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Widow maker rims #1306820
Fri Apr 12 2019 01:38 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 01:38 PM
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can216  Offline OP
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saskatchewan canada
Looking to change a few tires. How crazy do I need to be to try this myself. 59 3800 Apache. Obviously I have never taken apart a split rim aka widow maker. Thanks

Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306824
Fri Apr 12 2019 02:01 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 02:01 PM
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Wrenchbender Ret.  Offline
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Lenexa Ks.
Show us a photo of the rims. All multi piece wheels are not "widow makers". You can do them yourself with the proper tools.
George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup

Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306830
Fri Apr 12 2019 03:05 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 03:05 PM
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Grigg  Offline
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Lexington, VA
Some info on the split rims and pictures from catalogs of the many types in this tech tip.
https://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/wheels/


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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Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306845
Fri Apr 12 2019 04:44 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 04:44 PM
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can216  Offline OP
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Cool I will checkout the tech tip . I haven’t tried to put photos on this site yet but will get on it. Thanks

Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306848
Fri Apr 12 2019 04:52 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 04:52 PM
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can216  Offline OP
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saskatchewan canada
The rims are the 2 piece rim with the rounded front shoulder or collar and also a lock ring which looks to be a 1/2 “ wide sitting to the inside of the collar. I hope this helps. Thanks

Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306851
Fri Apr 12 2019 05:32 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 05:32 PM
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2ManyTrucks  Offline
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california
Hi can216,
You said two piece but then described a three piece rim,
Does it look like the attached photo ?
If it does that’s a firestone type AR three piece rim I think.
I’m pretty sure the widow maker is a two piece rim that locks in the center of the wheel.
I have a diagram of all the common types somewhere, if I find it I’ll post it here.
-s

Attached Files

1430s, 1420, 9430
-2MT
Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306852
Fri Apr 12 2019 05:37 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 05:37 PM
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2ManyTrucks  Offline
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california
Google image found something good enough
Attached, bottom right is the widow maker that gave all other multi piece rims a bad rap.
If I’m mistaken someone should chime in and correct me
-s

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1430s, 1420, 9430
-2MT
Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306858
Fri Apr 12 2019 06:49 PM
Fri Apr 12 2019 06:49 PM
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Grigg  Offline
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The above diagram is also in the further above linked tech tip.

Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306898
Sat Apr 13 2019 01:22 AM
Sat Apr 13 2019 01:22 AM
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can216  Offline OP
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saskatchewan canada
Yes mine is like the type ar . Some what like it. 3 pieces yes. The large rim the smaller rim lip and the square rod . Now the second piece I describe the middle sized rim lip . This piece is not shaped as in the sketch. It is shaped like the bottom right of the type r. Like a round bulb. Also the photo I believe is the type ar. My rim is an 8 bolt with a center hole and 8 roughly 3” holes around the outer edge. I will try adding a photo

Re: Widow maker rims [Re: can216] #1306908
Sat Apr 13 2019 02:02 AM
Sat Apr 13 2019 02:02 AM
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can216  Offline OP
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saskatchewan canada
Ok found a photo in the gallery. Under 55-59 .medium to heavy trucks. Mike 69 cuda gramanns 1955 Chevy 2nd series two ton flatbed. This is the same rim style as I have. Thanks when my kids get home they will need to set me up for photos.

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