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Big bolt rims #1336826 Sat Dec 07 2019 09:02 PM
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Tony292 Offline OP
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Let’s face it, there are limited options for big bolt rims. Ultimately I’d love to have 22.5s on mine. I would love to find someone who makes adaptors from 10x7.25 4.75 center to the 22.5 pattern. The pic below is my inspiration.


Re: Big bolt rims [Re: Tony292] #1336862 Sun Dec 08 2019 12:41 AM
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4100 Fire Truck Offline
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I've seen this amazing 37 Detroit turbo powered diesel truck many times at local car shows, and loved the wheels/tires!

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Re: Big bolt rims [Re: Tony292] #1336881 Sun Dec 08 2019 03:57 AM
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EdPruss Offline
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Those original wheels from the first days of tubeless tires are around. Look on late '50's farm trucks. Someone had some made, in AZ, on a blue Chevy 1.5 ton truck. Look in Show Time, 3 years ago or so.


'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: Big bolt rims [Re: Tony292] #1336897 Sun Dec 08 2019 02:01 PM
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oldieoldie Offline
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Tony292, I got a local machine shop to make adapters for my 6400 10 bolts to make the centers on newer wheels work with the smaller hub of the older truck. I can't find any 22.5's that will fit either, but I got 19.5's off an RV. They are about 5 inches shorter, but still better than widow Makers.

1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
Re: Big bolt rims [Re: Tony292] #1336908 Sun Dec 08 2019 03:45 PM
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Lightholder's Dad Offline
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That someone is me. Here is the thread where this was discussed;

The truck is my 2 ton Chevy '50 COE, which you can see in the Gallery, linked below in my signature. I had that done more than a decade ago and very happy with the results. I would research where one might get this service today.

1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: Big bolt rims [Re: Tony292] #1336945 Sun Dec 08 2019 07:01 PM
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Mike B Offline
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Sadly all of the picture links in that old post no longer work...

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Re: Big bolt rims [Re: Mike B] #1337303 Wed Dec 11 2019 06:00 PM
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Clarence49 Offline
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Checked out your profile. Nice pics, great collection!

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