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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 20, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone identify these wheels???

These are 14”X6” Cragar(?), with a 4-3/4” bolt pattern and appear to have been made in 2002. The bolt holes are actually slots. Not sure if the center cap is correct for the wheels. They are not on the Cragar or American Racing websites. They were on my '65 El Camino when I bought it three years ago. Any help is appreciated!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 20, 11:34 AM
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Are you sure they're Cragars?... They remind me of these (picture below) which are Centerline Champ 500's...

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Are you sure they're Cragars?... They remind me of these (picture below) which are Centerline Champ 500's...

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No. I'm definitely not sure, and its why I asked. I'll check the Centerline website. Thanks

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These are not Centerline Champ 500’s. Those were two piece aluminum wheels that were riveted together, you can see pictures on eBay. These are a steel outer hoop with a welded in center, just like most of their other offerings. I’d bet they are early to mid-80’s, in that time frame Cragar experiment with many different styles of wheels, most faded away into oblivion. My guess is that this is one of those wheels.

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The eighties!! Yuck! LOL
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These are not Centerline Champ 500’s. Those were two piece aluminum wheels that were riveted together, you can see pictures on eBay. These are a steel outer hoop with a welded in center, just like most of their other offerings. I’d bet they are early to mid-80’s, in that time frame Cragar experiment with many different styles of wheels, most faded away into oblivion. My guess is that this is one of those wheels.

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Agreed. Definitely discontinued Cragars. These wheels were pretty common in the 80s.
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Thanks for the info guys. But, it looks like there is a date stamp on the inner rim, in the second photo: "11 04 2002". Is that something else and not a manufactured date?

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What are you wanting to do with them?

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Carlisle Tire & Wheel...Seams they bought out a few different manufactures.

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Bought these in 2015
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Would this fit in the conversation? " Uni-lug ".
The goofey unilugs that you would tighten up every day or two. With the oval holes and the correct adaptors, This wheel would dang near fit any car/truck on the planet! It could be the " FITZ-ALL " wheel!
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What are you wanting to do with them?
I want to sell them. The El Camino project is finished. (Well okay, they are never "FINISHED". ) I'm trying to clean up the garage.
But I thought it would be good to know the manufacturer. Its not a major deal. The comments about them being from the '80s makes sense. I remember seeing wheels like this on ski boat trailers back then. Thanks for all the comments.

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Thanks to 67ss4spd, the mystery is solved. They are Cragar GT wheels. They are currently being sold by Classic Industries: https://www.classicindustries.com/product/3015015.html Thanks!

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Good luck on selling a 14” wheel. Last set I had went to the curb. I had zero interest in them. Back in the day they were the $hi+, today....not so much.

Maybe like you said, a trailer but the unilug may not work well on a trailer.
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