Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
ljaecks's Avatar
 
1962 22' Safari
1964 26' Overlander
1965 26' Overlander
Wenatchee , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 30
Split Rims 1964 Overlander

We just replaced the tires & rims on our most recently acquires AS. Is there any reason the rims shouldn't go to the scrapyard?
I was told that not many people have the equipment to change tires on these rims so we switched to older Chevy rims. I'm not well informed about tires and wheels. So I don't know if everyone is steering clear of split rims or not. The tires are toast.
__________________

__________________
ljaecks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,119
Split rims on trailer wheels went by the wayside by 1970 or earlier. I recommend you scrap them. I just scrapped one split rim wheel we found in my sons 69 Globetrotter in the spare tire tray underneath. Mounting tires on split rim wheels can be dangerous.

David
__________________

__________________
dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9,385
Images: 9
Split Rims 1964 Overlander

Split rims are old school which is cool; however they are inherently dangerous and should be rendered nonfunctional IMO. I'd then dispose of them in the nearest steel recycle bin.


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
Junkyard rims are no less dangerous on the3 Airstream. Be careful. A new rim, a correct rim, is less that 45 dollars.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 08:45 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
1958 18' "Footer"
Idyllwild , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 516
I have had Split Rims on numerous vehicles. Not many can or will work with them!! If done properly no issues, if not done properly ...................... DAMN!
I just chose 7-14.5 Tires for my wheels, why not stay as close as you can to original but maybe consider ditching the "split rims"!
__________________
Steve
1958 California Built 18' #18-4092
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f106...on-122678.html
prairieschooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 08:48 PM   #6
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ljaecks View Post
We just replaced the tires & rims on our most recently acquires AS. Is there any reason the rims shouldn't go to the scrapyard?
I was told that not many people have the equipment to change tires on these rims so we switched to older Chevy rims. I'm not well informed about tires and wheels. So I don't know if everyone is steering clear of split rims or not. The tires are toast.
Each wheel should have a rating of at least 2600 pounds each.

Auto wheels, never reach that rating, and should not be used.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1964, 1964 overlander


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
Split Rims- Friend or Foe? HansenClan Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 15 10-18-2008 09:42 AM
61 globetrotter 6 lug split rims greenrig Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 15 03-28-2008 09:56 PM
Split Rims Julison Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 5 10-12-2005 09:49 PM
Free Split-Rims Jabba Tires 3 07-17-2005 08:39 PM
Original Split rims vs. something new saahieb Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 7 10-27-2004 03:19 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:06 AM.


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.