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#1500509 Thu May 11 2023 10:28 PM
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So I saw this truck on a farm. The owner doesn't seem interested in selling but....says it used as lawn art. Lots of people come and take pictures next to it.

Any idea what size rims those are? Are they the dreaded widow makers?

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Is there an ID plate on the door opening?

If "yes", what is the code stamped on it?

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Looks like a '47-50 2 ton truck. The tires are likely either 7.50 or 8.25x20. The wheels appear to be 3 piece rims. If you mean by "widow maker" multipiece rims then yes. If you mean the Firestone RH5 (the real widow maker) then I don't think so. More pictures of the wheels would help including the outside of the rear duals.

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The rims are not the “widow makers” they have the split at the outer edge of the rim.
Looks like a 3 piece with a lock ring

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I thought all widow maker rims where three piece rims?

Can anyone supply links with pictures for reference?

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Gearhead, Moderator for The Swap Meet and General Truck Talk
Here are a couple of links for helpful info on identifying the various "Big Bolt" split rims (copied and reposted here from several previous threads on this conversation) :

AD Big Bolt Wheel Tech Tip

'49 Budd Wheel Catalog Identification Pictures


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Finally time to get to work on my Grandpa's (now mine) truck!

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