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RE: [oletrucks] Re: Tires and wheels

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Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Re: Tires and wheels
From: "Laney, Clifton" <clifton.laney@intel.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 16:31:46 -0800

I transferred the hub cap retainer clips from my stock 15" split rims to a
set of 16" F*RD rims and mounted the stock Chev half moon hub caps to them.
It took a little bit of word (read pain in the butt) but now that it's done
it looks great.  You'll need to shim the clips off the lower dished portion
of the wheel a little so that the hub clips firmly engage the hub caps so
you don't loose them.

- Cliff
'49 3600

PS: Like Smokey I had to use spacers on the front wheels to keep them from
hitting the tie rod ends.
-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Culver [mailto:sculver@iwl.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 7:54 AM
To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Re: Tires and wheels


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

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

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