Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 18
split rim replacements '53 flying cloud

Hi guys. Hope you can help a newbie here on some wheels and info. Headed over to pick up my 53 21ft flying cloud and it has the original split rims on it with tired tires. I need to remove these before I tow it home. Can you tell me the correct steel wheel and tire combo to purchase so i can safely get it home several hundred miles.

Also, Im reasonably sure the lug nuts will be really hard to remove due to age, etc. Should I take a propane torch to heat the lugs and or nuts, etc. I dont want to get them real hot because of the bearings, grease, etc. Is that even advisable ? Lubricants may not be of much use over the top of the lugs, etc. I plan to take a lug wrench and a long hollow bar for added leverage. Any suggestions. Any and all help is GREATLY APPRECIATED, as always.

Thanks,

Rlmm
__________________

__________________
rlmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,067
Images: 13
I am not familar enough with pre-1961 trailers to know the exact rim size. I would assume a 5 hole 15" rim with zero offset.

It is quite possible the trailer does not have lug nuts rather lug bolts. I would NOT suggest using heat at all no matter the set up. Especially if the trailer has lug bolts as the heat will not penetrate the threaded area with out penetrating other components first and causing damage. A six sided socket with a breaker bar and an extension to that if needed should do the trick.

>>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________

__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 18
Thanks for the input action. I did find the old rims are indeed 6 lug.

Rlmm
__________________
rlmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,067
Images: 13
There is a search button near the top of each page. You can enter topic and the site will search what it is that you type in.

From my search - Your rims should be 6 hole on 5 1/2" centers with a 15" rim and zero offset. These will be a higher weight rating than passenger car or even some light truck rims. The weight rating would be 2600#s.

While the rims in the attached link will work they may not be pleasing. However the data is there so you can understand what the specs might be like. 15x6 White Modular Trailer Wheel (10-Hole), 6 Lug, 2600 lb Max Load

These obviously are new. Used ones may be available in your area and there is some risk in used ones especially if they are not known to be from an RV. This choice would be personal preference.

>>>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,157
If you have access to electric bring an air compressor with you. The vibrations and such from an impact gun are very useful removing stuck / rusted bolts. Much better than wrenches and extensions which will just twist and break them off. Penetrating oils are also helpful. Beware, if you get different wheels make sure the lug nuts / bolts are compatible to the design of the wheel or else they are likely to come loose in transit.
__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flying Cloud 25FB Recliner, Drapes, and Folding Table Luckyducks Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 90 09-17-2016 10:29 AM
Flying high on a Cloud from 1958 MontanaAIR 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 110 01-23-2012 02:13 PM
25FB Flying Cloud danlehosky Dollars & Cents 5 10-27-2011 11:10 PM
Flying Cloud :: 1958 Airstream Flying Cloud Cloud58 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:32 AM
New member w/new Flying Cloud & TV raguemoe Member Introductions 5 04-29-2011 04:45 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.