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.
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