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Technical Wheel hoop/rim to fit center

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mink, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. mink
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
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    mink
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    from CT

    I have extracted several wheel centers both from ford 16” and 15” wheels that had rotted rims. I bought a replacement hoop from miller tire thinking the center would slip right in, it does not. The hoop dia i.d. Is 13.5 while the ford 16” center has an o.d. of 9/16. Do I need to find a hydraulic press? Has anyone done this?
     
  2. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
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    Putting something 9/16 diameter into a 13.5 inch hole would take a lot of filler rod, not a press.

    Now if the center is 13 9/16 and the hole is 13.5 .... The center needs some trimmed off of it. 1/16 is a lot to try to press.
     
  3. mink
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
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    Correction should be 13 9/16”., so most people are chucking the center up in lathe and skimming 1/16” off the diameter. Thats .032 radially. I’ll have to give it a go and take pictures
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
  4. Boneyard51
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    If you have access to a lathe, that would best. But don’t turn it too small, leave a little to press in.






    Bones
     
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  5. ...are the new hoops tapered from one side or the other?...that may help putting them together...
     
  6. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    i think thats a good thing that they are too big. after you trim them in a lathe they will be perfectly round which they may not be now
     
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