Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Beware of fitment issues with disc conversions!! I just installed 15x7 Magnum 500's on my 65 coupe. Standard 4.25" backspacing on 215/60 tires. Replaced Cragars (hated the rust and the universal fit washers.) Love the look but ran into two issues.
1. Years ago I did a Versailles front disc conversion. The LW center caps will not install with this conversion because the bearing dust cap extends too far into the center hole.
2. The center caps (if I could use them) come with screws that are slightly too short in my opinion. Only about one thread catches when installed. This seems far too risky, even with all 4 screws installed. Has anyone else notice this? The centers I purchased may be for sale soon.....
Because of the disc conversion I think the only solution I have is to use the snap in center that comes with each LW wheel. It's plastic but does fit over the dust cap. Ugh! But I have no choice. Problem is I need a nice adhesive decal for each center. LW or Drake doesn't sell just the decal on their web site.
I've contacted LW and will see what they say. Nothing is ever easy right? The joys of our toys!