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Default Cool New Wheels

These new Vision Nitro wheels are available in 4X4.25 Sunbeam pattern.
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Default 5 lug wheels for Cobra wheel look

I'm going 5 lug 15" wheels and can't decide between the Vision Torque (Halibrand type) or the Cragar Eliminator (early Cobra type). Both would have 3 bar center knockoff.
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Cragar would be my vote!
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Cragar is the only way to go

Wish I had them available in 4 bolt for the Alpine when I bought the 15x7" wheels I'm running on the Commodore Blue V6.

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Since we are talking wheels...

My S2 has wire wheels and the associated splined hubs.

Personally I prefer the simplicity of alloy wheels.

How major a headache is converting from wire wheels to the 4 bolt hubs?

Are the changeover parts easily available?

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I changed mine about 15 years ago and never looked back. The only difficulty is removing the rear hubs, which has been covered multiple times here. It takes a strong puller and sometimes requires heat. The parts are available, although not plentiful. The good news is that unlike wire hubs, bolt-on hubs are rarely worn or damaged.
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The difference in the Series rear axles also plays apart in the exchange.

All hubs are interchangeable except for the Series V rears....

The dia of the SV's axle is a bit larger.

DanR

P.S. Jerry, with you running the V6 it might be better to up grade to a SV rear axle because of it being a bit stronger than the earlier series.

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The difference in the Series rear axles also plays apart in the exchange.

P.S. Jerry, with you running the V6 it might be better to up grade to a SV rear axle because of it being a bit stronger than the earlier series.
Good advice - and be sure to use hardened axle keys... I converted my wires wheels a few years back - as Jim indicated, the biggest challenge is pulling the hubs. I used Kroil to help with the removal after a couple of days of frustration. The Kroil worked....
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Jerry,
If you are running a V6, now would be the time to at least consider swapping the entire axle.

Potential Advantages:

Better ratio
Disc brakes
Better parts availability
limited slip/posi

Definitely more time and $$, but at least give it some thought.

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Swapping to disc brakes in the back would be a big plus. I do want to get rid of the wire wheels, but it is going to wait for the moment.

At the moment, I want to finish the end to end electrical rebuild, and get it back on the road. After that , can start gathering knowledge, parts and pieces to R&R the wire wheels and other items.

The car is now rewired end to end and the dashboard is all rewired. Next step is all the under the dash wiring. Have added 4X emergency flashers, turn signal indicators, new turn signal switch, variable brightness gauge lights, crank/run/acc idiot lights, and an embedded-hidden kill system. (impossible to old school hot wire)

Sound system is an MP3 player, totally hidden, and putting in some USB plugs for phone charging again totally hidden.If you can see it, it looks old school, nothing modern is visible.

Dashboard front face is a wood grain Formica, looks nice but should be able to take many years of dirty fingers. There's a lady on EBay that does metal toggle switch labels. It is more of a re-design than a restoration.

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