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Username Post: Impossible to find replacement rims for 1972 G30 van-style RV        (Topic#356622)
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Reg: 05-31-19
05-31-19 02:22 PM - Post#2767426    

I have a 1972 Chevy RV with the G30 van-type body, SBC 350 engine, Turbo 350 transmission, with 16" dually rims on the rear axle. These got banged up on one side climbing out of Death Valley, and I want to replace them. The current rims are the old "lock rim" style or split rims. I cannot find replacement rims for these and was even told that 16" dually rims were not able to be fabricated(!?!). What's more, when I found 16" dually rims at a wrecking yard with the right Chevy 8 - 6.5" lug pattern, they do not fit over the inordinately large wheel drums. I am beginning to think I will have to replace the whole rear axle. Any insight would be welcome.



 
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64ss409 
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Loc: Montana
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06-08-19 11:18 AM - Post#2767951    
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Do a google search for Six Robblees Inc. They list some 16" and 17" dually wheels.

Ron

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana


 
Stinky 
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Loc: Whitewater, CO
Reg: 05-25-01
06-08-19 08:16 PM - Post#2767998    
    In response to 64ss409

This is very interesting.

I am of the opinion that you aren't going to be able to find any tire store work on those rims.

And, if I were you, take this free advice, which is worth what you paid for it and get rid of those things



 
JimKshortstep4x4 
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JimKshortstep4x4
Loc: Muskegon, MI, USA
Reg: 03-28-02
06-12-19 04:10 PM - Post#2768337    
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Welcome to Chevy talk from West Michigan!

Good luck on getting your wheels that you need.

Have you considered posting a picture of the rims you need?

Jim

65 Impala SS, 400sbc, Muncie M-22
66 Impala SS, 396, TH 400
69 El Camino, 350, TH 350
71 Short bed stepside 4x4, 350/TH 350
71 Snow plow, 4x4, 350, TH 350
72 GMC Shortbed, stepside, 427/TH 400


 
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