I apologize if this is a stupid thought or question. I am new to medium duty trucks so there could be good reason against this idea.
Anyone ever considered welding your Budd 6 bolt centers into a tubeless steel rim? I know the hot rodders and light truck crowd do quite a bit of modding on steel wheels (change rim size, widen, build bead lock rims etc.), but I am not sure why I haven't heard of anyone doing it for medium duty trucks. Maybe just load capacity issues? There are a few shops here in Michigan that build and modify steel wheels but don't list any 22.5", just 20, 22 and the other standard light duty wheel/rim sizes (15,16, etc.). https://www.heywheel.com/page11.html
$120 for some 22.5" steel rims. Can also get some 20x8 for $100 but I don't think there are any truck tires available in that size, just light truck tires (which may work fine for some depending on use profile). The above links lists their rims as off road only, also, likely for liability and to keep costs down (I am sure it is expensive to get something DOT certified).
Just wondering if someone has looked into that or maybe already done it and it wasn't any cheaper than the available $300 28157 style wheels.