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.
'50 3600 5-window (mine) & '56 3600 (hers)
From: Mike Auser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: 'Charles Culver' <email@example.com>
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?
>'48 Chevy 1/2 ton
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Charles Culver
>Sent: Monday, November 15, 1999 10:33 PM
>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
>'50 3600 5-window (mine) & '56 3600 (hers)
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959