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Old 09-30-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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Thumbs up '64 Globetrotter wheels

I'm in need of an original split-rim for my '64
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Old 09-30-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Ohhhhhhhhh so sorry....

I just threw away an old original split rim from my '64 Safari. I thought that there was a major safety/liability/legality issue with those.

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Old 09-30-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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split-rims

These rims are perfectly safe if mounted correctly by knowledgable mechanics. Most tire shops wont fool with them anymore though!
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Old 09-30-2005, 06:43 PM   #4
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Steve, you really don't want to risk life and limb on split rims. They are extremely hazardous. My advice is to take your split rim to a local tire dealer and get a quote on a safe repacement. Be sure they quote you on a trailer wheel with 2600# load capacity. If you know the bolt hole pattern and the offset, you won't need to take your old wheel in. I've bought new trailer wheels for $26 each.
There is a very good reason why most tire dealers won't work on split rims, so if you have to scrap the tires along with the split rims, it's the wise thing to do.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:49 PM   #5
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I'm in need of an original split-rim for my '64
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If you REALLY want one, I've got 5 from our '64 Overlander. Send me an email if you're interested.
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