19.5 WHEELS...FOUND THEM !!!

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19.5 WHEELS...FOUND THEM !!!

Unread post by Glass8775 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:50 am

Ok guys, for all of us that have the 17" 5 lug split rims, here's the deal. the 17 tires are no where to be found and getting someone to put them on the split rims is just about as non existent. I found a wheel manufacturer who makes the 19.5: 5 lug BUDD wheel for us. They are $350/ea and have a 2 week lead time. www.wheelsnowinc.com I still think I am going to find a used coach on a '70's M-500 and strip it down. I should be able to find one with more to use than just them wheels for the $2100 it would cost for new wheels. Of course tires are still another $190/EA

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Unread post by badbillybiker » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:31 pm

TNX for the NFO... snagged the URL.. I could not find the Travco wheels without a number.\nAre these aluminum or steel. and presuming welded tubeless..\nBBB

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Unread post by Glass8775 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:40 pm

Here is the info I got back in the email when I asked if these were available. They replied that it was obsolete but that they manufacture them when ordered...\nProduct Details.\n• Part Number: R89340\n• Description: Budd R89340 (WN Part Number:WNR89340): 19.50 X 6.00 - 5 Hole on 8.00" Bolt Circle, 5.875" bore Stud Piloted Dual wheel.\n• Material: Steel\n• Mounting: Stud Piloted Wheels\n• Diameter: 19.50\n• Rim Size: 19.50 X 6.00\n• Number Of Bolts: 5\n• Bolt Circle: 8.000\n• Offset: 4.75

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Unread post by 77Travco » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:42 pm

$2450 for a set of 7? Ouch! :o \nYep, you could just find an M500 chassis coach out there somewhere cheaper and part it out. If I did order a set... I would ask for maybe a 6" offset so that a wider tire could be installed without the rears rubbing at the bottoms.

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Unread post by badbillybiker » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:51 pm

TNX for the quick answer... Well... as far as those being steel wheels go, Travco77 is spot on... For that sum you could/should buy a complete unit with the wheels of your choice including the correct L&R nuts etc. (I was hoping for an alloy wheel) If I see another decent deal, I wouldnt have any doubt about getting it and either swap or strip it... \nMy morals have gone...IMO\nBBB

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Unread post by KB2CRK » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:36 pm

Just got a quote from wheels now and the $350 each with 2 to 3 week lead time was the same but they also mentioned they have a source with a 3 month lead time that should be a $200 to $225 each. It is a long lead time but it is a good deal cheaper.

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Unread post by Acesneights » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:25 pm

I think I'd swap newer axles in. When you factor the cost of the rims then tires and then the fact that the brake parts for these are getting pretty hard to find and will probably be obsolete soon that may not be the best investment. I'd keep looking at junkyards etc. Some Winnebagos used the M500 chassis as well.
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Unread post by KB2CRK » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:55 pm

Aces. If you find a set that will work I would love to know which ones. I do have a question. Has anyone tried a different set of hubs with a different bolt pattern? I was wondering if it was possible considering the Dana 70 is still in use.

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Unread post by badbillybiker » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:09 am

go to "winning week end at the Glen"...\nFor some kwik views on wheel options...FWi\nBBB

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Unread post by Acesneights » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:08 pm

8 lugs from a 220 would just about bolt in. The earlier 270's had them but the brakes were not sufficient.
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