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Need wheels for IHC R-130

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11-05-2015 09:37:02

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I have a 1953 IHC R-130 that I am putting back on the road after a five year sleep, and I am very short of usable wheels that mount common tire sizes. Have been running 7.50-16's on a set of wheel from a 1960's Ford, but the dish is not deep enough to run radials like 235-85-R16's without sidewalls touching. Thinking about finding 19.5" rims from a much newer truck and welding my centers in, not sure about clearance for the rear brake drums....already had to grind off the lips on the brake backing plates to fit the Ford wheels.
I'd like to be able to use a variety of 16" tires, because they are easy to scavenge, do not want to go to taller tire because I have limited clearance under the bed with a heavy load.

Any advice welcome

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11-06-2015 12:01:29

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 Re: Need wheels for IHC R-130 in reply to magneticanomaly, 11-05-2015 09:37:02  
The stock wheels on your R130 were only 4.5" wide and were spec'd for a 6.50-16" tire at about 30" tall. The F-350 wheels from 1966 and earlier are shown to be Budd #65340 that are 16" x 5.5" wide. They have 5" of offset, or 10" of dual rear wheel spacing. A 235/85R16" tire won't work because it requires 10.75" of DRW spacing. And it's too tall at 32". A 215/85R16" would work because it requires 9.88" of DRW spacing and is 30.5" tall. I also looked up a 225/75R16" but it requires 10.2" of DRW spacing. Stu

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