Wire wheels for 1936 Packard Convertible 120

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Spanish Packards
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Wire wheels for 1936 Packard Convertible 120

Post by Spanish Packards » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:49 am

Good Morning Everyone!

I need a set of new wire wheels for the mentioned car.

I asked a quote for them at Coker tire and the answer is the order may take between 1 to 2 months!!

Since I need them quickly I wrote to UNIVERSAL TIRE in PA but his answer was the following:

''These wheels will not work on a 36 Packard. The offset on the wheel and the center bore will not fit the 36 or a majority of the 37s. On certain models the wheel fits but the cap can not be installed due to the cap on the hub of the axle''

Now I'm even doubting about the ones offered by COKER as I could have the same fitment problem.

Anyone could help about these possible fitment problems and where to find them quicker than 1-2 months??

Many Thanks in advance!!

GJBINSC
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Re: Wire wheels for 1936 Packard Convertible 120

Post by GJBINSC » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:14 am

Dayton Wheel

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Re: Wire wheels for 1936 Packard Convertible 120

Post by Spanish Packards » Wed May 06, 2020 4:30 am

Hi everyone!!

Is anybody there able to help me at finding a supplier for new wire wheels fitting that car??

Dayton Wheels answered me they don't have them.

Regarding Coker and Universal tire in PA they seems to offer wheels from the same manufacturer and both said there are doubts about the fitting by

the reasons already explained in my first post.

Thanks so much for your answers!!

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Re: Wire wheels for 1936 Packard Convertible 120

Post by Dave Czirr » Wed May 06, 2020 6:14 am

I'm not aware of a source for such wheels and I don't believe they were ever offered for the "120" model.

j57heinz
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Re: Wire wheels for 1936 Packard Convertible 120

Post by j57heinz » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:17 pm

A member of the Rocky Mountain Packards has a set for sale. They were on a 1938 110. I don't know if they will fit your 36, but here is a link to the Craigslist ad.
https://denver.craigslist.org/wto/d/aur ... 30611.html

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Re: Wire wheels for 1936 Packard Convertible 120

Post by flackmaster » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:32 pm

I have concern regarding the spacers and backspacing such that the design of the 35-36 drums which have a specific groove to accept an aligning protrusion from the original wheels. I advise caution.

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