Solid rim 16 by 4.5

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Solid rim 16 by 4.5

Post by chucks_toy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:43 pm

I have this rim that has 5 small holes around the valve stem hole. It has pitting on the inside. The outside looks pretty good. Asking $250 plus shipping.
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Re: Solid rim 16 by 4.5

Post by Weaseler » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:14 pm

Chuck 16x4.5 is a early cj rim

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Re: Solid rim 16 by 4.5

Post by chucks_toy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:21 pm

Please let me know if this data is incorrect.

Data provided by John Barton & Bill Oakes from website-(How to identify WWII jeep wheels)

Solid disc wheels of this type are found in two widths, 4 inch and 4.5 inch. The 4 inch wide solid disc wheels were supplied on prototype jeeps in 1941 and on the early MB's as mentioned above.

The 4.5 in wide solid disc wheels were supplied with early civilian jeeps just after WWII (cj2 and early cj2a jeeps) and also on a few "specified" MB's that were equipped with 6.50X16 tires through serial number MB120700, but there are differences...

This image below shows a 4 inch and a 4.5 inch solid disc wheel side-by-side. From this vantage point they are nearly identical...http://www.rensjeep.com/rim/2solids.jpg

But in this side view some differences can be seen. The wheel on the left is the 4 inch; on the right is the 4.5 inch civilian wheel. http://www.rensjeep.com/rim/solidedge.jpg

The 4.5" civilian wheel above has a "square" shoulder and a sloping shoulder just below the tire bead seat. The military version of the 4.5" rim has two square shoulders as seen below...
http://www.rensjeep.com/rim/4point5military.jpg
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Re: Solid rim 16 by 4.5

Post by Weaseler » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:58 pm

Chuck its a cj rim look at the pinstripe i think John and bill need correct there info and the rim use to be orange came on a tan jeep never seen a 4.5 on a military jeep only vec 45 and 46

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Re: Solid rim 16 by 4.5

Post by ccdoran » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 pm

This is a post to which I contributed. The thread explains all of the differences. The rims posted on this post are CJ rims.

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Re: Solid rim 16 by 4.5

Post by Adam » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 am

Lot of good info, however if you cant find a slat wheel, and dont want a repo, if there is such a thing, this will work. Jeep police will have to look close. CJ guys will want it too. Can you really tell if it is fake? Been on Jeep for 20 some years, hanging on the back and nobody ever noticed.

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