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    A 70-15 is tricky up front, especially if you've upgraded to disc brakes. We had to "relieve" my wheel well's forward edge a little (after paint) to accomodate the wheels and tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    A 70-15 is tricky up front, especially if you've upgraded to disc brakes. We had to "relieve" my wheel well's forward edge a little (after paint) to accomodate the wheels and tires.
    Yikes....after that paint...

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    Finally got the 225 60r 15s mounted on Brownie. They fit nicely. I would have rather had the 70s but I would have been taking a chance on a tire rub.

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    Nice Clean 69??
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    Nice van! I am partial to Gold vans
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    Nice Clean 69??

    Yes, 1969. I've had him for about 17 years. Bought him in Delaware for 3,300 in 2003. His name is Brownie.
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    Follow-on Tire Wheel and Size Question re: 15x7 with 215/70/15?

    Hey all,
    I've looked at this thread and some others with interest. My '68 108 came from my dad with 14" wheels. I'm upgrading to front disc brakes and want to get new wheels at the same time. Like Tnicean, i'm looking at same size all around. I found a set of Cragar Street Pro Chrome 15x7 with Goodrich Radial TA's (215/70/15) with 1,400 miles on the set. The guy bought the car recently after it was rebuilt and went with a different look. They appear to be at 50% of brand new price and compelling.

    Can anyone confirm:
    **3.5 rear spacing works well with front discs and these vans in general.
    **It's likely 215/70/15's will work fine.

    I ask because of this thread where they didn't work for Tnicean but many others have no problem with them. If i buy them and there is an issue, are there other things (beyond fender work) that i can do to adjust fit??

    if it's a go, i'm gonna head up tomorrow (under the cover of darkness during this minimize travel time to get this essential transaction done - we worked it out and will follow all safety protocols).

    Many thanks for your insights!!
    Ry

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    The 215/70-15 work well on my 69 WedgieVan with no cutting on the wheel wells.
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