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14 x 7.5 Melba Major wheels currently on BAT

I have always liked the Melba Major wheel. Would the 14 x 7.5 Melba Major wheels currently for sale on BAT fit a 1974 Spider? Iím concerned they are too wide. Would they look appropriate within the wheel wells? If yes, what tire size(s) would you select for a street car? I would prefer not going wider than 185 or 195. I appreciate your thoughts.
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I'm running Melber's on my 71 that fit fine but I think they're 7" instead of 7.5" wide. The Falken Ziex 195/60 tires seem to be a popular choice for these wheels.
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They came in 7.5x14 or 6x14. Shankle sold them in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

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I have always liked the Melba Major wheel. Would the 14 x 7.5 Melba Major wheels currently for sale on BAT fit a 1974 Spider? Iím concerned they are too wide. Would they look appropriate within the wheel wells? If yes, what tire size(s) would you select for a street car? I would prefer not going wider than 185 or 195. I appreciate your thoughts.
Can you post a link please.

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The Shankle catalog listing from back in the day.
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Thanks 6Alfas for the catalog listing. That answers the question.
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I don’t believe the 7 1/2” wheels will fit the low arch step nose GTV.

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I'm running Melber's on my 71 that fit fine but I think they're 7" instead of 7.5" wide. The Falken Ziex 195/60 tires seem to be a popular choice for these wheels.
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The max wheel width for that tire is 7". The OP really needs 205 or wider tires for the 7.5" wheel. Not that he couldn't make it work - you see lowriders all the time with too-narrow tires on ridiculously wide wheels.

I think I'd go with 215s on those wheels. I wouldn't put them on my Spider though...

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