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Posted By: Cletus1950 Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Mon Jul 05 2021 01:00 AM
These were on my '53 when I got it, they are 15" not sure about the width. Are these the correct wheels? - I like the look of the 16" wheels Just wondering if these could have been original - thanks

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Posted By: TSP Curmudgeon Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Mon Jul 05 2021 01:19 AM
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/chevyresto/53155.htm
Posted By: klhansen Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Mon Jul 05 2021 01:27 AM
They don't have the 6 hubcap clips, so are probably from a later truck. Looks like they have 3 nubs that the hubcaps clip over.
Posted By: Cletus1950 Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Mon Jul 05 2021 07:13 PM
Thanks! I thought you could get 15 in wheels on a 53 just - the missing clips is what made me question these, didn't know if they all had the clips. Does any one sell the correct repo wheels?
Posted By: klhansen Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Mon Jul 05 2021 07:30 PM
15" wheels were optional for the entire AD (47-55) series. I don't know of anywhere that sells "correct" wheels, as in exact reproductions. But wheels are available along with hubcaps that are slightly different than original.
The original hubcaps just cover the lug nut recess. Your wheels would take larger hubcaps that fit over the bulge outside the lug nut recess.
Posted By: Cletus1950 Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Tue Jul 06 2021 12:55 AM
Great thanks - So I guess I am in the market for some original wheels with clips. or maybe add clips to what I have (for the original hub caps) and try and find some taller tires, would that be a good option to get the original look?
Posted By: Phak1 Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Tue Jul 06 2021 01:14 PM
The only issue with adding clips to your existing wheels, is you are going to see the nubs on the wheels. If your OK with that, go for it!
Posted By: Cletus1950 Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Tue Jul 06 2021 02:19 PM
yes good point I think I will look for a set of wheels and maybe do that if I can't find any
Posted By: Doc.Hall Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Tue Jul 06 2021 02:29 PM
Cletus, I wish you good luck. Please let me know if you find 8 of the originals. The old timers like me got rid of them. My Dad had a Allis Chalmers/ Deutz/ Stiger/ and Versitile dealership and too many field brands like Ghel and New Holland etc. He bought all of the rims he could find for farm equipment. Doc.
Posted By: Cletus1950 Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Tue Jul 06 2021 04:58 PM
Thanks Doc - always good to learn a little history of why things are as they are
Posted By: 9% grade Re: Are these wheels correct for a '53 3100 - Wed Jul 07 2021 04:14 AM
Cletus I've wheels,15&16",text to 1-719-205-2203 Thx Karl
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