I have a 51 3100 with stock rims and stock suspension. The rims are 16", 6 lug with 5.5" lug spacing. I don't know the width of the rim - I would have to remove the tire from the rim to measure and I can't do that for a while. I would like to get another stock rim to replace one of mine (it's a little wonky). Are there different size rims or is there a standard size? If I can't find a stock rim what would be the rim and tire size can I look for in a junkyard?
I think I also want to replace my current tires with radials next year. Is there an optimal size tire that works well with the current stock rims?
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True, up thru at least 1949 (couldn't find wheel info in the 1950 Vehicle Info Kit), base wheels were 4" wide for 1/2 tons. But the 1951 Vehicle Info Kit definitely says 4-1/2 inch width. 4-1/2 inch width wheels were an option on the earlier trucks.
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