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Aussie Hawk
07-20-2017, 01:12 AM
Hi all,
Does anyone know what modern wheels will fit a 1950 2R 1/2 ton truck?

StudeRich
07-20-2017, 02:44 AM
Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup and Van wheels have the same bolt pattern, I don't know the year maybe 70's to 80's but only certain shapes will clear the uneven surface of Stude. Drums, Washers are NOT a safe option. Do you have the Astro Vans over there?

Mrs K Corbin
07-20-2017, 08:02 AM
Some pontiac work.

Skip Lackie
07-20-2017, 10:04 AM
What Rich said. The Chev/GMC 1/2-ton wheels have the same bolt pattern, but the ridges on the Stude drums prevent nice flat wheel-drum contact and make the studs too short. You can replace the Stude studs with longer lugs, but that's only a partial fix. A better fix is to replace the Stude drums with Chev/GMC.. Bob Johnstone's site has a primer on how to do it.

52-fan
07-20-2017, 01:31 PM
Here is a link. The info you want is in there. http://www.studebaker-info.org/rjtechoct2014p1.html

Skip Lackie
07-20-2017, 04:59 PM
52 Fan -- Thanks for posting the link. BTW, your signature pix is no longer visible to the rest of us, thanks to Photobucket.

Aussie Hawk
07-24-2017, 06:51 PM
Thanks guys.

52-fan
07-25-2017, 10:45 AM
52 Fan -- Thanks for posting the link. BTW, your signature pix is no longer visible to the rest of us, thanks to Photobucket.

Fixed it. I dumped the Photobucket picture and, after some adjustments, added one from my computer. I actually haven't used Photobucket since I found that I could add pictures directly from my computer.