Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by tripilio, Nov 25, 2018.
I have no spare and I need help identifying my rims to see where can I get another. Thanks!
Aftermarket wheel there. Can fit 4wd ford, internaional, or jeep. Your local tire store should be able to help
You know it's an aftermarket wheel. You can measure it and get a matching wheel, even if it's not an exact match. The rim width is between the inner sealing surfaces of the wheel - you can measure the rim width with a couple of sticks across the wheel and a ruler through the center hole. You'll also need the backspacing, which you can measure from the inner rim to the wheel mounting surface (WMS). Then go to Summi, put in your measurements and see what comes up.
Couple of possibilities here, assuming you have an 8" rim width. https://www.summitracing.com/search...5+4294920825+4294920322+4294915418+4294920791 3.5" or 3.75" backspacing is typical of Jeep wheels.
Thanks a lot! If possible, I would like to have a spare similar to what I have. The radical option is to get a different set of five rims/tires altogether. My tires need changing soon!
Lots of companies made rims similar to that in the 70s and 80s. Mine look just like those but they are now black. You might look at the back to see if there are any markings. Mine were off-brand JC Whitney specials 30+ years ago.
Got to be a few guys in town or nearby doing tire & wheel work..........check with them , not unusual to see these old dealers with old rims stacked up waiting for someone that needs a match............some wrecking yards also inventory old wheels
You have generic aftermarket wagon wheels. These can usually be found at the U-Pull yards in the truck section. These are commonly found on older (1980s) Ford pickups. If you have Warn hubs up front, you need to measure the center hole to make sure it fits over the hub, 4 1/8" or 4 1/4" diameter.
Where do you expect to mount the spare? If in the stock location on the right/rear quarter panel, you will need a stock width rim, and even that likely won't clear a 7" or 8" wide rear rim on the axle.
The LKQ Medley yard up on 74th just west of the Palmetto often have old Ford trucks.
Donny, which truck should I look for? And if you need anything from them, let me know.
Usually, an F150 pickup, better yet, 4wd. You need to verify that they are 5 lug by 5. 1/2" pattern. You can check inventory on-line at LKQ. There are a couple other yards within a block or two west. At these, It helps if you are fluent in spanish, which I am not.
Be careful buying Ford wheels. Stock Ford wheels won't fit over a Jeep front hub, the center hole is smaller. Measure and compare!
Thanks, I will check!
Suzuki Samurai wheels will also fit.
That is what is in mine right now.
Got pics? I'd really like to see.
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