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68 wheel width - 7 or 8 inches

jims427400

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I need some clarification.. the 68 came w/ what I thought were the original 7in. wheels (only 4 - no spare) so I ordered a new reproduction rim from Zip products.
This weekend I took the 4 old rims, power brushed and then painted rally grey, to get the TAs mounted. When I opened the Zips rim it measures 8 inches out to out. Hmmm, so I measure the original rims and they measure 7 inches which sounds correct. I call Zips to tell them that they sent me the wrong rim and they proceeded to explain that a rim is measured at the bead of the wheel, not out to out, and they had sent me the correct wheel.
Can someone explain to me if my car came w/ MIDYEAR rims(did very early 68s get some 67 carryovers?) or is Zips telling me a story..
 
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The '67 wheels were only 6" wide. The '68 wheels were 7" and the '69 and up were 8".

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jims427400

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So is that the measurment from the widest part of the rim (outer edge)? And I can call Zips and tell them they're nuts and need to do an exchange..
 

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