got it sandblasted and first coat of rattlecan last week. funny, it had two slightly different 5x4.5 hubs on it...one had lug nuts, the other lug bolts...so this is a real junkyard dog. since the rescued rims are 6x5.5 (x 17"), a machinist friend is turning down and welding to both hubs steel disks tapped for 6 lug bolts. there'll be a 3/8" difference in offset but no one will ever know or care.
after i did the electrolysis number on the rims I discovered one inner edge on both rims (where 60+ years of rainwater had collected between rim and tire) needed serious attention...so jb weld was troweled into the divots and filed down. with tubes they'll be just fine at the subsonic speeds reachable by the cub.
narrow 17" tires are a bit tough to find, but I found a source in southern california (and springfield oh) who has recreated the 525/550 x 17 tires for less money than coker: http://lucasclassictires.com/NEWTIRES.html
once it has its new feet, plan is to recreate a full width buckboard seat above the front lip of the bed with a footrest on the tongue. I promise to show pics as I progress.
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