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yet another tire question... more about wheel covers. i am so confused!!

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  • JoeHall
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    I have experienced hub cap walk on 99 per cent of Studes I've had. But I've never experienced hubcaps flying off due to hub cap walk. What WILL happen however, is the walking caps will rip a rubber valve stem out by the roots! I have always dealt with this problem by installing good steel valve stems. Key word is good quality, as some of them are junk. The ones from NAPA of O'Reileys are quality. The 1/25" long version works best.

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  • rickauf
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    great advise. thanks guys

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  • woodysrods
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    Thanks Bob for the great tip from Larry.
    I too just got the Crown Vic wheels for my C/K, but I plan to run "Full wire wheel covers from an Oldsmobile" they fit great!
    I chose the Crown vic wheels over the Cordova wheels because they "didn't" have the nubs for the dog dish hub caps. But I thought I did read here on the Forum that the Chrysler wheels would work with Studebaker dog dish hubcaps.
    Love the backspace and additional width of the Crown Vic wheels on our hawk. They move tire (&wheel) 1/4" further inboard and 3/4" futher outboard.
    Good Luck
    &
    Good Roads
    Brian

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  • BobPalma
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    Originally posted by Tom B View Post
    Rick, you've got the right approach, asking those experienced in the field. I put Ranger (6" Ford) wheels on my '55 President Sedan. No dog dish clips, of course, but the full wheel covers won't stay on, either. I'm contemplating screwing them on like the old MOON discs.

    Hope someone can offer advice.
    Tom (and others): The following just came in to Co-Operator Central a couple days ago from Larry Claypool, Proprietor of The 'Vair Shop (Corvair Specialist) in Frankfort, Illinois. (You may remember Larry as the fellow who wrote the excellent, comprehensive, stand-alone article about electric fuel pumps for Turning Wheels a couple months ago.)

    Here's what Larry had to say about wheel cover walking and such. I will be editing this and putting it in the December Co-Operator, since I submitted the November Co-Operator before this arrived. Here it is in unedited form:

    Hi Bob,

    'Hope your extended weekend was good as was mine.

    RE: The fellow with the walking wheel covers in the latest Turning Wheels:





    Best regards
    Larry Claypool

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  • Tom Bredehoft
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    Rick, you've got the right approach, asking those experienced in the field. I put Ranger (6" Ford) wheels on my '55 President Sedan. No dog dish clips, of course, but the full wheel covers won't stay on, either. I'm contemplating screwing them on like the old MOON discs.

    Hope someone can offer advice.

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  • yet another tire question... more about wheel covers. i am so confused!!

    hi all,

    figured i would start with the saftey issues on my 'new' 65 wagonaire. it has the stock 15 stude wheels (are they 4.5, or 5 ?) and completely dry rotted bias plys.
    now the wheels are in very nice condition. but finding a suitible tire seems to be debateable. what is the "cracking rim" i keep reading about?
    was contimlating keeping the stock rims with a set of 205 75 15. on the board some say its fine, others, not so much.

    i did get 4 of the later ford crown vic 15x6 rims. from what i have read... will fit and even, perhaps give a better ride.
    one 'problem' i see... is they do not have the 'nubs' to retain a set of dog dish Stude caps i have. the full stude wheel covers (hubcaps ?) fit fine... but nothing to retain the dog dish.

    not that its a big deal, i am foremost concerned with saftey.... but i would really like to run the dog dish caps.
    any ideas?
    can a wheel shop weld these on?... any other manufacturer make them?
    i am looking at getting the ford wheels cleaned up, powder coated red.. and then if i needed welding, etc... i am wondering if the cost may start adding up to the point that it might be better to get a set of aftermarket (IF THEY MAKE THEM) already done??? perhaps vintage wheel specialties, etc. with Carlisle and Hershey coming up, i assume if something can be found, i can get it there.. or order it.
    sorry about the long, convulated post.. i know there are a few questions mixed in.. but i think you guys see what i am going for..

    any input to a hopless, lost, stupid newbie is GREATLY appreciated!
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