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Old 08-11-2016, 08:04 AM   #1
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Our First 1965 Overlander

Well we found the size and shape we wanted. Now we need to get it home. Tires are road worthy but not going to take the chance.

So while replacing tires, want to replace rims as well. The trailer looks like it had two different split rim sets on it. Both were 15"X6X5.5. One had about a 1/2" offset and the spare measures 0" offset (if I am measuring correctly). I am measuring from face that lays against hub to center of rim.

I went to VTS this morning and they told me that I was measuring the holes wrong on the 5.5 and that I needed to measure to adjoining holes, center to center and multiply by 2...???!!! I have always skipped one, measured from center to far side.

The trailer has original axles under it as far as I can tell. Any help as to what came on this girl would be appreciated.

We are excited and ready to do a cleanup and restore and reuse as much as possible of the original interior. The exterior is in great shape, windows are original, all screens intact, frames intact, outside doors all there and the ice pick push shows floor is not rotted (fingers crossed). Opened up some belly pan and the steel looks GOOD, no rust......

Eartick and Wifee, along with Maggie the Bulldog

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Old 08-11-2016, 10:01 AM   #2
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Well wrong rim size. The things are 6" 15 6 hole 5.5". Teach me to try and look at things in the dark with 4 cups of coffee in me.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:07 PM   #3
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:10 PM   #4
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Welcome, I have the same trailer!
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:12 PM   #5
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Pics will be on the way MarkR

New tires and rims will be in tomorrow. Will post some pics of those as well.

Rims have rating of 2850# and are aluminum with SS clad lug nuts and SS caps

Tires are 225 75 15 10 ply rating. Will definitely have to monitor pressure to make sure ride is correct. Getting them balanced according to recommendations found here on forum.

Going through all the bearings when I put on the new tires. Taking a drive up ramp with us instead of jack. Does not look like many places to put a jack on an AS.

Hopefully will get her home tomorrow. Then let the fun begin.

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Old 08-12-2016, 12:39 PM   #6
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Skip a hole. left side to left side of hole ( or right side to right side) looking at center of hole. too hard to measure interpolated center of hole to center of hole.
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