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Reo Truck wheels wanted 15 May 2022 19:57 #235161

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Nice work, I've wanted to see someone do this for a while. Geez, I could use some tyres like that for the Bedford (7.00x20) Do you reckon they'd float to Queensland?

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Reo Truck wheels wanted 15 May 2022 20:35 #235164

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I once took similar type centres (6 stud i think) out of early Dodge wheels the same way. I then cut the 6 stud out of the Dodge centres, and welded in 8 stud i had made to suit a particular job. I then welded the whole thing into 22.5" super single rims. These rims were for off road use, but what i am getting around to is that i machined the new 8 stud plates with a shoulder to locate them nicely in the Dodge wheel centre and welded them in, then machined the outer edge of the Dodge centre true, then spun the whole lot (rim and centre) on a stub axle held in a vice to get them true and concentric to weld up.
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 15 May 2022 21:01 #235166

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In the wheel factory when fiting naive plates to rims they used some spacers of equal length and sat the naive plate down on a flat level surface and hel it in place with an air clamp. Then using the spacers at the correct length sit the rim over the naive plate and hold it down with a clamp with all the rivet holes lined up. As you will be rivetting they used to weld the naive plate in place on the rotary table. Doing it that way they all end up with the right offset and all the same.
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 30 Jun 2022 18:28 #236667

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Just an update ive Finally found a full set of 20” x 41/2 rims. For my centers to go back into, cleaned them up and welded the old rivet holes and have just started on setting the new rivets, done two rims today and plan on doing the other ones tommorow, ive also been tackling some of the sheetmetal repairs, the chassis will be next, all 4 crossmembers need to be removed to get out the rust heave, some new steel needs to be welded back in where its too thin, added some pictures hope this is of interest
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 30 Jun 2022 20:43 #236687

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Very nice work with the rims so far. It is a fidley job but will be worth it once done. You sure hit the jackpot finding a full set of the rims.
How do you intend to refit the centres? I see you have made a pluig weld through the hole of the naive plate and into the rim base. Anything else ?
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 30 Jun 2022 20:53 #236689

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I reckon that might be a new rivet, not a plug weld.
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 30 Jun 2022 20:54 #236690

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IK just had a closer look and your right, it is a rivet.
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 01 Jul 2022 15:48 #236703

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Yeh cobbadog ive re riveted my centers back into donor rims, i bought new rivets and heated them cheery red and bashed them with a hammer while i had a homemade form on the opposite side to keep the button head rivets shape, i also slightly countersunk the holes so the rivets had something to bite into, once i got going it didnt take that long to do just had to cut the rivets to the right length so i wouldn’t have too much grinding once they were set, sorry that picture was not really a good one, added a couple more
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 01 Jul 2022 16:05 #236704

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Hi Mike, it was more a problem with my eyes not your pics. Nice work on the riveting.
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Reo Truck wheels wanted 01 Jul 2022 22:59 #236721

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You've done well Mike

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