Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Roseville, CA (near Sacramento)
I'm sure someone who has run bullitts will chime in....but I think there are particular year bullitts that fit better than others. Not 100% sure though. Do you know what year yours came off of?
Everything I've heard about the bullitt wheels is they are around 5.72 of backspacing and with a 1" spacer that puts them right in the sweet spot for 67-68 of 4.75 (4.72) of backspacing. With your spacer you're around 4.5" of backspacing which should still be fine. On my 67 coupe i have a set of MB wheels that 17x8 with 4.5" backspacing and I have plenty of clearance at the upper control arm.
Is your steering, brakes, suspension all stock? New or older and a bit worn? How is the alignment? That seems to have an effect on rubbing on larger wheels and tires. Does it grind throughout the whole range of turning? Or only at close to lock? And does it only happen when you are driving or does it grind when the car is stationary and turning the wheels also?
Sorry, I don't have a direct answer for you but I figure if we question enough stuff we can home in on the answer. - Brian