Steel wheel sizes??

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by ashannon, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. ashannon

    ashannon

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    I'm pretty new to the FJ40 community, so forgive me for asking this stupid question... Are the rims from a '72 FJ40 the same size/lug pattern as a 78? I want to put the steel OEM (painted grey) rims on my '78 and there is a set off of a '72 for sale. I don't want to buy them only to find out that they're different.
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    Degnol

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    Width and bolt pattern are the same but the ones for drum wheels won't fit your disc axle. You need welded, not riveted wheels.
    GL

    Ed
     
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    brian SILVER Star

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    yeap, need the welded versions for DB front ends.
    75 on would be a sure bet, some have seen the DB wheels as early as 74.

    i have "heard" that you could grind the rivit head off on the extrenal side of the wheel and then weld the wheel yourself. but i would think that you would need to weld around the inside of the rivit also, to prevent the possiblity of it loosening up and leaking air.
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    Thanks, I appreciate info and quick replies. I guess I'll pass on those rims and shop around for '75 and newer welded OEM rims.

    Thanks,
    Al
     
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    where are these wheels for sale? how much?

    thanks,
    josh
     
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    post a wanted add in the wanted forum and keep an eye on the for sale forum, lots of good deals.
     
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