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Technical Help ID a steel wheel. Don't think it's a Caddy.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bird man, May 28, 2021.

  1. Bird man
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 713

    Bird man
    from Milwaukee

    This wheel center looks like a mid '50s Caddy but does not have the holes for the clips.
    Anyone know for sure?
  2. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,575


    Someone built it looks to me. Those don't look like factory welds. Reversed?

  3. junkman8888
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 680


    Better pictures would help, as in pictures of more than just the center of the wheel. Also, have you checked the bolt pattern?
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  4. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 2,876


    Like the others said ...better pics , and yes them welds ???
    Here's some pics of different years of factory original equipment Cadillac steel wheels ...starting in mid 30's to 40's the first group for limo and commercial (4) then it goes from 48 to 53,54 then there's a 55,56 only ...and the others are on through the 50's ending at 59 ...the one that looks reversed...thats the way they looked through the 60's.
    The last group of 4 are commercial use late 50's 16222724636081405631593004157916.jpeg 16222723050851654897223815995561.jpeg 16222723478835513412651563012234.jpeg 16222722231061068000048992500001.jpeg 16222724147467033316884902594621.jpeg 16222723919861443620517366329898.jpeg

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  5. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,007


    Nor original but modified (Homemade), note holes where OEM spot welds that held centre to outer were drilled out and gap with fillet welds. Also outer appears to 2 x rims welded together, note weld. Compare to OEM style rim and how centre is an interference fit with outer.
    IMG_0485.JPG 16222723050851654897223815995561.jpeg
  6. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,607


    Looks like a Ford wheel..
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  7. Bird man
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 713

    Bird man
    from Milwaukee

    Very observant Stumpy, this is actually a Nichels Engineering stock car wheel.
    And Rude, those are great photos.
    Thanks everyone!
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  8. Bird man
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 713

    Bird man
    from Milwaukee

    Here is the deal. Reasonably certain that this is a ford truck wheel. 5 on 5.
    Maybe there are a couple within 100 Mi of Milwaukee?
  9. fordpatina
    Joined: May 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,301


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