New Wheels & tires

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by GLRnTX, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. GLRnTX

    GLRnTX Member

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    I know what happens when I ask for an Opinion, so here goes...

    I am looking to replace my old bias-ply tires.

    1. Is there a compelling reason to switch to radials for a truck that will seldom see a highway?
    2. I would like to switch to tubeless, but again... opinions?
    3. If I do switch to tubeless, do I need new wheels?
    4. I want to stay with original look (no Custom wheels), so who is the best source? [I have enough paint left to cover 5 wheels]
    5. I am thinking whitewalls for a cooler look. Is Coker worth the inflated price?
    6. Is there anything I have forgotten?

    I haven't been on forum since I finished my truck 10 years ago. Other projects.

    Thanks guys,

    Greg
     
  2. GLRnTX

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    OK, maybe my opening statement scared away all opinions??
     
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    My truck had 15", stock wheels when I bought it. I think they are still around here somewhere. Anyway, I remember they all had inner tubes, and the center section of the wheels were riveted to the rim portion. Not welded. Therefore the need for tubes.
    I also remember as a young kid, my uncle had a pickup with the same wheels, and drilled the rivets out, reversed the rims and had them welded. Kind of a poor mans, old school way to get deep dish looking wheels. This would have been probably 1967-68.

    Steve.
     
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