Finnegan's Garage Ep.67: Did I Just Finnegan's Garage Ep.54: Surprise 1 day ago   24:16

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I'm gonna drive my 1967 Chevy C10 this summer. That's my goal. Before I can proceed with the remaining fabrication projects on this truck, though, I need to nail the wheel and tire fitment. In this episode I work with 2 U Tires to find find the perfect wheel and tire combination for my truck and show you how to fit the widest wheels and tires possible on your lowered car or truck.
The key is a tool called the Gryp-R. It's a fixture that bolts onto the hub of your ride and holds nearly any tire in place so that you can check the fitment before you spend your hard-earned cash on the wrong set of wheels and tires. It's easy to use and as you'll see in this video you can get all the critical measurements done in a matter of minutes.

I ended up stuffing the widest tires I've ever seen on the front of a lowered Chevy C10; I ordered a set of 295/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires from Summit Racing and then had Forgeline build a set of GA3R wheels in 20x10.5 size with 4-inches of backspacing. The wheels have Forgeline's optional "open lug" design and are extremely light.

You can find the tires here:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mhl-96583/overview/

And the You can check out the wheels here:
https://forgeline.com/wheel/ga3r-open-lug/

For more information and a DISCOUNT on this tool or Scott Blair's mobile tire installation service visit this link: http://www.thewheelfit.com/fsm.html

Comments 1328 Comments

Bruce Borowski
that looks stoopid......................
\_\_Prongs2_/_/
Bit off topic but what happened to that orange vette
r2d2ruls
Looks sick
Player Salt
There is a guy where i live that does this for motorcycles coming to you and changing tyres its so good
RH2RACING
Guess that back wheel/tire combo wasn't as balanced as the front was...
gmann145
that front left wheel has weights on it.
Trevor Vander
Damn man - can't wait to see this progress - Nice addition in the engine bay as well:)
Some Guy
Needs some KMC Nemesis!!!
Crazycool No1
Nice! I want a chevy truck like this! Good progress Mike!
Joe Clark
Nice truck!
AustrianAnarchy
OT: Why were you welding on that church in France? What rod and settings did you use?
James Clayton
Can’t wait to see more of this build man this is a sick looking pickup truck
DemonChev
i’d love to be a tire shop on wheels that’s the best idea ever with the best equipment
Old McHomestead
Finnegans garage has a whole bunch of crap in it! He needs a shed from a hardware store so he can keep his family separate from his tools and his cars!! 🤣💯
Michael Andrade
Bronate me those old ones lol just went with 16 inch tt2s from american racing instead of 22's
Miguel Rusch
Umm, Scrub radius anyone?
s4l420
Those wheels look amazing on your truck
Bavarian Motors
These Sets Look Straight Outta Fast N Furious Nice Wheels
Chu Me
Man that’s awesome as is 🤙
Gasratz Customs
Really love this truck and pro tips on wheel fitment! I want to use this on our 62 Mercury Meteor build!!! Check us out!!
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Finnegan's Garage Ep.54: Surprise Finnegan's Garage Ep.67: Did I Just 1 day ago   30:01

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In 2009 my wife and I inherited her grandfather's 1969 Chevy El Camino. It was a dilapidated version of the Malibu with a 350 small-block engine, a factory two-barrel carburetor, a Turbo-350 three-speed transmission, drum brakes and power nothing. There were zero creature comforts including air conditioning. Still, structurally speaking the car was in quite good shape and it held a ton of sentimental value because its been in our family since it was new.
Grandpa Joe's Elco quickly appeared on episodes of Roadkill, first as the car we swapped a new engine into during a snowfall at a Summit Racing store parking lot in Reno, Nevada. Later we raced it against other Roadkill project cars during an autocross shootout involving Jonny Lieberman and Carlos Lago and a Kia. After it was done being Roadkilled, I really got to work on improving all aspects of it.
My friends and I set about the task of making it reliable; My stint on the web show Hot Rod Garage allowed me the time to swap a Chevrolet Performance LS3 and a Gearstar 4L70-E overdrive transmission into the car as well as a new coilover suspension and disc brakes from Ridetech and Wilwood. It took less than a year for this car to morph from being Grandpa's grocery getter into a legitimate autocross terror.
All along, my wife yearned for the car to remind her of her youth, when her Grandpa would pick her up from school in the shiny blue El Camino. She repeatedly asked me to have the car repainted and I refused because I didn't want the car to become so nice that we'd be afraid to drive it anywhere. Over the last 10 years she watched my own project cars progress even staying mum when I went ahead and painted Blasphemi, my '55 Chevy Bel Air. I tell ya, the woman is a saint. Finally, during our last outing in the Elco during the summer of 2017 the transmission died and the car was parked. She was sad but I had a plan; I used the broken transmission as an excuse to hide the car while it was being restored by my friends. The original bumper were straightened and rechromed. The stock body panels were pounded, patched, primed and painted. The interior was dyed and the dash repainted and after 20 years of wearing the wrong color of Earl Schieb paint, it was brought back to its original Glacier Blue glory.
On our wedding anniversary in 2018 we revealed the car to my wife as the ultimate gift and my way of letting her know that what she values matters deeply to me.
This is the video of not only the big reveal of the car but also tips on how to switch over from an automatic transmission to a Tremec manual gearbox using a Silversport Transmissions kit. I think you'll like it.
For more information on the parts used here, visit Silversport Transmissions' website or YouTube channel. The links are here:
https://shiftsst.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/SSTOverdrive

and to grab any of the cool Finnegan Speed and Marine swag you spot in the video, visit: https://www.fsmgarage.com/

As always there are lots of behind the scenes clips and photos on my various social media outlets. Find me on:

Instagram: @finnegan999
twitter: @mike.finnegan999
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MikeFinneganNews/