14x6 4 3/4 bolt pattern wheels off a '67 drum brake Chevy wagon. I picked them up knowing they were early 14x6's, but after getting them to the warehouse, they def had a different offset than 6 coded '67 GTO/Sprint6 wheels I had.