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Old 02-25-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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8 lug wheels - what's on YOUR truck?

i'm having a hard time finding some vintage style 8 lugs for my C-20 and was wondering what you guys were using. I currently have some vintage US Mags slots, but they're 16.5s and need new tires. Any suggestions? Maybe swap to 5 lug? Please post some pics of your 3/4 ton ride. Thanks!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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ive got white stock rims on my 67 3/4 ton truck
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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Re: 8 lug wheels - what's on YOUR truck?

I went to the junkyard and bought some wheels in the exact same style Just 16" in stead of 16.5" and my caps fit perfect. Just standard steel wheels.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:24 PM   #4
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Re: 8 lug wheels - what's on YOUR truck?

Just picked up a set of HD 2500 late model wheels. I need to get some caps and lug nuts.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:43 PM   #5
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Re: 8 lug wheels - what's on YOUR truck?

yeah, i'm considering those 2500s also, but wondering how they'll look on the truck. i saw one pic of them on a 71, the sat kinda too far in. are you using spacers?
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:51 PM   #6
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:29 AM   #7
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yeah, i'm considering those 2500s also, but wondering how they'll look on the truck. i saw one pic of them on a 71, the sat kinda too far in. are you using spacers?

I have those on mine and don't like the look of them too much. They do sit pretty far in. I think somebody here called it the "fat guy on a small bike" look.

I don't have any good pictures right now.

I have some 16.5 slots, but I guess finding tires is going to be a pain. Oh well, those are my favorite wheels and it was a looooong time before I found mine.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:38 AM   #8
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I think these are 16" x 8". $50 off of Craigslist.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:25 AM   #9
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We had a hard time finding something that wasn't straight bling, but looked nice and a little retro. This is what we came up with. Dick Cepeks.
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There's a pic in my sig.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:32 AM   #11
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:08 AM   #12
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Re: 8 lug wheels - what's on YOUR truck?

Rupdog, you shouldn't have too much of a problem finding 16.5 tires.

Sinister, really like the red rims on your truck. I just don't think that I could pull that off with my Ochre and white truck.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:39 AM   #13
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Re: 8 lug wheels - what's on YOUR truck?

If you`re looking for "vintage style" aftermarket/custom 8-lug wheels they`ll be 16.5s.You have a choice of aluminum slots,turbine/finned aluminum,oem center/wide,and wagon wheels in chrome,aluminum,or white.You can get all but the turbines these days in 16".
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Here is what I had under mine before my resto and they will be back under it after it is done.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:52 AM   #15
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:06 AM   #16
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steel blade type. 16x7. found 'em on CL for $75
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:26 AM   #17
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Here is my truck. It had these rims when I got the truck, and they are from a Dodge truck. To me, they kind of look like an 8 lug version of Corvette rallys.

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Old 02-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #18
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Alloy slots...all the rage back in the day...LOL!
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:08 PM   #19
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I like em covered up.
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Haha! My 8 luggers are GROSS

gotta love that 'custom' rust

Luckily I just scored these for my 6 lug conversion:

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Old 02-26-2009, 05:41 PM   #21
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mine- late model 2500hd rims
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:39 AM   #22
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Re: 8 lug wheels - what's on YOUR truck?

I like the more period correct wheels on these trucks. A few of the late model wheels look ok on these trucks but not many.


If you want a set of late model wheels off a 2500hd I have a set just like what Ace in the Hole has on his truck. Center caps and all. Came off my 04


Has anyone put a set of Mickey Thompson Classic's on one of these... they might not look to outta place.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:50 AM   #23
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Here's mine - old ones and newer ones.
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mr bowtie....this is what you are looking for...I'm still waiting for tires for them. They are 1.5" wider than the widest stock wheel but only a "purist" would know the difference. Powder coated in Argent Silver.
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mr bowtie....this is what you are looking for...I'm still waiting for tires for them. They are 1.5" wider than the widest stock wheel but only a "purist" would know the difference. Powder coated in Argent Silver.

Those look pretty nice. I would like to see them mounted up.
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