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 .
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 .
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.
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 .