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Technical Help ID a rim

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1953naegle, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. 1953naegle
    Joined: Nov 18, 2013
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    So this one's been in our shop longer than I've been alive. My dad didn't put it together and dosn't remember where he got it. But he says once a guy came through the shop and (friendly-like) cussed him out because he had the spare tire rim for "unknown collectable" car welded to the bottom of a vise stand.

    Well I'm OCD enough that I wouldn't mind surgically disecting the thing and instead using some other random chunk of steel we have in the corner for the stand, if I could determine if it was actually worth it. So any thoughts? The holes in the sides look original and unique.

    It measures 19" across at the widest, 2 5/8" wide, 6 bolt pattern aprox. 5 1/2" hole to hole.
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  2. 302GMC
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    from Idaho

    It's a wheel … from a Chevrolet, around 1927 or 1928
     
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  3. 1953naegle
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    Cool thanks! More information than I ever got blindly googling!

    I understand the holes now: split rim. But what's with the bracket opposite from the valve stem hole?
     
  4. Squablow
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    Early Chevy "disk wheel", I've got one just like it. I don't know if it's worth cutting apart, but I do believe these were used on a lot of speedsters and pre-war builds to replace wood spoke wheels.
     
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  5. 302GMC
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    That's where you stick the tire iron in when you remove the lock ring. The car came with 2 of them IIRC
     
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  6. 1953naegle
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    Well even if it dosn't get "saved," I think It'll get repurposed for something better than our old Rigid pipe vise....
     
  7. 1953naegle
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    Looks like these were also called "Jaxon" wheels and they were an accessory to the wood spoke wheels(?). The tire had an inner band that the retaining bolts clamped onto.
     

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