Originally Posted by jhaskins01
I am buying a 64 Bambi II next week that has not moved in 36 years. I am driving from Arkansas to Kentucky to pick it up and pull it home. I need to buy new rims and tires before I go. How do I know the correct lug nut pattern (and tire size)? Thanks for the help!!!
Pillow Top Man
It could have 13 or 14 inch wheels.
If it's 13 inch, the wheels will be 4 lugs.
If it's 14 inch wheels, it should be 5 lug, but, some people do strange things to Airstreams, and in that case, the 14 inch wheel could be 4 lugs as well.
Also, be advised of the very large failure rate of the axle spindles.
Additionally, you will also find the torsion axle will be shot, since the rubber rods have failed due to age as well as non usage.
With the bad axle, the trailer will easily bottom out when hitting bumps, which also leads to the spindles shearing off.
New axles have a much larger spindle, but as with all torsion axles, they must be used in a reasonable manner, or they too will fail in time.