Correct wheel for a 1975

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I recently bought a 1975 Chevy pickup 3/4 ton and need to get new tires. The current wheels on the truck are not matching. They are stamped with 16x6.5. I have 8 wheels total that came with the truck and want to use the matching ones. Can anyone tell based off the pics which wheel would be the right one for the truck? I am assuming any of them will work, but if one design is original Chevy that came with the truck I want to use those.

Thanks for all the help.

Benny.

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Someone may disagree, but that last 1 looks like a ford steel wheel ...


1st and 3rd photo i think is correct
 

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If you want to get downright dirty a truck from 75 may have come with SPLIT RIMS or solid rims. I can show you some OE of both if you’d like. Both being 16s with 6.5 width
 

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If you want to get downright dirty a truck from 75 may have come with SPLIT RIMS or solid rims. I can show you some OE of both if you’d like. Both being 16s with 6.5 width

I just want to have the old school stock Chevy wheels. If I don't have four of the ones like pic #3 I guess I will need to buy some. Any suggestions on where to buy them? I plan to paint or get them in white.
 

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I just want to have the old school stock Chevy wheels. If I don't have four of the ones like pic #3 I guess I will need to buy some. Any suggestions on where to buy them? I plan to paint or get them in white.
I have heard of a company that reproduces the OE design.. but I forget the sight. If you just want 4 matching wheels a new set can be had not too expensively and you always have the option to move up to 17 if you want a greater tire selection (16s sadly are going the way of the wind)

if you were crazy and wanted split rims boy do I have a selection for yiu(I am joking, prob not a good idea.). The only person I know who messes with split rims is my dad who has split rims for his trailers and keeps the spare mounted on the front. But he’s running tires older than I am and I question if they are not somehow literally filled with rocks because I swear I have seen nails visibly(yes plural) sticking out of them lol


If you for some reason wanted 16.5 you may find some locally for cheap but I don’t advise. 16.5 were factory options but the tire selection is quite.. limited.
 

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If you find you are short a rim or two I’d trade Chevy rims for Ford they are of no difference to me. I have a Ford and a Chevy on my trailer(14 bolt FF axle so 8 lug) and I think one or possibly two on my truck. But I doubt you live anywhere remotely near me and I doubt you want to pay the shipping costs on shipping 2 sets of 2 rims


I guess if that somehow sounds like a good deal let me know LOL. Especially if you want split rims I keep finding those cocksuckers around and at this point I have 14-18 of them for ***** sake they grow on trees.
 

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I just want to have the old school stock Chevy wheels. If I don't have four of the ones like pic #3 I guess I will need to buy some. Any suggestions on where to buy them? I plan to paint or get them in white.
I have a set of 4 factory 16.5 with tires. But I'm in Ohio. Free for the hauling......
 

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The original rims on my ‘75 K25 were 16.5” 8 lug split rims. I went down to the junkyard and took five 16” 8 bolt rims off a couple of mid 80’s GM trucks and have used them ever since. 16” tires are much easier to find, and therefore usually cheaper. I pulled them myself, so they charged $25 per tire and rim.

If you want to keep it as a high GVW truck, make sure you buy load rating E tires, not light truck tires. E rated tires are also relatively easy to find - even Walmart carries them. 245/75R16E will usually be about the same diameter as your original tires.
 

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The original rims on my ‘75 K25 were 16.5” 8 lug split rims. I went down to the junkyard and took five 16” 8 bolt rims off a couple of mid 80’s GM trucks and have used them ever since. 16” tires are much easier to find, and therefore usually cheaper. I pulled them myself, so they charged $25 per tire and rim.

If you want to keep it as a high GVW truck, make sure you buy load rating E tires, not light truck tires. E rated tires are also relatively easy to find - even Walmart carries them. 245/75R16E will usually be about the same diameter as your original tires.
E tires technically are light truck. Like the numbers have LT at the front. Lt really only means something in tire options when you’re at 15 inch looking at c and d tires for a smaller truck. A lt c rated is gonna have different characteristics than a p c rated. I went with a p c on my f150 because it’s not used all the time for heavy stuff just when I need to use it I’ll frequently but otherwise I can take advantage of the ride
 

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The original rims on my ‘75 K25 were 16.5” 8 lug split rims. I went down to the junkyard and took five 16” 8 bolt rims off a couple of mid 80’s GM trucks and have used them ever since. 16” tires are much easier to find, and therefore usually cheaper. I pulled them myself, so they charged $25 per tire and rim.

If you want to keep it as a high GVW truck, make sure you buy load rating E tires, not light truck tires. E rated tires are also relatively easy to find - even Walmart carries them. 245/75R16E will usually be about the same diameter as your original tires.

^^This is what I would do^^ Bring your hubcap with you, make sure it fits!
 

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My '85 has the 4th wheel. Originally it came off an '81 Suburban.
 

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Crusty but I am pretty sure this is oe 16 on squares the hub cap fits on em

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