Wheel ID

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Old 05-31-04, 09:47 AM
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Wheel ID

I have some old wheels and I don't know what they are from. How do I classify or identify them.

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Sherm
 
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Old 05-31-04, 04:11 PM
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I would suggest posting pictures on some sites and see if someone can help you. Unless you have a part number. That would help.
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Old 05-31-04, 07:00 PM
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Sherm,

I have a few utility trailers and old vehicles and use the center to center spacing of the bolts as well as the diameter of the center hole to figure out which wheel to use.

For example I am rebuilding an old 7 1/2' x 14' utility trailer and need new wheels.
The lug spacing is 2 5/8" and has a 2 1/2" hub.
I found some wheels from an 80's full size Ford car that has the same spacing but a 2 3/4" hub opening....... Bigger opening is ok.
A full sized Ford van of the same vintage has 3 1/4' spacing with a 3 3/8" hub.
 
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Old 06-01-04, 03:42 AM
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There are a few specs that determine wheel fit
Number, lug seat style and size of lug holes
Bolt circle diameter
Hub diameter
wheel offset
Brake clearance(related to offset)
Bead seat angle (refers to half sizes re: 16.5, 17.5, 19.5)

Every dimension is important and can cause a problem
 
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