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17" 8 bolt singles #1312067 Mon May 27 2019 12:29 PM
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dirtball Offline OP
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I have 6 or 7 17" Chevy 8 bolt singles wheels.. free for local pick up only in atchison, ks. No shipping . Have old tires on them.. some hold air.. some don't


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Re: 17" 8 bolt singles [Re: dirtball] #1312174 Tue May 28 2019 12:52 PM
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Are they the three piece rims? I'm desperate for one of those, and might even consider driving out there to pick one up. Although it's quite a drive from the middle of Missouri!

Tim


I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.

Tim
Re: 17" 8 bolt singles [Re: bluesman] #1312241 Tue May 28 2019 08:00 PM
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Tim ,

The 17 " x 5.0 " , 8 lug Rims are 3 - piece Rims with lock rings made by Kelsey Hayes for GM .

These are NOT what is known as widow makers .

They were made for 1946 to 1954 Chevy & GMC 3/4 & 1 Ton trucks

and could be ordered as an option .

I do believe the earlier 17 " x 5 " Rims from '46 to '50 had the ROUNDED outer rim ring

& the '51 to '54 had the what I call the FLAT outer rim ring .

PIC

https://i.postimg.cc/ZKFnCZn3/WHEEL5.jpg


The outer rim ring is an extremely RARE part to find in GM NOS .

I've only been able to find two of them in nos .

PICS

https://i.postimg.cc/43MNrx2C/wheel-ring-2.jpg

&

https://i.postimg.cc/HWRxTH0T/Wheel-Ring-10-b.jpg


The Locking Clamp Ring is also an extremely RARE part to find in GM NOS .

I've only been able to find two of them in nos.

PIC

https://i.postimg.cc/Wp0bHjMK/Rim-Clamp-GM-NOS-3681788-2.jpg


I'd cut the tires off first to examine the inside condition of the rims .

Rims that are badly rusted on the inside are Dangerous & Worthless IMO .

Rim lock rings that are damaged , distorted , or bent , should not be re - used

The seller needs to dis-mount the tires from the rims to be able to show the condition

of the inside of the rims .

It could be a costly & a long trip from central MO . to Kansas

only to find out they are junk .


George
'54 3600

Last edited by '54 3600; Fri May 31 2019 06:45 AM. Reason: add

1954 3600
Re: 17" 8 bolt singles [Re: dirtball] #1312438 Thu May 30 2019 03:56 AM
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Hey Dirtball,
I'm interested, do you think these rims are use-able ? I live in Missouri and I only need five and could maybe get one to Bluesman so he gets what he needs as well. What's your thoughts, sir ?

Thanks for making these available!

Ronnie

Last edited by Dusty53; Thu May 30 2019 03:59 AM.

Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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Re: 17" 8 bolt singles [Re: dirtball] #1312449 Thu May 30 2019 09:28 AM
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dirtball Offline OP
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I'm traveling at present.. when I'm home I'll take some pics and take tire off one rim to see condition... my guess is they are still usable


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Re: 17" 8 bolt singles [Re: dirtball] #1312514 Thu May 30 2019 07:00 PM
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Thank you again !


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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