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15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200788
Sat Feb 11 2006 11:46 PM
Sat Feb 11 2006 11:46 PM
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bolt54  Offline OP
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Staten Island, NY
I have a 1954 Chevy 3600. It currently has the split rims on it, 15", 8-lug. Does anybody know if there are 15", 8-lug one piece wheels available for my truck?


bolt54

1954 Chevy 3600
Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200789
Sun Feb 12 2006 01:35 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 01:35 AM
48bigtrucks  Offline
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Center Point, Iowa
I've got a couple in the white spoke style, so I know there's something out there. The one piece rims take a different tire than the splits do,
Scott


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Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200790
Sun Feb 12 2006 01:38 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 01:38 AM
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coilover  Offline
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Plano, Tx
Millions. All eight lug wheels have the same bolt pattern but some have differant size pilot(center) holes.


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Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200791
Sun Feb 12 2006 01:59 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 01:59 AM
truckernix  Offline
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Bracebridge Ontario Canada
They were the same pattern until about 2000 and they all went metric. With the AD trucks, backset clearance is a big issue.


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Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200792
Sun Feb 12 2006 02:38 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 02:38 AM
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bolt54  Offline OP
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Staten Island, NY
So I guess that there is no specific wheel that you can use, it is all trial and error?


bolt54

1954 Chevy 3600
Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200793
Sun Feb 12 2006 02:46 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 02:46 AM
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JiMerit Boltr#43  Offline
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Turlock, CA
I'm trying to find a wheel shop that can punch the center out of my 15" splits and stick in in a non split outer rim. I want the center to keep my stock caps. Anyone done this???


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Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200794
Sun Feb 12 2006 02:50 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 02:50 AM
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OldSub  Offline
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Seattle, Washington
Quote
Originally posted by JiMerit:
I'm trying to find a wheel shop that can punch the center out of my 15" splits and stick in in a non split outer rim. I want the center to keep my stock caps. Anyone done this???
That sounds like something Stockton Wheel or someone like them might do. I'm planning to do something similar with some bigger wheels, but haven't collected the pieces yet.


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Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200795
Sun Feb 12 2006 04:37 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 04:37 AM
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mugsy  Offline
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Lockhart, TX
OldSub beat me to it. Yeah, Stockton Wheel. I researched this a few months ago. There's a bunch of ugly, retarded looking wheels in 15" for 8 lug at places like Summit. Stockton Wheel is about the only place that has a traditional stock steel wheel in varying sizes.
Are you not interested in 16 or 16.5? Those are plentiful in the boneyards.
I wanted a 15" so I could do some L78-15 wide whitewalls but, have since decided to do bias blackwalls in 16 or 16.5 because of 8 lug availability in this size.


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Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200796
Sun Feb 12 2006 05:29 AM
Sun Feb 12 2006 05:29 AM
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Jim Karras  Offline
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Orange, California
I had this done on my truck . I had a place called The Wheel Smith do mine. However, shortly after I had them done, they closed up shop. They had been around for some time.

Stockton Wheel is one the most popular places. But I have heard both good and bad about them.

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/

You might try these guys. I haven't used them, but someone awhile back told me about them.

http://www.custombuiltsteelwheels.com/
Good luck!


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Re: 15 inch 8 lug one piece wheels? #200797
Sun Feb 12 2006 12:51 PM
Sun Feb 12 2006 12:51 PM
truckernix  Offline
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Bracebridge Ontario Canada
bolt54,
what you will probably find with replacement wheels is some difficulty finding ones that clear the front tie rod ends. For the earlier AD trucks, usually the backset cannot be larger than about 4 1/4". Backset is usually defined using the surface where the bead meets the rim but in this case you have to consider the extra 1/2" of lip that sticks out beyond that point. When you get the old centers mounted in the newer style rims, Stockton may only be able to do this within a very specific range of backset on the rim. This is because of the flare of the center piece. As they trim the diameter to fit the new rim, the effective backset changes. I have seen this mentioned on another site. I think the 15" split rim centers work out well but I don't know about the 17" splitters.


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