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[oletrucks] Re: Tires and wheels

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Subject: [oletrucks] Re: Tires and wheels
From: "Charles Culver" <sculver@iwl.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 07:53:31 -0800

I haven't tried mounting the clips, but I have heard of doing it that way.
My plan for the moment is to buy the 16" one piece baby moon/beauty ring
hubcaps from Whitney.  As far as the year or model of these rims, I don't
know, but the junk yard had an endless supply of them.  I did have to use a
1/4 inch spacer on the front.

Smokey Culver
'50 3600 5-window (mine) & '56 3600 (hers)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Auser <mauser@directwest.com>
To: 'Charles Culver' <sculver@iwl.net>
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 6:29 AM
Subject: RE: Tires and wheels

>Do you know if it is possible to mount the original beauty rings and hub
>caps (using the clips from Chevy Duty) on the Ford rims?  What years/models
>are these rims from?
>Mike Auser
>'48 Chevy 1/2 ton
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
>[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Charles Culver
>Sent: Monday, November 15, 1999 10:33 PM
>To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
>Subject: [oletrucks] Tires and wheels
>There's been a lot of discussion among the members about wheels and tires,
>radial vs. bias, tube vs. tubeless and the list goes on.  Several have
>mentioned steering problems at high speeds when hitting a bump.
>I have not had this occurrence, and don't know whether it is a factor of my
>wheel/tire arrangement or not, but I am really happy with what I have.  I
>replaced my 15" split rims with solid Ford 16's that have the same bolt
>pattern as Chevy, and am running 245/75R-16's by Goodrich.  I get a good
>smooth ride (as smooth as can be expected), and a heck of an increase in
>speed at the same rpms, not to mention the increased gas mileage.  Seems to
>be the perfect wheel tire combination (at least for my truck),  and really
>looks good.
>Smokey Culver
>'50 3600 5-window (mine) & '56 3600 (hers)
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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