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Cool (or Notable) Wheels
« on: March 21, 2017, 03:34:24 PM »
Wheels that tires mount on, not wheels as in 'nice set of wheels' (whole rigs).

I've seen some neat wheels on Ram's, probably because the stock wheels aren't that exciting. Same's true of Chevies tho.

Anyway, please share. And anyone with pics of pre-WW2 Dodge wheels, I'd like to see those.

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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 03:35:16 PM »
    And Weld Typhoon...
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 03:38:03 PM »
    RAM steelies circa '96 or so, painted charcoal because the factory chrome was pretty thin.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 03:41:20 PM »
    These don't work for me, but the spoke style reminds me of old wooden spoke wheels.

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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
    Sorta factory - as delivered at dealerships anyway - here are Carroll Shelby wheels that came on the '89 Shelby Dakota.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 03:57:58 PM »
    I love the old Jackman spokes,  I looked for a long time to find a set of 8 lug aluminum spokes.  Only shame is they are 16.5's.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 05:32:49 PM »
    Old Split Rims...
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #7 on: April 7, 2017, 02:35:10 PM »
    These are what I currently have mounted on my truck. The seller (craigslist) said they were off an old Ford they had parted out. I only got four, and really wish I had six.

    Next time I pull one off, I'll look for any marks that might indicate who made them.

    Pretty rare to find the right backspace (negative offset) for the old trucks.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 03:09:01 PM »
    As requested....

    Western turbines.

    I would love to find a set of 8 lug slots.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 04:03:15 PM »
    These came from a chebby. They need a good cleaning, also thinking maybe powder coating.

    The PO used a grinder, or something to enlarge the center hole on two, to fit over the Dana 60 hub. Too bad my lathe is not large enough, I'll have to use the mill to fix them, and make the other two the same.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #10 on: April 12, 2017, 06:14:12 PM »
    These came from a chebby. They need a good cleaning, also thinking maybe powder coating.

    I looked at some of those when I got my W200. They don't have the backspace to work right on the early parttime axles with drums.

    Here's a clean pic.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 06:17:51 PM »
    These were on an '81 Ranger (when that was a fullsize truck). Sorta like the 'bullnose'.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 07:36:54 PM »
    I looked at some of those when I got my W200. They don't have the backspace to work right on the early parttime axles with drums.

    Here's a clean pic.
    They do fit, but are real close to the brake caliper. If I use them, I will make a 2" or so spacer for the front. I have a dually axle setup for the rear, which has the drums further from the wheel, and a few inches more wheel spacing.

    That is a good point. I put these wheels from a 98 Dodge van, on my 97. only about an inch or so of difference, but the next time I made a road trip drove in the mountains, I had the front brakes smoking. When I took them apart, both the front, and rear brakes were well glazed. With any wheel change, airflow to the brakes should be looked at.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 12:38:02 AM »
    Don't know what these are from. Advertised on CL. VERY big center hole, and the bolt circle looks to be a good deal larger than 6.5".

    Obsolete inch-dimension tires...

    Clearly made for drum brakes - no cooling air vents at all.
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    Re: Cool (or Notable) Wheels
    « Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 10:11:45 AM »
    Aren't these special?

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