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Old 05-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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split rim or not???

got my 63 gt home today, finally. took a pic of the wheel for your enjoyment. is this a split rim or not?
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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Dunno...
Congrats either way though, and welcome to our happy little Globe posse!
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #4
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That does not appear to be a split rim. It is a little hard to tell due to shadows but there would be an obvious removable ring on the wheel
If it has a tubeless tire it definitely is not.
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Hard to tell from your picture, but I don't think so. Be happy if they are not, because they can be dangerous. I used to work in a tire shop many years ago and we hated them. The ring can come off with explosive force with no warning. I saw a guy get his arm broken by one. I think they have been banned from big rigs because they have been known to come off and into the windshield of another car. Anyway here is a link that shows how they come apart: Google Image Result for http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/ecars/Wheels/PiCs37/Split04.jpg
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:58 PM   #6
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I used to work in a tire shop many years ago and we hated them. The ring can come off with explosive force with no warning. I saw a guy get his arm broken by one.
I worked one summer at Pep Boys many years ago, and the rules for split rims involved using a cage to contain the tire; it was a "we'll walk you out" firing offense to air up these wheels w/o the cage, as fatalities had occurred previously.

AFAICT, that isn't a split rim, BTW.

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Doesn't appear to be a split rim.

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Not a split rim. They look and come apart like this:
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:26 PM   #10
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Don't think they're split rims. If they're like my '63 GT rims, they'll have clips made on them to hold the baby moon hub caps on..........so, I would keep them, if they're not split rims.
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cool. something that doesnt need to be fixed up or replaced. thanks everybody!
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Not split,my 63 came with solid wheels,with the moon clips. Dave
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