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#625523 - Wed Mar 03 2010 09:02 AM 1928 Chevy Rims
professor229 Offline
New Guy
Registered: Thu Mar 06 2008 08:48 PM
Posts: 39
Loc: Minnesota
Short and sweet. Inside spokes and rims are good, outside metal rims are shot. Too expensive to replace. Alternatives? After market? Old style bearings and races and brakes. Is there something modern that will work to replace this without throwing in the billfold and without an axle swap? Is there a market for the inner rims with good solid tight spokes? Thanks; all advice appreciated!
#625631 - Wed Mar 03 2010 03:57 PM Re: 1928 Chevy Rims [Re: professor229]
Grigg Offline
Registered: Tue May 10 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 8645
Loc: Lexington, VA
What kind of rims are they? Do you have a picture?
I've got a 28 car, and it has the 20 something inch disc wheels with removable outer rims, that system works fine.

1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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#625700 - Wed Mar 03 2010 08:02 PM Re: 1928 Chevy Rims [Re: professor229]
35mike Offline
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Registered: Sat May 02 2009 07:31 PM
Posts: 116
Loc: Missouri
The wood wheels on your truck use "demountable rims". The tire mounts on the demountable rim and the rim bolts to the "felloe" which is the metal ring around the outer end of the spokes. You might discover some system to replace the original wheels on your truck but I don't think you would like the way it looks. If you do, save your original wheels until you can find the rims you need to return your truck to it's original configuration. The rims you need can be found at swap meets and sometimes at a reasonable price because the seller has no idea what they fit. Good luck. Let me know if I can help.

#625966 - Thu Mar 04 2010 02:29 PM Re: 1928 Chevy Rims [Re: professor229]
oldblu65 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 03 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: Just east of Mowbray
Coker Tires offers a service that makes new rims . It may not fit your budget but may be worth checking out ? They have a collection of various antique vehicles so , even if they can't help with your problem , maybe they can steer you in the right direction . Good luck !
" The heart of the wise inclines to the right , but the heart of the fool to the left " - Ecclesiastes 10:2
#626311 - Fri Mar 05 2010 05:16 PM Re: 1928 Chevy Rims [Re: oldblu65]
professor229 Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 06 2008 08:48 PM
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Loc: Minnesota
Hi guys... thanks for the ideas and help. I actually contacted the guy, Bill, who is in the business and he gave me three leads as to who makes the rims. All three wanted about $200 per rim which is way beyond the budget, so I will be attending some swap meets. It is a four year restore project and I am way ahead of the timeline already. Here is a link to the project and the 22" rims are posted there too....

Thanks for all your help.
#626398 - Fri Mar 05 2010 10:55 PM Re: 1928 Chevy Rims [Re: professor229]
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Loc: Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
wow, your making a LOT of progress. Its really looking good. Your hard work is paying off.
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#626407 - Fri Mar 05 2010 11:13 PM Re: 1928 Chevy Rims [Re: Achipmunk]
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Your pictures tell a great story. I cannot wait to see the completed project. It seems not to many people would take on a project like yours.
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