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Some wheel and tire help
#1373125 Wed Aug 12 2020 06:44 PM
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A friend in the lower 48 called me and wanted help. They have to move a 54 Chevy 3/4 ton pickup that has sat for 30 years, all tires flat. I told him to try air first, maybe some will hold. My question is what other wheels might fit right on there to get him out of the spot? What he has are 8 lug, could they be split rim? I could not answer these questions, please help! Dave


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Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373135 Wed Aug 12 2020 08:01 PM
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Ford, Dodge, Toyota, etc. how far does he have to move it? Flatbed trailer rent or borrow, would not have to get and wheels and tires.

Ed


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Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373139 Wed Aug 12 2020 09:24 PM
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Thanks


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Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373142 Wed Aug 12 2020 10:50 PM
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They should be 8 lug on 6.5" diameter circle. All dodges still run these. Chevy ran them up to 2011, ford ran them til 1999. A lot of trailers still run them. It should not be hard to find something at a junkyard, friend's spare,...

Jon

Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373145 Wed Aug 12 2020 11:35 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Trailer-Radial-Mounted-circle/dp/B00AU9I7CE/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3IR7FJKBYHH7O&dchild=1&keywords=8+lug+trailer+wheels&qid=1597275282&sprefix=8lug+trailer+%2Caps%2C203&sr=8-1


These trucks had 1/2” studs and the newer trucks are 9/16 or 14mm stud. Trailer wheels for 7k lb axles have smaller stud holes.


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Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373157 Thu Aug 13 2020 01:48 AM
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Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373158 Thu Aug 13 2020 01:52 AM
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Nobody mentioned that airing up old split rim tires can be very dangerous.


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Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373262 Fri Aug 14 2020 01:00 AM
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A 54 Chevy 3/4-ton wheel is not technically a split rim. That said, caution should be used airing up one with a flat tire, if the detachable rim (ring) has come unseated from the wheel. I would suggest jacking it up to get the weight off before inflation. Is the goal to get it on a trailer?


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Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373282 Fri Aug 14 2020 10:29 AM
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Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Some wheel and tire help
homer52 #1373378 Fri Aug 14 2020 09:30 PM
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Just call a tow truck, preferably a slide-back with a winch.


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