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Some SDM stole my WB utility, and took it for a drive. Result, blown diff, bent wheel rims, bent axle, lost wheel trims, broken sun visor, broken mirror, etc. As you will guess, not happy at all, except with a few people like the ACT Diff Doctor (not cheap, but very, very, good -Rob is a perfectionist).

Anyway, the wheels on the WB look like GTS wheels, except they are 15". Two wheel trims are now missing. Has anyone any idea where I might get replacements?

Also - they look original Holden, but they are 15"! Someone once told me these came on HX and HZ GTS. Is this true? What cars came with a 15" steel wheel like this? I know WB Caprices came with alloys, but thats different.

thanks,

Jim

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Diff doctor helped me out when i was in a jam with an axle recently, i thought the price was a bit steep, but the axle he had was bent, and he straightened it for free, i could get back on the road the same day.

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they are 15" Pontiac rims. hx hz gts rims are 14" same as hq hj (the hq hj hx hz gts rims are in reality 14" Pontiac sports road wheels)

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Thanks for that - it's nice to have some idea where they came from. It may help with finding replacement bits.

Any idea where I could find the trim for them? Do you know if many were imported, or by who, or anything else that might help?

thanks again,

jim

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Im pretty sure you can get 14inch rims widened to 15's ?

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They also could be enlarged to 15" by cutting the center's out and welding them into a 15" hoop creating a 15" wheel.

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V4ND4L is quite right. It's actually relatively common for folk to have had their regular 14" GTS wheels modded by getting the centre 'plate' welded into a 15" outer band or hoop. You have/had a set of exactly that.
Pontiac may well have had SIMILAR looking wheels to our GTS unit, but I'm certain none are the SAME.

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'i'm definately shore that guage wont work with my tuff bango diff and Opal sydcrome box,if it goes though my grill,and I put the breaks on I realize its better with the glimer belt & tunned holly and Ederbrock duel feul webber gaurds, wiht etc primmer.'

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ambobuilder is correct as i also imported 4 15x7 rims from the states about 4 years ago for my HJ coupe.
The are from pontiacs....go to ebay.com and type in
pontiac rally 2 wheels or pontiac rally II wheels.
Our GTS rims are one and the same.
I think early centres were spot welded and came from canada then later became welded,but i cant remember if they were later made here by ROH or assembled here.
Mine cost me about $150 AUS for the 4 rims already sandblasted.The shipping was about $45 each AUS.
$100 worth of paint and 2 days of my time and they came up a treat!

Look up "trim rings" also on ebay.com and there is a [Naughty Pottyword]e load there at about $50.00 US upwards.
Mine cost me about $50.00 AUS (4 rings)delivered to my door as they were "blemished" or shop soiled stock...to this day i cannot find a single blemish on it.
I should have bought 2 sets if i knew they were that "blemished"

I can't remember if supercheap have 15" trim rings that will help you out.

cheers...mario

I'll post a pic for you jim

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Ah ha! I stand corrected.

I couldn't find any Rally 2 (or II) wheels on E'Bay, but some googling provided some images with enough detail to compare the Pontiac R2 and the Holden GTS rims.
EvilJim's wheels don't have centres from a Holden GTS wheel. His are slightly different (e.g. distance twixt edge of vent hole and outer band) and are indeed Ponty items.

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'i'm definately shore that guage wont work with my tuff bango diff and Opal sydcrome box,if it goes though my grill,and I put the breaks on I realize its better with the glimer belt & tunned holly and Ederbrock duel feul webber gaurds, wiht etc primmer.'

I was selling some 15' Trim Rings

But I sold them to Dusty.

they are pretty uncommon, but not impossible to find.

mine came from a company in america called "Wheels vintique" who specialise in custom rims

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Thanks everyone.

I'll be looking around for trim rings,

Jim

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go to burson if you are in melb ask for part no 15661737 that is the number of the trim rings used on the gmc ambulances that was in use in vic

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Just to confirm. Rally ll rims (GTS)were produced for the 67_68 Pontiac Firebirds and GTO's in 69 they went to a 15 inch rim and the surplus was sent to australia.
I know you can have the centres removed (14 inch) and have them placed in whats called a 15 inch step up rim.
I recently slid my 68 Firebird sideways into a gutter and this is precisely what I need done.
I know there are places in Vic that does this operation but have yet to find one.
Any information appreciated
Shep

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I can tell you for sure who does it in Perth...but, I think Ajax Wheels does it in Melbourne.

Cheers...Dave

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Cheers...Dave

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