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E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
#1115310 Thu Jul 23 2015 05:36 PM
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Hi all,
So as not to hijack the excelsior thread. What year(s)E250 rims work on these trucks without modification? I ask because I tried some, year unknown, and they would work in the back but absolutely would not in the front without some substantial spacers.
Thanks in advance,
Les

Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115433 Fri Jul 24 2015 03:49 AM
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If you had modern tie rod ends would they work?


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Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115436 Fri Jul 24 2015 04:01 AM
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What tie rods should I be looking for to make them modern?


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Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115467 Fri Jul 24 2015 12:18 PM
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Assuming you have the kind with a spring, cups, and a thread in cap with a cotter key, balls are pressed and riveted in the arms.
New kind is all one assembly, not serviceable other than grease, and fits a tapered hole in the arms with a nut to hold it in. Pretty much everything for the past 60 or more years uses this kind, still today.


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1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
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"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115500 Fri Jul 24 2015 04:37 PM
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Thanks for the reply Grigg.
I still have the old style tie rod ends but not sure the wheels I tried would work with modern ones. I'm not even positive the wheels I have are e250 but they look like it. they don't have the 3 bumps for hubcaps. I'll measure the backspacing and post it maybe that will help identify the wheel. I'm assuming that all e250 wheels were the same width with the same backspacing but maybe that isn't true either. I just about have the old girl ready to drive but she isn't going anywhere with the tires that are currently on the split rims. at least not very far. I've seen some posts on here that people are claiming 1/8" clearance but I don't know if that is or isn't with newer style tie rod ends.
Thanks again for the help!
Les

Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115544 Sat Jul 25 2015 12:19 AM
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If not, how do I upgrade? I have a 47 and a 51.


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Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115588 Sat Jul 25 2015 04:14 AM
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They made perhaps countless varieties of 8 lug steel wheels. I think it'd be hard to follow someone's lead on "such and such wheels from a ___ model van fit" unless they include the manufacturers part number which may or may not be stamped on the wheel.
Very likely to be a while goose chase. If you test fit different wheels in the process you'll probably find a different yet just as suitable goose before finding the one you set out to find.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
---All pictures [picasaweb.google.com]---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115625 Sat Jul 25 2015 02:09 PM
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There have been many claiming the E350 wheels fit. Problem is, if you didn't but them off of an all original E350 who knows what they are! They usually just have the Ford logo stamped on them and salvage yards pile up Ford or just 8 lug wheels. I haven't found the right ones yet.


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Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1115728 Sun Jul 26 2015 02:23 AM
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I picked up a full set of tires and wheels from a 15 passenger E350 & they fit perfectly...best part was the price... $90.


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Re: E250 rims for 47 1 ton panel
Les_S #1116034 Tue Jul 28 2015 12:16 AM
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I just test fit a couple rims off craigslist I found,they were supposed to be e-250 van rims.they have some numbers on them but appear to be of a 2012 manufacture. they are 16x7 rims
they also say on them

6.35 brazil fl
t dot f977a fumagalli 8c24-1015 da gry ea wht fa blk 2012 06 19

sensor may be inside

hope this helps

pete


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