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Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
#1266478 Sun May 20 2018 03:16 PM
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Guys,

I know this has been covered extensively on the forums, but I haven't seen anything related to what I have. My rear duals are in need of replacement. The fronts tires are good. I wanted to know what wheel type I possibly have and whether I should replace just the tires or go with a new tubeless wheel. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks for your time.

Specs: 1941 1.5 ton GMC
20in wheels
5 lug
7.75" center to center on lugs
Hub is 6in.

I can attach picture when enabled.

Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266521 Mon May 21 2018 01:57 AM
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2 more posts and you’ll have full privileges.🛠


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Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266524 Mon May 21 2018 02:02 AM
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Figure out what rims you have by looking at the sticky thread in this section. As long as you don't have the true RH-5 widow makers and your wheels are in good shape, use them. Anything model looks, well..... Modern!


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Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266541 Mon May 21 2018 12:10 PM
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Off the top of my head that bolt pattern may not have any modern (tubeless) wheels.
Best bet is keep the originals if they’re in good shape and not the RH5, which I doubt they are.


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Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266544 Mon May 21 2018 01:00 PM
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Capt D Offline OP
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Guys,

Thank you for your help. I would like to stay with the original wheels, but safety is paramount. Any recommendations on tires for the 20in wheels?online? Order through local tire shop?

Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266546 Mon May 21 2018 01:28 PM
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Here is the image of the wheel.

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Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266551 Mon May 21 2018 02:25 PM
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You have hub centered wheels commonly referred to as "Motor Wheels" (the original manufacturer).
This kind of wheel from back then also came with 6 lug bolt pattern in different applications.

Not sure I've seen any 22.5" (for tubeless tire) motor wheels with 5 lugs, but I have seen a few and have one with 6 lugs, see picture.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/258xVFja7ikaeJYF3
...Which is of no help to you except the faint hope that you might one day find 5 lug 22.5" Motor Wheels, if they exist.


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: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266552 Mon May 21 2018 02:51 PM
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Capt D Offline OP
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When I take off the rear dual that is in need of repair, I will take a look at the wheel and determine the wheel type. Thanks again for your help. I don't have any pictures of the inside, but to the best of my knowledge, the wheel center is revited into the wheel ring and outer sliver portion is the locking ring. I'm a newbie at this, but trying to figure it out. Thanks again for the information. I will post pictures when I get it removed and broken down.

Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266553 Mon May 21 2018 02:58 PM
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Your wheels are perfectly safe and very good looking. Stay with them. When you need work/mounting done go to a Truck Stop. They will have the knowledge and equipment.🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Replacement wheels or staying with what I have
Capt D #1266554 Mon May 21 2018 03:09 PM
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Hy Capt D, as Grigg has said you have a Motor wheel there, that one appears to be a two piece design. When you go to remove your other wheels, have a good look at them to see if they look the same as the one in your picture. If any of your other wheels have a boxlike structure on the inside of the wheel running around the inside circumference, then don't mess with them until the valve core is removed and all the air is exhausted from the tire, those wheel are dangerous when they have any air in them.

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