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Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks #1294568
Sat Jan 12 2019 06:45 PM
Sat Jan 12 2019 06:45 PM
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Philipj  Offline OP
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Posts: 137
FL
Hello All,

As you are all aware, the older rims and tires can be problematic to service or disassemble after being in use for 80 years... My solution to the issue was to have a new rim made to take care of the problem... I have found a company in California that will produce a rim similar to a Dodge Power Wagon for $ 245.00, but without any holes, and much like the rare 10.5 x 16 rim fitted to Canadian trucks sold for export...

The 10.5 x 16 rim might require modifying the fenders up front for the wider tires, but, I am willing to compromise and go with a narrower wheel up front 8" or 9" and not have to widen the fender by 4.75" and yet still have a wider tire fitted.. Another option would be to have staggered wheels... 8" up front and 10" in the rear. Opinions/information welcomed regarding suitable tires as well....Thank you.

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Philippe Jeanneau
Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1294641
Sun Jan 13 2019 01:19 AM
Sun Jan 13 2019 01:19 AM
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EdPruss  Offline
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Posts: 2,674
Longmont, CO
What is your wheel bolt pattern on your truck?

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1294674
Sun Jan 13 2019 04:33 AM
Sun Jan 13 2019 04:33 AM
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Philipj  Offline OP
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10 x 7.25 with a 4 -3/4 center bore...


Philippe Jeanneau
Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1294710
Sun Jan 13 2019 02:18 PM
Sun Jan 13 2019 02:18 PM
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EdPruss  Offline
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Posts: 2,674
Longmont, CO
Late '50's 22.5 tubeless wheels will fit with a hub spacer, easily made. Fit 9 x 22.5 tires well. Somewhat hard to find, look on farm trucks. A gentleman in Az had some modern 22.5's with that kind of centers made by some wheel CO.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1294720
Sun Jan 13 2019 03:22 PM
Sun Jan 13 2019 03:22 PM
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Philipj  Offline OP
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Posts: 137
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Hello Ed, thank you for the suggestion... It would be interesting to see details and photos from this gentleman in AZ. For now it seems easier for me to have new wider wheels made for my truck since I want to convert it to a Long Range Desert Patrol configuration...

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Philippe Jeanneau
Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1294795
Mon Jan 14 2019 02:18 AM
Mon Jan 14 2019 02:18 AM
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EdPruss  Offline
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Longmont, CO
He has a blue AD truck with black wood bed sides, look in old WOT or last couple years of Show Time.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1308018
Sun Apr 21 2019 03:33 PM
Sun Apr 21 2019 03:33 PM
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Philipj  Offline OP
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Posts: 137
FL
Finally making some headway with the new wheel set-up... Backspaces for both front and rear are sorted and the new rubber has finally arrived also!

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Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1309278
Thu May 02 2019 05:23 PM
Thu May 02 2019 05:23 PM
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Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: retro-roco] #1309316
Thu May 02 2019 11:40 PM
Thu May 02 2019 11:40 PM
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Philipj  Offline OP
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Well, I can tell you I am very happy with the outcome so far... The wheels really make the truck look much better than before.

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Philippe Jeanneau
Re: Other wheel Options for 1.5 ton trucks [Re: Philipj] #1309318
Thu May 02 2019 11:42 PM
Thu May 02 2019 11:42 PM
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Philipj  Offline OP
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The only other thing to do is to drill the extra 5 holes on the front hub and install the studs...

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