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20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
#1357735 Wed Apr 29 2020 01:18 PM
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here in Europe the solutions to change out the dangerous RH5 wheels are either limited, or very expensive.
So I got in tough with a fabricator who specializes in widening steel wheels.

what I asked him was, get a set of 20" steel wheels and make them fit 6x8,75 and dually.
he took 2 of the RH5 as a donor, got a set of wheels from a Deutz firetruck and came up with the attached designs.

I'm in it now for $500,- and wondering if I should cut my losses, or proceed.

the way he made the dually's the truck will be around 7ft8inch wide in the back.
in the from the dually wheel didn't work because it got stuck againt the steering control arm.
so he came up with the plan to reverse the center..

I'm not a fan, but let me know your thought,

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Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Steve-W #1357741 Wed Apr 29 2020 02:06 PM
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I like the looks of them but they appear to be one peice how are you going to mount the tires? Do you have 20" inch tubeless tires?

Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
John L. #1357744 Wed Apr 29 2020 02:27 PM
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Hi John,

yes they're tubeless..and that's indeed another thing, apereantly 20" tubeless truck tires are rare..

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Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Steve-W #1357753 Wed Apr 29 2020 02:54 PM
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How common are modern Budd wheels with your existing bolt pattern, they are common here? How common are 22.5's, that size is more suited to your size 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.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Steve-W #1357762 Wed Apr 29 2020 03:34 PM
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Ed, the 22,5s are the normal truck size wheels, but they start at 9" wide and will cost atleast $250 a piece second hand. then there is the tires...
the thing is, I don't want to poor 5K into a ratrod project just on wheels.. I mean I bought the truck for 4K and was looking for a cheap project.

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Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Steve-W #1357770 Wed Apr 29 2020 04:35 PM
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A lot of modern pickup trucks run 20" tubeless tires, but they're usually very low profile- - - - -wide tread with short sidewalls. They would probably look pretty ridiculous on a truck such as yours.
Jerry


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Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Steve-W #1357816 Wed Apr 29 2020 09:32 PM
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There are tons of military surplus tubeless tires out there, mostly Michelin’s but a couple other brands as well.

Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Tony292 #1357856 Thu Apr 30 2020 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony292
There are tons of military surplus tubeless tires out there, mostly Michelin’s but a couple other brands as well.


Are they 20" or 22.5"? I've never seen a 20" tubeless HD truck tires...

You can also look for 6-lug Budd to Dayton Rim Adapters and then run 22.5 Tubeless Dayton's...or your 20' tires on Dayton's.

Mike B smile

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Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Hotrod Lincoln #1357879 Thu Apr 30 2020 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
A lot of modern pickup trucks run 20" tubeless tires, but they're usually very low profile- - - - -wide tread with short sidewalls. They would probably look pretty ridiculous on a truck such as yours.
Jerry

I Agree Jerry, I'm looking at 245/70R20 but that doesn't excist it seems.. atleast not here in the Netherlands (don't forget I'm in Europe, different laws etc apply)
Found some chinese tire Goodride CR960A 245/70 R19.5 136/134M but thats 19,5" so that means starting over.

Originally Posted by Tony292
There are tons of military surplus tubeless tires out there, mostly Michelin’s but a couple other brands as well.
I guess Tony, but again..I'm not in the USA. I can find 11R20 militairy tires..but they're way to wide, and old smile

Originally Posted by Mike B
Are they 20" or 22.5"? I've never seen a 20" tubeless HD truck tires...You can also look for 6-lug Budd to Dayton Rim Adapters and then run 22.5 Tubeless Dayton's...or your 20' tires on Dayton's.

Hey Mike, yes we've had this discussion before smile I can't find Dayton's here in Europe..and I don;t have the patience to wait for that one unicorn, because I need a rolling chassis to get moving along with the project. But if anybody knows of some Dayton's for sale, I do have a forwarding adress in Riverside, so I can look at shipping them over.

I'd love to go to 22,5, but the rims and tires here are ff'ing ridiculous in price..

Last edited by Steve-W; Thu Apr 30 2020 07:40 AM.
Re: 20" RH-5 refab Yea or Nay
Steve-W #1357890 Thu Apr 30 2020 12:29 PM
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What size tires do you want to use? What tires are affordable and available?

Maybe you should start there and have wheels made to suit.


Mac :{)

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