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    Post  scy135 Sat May 30, 2015 11:38 pm

    So i measured my wheels on my 78 Caprice wagon and I measured 5 inches across from back of one bolt to center. So my bolt pattern is 5x5 right? Also quick dumb question the first number is the number of bolts and the second is how far apart right?
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    Post  Gooched78Caprice Sun May 31, 2015 11:03 am

    scy135 wrote:So i measured my wheels on my 78 Caprice wagon and I measured 5 inches across from back of one bolt to center. So my bolt pattern is 5x5 right? Also quick dumb question the first number is the number of bolts and the second is how far apart right?

    Question #1
    Measuring from back of bolt hole to center of second bolt hole. Yes.

    Question #2
    Yes

    Here's the earlier post from SS9 that explains all of this and then some:
    https://www.gmbbodyforum.com/t89-what-size-wheels-will-fit-on-our-cars8
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sun May 31, 2015 11:15 am

    They're probably 5x5.  Most wagons are, but some are 5x4.75.  
    It depends on the brakes originally ordered with the car.  11" rotors = 5x4.75, 12" rotors = 5x5.

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    Yes, the 1st number is the number of lugs.  

    https://www.gmbbodyforum.com/t89-what-size-wheels-will-fit-on-our-cars#318




    Wagons are COOL!   I've always wanted a 2dr version.

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    Post  scy135 Sun May 31, 2015 12:42 pm

    Ok cool perfect just wanted to make sure I had it down right thank you guys. Hopefully I can find some cool wheels for it soon. Yea I love my wagon but I cant say I've ever seen a 2 door version
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sun May 31, 2015 1:41 pm

    It's a Custom I found on the internet.  I Photoshopped a 78 wagon into a 2 door a few years ago but cant find it.  It looked fantastic.

    If you're having trouble finding wheels, check here - http://www.petepaulsen.com/home.html

    They make custom wheels at really good prices. I've purchased from them in the past and other than taking a bit longer than expected, I have no complaints.
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    Post  solo79 Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:22 pm

    Sweet Seventy9 wrote:
    Wagons are COOL!   I've always wanted a 2dr version.

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    This picture messes with my eyes. When I see two doors, I keep picturing the trunk and back glass is there. That is really cool. I've never seen a 2-door wagon. I like that.

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