: the most gorgeous cadillac wheel

08-15-07, 11:46 PM

this would easily be for me my dream rim for a caddy.......saw it at cadillacworld.net



08-15-07, 11:58 PM
I dont like the tires, they look like my trucks a/t tires tread lol.

08-16-07, 12:06 AM
im not a fan of them tires either but them rims geez there sweet

Ultra Slow
08-16-07, 12:32 AM
Yes that is a good one! Its a FWD wheel though. 79-85 Seville, Eldo and its unilug for 69-78 FWD too.

Here is sort of my bible from my experiences with wire wheels and tires on Cadillacs. There are many other choices that can be put on, but these are the vintage type era specific.

RWD Brougham 77-92, 5x5 bolt pattern
FWD Eldo/Seville 79-85 5 x 4.75
76-79 RWD Seville 5x5

This example is pretty much the RWD version of that wheel and I think made by the same people. It will go on all year RWD Fleetwoods, etc. This and the wheel above are very good choices and can be had new. 235/75 15 tires


Another RWD example for the ultimate. Problem is they are expensive and hard to find in good shape. 15x8 Star Wire. Star Wires can also be found in 7" and 6" too. 7" is a good choice, but not 6". Be carefull of the "reverse" offest, you do not want this. Seems to be the majority of the used ones too. These can only be found used, not made anymore. 235/70 15 Wide Track Tires.


RWD, here is another good one that is a little more tame. 15x7 Appliance. This is really what I consider the best wheel as its close to the factory and will pass for that, but its wider and has a better offset. Not the little sunk in 6" Appliance. Only way to find these are used. Most people will think these are factory, they are not but they are what should have been. 225/75 15 tires.


RWD, these are the original. Black or Red Centercap. Made by Appliance from 79+ and were British Dunlop pre 79... Those british made wheels leak air... Have to run with tubes... British made and leak, imagine that..... The Factory Wires are nice BUT they are only 15x6 and have even a lesser offset than the 6" steel wheels. On the RWD Seville, not bad looking, but on the Fleetwood-Brougham, they are way too narrow and sunk in. I really do not like the looks of any 77+ Fleetwood with the factory wires due to their narrow look on a car that is too big for a 6" wheel. Nice wheels though. 225/70 15 tires


FWD this is another really good one and my favorive FWD wheel. This is a Dayton 15x7, 72 spoke. It is also the same wheel from a Jaguar XJS, same 5x4.75 bolt pattern. That right, just buy a jag wheel and put a cadillac emblem in it. These will go on 79-85 Eldo Seville. 225/70 15 tires.


08-16-07, 10:51 AM
Nice, but I would still prefer stock Brougham Package rims .

08-16-07, 01:04 PM
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08-16-07, 02:05 PM
Gorgeous wheels, beautiful Cadillacs!

I had a set of wires on the '96 white Brougham I sold last month. Very nice wheels, just a pain to keep clean and detailed:



08-16-07, 09:12 PM
That cream-colored car in the first post in this thread is absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to have a Caddy like that -- talk about riding in absolutely style.

Highway Star
08-16-07, 09:52 PM
I like the old school look of those 50s/60s style as pictured on that 1960 above. Don't care all that much for the massive w/w, but that wheel is cool as can be.

08-16-07, 10:42 PM
Nice wheels, but looks like few here ever grew up washing and cleaning motorcycle wire wheels. A recurring job like that will cure most people of wire wheels.

Anybody remember the wire wheels on the 61, 62 TBirds? They were neat looking like above, but the spokes fell out within 1000 miles. You can read about that in some of the Elvis stories.

08-16-07, 11:44 PM
I just picked up these wheels ^to put on my 78.

Than i'm taking these wheels off my 78 to put on my 80.

Everone got that?...I'll post pics soon.

08-17-07, 01:03 AM
i dont know why but i love them gangsta whitewalls they just look awesome...

Highway Star
08-18-07, 12:24 PM
Nice looking '78 Wheelman, what color is that? Don't think I've seen one in that color before.

08-18-07, 01:57 PM
man that 80 is sweet specially since there was only like 2300 made in 1980 keep that!

08-19-07, 10:09 PM
Off topic as all hell, but Ultra Slow? Good to see you back! How have you been?

08-20-07, 10:20 PM
Nice illustrations of the wheels. The old style can be had from several sources - but be careful that you don't get chinese made junk!

08-21-07, 07:17 PM
man that 80 is sweet specially since there was only like 2300 made in 1980 keep that!

Thanks for the compliments guys. The 80's in phenomenal shape sans the bumper fillers and a small dent in the passenger quarter panel. The fillers and wheels are getting thrown on as I type. I'll have pics up soon.