Repro early solid rims

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Repro early solid rims

Post by Todd Paisley » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:02 pm

Does anyone have a repro early 4" solid rim? I was wondering how good is this reproduction compared to the original. Looking for some photos. Thanks!
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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by Airportable » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:34 pm

No pictures, but I read here on the "G" and confirmed with Ron that at least the MD Juan solid rims are actually 4.5" diameter if that is already a deal breaker for you. Might work if they still look right. Don't know about any others on the market.
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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by Todd Paisley » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:35 pm

Oh. I did not know that. Good to know! Thanks!
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1941 MB - 100063 - X12? - Willys Factory Test Mule
1942 MB - 123136 - Earliest Documented "Civilian" Test Jeep
1944 CJ2-12 - X36
1944 CJ2-16 - X40
1945 CJ2-37 - X61
1945 CJ2A-10012

Wanted: serial # for GPW with hood # 2058856.

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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by GSS » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:05 pm

MDJ solid rims are good quality but occasionally very hard to source. Check with Ron first. Thanks.
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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by Stereo11 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:49 am

MDJ solids I purchased earlier this year
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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by Ron D » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:50 pm

Two of those rims show the valve stem holes lined up with one of the lug stud holes (like original Kelsey-Hayes rims on the M38), and the other 2 don't (like CJ rims). I can't see if any have the little 1/8-inch hole near the stud hole. Do all 4 have the safety bead?
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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by Egon Baatz » Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:37 am

What 1/8 inch hole?

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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by Stereo11 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:51 am

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@ Todd Paisley….Plenty of info here for you.

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Re: Repro early solid rims

Post by Airportable » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:53 pm

What the cheapest way to get a reasonable looking set of solid disc wheels here in the U.S.? I don't think I will be going for originals and I don't mind if the wheels are 4.5" diameter but I have seen the price of reproduction disc wheels.
Are Hotchkiss wheels an available alternative in the USA?
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