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Old 10-12-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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Hi,

I've had my 69 Caravel for about a month now.
I've seen in some threads that Split Rims are apparently dangerous.
What are split rims..???. I'm worried that my mostly orginal Caravel has split rims.

thanks in advance,

Julison
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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Split rims have a removable ring (that is split) on one side of the rim, usually the outside. This makes removing the tire off of the rim easy, no tire machine is needed. However, if the person installing the rim ring back onto the rim does not know what they are doing, they could be killed, if the ring flys off during inflation of the newly installed tire. The safest way is to inflate the tire in a cage designed for that purpose. My 1973 Chevy pickup had split rims. I used to fix my own flats, and wrapped a log chain around the tire and rim several times before inflating the tire. I used to hammer the perimeter of the ring the during the inflation process, to make sure it was seated.
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This old thread has a picture of what to look for.
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ght=split+rims
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Hi,

I've had my 69 Caravel for about a month now.
I've seen in some threads that Split Rims are apparently dangerous.
What are split rims..???. I'm worried that my mostly original Caravel has split rims.

thanks in advance,

Julison

This is what a split rim looks like. It is an old technology that was mostly replaced with one piece rims.


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Old 10-12-2005, 09:47 PM   #5
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:49 PM   #6
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I'm looking for info on that 61 Trade Wind you found. Please email me at brownhyde@primelink1.net
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