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Old 07-10-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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New ALCOA wheels on my old Airstream

Has anybody out there put on new ALCOA wheels on their vintage A/S? If so, what did you pay? I pick up my A/S next weekend and the wheels are shot.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-20-2004, 01:47 PM   #2
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HI Mike

Great Question regarding rims. We have a 1972 Ambassador and we are currently shopping for rims also. Have you bought any rims, if so let us know what size and post a pic.

I have not found any yet, but I was looking at Alcoa "classic" rims for trailers. I believe these are aluminum rims so price maybe high.

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:08 PM   #3
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be VERY carefull that you get a rim properly rated. you need a 2500lb capacity rim. I was looking at some Alcoa look alike made by eagle to match thos on my tow rig. They were only rated 1900lb. I neded up going with a rem ver simular if not the same as the current coaches get. I bought the rim with the Goodyears mounted for $149 each. They do need to be ballanced.
Those are correct size and rating with the good tires on them. DO NOT BUY THE LUG NUTS take your and go to a local place. They only stock the 1/2 and on the vintage coaches it's the wrong size. The vintage need the 7/16 size that GM also use on the 70's and 80's 4x4 trucks. About $.75 each from Auto Zone for the nice chrome acorn.
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