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Old 06-28-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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factory wheels and tires

can anyone advise on factory sizes of tires and wheels for 1962 overlander and can original rims be used with tubeless tires. thanks
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If your original rims are the split rims - get rid of them they are dangerous.

On my '64 the replacement wheels are 15" 6 lug, 5.5" pattern, 0" offset and the tires are 8ply 7.00 x 15.

Use the search function above, and you will find alot of advice on wheel/tire combinations for your trailer.



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From one (or two) Overlanderers to another:

What he said! If you have to get new wheels, they should be at least 2500 pound capacity.
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What he said! If you have to get new wheels, they should be at least 2500 pound capacity.

Should be a minimum of 2600 pounds.

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OEM type rims are available from LowCostTrailerSupplies.com
Part #WH156-60E (2600# rating). Also OEM style (plain-without the orig.embossed rings):
Baby moon hubcaps Part # A-1309
4 wheels & caps = $234.36
The shipping is the killer.
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:16 PM   #7
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thanks to all off you. the rims that are on the trailer now are not split rims but i do not know if they are rated for 2600lb. did all 62's have split rims or is it possible that it has original single piece rims, also these have tubes with bias ply tires and will it be possible to go to tubeless tires or can reputable tire shop make the distinction. thanks again
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:25 PM   #8
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Greatpumpkin, would you happen to know Dick or Jeff Hughes. if you do the are both reatives of mine and live in Colville. I have been there many times as a kid. I love that part of the U.S.
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Greatpumpkin, would you happen to know Dick or Jeff Hughes. if you do the are both reatives of mine and live in Colville. I have been there many times as a kid. I love that part of the U.S.
Sorry, I don't know them, but I've only been in COlville for about 2-1/2 years. The great northwest is definitely the best part of the US OK, so maybe I'm a little partial, being born and raised in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
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Born in Idaho

I was born in Kellog Idaho which is just southeast of Couer D' Alene and Spokane and have relatives like I said in Colville so I have made that trek across the mountains many times. My family and I will be around the Jackson Hole area at the end of July to visit family, too bad we are not pulling our camper but it just won't be a long enough trip speaking in terms of time. I just never get tired of the Northwest.
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I was born in Kellog Idaho which is just southeast of Couer D' Alene and Spokane and have relatives like I said in Colville so I have made that trek across the mountains many times. My family and I will be around the Jackson Hole area at the end of July to visit family, too bad we are not pulling our camper but it just won't be a long enough trip speaking in terms of time. I just never get tired of the Northwest.
I know Kellog, lived in Post Falls for a couple years before moving up here. PF & CDA just continue to grow at a rapid rate, I think it's even spread (a little) to the Kellog area.
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we moved in 1971

My dad was killed in the Sunshine Mine accident in '71 and we moved south after that. I still have lots of family around that area. Good talking you and thanks again for the info on the tires and wheels
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I haven't been to Pine Bluff, but I've been close. Traveled from Shreveport to Eureka Springs - that's a beautiful area too.
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Toby:
You can usually recognize a orig. rim by the hubcap clips. There will be 5 or 6 clips riveted on near the wheel nuts to hold the orig. style 'baby moons'.
Not sure about ratings on old ones.
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