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Old 07-10-2004, 11:05 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, 02:47 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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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.
http://www.trailer-parts-forless.com...l_assembly.htm
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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