Retro military tires on steel wheels - on a 98 Wrangler! - JeepForum.com

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post #1 of 39 Old 03-15-2016, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Retro military tires on steel wheels - on a 98 Wrangler!

I wanted to share a very cool tire and wheel combination. I am working on a retro/military look for my TJ. I found that old Dodge Dakota 15x6 steel wheels fit newer wranglers perfectly. I put 7.00x15 military NDTCC tires on them. Check out the photos. I will paint the wheels "sand" to match the Jeep asap!

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post #2 of 39 Old 03-16-2016, 04:37 PM
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My initial thought was that this wasn't gonna be a good idea, but looking at the pictures...

I kinda like it...

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post #3 of 39 Old 03-28-2016, 03:38 PM
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I like the retro-military look of the skinny tires. Can't wait to see them painted up.

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post #4 of 39 Old 03-31-2016, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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painted

I added a spare tire and made lifting shackles for front to replace tow hooks.Then got some painting done.
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post #5 of 39 Old 03-31-2016, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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some more photos

Painted the wheels finally
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post #6 of 39 Old 03-31-2016, 03:07 PM
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Yep, that looks good! Nice nod to the military heritage of these vehicles.
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post #7 of 39 Old 04-02-2016, 11:37 PM
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looks pretty awesome. Are you going to add any lettering to the sides or anything like that? I think it would work well with what you have going on.
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post #8 of 39 Old 04-06-2016, 06:37 PM
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How did you do the narrow flares?

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post #9 of 39 Old 04-06-2016, 06:52 PM
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Very nicely done!

Some of these tail light would be the finishing touch


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post #10 of 39 Old 04-06-2016, 11:25 PM
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I love your TJ. I see you have no plate on it. Do you just run it on your property?
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post #11 of 39 Old 04-08-2016, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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I cut two inches off the driver side flares to make them thinner. I am comparing them to the passenger side. I used a handsaw and attached them with screws countersunk into the plastic flare since I cut all mounting plastic away!

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post #12 of 39 Old 04-08-2016, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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flares

I cut the driver side fender flares to make them 2 inches thinner. I was not sure if anyone would notice. I am trying to decide if I like them better that way revealing a little more tire. Passenger side is still original. Look back at pictures above of driver side (thinner flares) What do you think? There is no registration plate since I am using/testing out this Jeep on my private property right now. I am considering some lettering, maybe "WILLYS" on each side of the hood? There is a thin line here when it comes to more decals. Could be cool or could be too much. Of course its easy to remove them.
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I am considering some lettering, maybe "WILLYS" on each side of the hood? There is a thin line here when it comes to more decals.
No decals, stencil and paint it with a brush...
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