post #1 of Old 03-13-2011, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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stock steel rims

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I was wondering where would be a good place to pick up a set of stock steel wheels. I am a first time jeep owner. Thanks for your time and help.


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Is this what your talking about?
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I have a set of stock looking cragers if you might be interested.
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I was thinking more like the ones that came on the early military jeeps.

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Something like these then?



Craiglist or E-bay or sometimes the classified section on the forum.
There are a few company's who make steel wheels for cars and Jeeps but they are not cheap.

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Google M416 trailer and look at the stock wheels.
If that's what you have in mind, I know where you can buy a bunch of 'em cheap. Also the 700-16 NDT military tires.

If it's good TO you, it's gotta be good FOR you....
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Something like these then?



Craiglist or E-bay or sometimes the classified section on the forum.
There are a few company's who make steel wheels for cars and Jeeps but they are not cheap.


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4Wheel Parts, Tacoma WA, 253-476-1600-Store.

About $19.95 per rim.

Hope that helps,

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yes, like the ones that are on the red jeep.

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Thanks, I will have to get my brother to pick me up a set.

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Just out of interest, since I am the only Jeep guy east of Eden or planet Mars, that loves and runs the solid dish steel rims as on VEX, and have for some 40 years now, why do you run them, want them, and like them?

Interesting.

Thanks in advance.


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thanks for the info.

I am an old school guy. I mostly like the way that they look and you are the only other person that I know that has them. If you don't mind me asking what size tires are you running and are you running a lift. This is my first jeep. By the way nice jeep. and on a side note do you or did you work for NASA. Both my parent and my wifes parents retired from there. Again thanks for your time and help.

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thanks for the info.

I am an old school guy. I mostly like the way that they look and you are the only other person that I know that has them. If you don't mind me asking what size tires are you running and are you running a lift. This is my first jeep. By the way nice jeep. and on a side note do you or did you work for NASA. Both my parent and my wifes parents retired from there. Again thanks for your time and help.
Wow, another retro guy. Love it!!! Welcome to Jeep and the wonderful and bewitching world it is......Ha!

Yes, answers: The tires are 9.50 x33" All Terrains, siped and I run chains in the desert on the front when in sand.

I have a 4" Tuff Country Lift, with a 2" body lift in VEX, my Jeep.

I am a contract field Archaeologist-Artist for NASA and have ben since STS-1, 1981, when I was a failure engineer at the Kennedy Space Center. I went back to school to enter into the Archaeology program.

The art side of it is that I am self taught and you can see a few samples of my work at the NASA main site, here:

http://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/arts.html

VEX, and trailer, named Ation, has been in 123 of the Earth's 195 countries.

I am glad you are here, retro and have that NASA affiliation through your folks. And welcome to the Jeep forum here. Many many great folks here that can help you as well.

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Google M416 trailer and look at the stock wheels.
If that's what you have in mind, I know where you can buy a bunch of 'em cheap. Also the 700-16 NDT military tires.
M416 rims, which are the same as the M151 "mutt" rim will not work on a CJ.

The bolt pattern is the same, but the rim has different back spacing. The lug nuts are almost in line with the outside edge of the tire bead.

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M416 rims, which are the same as the M151 "mutt" rim will not work on a CJ.

The bolt pattern is the same, but the rim has different back spacing. The lug nuts are almost in line with the outside edge of the tire bead.
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I got my solid dish steel rims, 6.50"x15" for VEX from 4 Wheel Parts, Tacoma, WA for about $19-$21 apiece or thereabouts. The trailer are the standard 6.00"x16" Army rims, as were delivered on the military trailers in the WW2 era. Mine is 1944, dated on the builder's plate.

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Thanks for all the info VEX. My brother is stationed at McChord AFB, So I am going to hit him up to see if he will pick a set of 5 up for me. Again thanks for your time and help.

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