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I'm in the process of changing over to 22.5 radials with the one piece rims from the original 10.00x20 tires.

I'm trying to decide whether to go with 275/70R22.5 lowpro which are 37.9" tall or 11R/22.5 which are 41.4" same as the originals.

What would look better? It's not going to be working anymore, just for fun.

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The tires that are on have no tread. They are the 10.00x20 on split ring rims.

Because I purchased it out of province it requires an inspection to get a registration so won't pass with the baldies. 10.00x20 aren't easy to find and I think it will be worthwhile to upgrade to tubeless.

I haven't driven it yet so not sure about speeds. In the middle of a major brake job.1119440889_2020-09-0516_23_51.thumb.jpg.3c713f02503ed4496a643ab41be50507.jpg

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6 hours ago, Cashonlycycles said:

11R 22.5 is the only real choice

also, they are daytons,not split rims

Yes, I think the taller tire would look better as well as ride better. I will probably get some tier 4 all positions 11R22.5 for all 6. Still expensive but will look all shiny and new. Not like it will be doing any real work....

Dayton wheels come in drop center, split ring and the old ones were split rim. These are split ring style.

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3 hours ago, Clutchy said:

Yes, I think the taller tire would look better as well as ride better. I will probably get some tier 4 all positions 11R22.5 for all 6. Still expensive but will look all shiny and new. Not like it will be doing any real work....

Dayton wheels come in drop center, split ring and the old ones were split rim. These are split ring style.

I have never see a Dayton style split rim the center is welded in so how could you get the rim rolled together for lack of a better description. All split rims I have ever seen are for cast spoke wheels

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On 9/17/2020 at 11:14 PM, Cashonlycycles said:

Heres a picture of my cargostar. I put 11r22.5s on it. Picture is on my way home from getting it inspected, first road trip driving any distance (150kms total) and before I installed the deck 

 

 

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Nice looking truck. I never noticed there are 2 steps on the newer ones. I may have to look for some tow hooks too....

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I did the very same as you last year.. I bought the  rear rims from NAPA here in Prince George (100$ each), found a new set of re-caps from P&R Truck Parts, 4 for 600$, then had em installed by Herb from Drive by Tire for a hundski.. and I threw em on ,   I love em ! the truck rides great. nice hoist/shop by the way

 

Mac in PG

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On 9/24/2020 at 7:27 PM, madmac74 said:

I did the very same as you last year.. I bought the  rear rims from NAPA here in Prince George (100$ each), found a new set of re-caps from P&R Truck Parts, 4 for 600$, then had em installed by Herb from Drive by Tire for a hundski.. and I threw em on ,   I love em ! the truck rides great. nice hoist/shop by the way

 

Mac in PG

 

Love that shorty dump truck. I'll bet that is real handy. I did buy some new Kapsen 205  11R22.5 all position. $1374 from a tire curber. I'll update when I get them on as I'm just assembling the axle ends now. I was a real chore finding axle seals and finally had to wait for some NOS off of Ebay.

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Thanks Clutchy.. I'm shootin for next year to be on the road...but i agree , it shouId get into those hard to reach spots . I hear ya about parts for these trucks. i had the same problem when i was tracking down brake parts ...its always cool to find someone else bringing back to life one one the best medium duty trucks of their time !

take care and good luck !!

Mac in PG

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  • 2 weeks later...

Finished the refurbish, New 11R22.5 radials with drop center wheels. Brakes, exhaust, a good clean and wax.  I think it turned out pretty good. Now need to get an out of province inspection and we're on the road. So far most people who see it ask if it was a fire truck. I think the red and the chrome bumper cause the "look".  I might have to paint the red accent color willow green which I think looks awesome. Anyone know the paint code for that green?

Good thing it will be a fair weather truck as the heating system is pathetic..?

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On 10/11/2020 at 8:01 PM, R Pope said:

If you want the heater to work, put a 12v. pump in the heater hose, all those old Int's need some help in the circulation system.

Great idea. I don't think it will be out to play in the winter anymore though...

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On 10/12/2020 at 9:34 AM, CubNamedOscar said:

Great lookin' truck! hows it to find parts for it especially suspension / brakes? 

Thanks. Replaced all the wheel cylinders, in stock locally. The master I was able to save just by honing and new cup seals. Was able to find a replacement Hydrovac locally. The hardest parts to find so far were the axle seals and especially the front hub seals. I had to wait for some NOS I found on Ebay.

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Nice truck paint looks like the perfect color to me. I wonder if folks think was a fire truck simply because so many of that time period were cab overs?  

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