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Re: Rim-Tire combos
John L. #1420974 Tue Aug 17 2021 09:48 PM
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'Bolter
Hey John do you still have those inner wheels and would you be willing to part with them? Thanks


1957 Chevy 3800
Re: Rim-Tire combos
FLOregonian #1421029 Wed Aug 18 2021 02:07 PM
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'Bolter
Sorry, Already sold them.

Re: Rim-Tire combos
Fox #1427670 Sat Oct 23 2021 04:27 AM
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Posts: 3
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Are your wheels hub centric for that year or stud centric?


1963 Chevrolet C30
Re: Rim-Tire combos
jrich #1437216 Fri Jan 14 2022 06:55 AM
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I now have over 5000 kms on my rebuilt 51 Canadian 1 ton. I did rebuild and try the split rims, the ride was wobbly, but as your aware, you cannot balance the split rims. So I got rims from a 1989 ford 1 ton van at the wreckers, I put LT285/75R16 rubber on and they sit 33" high which was the same as the original height, they clear the tye rod arms with 1/2" clearance, then I had to pull the front of the rear fenders out a out a bit to achieve 1" clearance. I simply used a hydraulic bottle jack, (inside the fender) on the forward section of the rear fender, there is no noticeable difference in appearance. The truck drives great. To tighten up the steering box I used red grease, just fill the steering box with your grease gun. You have to fill it right full after driving it for a while.
Cheers,
Andymcstalbert

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Re: Rim-Tire combos
andymcstalbert #1438459 Sun Jan 23 2022 07:47 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by andymcstalbert
I now have over 5000 kms on my rebuilt 51 Canadian 1 ton. I did rebuild and try the split rims, the ride was wobbly, but as your aware, you cannot balance the split rims. So I got rims from a 1989 ford 1 ton van at the wreckers, I put LT285/75R16 rubber on and they sit 33" high which was the same as the original height, they clear the tye rod arms with 1/2" clearance, then I had to pull the front of the rear fenders out a out a bit to achieve 1" clearance. I simply used a hydraulic bottle jack, (inside the fender) on the forward section of the rear fender, there is no noticeable difference in appearance. The truck drives great. To tighten up the steering box I used red grease, just fill the steering box with your grease gun. You have to fill it right full after driving it for a while.
Cheers,
Andymcstalbert
Hi Andy,
Nice looking ride you have there. Welcome to the Bolt.
Looking forward to spring cruising with my 50 Canadian 1 Ton hopefully will see you around.
Doyle

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Re: Rim-Tire combos
jrich #1438484 Sun Jan 23 2022 10:50 PM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
That *is* a nice truck, Andy. But I beg to differ on your statement that multi-piece wheels can't be balanced. Mine were balanced and it turned out great. Many miles now on new and balanced biased plies. Who says they can't be balanced????


John
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Re: Rim-Tire combos
jrich #1438550 Mon Jan 24 2022 01:25 PM
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I had my bias ply's with split rims balanced and trued. They rolled like they were on a glass surface.


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Re: Rim-Tire combos
jrich #1438589 Mon Jan 24 2022 05:47 PM
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back when I was deciding on tires/rims, i had sandblasted and painted six original split rims. My trusted and local tire shop said that the rubber/tube with bent tube air valve combo that we selected could not be balanced. I then borrowed a set of tire with split rims from a buddy with a driver 1 ton chevy in Saskatchewan and found the ride to be wobbly, therefore I decided to go tubeless. I am glad to hear that you bolters have had success with the split. With this new found knowledge I can reconsider if I ever want to go that way. I love the 38 Wayne, and look forward to seeing your Truck Doyle. thankyou John for the knowledge to question my local tire shop. I will certainly mention this to my local tire shop.
cheers! Andy

Re: Rim-Tire combos
jrich #1438638 Mon Jan 24 2022 11:52 PM
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Andy ... You bet. Another thought ... Is your shop a franchise tire shop (like Mr. Tire, etc)? A lot of us have had great success taking our multi-piece wheels and bias ply tires to tire places that service agriculture machines or big trucks (usually NOT a chain store ...). They are usually adept at handling the older styles.

Just a thought ...


John
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Re: Rim-Tire combos
jrich #1439081 Thu Jan 27 2022 10:39 PM
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I also run a multi piece rim with tubed radial tires. I actually went to AAA auto service and they balanced them. They did use the stick on weights which I then put epoxy over them to prevent them from loosening up and falling off. I also purchased Centramitic disks to help out with the balancing. Yes, overkill! Have no issues at all!


Jim Schmidt.
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1953, 3804
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