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Can You Fix Rim Holes

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Jan 27, 2019
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Active Member

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    One of the original rims/tires I had pulled off the CJ, I went to use it as a temporary today on the wagon and noticed where a couple of the lug holes were pretty messed up. If I were to guess, it was from years of being a lefty and people not knowing. That was one of my fears so I did change the studs out when I did the brakes on the CJ. So the question is before I send these off for coating, can they be fixed or just fine another rim. It's only on 1 rim and I do have the spare but I'd rather get it all 5 right to start.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    I think a photo would help. I have seen some repaired. It just depends on how bad the hole is wallered out. The other thing to consider is how hard it will be used. :shrug:
     
  3. Jan 28, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    Will try to post pic in next day or so.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2019
    sterlclan

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    find a wheel and rim refinisher. they fix aluminum rims that have been broken, straighten steel wheels and fix bad lug holes.
     
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  5. Feb 2, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    Finally got pics.
    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  6. Feb 2, 2019
    47v6

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    Personally, I would just find some better ones.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2019
    wasillashack

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    Anything can be fixed, it is purely a matter of money. That said, how expensive is a wheel in good condition? I would think any decent machine shop could fill in the damaged part and re-machine, how much will that cost compared to a replacement wheel? I would think a replacement wheel would be cheaper, unless you know someone with the capability to do it as a favor. Good luck!
     
  8. Feb 9, 2019
    65seejayfive

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