Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by adams77, Apr 2, 2019.
What are the correct wheels for a 1956 CJ5? I believe I have military wheels, 16 inch on mine.
A '56 could have come with 15" or 16" wheels originally. The wheels in your photo look like non-creased wheels from an earlier model, possibly military. We need a closer photo to see the details.
That 1/8" hole is sometimes thought to indicate military, but that may not be 100%.
Trucks and military had heavy-duty 16" rims. Nothing wrong with using those on a '56.
Those wheels are likely a few years older than your '56, but like PeteL says above, nothing wrong with using those. I believe that small hole denotes a heavy duty rim. They definately weigh a few pounds more than a similar non-drilled rim.
Are there any aftermarket vendors for wheels like mine? I need a spare for the side.
Personally I would like to trade mine for a set of rims that take hub caps
I'm sure you'd find folks wanting those wheels. And remember you'd have to find hubcap to go over the front locking hubs. Not necessarily an easy task.
I didn't think of that
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