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After market wheels on '67 Galaxie w/factory disc brakes

I have a '67 with factory disc brakes and wanting to put on a set of aftermarket rims. I've tried a set of Crager S/S 15X7 standard offset and they hit the caliper. Does anyone know of a rim that will fit? Don't really want to remove the factory set up, are there any options?
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Re: After market wheels on '67 Galaxie w/factory disc brakes

Is it the offset causing the problem or the height of the wheel?

Either source a deeper offset than the 15 inch wheel you tested, or get the same offset in a 16 inch wheel, assuming 16 inch solves the problem.

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Re: After market wheels on '67 Galaxie w/factory disc brakes

Caliper sticks out past the face of the hub about an 1 1/4". I don't think an offset would solve the problem? Adding spacers that thick would create more problems.

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Re: After market wheels on '67 Galaxie w/factory disc brakes

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Caliper sticks out past the face of the hub about an 1 1/4". I don't think an offset would solve the problem? Adding spacers that thick would create more problems.
wheel adapters like these for example...
Ford Mustang Ranger 5x4 5 Wheel Adapters Spacers 1 25 Billet Aluminum | eBay
and wheels with offset to accommodate....
no problem...
that's what I have on mine

%201964%20Galaxie/?action=view&current=09-03-10_1408.jpg Lars...
64 galaxie 500 2dr fastback...390 4v, Bendtsen adapter, maddog's stage3 700R4 trans,3.70 Posi..far from perfect but getting there...

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Re: After market wheels on '67 Galaxie w/factory disc brakes

Wheel spacers won't work because the studs aren't long enough and the hub is swedged onto disc brake so you can't access them to add longer studs.

Had the same problem on my 67 Mercury. You can only use a wheel that is designed to clear big brakes. Offset/backspacing has nothing to do with it as it is the standard 4.5" backspacing but factory wheel has a cut out around mounting surface that sticks out on other side.
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