I used the same tires on original rims, but also used radial tubes with
them in case the bead didn't hold air to the rim. Seems to work fine.
At 11:50 PM 04/22/2000 PDT, Durwood B. Darbin wrote:
>Yes the tires will fit on the original rims but they might look funny
>because most original rims (at least mine) were only 4.5 inches wide and I
>think that the minimum recommended width for yours is 6 inches. Also the
>jury is still out if they will hold air since the originals are tube type.
>Other oletruckers say that they haven't had any problems holding air using
>tubeless tires but then again who knows how many beers they had before they
>make those claims.
>>Does anyone know if 225/75/R16 tires will go on the original AD 16 inch
>Check out Jim Carters catalog. He has the beauty rims and restored radios.
>The radios are kinda pricey butwhathehey he gives a 10% discount to oletruck
>members. Another avenue for beauty rims would be going to a large 'wheels
>and custom rims' store. They sometimes have trade in rims and rings pretty
>>tires will work out I'll be looking for 16 inch beauty rings so a trade
>>might be possible. Also am looking for an original AD (1951) radio.
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