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Clipper 47- just as a spare wheel i look for a alternative rim
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Josef Lichtenberg
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My car has got no spare wheel. Just for emergency use i look for a easy to find rim.
Because i don't live in the US it's not easy to find original replacements, so i'm looking for something that kind of fits. Something from a widely used brand. Chevy, Ford, Plymouth etc. is there anything ? Look forward to any adwise. best regards Josef

Posted on: 10/19 13:57
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Re: Clipper 47- just as a spare wheel i look for a alternative rim
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Ross
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These may not be much help, but a number of older Buick and Cadillac wheels fit. The bolt circle is 5 inches in diameter.

Posted on: 10/19 18:00
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Re: Clipper 47- just as a spare wheel i look for a alternative rim
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HH56
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You didn't say which Clipper you have but as I recall the models with the 356 engine also have a larger bolt pattern. For someone to recommend a good cross you might want to mention the model.

One thing making Packard wheels harder to cross is they have a larger center hole compared to most other cars -- somewhere around 3 1/2 inches.

Another minor consideration is you may not find a wheel from another mfg that has the small holes for the positioning pin used on the Packard drums. To mount a wheel without the holes you would need to remove the pin. If it is for show only and never planned to leave the trunk that would be a non issue but just something to be aware of.

Posted on: 10/19 18:14
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Re: Clipper 47- just as a spare wheel i look for a alternative rim
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Josef Lichtenberg
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Howard thank you for your reply. My car is a 1947 super clipper 2103 with a 356 CUI engine. best regards Josef

Posted on: 10/20 5:28
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