52 Two ton with widow makers

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  1. The_51

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    Im currently interested in buying a very nice 52 two ton truck with 20 inch widow maker split rims on it. The fronts are a 5 lug wheel. Im wondering if anyone knows of a modern one piece 19.5 inch rim that would fit this truck. Then i could run modern tube less tires and be a little safer as well. I know several folks that have been bit by these through the years. Thanks Jake
     
  2. 50 Chevy LS3

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    Seems like they used to put 19.5", 5 lug wheels on a few motor homes. Probably hard to find. May have to use a custom wheel manufacturer. Like Stockton Wheel.
    You might try the forum at the "American Historical Truck Society".
    American Truck Historical Society

    Steve.
     
  3. RidesWithYah

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    Don't know if these dimensions are right?
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    Thank you all for your reply's, you have given me some good information to continue my search!
     
  6. 52wasp

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    Modern Dodge Ram pickups have 20", 5-lug steel spare wheels. Not sure of bolt circle, hub diameter, or offset as it pertains to your application though. They look >exactly< like this (albeit 6-lug, sans hubcap-clips) 20" steel wheel.
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  7. Zig

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    When-oh-when will we ever see your truck surrounding that wheel... #wink#
     

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