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Old 10-18-2008, 09:08 AM   #15
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I second everyone's comments. I had the original split rims on my '68 Streamline, and trying to find a tire shop that knew how to mount the new tires on them was very difficult. The only reason I kept them was because I didn't have the money to get new wheels at the time.

If the tires are properly mounted, the split rims shouldn't be a problem, but I don't like to mess with shouldn'ts. That's when Murphy likes to show up.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:42 AM   #16
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If the tires are properly mounted, the split rims shouldn't be a problem, but I don't like to mess with shouldn'ts. That's when Murphy likes to show up.

Split rims have not been manufactured for passenger, light truck or trailer use in many years. In addition to correct assembly of split rims the factor of rust and wear on the retaining ring becomes a huge issue in safety. Given that those rims are 43 years old and likley they have been sitting unused for some time in the restoration process, I would be replacing the rims and tires.

Since this is a 5 month old thread, hopefully you have already done this.

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