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WTB 5" X 16" Wheels

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by oldtime, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Jul 28, 2019
    oldtime

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    I could use up to 6 more of the heavy duty KH 5" x 16" wheels.
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  2. Jul 28, 2019
    FinoCJ

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  3. Jul 29, 2019
    oldtime

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    Thanks James.... right wheels but I'm actually looking for the post 1955 version.
    Exact same wheels but they will have creased disks.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    Hey Ken
    Maybe you can tell from these photos if this is the correct rim you are looking for. I can take a better photo in a couple of days.
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  5. Jul 29, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    Found this too...
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  6. Jul 30, 2019
    oldtime

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    Right size of heavy duty 5" x 16"rim but I need the post 1955 version.
    Post 1955 versions will have creased disks.
    I need the later with creased disks.
    The pic above would be correct for an M38, an early M38-A1, a Willys PU and was optional on some pre 1955 CJ's.

    At second glance it looks like the dark green jeep has more than 1 type of wheels on it.
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    as always you are correct. Ha ha The wheels on the ground are 15". The spare was given to me so I just stuck it on there.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2019
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    CA85EE18-1A8A-4FA3-A2B5-070A5AA6B56D.jpeg I have 16”x5” on my ‘66 cj5 that I took off of my m38a1 and painted ivory white
     
  9. Aug 15, 2019
    Chris Gullett

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    What size tire is that?
     
  10. Aug 15, 2019
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    215 85 r16
     
  11. Aug 15, 2019
    oldtime

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    Thanks Hunter but not the wheels I'm looking for...
     
  12. Aug 17, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    Ken - do you have a picture of the 'creased disk' you are referring to?
     
  13. Aug 18, 2019
    Keys5a

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    Look at the deepest part of the center section where it is riveted to the outer "hoop". There are 4 slots. The creased (later) rims have a flattened section just as they meet the hoop portion, and the picture above just slopes into the hoop.
    -Donny
     
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  14. Aug 18, 2019
    oldtime

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    This pic shows a 5x 16" wheel with the later post 1955 creased disk.
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  15. Aug 18, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    Do they have to have the small little hole on the inner disk with the lug holes? These are 16x5 with what I think are creased disk but guessing they aren't the heavy duty ones Ken is looking for?

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  16. Aug 18, 2019
    oldtime

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    The 5" x 16" wheels typically have the small hole in them.
    I'm guessing here but believe that hole was normally used to identify the standard disk from the Heavy duty disk prior to assembly.
    Excepting gauge thickness there is no visual difference between standard and HD versions.
    So that hole would make identification a simple task.
    Otherwise someone on the assembly line could feasably grab the HD disk and assemble them to the lighter gauge rims.

    It's also feasible that this small hole may have been deleted in late years of production. ???
    Or your wheels may be of a light gauge ???

    I'll double check my notes but I believe the HD 5" x 16" wheels should weigh in at 25 pounds each.
    And the Overall width of rim will measure close to 6" OAW.
    The standard 4-1/2" x 16" KH wheels weigh in at 19 pounds each.

    So set one or two on the bathroom scales if you can.........
     
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  17. Aug 28, 2019
    Keys5a

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    James, the wheel you have pictured are slightly later wheels, from the later '50s through about '61/'62. They are usually 15" wheels found on the Wagons and CJ Jeeps. Later, the raised ridge sprouted 3 nubs to retain dogdish hubcaps. The nubbed wheels appeared around when Kaiser took over. I suspect your rims are actually 15".
    Ken's photo shows the "creased disc" wheel where the center disc has a broad flattened area as opposed to your wheels that have a slimmer more pronounced ridge. Yes, there is a crease on your wheels, but generally yours are not considered creased discs like the earlier style .
    -Donny
     

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