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bob, that is the correct choice as i indicated when we spoke. never did get to my shop to measure before you posted this. best to you.

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What was the "info" and is that what made you decide to go another way?

Hate seeing these threads end up dangling, due to privately-sent info, since us "lurkers" never know the end of the story.

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22 hours ago, WayneC said:

What was the "info" and is that what made you decide to go another way?

Hate seeing these threads end up dangling, due to privately-sent info, since us "lurkers" never know the end of the story.

+ 1 Wayne

+1 Wayne. 

Original steel wheels from the pre-radial tire era (1960s and earlier) are not strong enough to handle the additional stress radial tires present. I've heard of wheels failing altogether or flexing and hubcaps coming off.  Used Ford or Mopar from the 1970s and newer were designed for radials and will fit the Studebaker chassis Avantis. If I remember, 5 x 4.5" is the bolt pattern. If you want originality, I don't know of a steel wheel I've described as narrow as the original Avanti wheels (5"?). FWIW, Avanti Motors installed Ford steel wheels or optional Magnum 500 chrome wheels and Borrani wire wheels.

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