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Old 12-30-2015, 11:44 PM   #21
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And now I know the right term for Scrub Radius
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:17 AM   #22
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Back when i worked at the "service station" we reversed a lot of wheels. Most wheels back then had riveted centers. We cut these rivits with a air chisel, knocked the center part out and turned it around reversing the outer section.

I had a 50 plymouth coupe that we knocked the center section out and put the center in a buick wheel. The Buick was a wider rim and looked pretty cool on the coupe.

Typically we bolted the rim center back in the rim and installed a rubber liner to cover the bolt heads to prevent damage to the tube.
Station wagon rims were always wider than regular car wheels and worked very well .

A few summers ago i dropped off a wheel and tire to be fixed for a flat tire . I returned to pick it up and was told "we dont do tubes"......then i took it to a local firestone and returned to be told we dont fix any tire we didnt sell !!!

I fixed it my self......
You bolted the center section back to the rim?! Wow what kind and size was the bolt?
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:57 AM   #23
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When I was a kid, there was nothing better looking than a wide 5 center with a reversed Buick rim
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:35 PM   #24
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We're the original wheels hot riveted?. My friend reversed the wheels on his 50's straight eight Buick, he took them locally to be re-riveted, of course this was in 1964.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:15 PM   #25
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As I remember baby moons were about $6 a set.
Your memory is correct.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:34 PM   #26
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We almost always welded them back together.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:36 PM   #27
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Yep.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:14 PM   #28
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The rivet holes are just another spot to plug weld new centers in. The other place is along the edge of the center, where new rims are attached in the wheel factory. Why does everyone think welding a center into a rim is such top secret hi-tech rocket science?
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:07 PM   #29
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i reversed some on a model A i had , took 2 35 wire whls cut the insides out of one rim[lug bolt area] turned around and welded the two rims together, had dual rims & tires, does that count??
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:26 AM   #30
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In the good old days we cut the Buick rims in half, welded the two widest sections together, and welded a 36-39 center section to the outside to make extra wide wheels for our dirt track wonders.
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