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Strange wheels

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:14 pm

neighbor just bought an early 50s vintage Chevrolet 8300 series flat bed truck. The wheels are different than I have ever seen on anything. I at first thought of the old split ring suicide wheels, but these appear to be different. They are a 3 piece wheel. The main center part with a lip, a lock ring, and then a solid outer flange that the tire seats against. Is anyone familiar with this type?
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Re: Strange wheels

Postby t jackson » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:36 pm

i have used these 3 piece rims before

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Re: Strange wheels

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:17 pm

Yeah, a lot safer than the 2 piece rims.

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Re: Strange wheels

Postby Scrivet » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:33 pm

There's a section in my 1970 Chevy Chassis Service manual on tires. I think that it includes these if you want to take a look. It also includes how to work on the true two piece split rims if you feel "adventurous" :shock:

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Re: Strange wheels

Postby Papa's Cub » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:54 pm

These were used in the 50's & 60"s on semi trucks too. I've broken down several of them and installed new tires. We built a "tire cage" in our shop and would roll the newly mounted tire and rim in the cage before inflating in tube. I've witnessed them come apart in the cage and only your imagination could picture what could have happened without the cage. The good ole days, I'm thankful I'm around to remember them. Good Luck, Tom.
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